Kaohsiung Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Kaohsiung

January 5, 2018 Renato Branum

A modern city in the south of Taiwan, Kaohsiung shifts from ancient to contemporary culture with ease. Don't miss the breathtaking Fo Guang Shan monastery and its hall of giant Buddhas. Dream Mall, the largest shopping mall in Taiwan, has a Ferris wheel on the roof. Drive to Kenting National Park for beautiful landscapes.
Things to do in Kaohsiung

1. Wang Steak - Kaohsiung Zhongzheng

No.88, Zhongzheng 3rd Rd., Xinxing Dist | Kaohsiung Zhongzheng, Kaohsiung 800, Taiwan Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Steakhouse, European Lunch, Dinner +886 7 236 3536
Excellent
63%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 209 reviews

Wang Steak - Kaohsiung Zhongzheng

Reviewed By Chris M - Cleveland, Ohio

Excellent fare. Excellent service. Presentation of the meal is 5-star, and all four of our meals were exceptional.
Going in understanding Taiwan culture will make the meal most enjoyable: if you want your red wine at room temperature, ask ahead. (I missed that, but simply asking about the wine temperature, and then received complimentary room temperature pours all meal.) The default is a set menu, but if you search out the fine print on the menu, you can order a la carte. The five-course meal moves quickly by Western standards.
Service is well-disciplined and organized to make the evening special. A framed photo of the dinner party is a nice touch.
Highly recommended.

2. Din Tai Fung Kaohsiung Store

B1, No.777 Bo'ai Er Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +886 7 553 3312
Excellent
50%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 241 reviews

Din Tai Fung Kaohsiung Store

Reviewed By 715samurai - Italy

I was already 2 times, I must say, that the quality of the food and the service is always outstanding.You must wait a bit, but they are so well organized, that after about 20 minutes, you get your table.Then all goes very fast: take orders and prepare food.
Also because they need your table: always many customers waiting.My favourite dish is: Xiaolongbao!! You can eat many others dishes:the menu has a large choise.

3. Xinglongju

No.186 Liuhe Second Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Takeout, Seating Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Brunch +886 7 261 6787
Excellent
50%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 294 reviews

Xinglongju

Reviewed By dpaul7 - Johnstown, Pennsylvania

A good variety of Taiwanese breakfast foods... at prices you will absolutely LOVE. I eat a big breakfast... I mean a BIG breakfast and I was happy for about 125 NT Dollars! - Somewhere around $4.

4. San Antonio French Restaurant

No.7-1 Hexi Road, Kaohsiung 80341, Taiwan Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +886 7 533 5330
Excellent
55%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 348 reviews

San Antonio French Restaurant

Reviewed By BKKMH - Thailand

We arrived without Reservations but were seated, although all the table were soon filled. This appears to be a popular restaurant, and features a set menu of tiny portions. The presentation of the food was artistic and the food was reasonably good, although I thought that the price was quite high (the equivalent of US$150+ for 2, without wine).

5. Chamonix Teppanyaki - Kaohsiung Wufu.Branch

No.29, Wufu 3rd Rd., Qianjin Dist. | Kaohsiung Wufu.Branch, Kaohsiung 801, Taiwan Reservations Dinner +886 7 221 8169
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 225 reviews

Chamonix Teppanyaki - Kaohsiung Wufu.Branch

Reviewed By jyx17 - Singapore, Singapore

Make sure you make a reservation or there won't be space available. The meal consists of soup, salad, main, dessert (with a beverage), bread, and fried rice. The portions may be small, but I was stuffed at the end. Very delicious, quality product, and amazing service. For dessert, you're moved a separate sitting area, where they ask for your opinion on the meal. Someone in my party marked average for one of the dishes and the server immediately came back to ask how they can improve, and then offered to remake the dish for her. She was full, so she refused, but was given a complimentary gift. We saw some people celebrate their birthday there and were given special cakes and even had a picture taken and put in a frame. Definitely a great place to go for celebrating a special occasion!

6. ikki (Kaohsiung Dream Mall Branch)

7F., No.789, Zhonghua 5th Rd., Qianzhen Dist., Kaohsiung 806, Taiwan Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Japanese, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +886 7 823 0988
Excellent
52%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 340 reviews

ikki (Kaohsiung Dream Mall Branch)

Reviewed By Jan-Tiny - Sittard, The Netherlands

We had diner at ikki with some colleagues. We tried different dishes and all were good. Service was very friendly. Overall had a lovely evening, and would not hesitate to go back.

7. Tan Zuo Ma Li Grill & Japanese Restaurant

No. 562, Meishu E. 4th Rd., Gushan Dist, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating Japanese, Barbecue, Asian, Grill, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +886 7 552 6555
Excellent
54%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 229 reviews

Tan Zuo Ma Li Grill & Japanese Restaurant

Reviewed By rdreamer - Singapore

This is a great Japanese grill restaurant that serves quality meats. The prices are fairly reasonable for the quality of food. The set meals comes with combination of meats, and also Deserts which are quite good.
We were seated in a private glass-walled room for our dinner. Service was excellent. Pressing a buzzer on the table and the waiter/waitress would very quickly respond.
Reservations are required to avoid queues.

8. Harbour Buffet Restaurant-Grand Hi Lai Hotel

No.266, Chenggong 1st Rd., Qianjin Dist., Kaohsiung 801, Taiwan Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Chinese, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +886 7 213 5762
Excellent
44%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Harbour Buffet Restaurant-Grand Hi Lai Hotel

Reviewed By cutiedoggy13 - Hong Kong

Read good comments about this buffet and tried it during our visit to Kaohsiung. There were enough choices but tastes were just about average. There were a few seafood choices including very tiny abalone (after being cooked) and crabs besides sashimi. Drinks were quite good with various innovative combinations. Desserts included 8 flavors of Haagen Daz ice cream. Only odd thing was that all tables were requested to settle their bills at 7:30 p.m. when most customers just finished their first round of food.

9. Hi-Lai Kaohsiung Arena

5F., No. 777, Bo'ai 2nd Rd., Zuoying Dist, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +886 7 555 5113
Excellent
47%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 4 reviews

Hi-Lai Kaohsiung Arena

Reviewed By Gavin W - Hong Kong, China

A lot of food choice in Harbour Restaurant and not very expensive especially you reserve your table in Tripadvisor or Eztable. There is a discount on it. Space is good enough for gathering and there are different food district. Such as susi, hot food, tempura, instant self made beef or fish soup. Drink is also fabulous with beer, cocktail that you can't imagine you can find in buffet. It is good choice for first day when you arrive.相對另一間出名的“饗”字頭餐廳,絕不遜色,可能還好吧。款色種多,刺身,壽司極為吸引,自煮的湯餸有牛肉及魚。而熱食有廚師推介的燒焦糖西柚,一試難忘。而飲料方面居然有生啤及cocktail甚少在buffet中看見。極力推薦此地尤其一落機不知吃甚麼的時候。

10. Tong Hua Shabu Shabu Restaurant

No. 217, Wenqi Rd., Zuoying Dist, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Reservations Dinner +886 7 348 3888
Excellent
56%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 105 reviews

Tong Hua Shabu Shabu Restaurant

Reviewed By Aching23 - Singapore, Singapore

This is the best shabu shabu I have ever had in my entire life, so far. Reasons being:
- high quality & freshest ingredients from the beef to the seafood, even to the vegetables.
- very good soup
- nice environment and good service
I kept thinking of it after the visit so I have to write this review.
这是我吃过最好吃的火锅。材料新鲜,汤超棒,服务好,环境好。好想再回去。

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.