Our ESL Teacher Melissa Coetzee has put together a list of her favorite restaurants in Shenzhen. Take a look at some of the delicious restaurants that Shenzhen has to offer. Thanks for the info Melissa!

Best Restaurants in Shenzhen

Because of so many foreigners residing in Shenzhen, in recent years, there has been a huge amount of western restaurants opening their doors. This means you can find cuisines from all over the world. Additionally, there are other Asian restaurants and Western-style restaurants in the city.

Here is my selection of a few restaurants that I would highly recommend.

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”- George Bernard Shaw

Chinese Restaurants

The most common Chinese restaurants are the local Cantonese restaurants. Tourists especially like the dim sum and noodle dishes. You’ll find restaurants from every region of China.

  1. Jin Yue Xuan in Futian District – Cantonese Dim Sum
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Dim Sum Cantonese

Of all the Cantonese foods, dim sum is the favorite for foreigners and one of my favorites too. Dim sum is typically served from 8am to 2pm.

Best dishes you should try: crystal dumplings, all kinds of seafood

Chinese name: 金悦轩

Average price per person: 113 yuan

Open: 10am–3pm and 5pm–10:30pm

Address: Floor 1–4, China House Mansion, 6013 Shennan Avenue, Futian District (福田区深南大道6013号中国有色大厦1-4楼)

Tel: 0755-88868880

2.Haidilao Hot Pot

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Haidilao Hot Pot Restaurant

This is a popular hot pot restaurant chain that is liked by local people. They are very popular for their excellent service and hand clapped noodles. There are a few branches in Shenzhen. Search for “Haidilao” on your smartphone’s map to find out where the nearest one is.

Best dishes you should try: tomato hot pot, spicy beef hot pot, mushroom hot pot

Chinese name: 海底捞火锅

Average price per person: 140 yuan

Western Restaurants

As one of China’s richest cities with Westerners living and working here there are many good Western restaurants to choose from in many styles.

3. Pizzeria Alla-Torre

All the dishes in Alla Torre are designed by Italian noted chefs. Alla Torre tries to follow closely the trends in Italy and changes the menu regularly to provide the most up-to-date choices. This is one of my personal favorite restaurants and love everything on the menu.

Address & Contact

Address and contact information:

Chinese and Pinyin Name:  乐意坊 – Alla Torre Pizzeria

Place Address (English/Pinyin):  101-201, Area B, Sea World, 1128 Wanghai Lu, Shekou, Nanshan District, Shenzhen


Place Phone:  +86 (755) 26851322

Email:  marketing@wd-group.cn

4. Brazalian- Latina

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Latina is a well-loved Brazilian barbecue buffet restaurant. Every Latina has Brazilian cooks, and live Latin band performance. It’s a perfect combination of food, drinks, friends making and fun!

Chinese and Pinyin Name:  拉蒂娜

Place Address (English/Pinyin):  001-C004, Zone C of Seaworld Plaza, Shekou


Website:  Latina’s Website

Place Phone:  +86 (755) 2667 7679

5. BAIA. Restaurant. Bar. Grill

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BAIA. Restaurant. Bar. Grill. Since it was established in 2015, it has served its famous handcrafted burgers made from imported Australian wagyu beef and only the freshest ingredients. Served with their signature sauces and in-house baked-daily brioche buns, BAIA Burger Concept is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

Chinese and Pinyin Name:  蛇口海上世界BAIA餐厅

Place Address (English/Pinyin):  B301,Sea World, 8 Wanghai Road Shekou, Shenzhen, China


Place Phone:  +86 7552 6818 836

Email:  welcome@baia.com.hk

I hope to see you soon in Shenzhen to try all the amazing different cuisines SZ has to offer or if you are already in SZ I hope that you will go give these places a try.

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