Where to Eat in Chengdu: The Best Restaurants and Bars

January 5, 2018 Alice Mieles

Perched in a high mountain valley, Huanglong or Yellow Dragon National Park offers invigorating adventure options. The ambitious can trek to Lhasa, whitewater raft or embark on multi-day river journeys. Alternatively, a five-mile trot brings you to five terraced, temple pools glowing with stunning hues.
Things to do in Chengdu

1. Chen Mapo tofu (Luomashi)

197 Xi Yu Long St | West Jade Dragon St, Chengdu 610015, China Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner HK$78 - HK$118 +86 28 8675 4512
Excellent
33%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 239 reviews

Chen Mapo tofu (Luomashi)

Reviewed By SuzieLee71 - Brisbane, Australia

We stopped here for a quick, no fuss lunch and amongst other dishes we ordered the classic mapo tofu. This was delicious - much richer and spicier than the Southern Chinese versions of this dish. Give the dan dan mian a miss though - it was a little dry.

2. Zaozishu Vegetarian Restaurant

27 Qinglong Street, Qingyang District, | 4th Floor, Platinum Age City, Chengdu, China Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +86 28 8628 2848
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

Zaozishu Vegetarian Restaurant

Part of a chain, with other veggiebranches in Shanghai.

Reviewed By Howard R

I decided to go out for support tonite after partaking in another 45 RMB massage and took a long (for me) walk to this highly recommended vegetarian restaurant (my daughter is vegan).
Thankfully they have an English menu and a waiter that is fluently bilingual - I asked his advice and when I told me that I don't really enjoy spicy food he steered me over to a chicken (faux) dish that I still think had meat in it (made of mushrooms and soy). Even the mild dish was at my limits of spiciness.
The restaurant is modern and a bit of an oasis away from the small noisy places that I walked by on the way here. As others have mentioned the entrance looks a bit off putting but take he elevator over to the fourth floor and enjoy.

3. Mike's Pizza Kitchen

Tongzilin Road No. 4 | Suite 7, Chengdu 610041, China Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Delivery, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Digital Payments Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner +86 28 8522 6453
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 305 reviews

Mike's Pizza Kitchen

Mike's Pizza Kitchen is a Sit Down Restaurant serving American Style Pizza, Pasta, Sandwiches, Salads and Snacks. Wine, Beer and Full Bar also available.

Reviewed By BeckyBTravels - Chengdu, China

As an expat living in Chengdu, sometimes you just have a craving for something familiar. Thankfully we found Mike's Pizza Kitchen. A friend introduced us to the restaurant and we haven't looked back since. The pizzas are all made fresh and there are some really creative ingredients to choose from (who knew Irish Cheddar was so good on pizza?). The wings and salads also hit the spot. We've eaten both in the restaurant and ordered Delivery. Just a tip: be sure to make a reservation if you are eating there on a busy night and plan your Delivery order accordingly. They are understandably popular, so make sure you get your spot in line!

4. Cafe (InterContinental Century City Chengdu)

No.88 Century City Road, Wuhou District | 1/F, InterContinental Century City Hotel Chengdu, Chengdu, China Cafe, Seafood, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$1,475 - HK$2,347 +86 28 8534 9999
Excellent
99%
Good
1%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 305 reviews

Cafe (InterContinental Century City Chengdu)

Reviewed By henrycjxu - Guangzhou, China

A friend held a party here for his borthday last week. This is really nice place. You can order whatever you like here, especially the seafood. It is one of the best seafood restaurants I ever had been.

5. Shu JiuXiang Hotpot Restaurant (YuLin)

WuHou District YuLin Community NiJiaQiao Road 11-2, Chengdu, China Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner +86 28 8557 0362
Excellent
59%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 85 reviews

Shu JiuXiang Hotpot Restaurant (YuLin)

Reviewed By trvlalot312 - Chicago, Illinois

wen to the Nan Fu Jie location. right behind the Wanda and Sofitel Hotels. Newer and very clean. Food and service are excellent. While English is scarce here, the staff were very helpful and accommodating. the hot version of broth was tasty and not overly hot. food was very fresh and delicious. I would definitely return.

6. Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu Cafe Z

BinJiang East Road 9 XiangGeLiLa Hotel 1 Floor, Chengdu, China Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +86 28 8888 9999
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 83 reviews

Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu Cafe Z

Reviewed By Leonor L

Stayed at the Shangri-La for 3 nights an this restaurant is huge! You have loads of options: fruits, juices, Chinese breakfast, sushi, curry, pastries, cheese, English breakfast... you name it! 4 but not 5 stars as the sausages were way undercooked.

