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

August 31, 2017 Hector Krause

Yichang (Chinese: 宜昌; old postal name 'Ichang') is a prefecture-level city located in western Hubei province, China. It is the second largest city in the province after the capital, Wuhan. The Three Gorges Dam is located within its administrative area, in Yiling District. At the 2010 census, its population was 4,059,686 inhabitants whom 1,350,150 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made of Yiling, Xiling, Wujiagang and Dianjun urban districts as Xiaoting District are not yet urbanized.
Things to do in Yichang

1. Jin CaoMao

YiLing Avenue 58-8, DaYang Shopping Mall 3 Floor b District, Yichang, China Grill +86 717 637 8177
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Jin CaoMao

Reviewed By 凯2016 - Wuhan, China

我是一個食肉動物,最喜歡的就是吃肉,別的啥都不吃,以前都是吃自助火鍋,都是涮肉,這次來金草帽,發現不光肉烤著最好吃,魚也很好吃。

2. ShaLong Yan (DongShan Avenue)

DongShan Avenue 119, SanXia RiBaoShe, Yichang, China Chinese +86 717 646 9999
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5 based on 4 reviews

ShaLong Yan (DongShan Avenue)

Reviewed By Sandy Q

Very good restaurant for business and also family. Have classic Sichuan and Hunan food. I prefer Fish head with green and red peppers.

3. ShaLong Yan (YiLing Plaza)

XiLing 1st Road 16, Yichang, China +86 717 685 3337
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

ShaLong Yan (YiLing Plaza)

Reviewed By speedz0 - Yichang, China

普普通通的酒店,以前曾經是宜昌市最好的酒店之一,但這幾年水平下滑比較嚴重,菜品質量不如以前很多了,服務也沒有以前好了。

4. Weng Restaurant

NanJin Guan San You Dong Bridge, Yichang, China Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Chinese, Asian Dinner +86 717 886 2179
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Weng Restaurant

Reviewed By Elaine Y - Hong Kong, China

This restaurant is not called the Weng Restaurant but rather the Fang Weng Restaurant if you were to search it out in Chinese (放翁). The food quite honestly at this restaurant was so-so but you are there for the ambience. My tip is to go to this place just before sunset so about 5pm should do it if you are not in daylight saving hours where you get a majestic view of how this literal hole of a restaurant was built into the cave wall. There are apparently only 9 such 'hanging' cave restaurants in the world and this is one of two in China so if you have come all the way to Hubei, Sanxi or The Three Gorges Dam in Yichang - it would not be wise to give this a miss.
The sturgeon fish is their specialty but sturgeon meat is tough and gamey so forget it - go for the fish soup dish that they recommend in the first few pages of the menu (I can't recall the name of the fish that they use but it was good - boneless and meaty).
We had the bread that was served with honey and this makes a nice carb dish if you are not having any noodles or rice. The other dishes were not outstanding.
Go there simply for the outstanding view and some simple eats (idea order dishes that you are familiar with) and your expectations would have been met.
Ps there is no website etc but if you google Hanging Cave restaurants or Sanyou Cave Restaurant - you should be able to get an address to the venue and some other reviews. Hope this helps.

5. He Lv Sushi (YiChangShi)

YiLing Avenue 188, WanDa Plaza Pedestrian Street 3 Floor, Yichang, China Japanese, Sushi +86 717 658 9838
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

He Lv Sushi (YiChangShi)

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor China Member

不是很喜欢日本菜。真的,太清淡。不过呢,日本菜非常精致。各种花样…………很会享受的感觉哈。鱼生我个人不太吃的习惯。朋友说非常好。不过没吃过的东西,体验一下,非常不错

6. Tang Shi Coffee (DongShan Avenue)

DongShan Avenue 129, ShiDaiTianJiao 2 Floor, Yichang, China Cafe +86 717 691 9999
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4 based on 1 reviews

Tang Shi Coffee (DongShan Avenue)

Reviewed By DrCharls - Atlanta

My Chinese host and I only stopped here to have a drink (ironically, he had cofee while I had tea). It was a very pleasant and relaxed hour and I would go back if I ever get to Yichang again.

7. YanYangTian Restaurant (YaZhou Plaza)

XiLing 1st Road 19 YaZhou Plaza 5 Floor, Yichang, China Chinese +86 717 627 6999
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5 based on 2 reviews

YanYangTian Restaurant (YaZhou Plaza)

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor China Member

饭店就在亚洲广场,从住的地方过来很方便,是同学极力推荐的一家馆子。装修中上等,环境也不错,食物很有特色,很多小点都是我以前没见过的,菜都是走的家常路线,比较的招牌菜有武昌鱼、口水蛙,味道都不错。

8. He Xi Shuan Shuan Hotpot

YiLing Avenue 166, WanDa Plaza 3 Floor, Yichang, China Japanese Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +86 717 658 9828
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

He Xi Shuan Shuan Hotpot

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor China Member

菜品丰富。花样很多,整体环境不错,很干净,服务也还不错。味道方面,感觉有点偏重,吃完了好想喝水。是不是味精放的有点多?

9. Cang Qiao Jia

XiLing District DongShan Avenue 106, GuoMao Mansion 7 Floor, Yichang, China Japanese +86 717 644 0017
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Cang Qiao Jia

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor China Member

这家日料虽然有个缺点是菜色不是很齐全,刺身品种偏少,但是菜品还是比较新鲜,三文鱼口感也蛮好的,还有烧物的味道也很不错。价格还蛮实惠的,觉得吃着还蛮清爽。

10. Peter's Bistro

No.8 Gangyao Road, High-tech Zone | No.000108 Building 2, Yunhe Mingdu, Yichang 443000, China German, Pizza, Cafe, Gastropub +86 138 7245 6788
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5 based on 5 reviews

Peter's Bistro

German owned international Bistro in Yichang. Peters Bistro has a diverse menu of western dishes ranging from Italian Pizza, Spagetthi with Bolognese Sauce to different Burger from selfmade buns, German Schnitzel, German Sausages, coffee and Double chocolate Brownies with vanilla icecream. The Bistro features a homely clean modern decor and a cozy european atmosphere.

Reviewed By CraigAbroad - Yichang, China

For expats and tourists visiting Yichang in particular it is great to on occasion have a little taste of something other than the local cuisine. Peter's Bistro comes from the couple behind previous Walking Street expat favourite Pizza Romantico. Peter, a German expat and his Chinese wife have recently opened Peter's Bistro just a few blocks from tourist hotspot Wanda Plaza. The new location is rather quaint and the food is delicious with a wide selection of interesting pizzas on the menu along with other European flair such as German Schnitzel, a variety of sausage platters and of course Peter's Burger. Lastly the prices are very reasonable for Western fare in China. Certainly a place worth visiting when you're in need of a little taste of home.

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