Xinyi District is most famous for being home to the iconic Taipei 101. With high-end shopping, live music venues, and luxury bars, travelers looking for a night out often flock to Xinyi. After a day of touring and sightseeing, hungry visitors will be pleased with the area’s incredible selection of restaurants. From authentic Thai cuisine to Hawaiian dining, this vibrant area has plenty to satisfy any hunger pangs. Here are nine of the best dining establishments in the area.
This well-known restaurant has several locations throughout the city, all of which are extremely popular. Their signature bagels and savory pancakes make this place a must for anyone who is after a light brunch. The salads here are also very popular with each prepared to order. This is one of the healthier options in the area and one that vegans can also enjoy.
Located on the 86th floor of Taipei 101, dining at Ding Xiang is an experience diners will never forget. It’s a fine dining establishment, which means that it’s not cheap, but the quality of the food is second to none. Be advised though that they only take reservations and that it can take quite a while to get a table. The food is traditional Taiwanese and Chinese cuisine, and to say the menu is extensive would be an understatement. Tables by the window are more expensive, so bear that in mind when booking.
For a truly authentic Korean barbecue experience there’s no place quite like Meat Love. The obvious specialty here is the high-quality choice cut meats and the experience of having your waiter grill your meat at the table. It’s got a great atmosphere, with a lively staff and a crowd that really seems to enjoy the energy of the place. The food is tasty and reasonably priced, and even better is the fact that it’s open late.
Nothing beats the taste of authentic Italian food cooked and served as it should be, and that is precisely what the chef and owner of Osteria Amici Miei provides at this cozy restaurant in the heart of Xinyi. There are many Italian restaurants in the city, but few can live up to the standards of this exceptional restaurant. From pizza to pasta, the menu is extensive and include all the timeless classics. Book early to avoid disappointment though, as this place is incredibly popular.
Despite its rather interesting name, French Windows is, in fact, a modern British restaurant serving up some of the finest international cuisine in Taipei. There’s a definite Italian influence to the menu, with their black truffle risotto being one of the most popular dishes. Customers regularly comment on the high level of service the staff offer, with everyone welcomed as an old friend. It’s definitely worth a visit on your next trip to Taipei.
It’s a big name to live up to, but Awesome Burger does it with gusto. This is one of the most popular spots in the city to get a burger, and there are a lot of burger spots in Taipei. Awesome Burger’s menu consists of all the classics, but each is cooked to perfection. With succulent meats and the perfect dressing, regulars at this burger joint say they’ll never eat a burger anywhere else. The décor is kitschy and cool, while the staff are super friendly.
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