7. La Rotisserie

No.88 Century City Road, Wuhou District | InterContinental Century City Hotel Chengdu, Chengdu, China Waitstaff, Parking Available, Digital Payments, Free Wifi Steakhouse, Diner Lunch, Dinner +86 28 8534 9999
Excellent
94%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 45 reviews

La Rotisserie

Reviewed By xithaki - London, United Kingdom

The room is wide open with very high ceiling (probably over 2-story high). The decor is that faux French and overall feels very cold and officious.
The staff (as with all the restaurants in the hotel) are friendly, helpful, and attentive. The food is good and fairly authentic. The filet could use a bit more sauce. So, be sure to ask them. For the lamb chop, ask for medium if you normally prefer medium rare.

8. Ponti's Ristorante

WuHou District High-Tech Zone ShiJi Cheng Road 88, TianTang ZhouJi DaFanDian, Chengdu, China Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar Italian, European, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +86 28 8534 9999
Excellent
85%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 66 reviews

Ponti's Ristorante

Reviewed By Chris-sofia - Sofia

This is a relatively new restaurant in town so me and my friends really wanted to check it out. Part of the Intercontinental hotel group, the atmosphere there is quite relaxed and in case you need a break from the city's busyness, I'd strongly recommend a visit to Ponti's . They have a lot of finger licking entries, I'd recommend the prosciutto pizza, Australian Sirloin steak, good wine (we opted for the Ruffino Reserva red wine) and of course the tiramisu, which was truly good! Will definitely visit again. Special thanks to Margarita for making us feel so welcome.

9. Lixuan Chinese Restaurant (The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu)

26/F, Ritz Carlton Hotel, No. 269 Shuncheng Avenue, Qingyang District, Chengdu 610017, China Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner +86 28 8359 9288
Excellent
76%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Lixuan Chinese Restaurant (The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu)

A SOPHISTICATED Sichuan RESTAURANT IN Chengdu Discover innovative interpretations of classic Cantonese and Sichuan fare at Li Xuan, the signature Chinese restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu. Colorful decor features vibrant flowers and brocade, inspired by the ancient Shu civilization. Here, contemporary sensibilities blend seamlessly with a deep appreciation for China’s millennia-old culinary culture; flavorful dishes include double-boiled sea conch and Dan Dan noodles with pork.

Reviewed By Brad F

We were fortunate to get a private tour through the Lixuan kitchen, where Chef Steffen and his staff of sous chefs and assistants had arranged a demonstration regarding Sichuan seasonings. Their kitchen was spotless and very well organized, just as you would see on the Food Network from kitchens of top restaurants. They prepared a signature dish for us - Kung Pao chicken, which is one of our favorite Asian entrees back in the U.S. The taste combination and flavors were at an entirely different level than we have experienced anywhere else. It was evident that the ingredients were freshly prepared and combined with care and experience. Although we didn't have time to visit for regular dinner service during our visit, we look forward to returning to sit at "The Chef's Table", where he prepares a special dinner based on your specific preferences. This is definitely a must-stop restaurant experience in Chengdu.

10. FLAIR Restaurant & Bar(Ritz-Carlton Chengdu)

25/F, Ritz-Carlton Chengdu, No.269 Shuncheng Main Street, Qingyang District, Chengdu 610017, China Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards European, Asian, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +86 28 8359 9288
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 148 reviews

FLAIR Restaurant & Bar(Ritz-Carlton Chengdu)

Indulge in hand-made sushi, Asian-themed tapas and innovative cocktails in this cutting-edge lounge built around a spacious outdoor patio.

Reviewed By Mayank A - Tinsukia, India

We went here to bring in my sisters birthday, the view from the 27th floor was great and the decor classy, the ambiance gives it a posh look. We wanted to order off menu as being vegetarians we had limited choices and they tried their best to accommodate us, while the free nuts, chilies etc were of real good quality, the snacks we ordered were mediocre at best. The drinks menu is extensive and expensive. The cheapest bottle of wine was over 100 USD, well at lest it tasted good. The staff were gems specially a girl called Stephanie, from bringing the birthday cake at 12 to letting us know about other spots in town, to making small talks, to clicking pictures of my sister in her whirlwind tour of the lounge, she was great.

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