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

February 8, 2018 Sachiko Swiger

Yangshuo offers breathtakingly beautiful scenery, particularly along the hill-lined Li River, which you can tour by cruise boat or, if you’re feeling primitive, by bamboo raft. Streets in Yangshuo are kept in their original style, preserving the layout of the ancient city. Savory local specialties like beer fish and shatian shaddocks are served on West Street, one of the town's liveliest thoroughfares. Kids will adore the local butterfly cave.
Things to do in Yangshuo County

1. Luna Cafe Yangshuo

Gaotian Town | Gaotian Town, Yangshuo County 541907, China Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Italian, Wine Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner HK$39 - HK$78 +86 773 877 8169
Excellent
48%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 115 reviews

Luna Cafe Yangshuo

Overlooking spectacular Moon Hill, Luna is the rooftop restaurant at Yangshuo Village Inn and is the only authentic Italian restaurant in Yangshuo. Our kitchen team was trained by an Italian chef and we serve great traditional favorites. We also have an excellent wine selection as well as some local Chinese dishes. Buono appetito!

Reviewed By julesknox - Guangzhou, China

A range of good dishes other than pizza or pasta. Food very fresh and satisfying. Real and unadulterated food. Whoopee! Loved the rooftop Terrace overlooking moon hill.Thank you once again, Juliet! Many guests come for pizza but as you kindly pointed out, we have fresh salads as well as some lovely Chinese dishes. All our very best to you and come back soon! Safe travels, Gloria

2. Cloud 9 Restaurant

Chengzong Road, Yangshuo County, China Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +86 135 0783 8851
Excellent
44%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 231 reviews

Cloud 9 Restaurant

This restaurant runs cooking classes also.

Reviewed By Giacomo C - Verona, Italy

We have been taken to this restaurant by our tour guide as part of our tour in Guilin and Yangshuo. The lunch was nice with tasty food. We had some typical Chinese dishes and they all tasted good. Service was average. A good choice for a quick lunch.

3. Pure Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant

No.26 West Street, Yangshuo County 541900, China Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Free Wifi Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night +86 773 882 7744
Excellent
61%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 272 reviews

Pure Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant

Reviewed By Rebecca257 - Shanghai, China

Loved this veggie restaurant, just off West Street. The standard of food was high and the menu had lots of options. Particularly loved the Lion Head Balls (think that's what they were called, like veggie meatballs!) and the Eggplant claypot. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, and a good price.

4. The Alley Restaurant

Gui Hua Road 103, Yangshuo County 541900, China Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, International Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$31 - HK$78 +86 159 7740 4074
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 82 reviews

The Alley Restaurant

The Alley is a cozy restaurant in a pedestrian zone right in the centre of Yangshuo. The grilled tenderloin, home made tagliatelle or the grilled chicken breast with basil pesto are excellent, the beer list holds german and belgian beers but also the affordable chinese option and on weekends you can watch live football.

Reviewed By Casey G

Seriously everything here was great from the salad to the pizza and everything else we ordered. After being in China for 3 weeks, I really needed to have something more familiar and this was perfect. I highly recommend having lunch or dinner here.

5. kali mirch(black pepper)indian cuisine

Room 100D-108D, Xijie Yangguang, Yangshuo County 54900, China Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$55 - HK$94 +86 137 3739 6451
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 434 reviews

kali mirch(black pepper)indian cuisine

Reviewed By pollygenova9 - Changshu, China

Food is really tasty. Some of the staff speaks English. Favorite place to eat in Yangshuo. Very much recommended taking different types of food with the people you are visiting and share so that you can try more things.

6. Lucy's Cafe & Bar

NO. 30 Guihua Road, Yangshuo County 541999, China Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Cafe, Asian, Chinese, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +86 139 7735 1663
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 277 reviews

Lucy's Cafe & Bar

Reviewed By Tiina J - London, United Kingdom

Food portions were quite small. Menu is a mix of western and Chinese dishes. My expectations was high after Reading the other reviews so I was a bit disappointed. This is a very average restaurant in Yangshuo. The location of this place is perfect.

7. Ganga Impression Indian Restaurant

No.110B, Block D, YangGuang 100 | 100D110B Nmber, Yangshuo County, China Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$39 - HK$86 +86 185 1535 9803
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 286 reviews

Ganga Impression Indian Restaurant

Reviewed By DALee8 - Shanghai

This is the best place to enjoy Indian food in Yangshuo. Friendly service and very nice ambience. Food is top-rate; the prices are quite reasonable. Our favourite dishes are the Lamb Biryani and the Aloo Tandoori. And the Beer selection is good too, incl. a couple of Belgian ales.

8. Gan's Noodle House

Pantao Liu, opposite petrol station | Near West Street, Next to THE BREW, opposite indian Restaurant, Yangshuo County, China Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Gan's Noodle House

Reviewed By Stuart S - Mornington, Australia

Came here for dinner after a day of cycling and hiking. Ordered a feast, four dishes and two large beers and it all came to under 80! Dumplings were great, and so was the broccoli and steamed buns. Guilin style noodles were not quite what we thought from the picture but were still tasty enough. Overall good, fresh food at a fraction of what you will pay elsewhere.

9. Mood Food Energy Cafe

Furong Lu 8, Yangshuo County 541900, China Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Cafe, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +86 189 7868 6637
Excellent
84%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 149 reviews

Mood Food Energy Cafe

Reviewed By lef06 - Washington, DC

Mood Foods is one of the best spots in town. They offer flavors from all over (western, Asian fusion, Mexican--all the most crave-able cuisines) in healthy, wholesome versions. Some of my favorites are the Mexican bean burrito, beet & walnut salad & Indian daal. And don't miss out on their homemade kombucha! Being a vegetarian in China can be challenging but Mood Foods makes it easy.
The atmosphere is great. There are traditional tables, but I always opt for the elevated lounge. Kick off your shoes and cozy up on their low, wrap-around couch. If you're lucky, the cat will even snuggle up beside you. Bring a book & enjoy a bottle of kombucha. The owners, Daniel and Yanzi, are super nice and lovely to talk to.
I live in Yangshuo, so I also go here once or twice a week for their tourmaline sauna (amazing! You can stay in for hours). They provide lots of other whole-health based services like massage, yoga classes, qi gong and more. Definitely check it out if you're in town!

10. Secret Garden Cafe

Jiuxian Ancient Village, Yangshuo County 541900, China Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner HK$39 - HK$157 +86 139 7733 1993
Excellent
70%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

Secret Garden Cafe

A delightful dining experience in renovated Qing dynasty buildings and lush Gardens. A wide selection of international and Chinese dishes, with a variety of vegetarian options and imported wines and beers.

Reviewed By TheOExpress - Hong Kong, China

Whilst visiting the (massively overrated) historical village of Jiuxian, we chose this place for food as I had seen it on here as it was somewhere we had thought about staying before ending up in another hotel. The setting is pretty cool, walled off in old courtyards and they have done a great job with the space. As for the food, it was excellent, with the stuffed snails and fried aubergines standing out in particular. One of our party had some Western food and was also very pleased!

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