TAIPEI Restaurants 2021

Small eats, and a lot of them, are the big thing in Taiwan. The culinary philosophy here is eat often and eat well. Sure, there’s the internationally accepted three-meals-a-day dining format, but why be so limited when you can make like the Taiwanese and indulge in gourmet snacking at any time of the day?

B Waffle Taipei

Just Coffee and Waffles at this sexy little eaterie… popular in the afternoons and at weekends.

Stylish yet unassuming, the A8 Cafe is a mecca for Taipei's cool gays and celebrities.

Stylish yet unassuming, the A8 Cafe is a mecca for Taipei’s cool gays and celebrities.

Our guide to dining out in Taipei.

Dining out in Taipei is a foodies dream come true. Not surprisingly, the main types of cuisine are Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Hong Kong food. However the city’s international reputation and trend setting background has brought some of the finest international chefs to the city’s top hotels. So you can dine out in style or pick up some delicious authentic Taiwanese food at one of the local street stalls, the choice is yours.

Taipei’s street food is both safe and delicious to eat. Try some delicious beef noodles or mee sua. And there’s nothing quite like the smell of stinky tofu! It must be an acquired taste.

Finally, if there are two items you must try when in Taiwan, the first would be xiaolongbao or steamed dumplings from Din Tai Fung. Go to the original branch located on Xinyi road at the corner of Yong Kang Street. The food chain is now an international phenomenon.

And for those with a sweet-tooth, try an Ice Mountain, a delicious desert with fresh fruit toppings such as mango or strawberry on a pile of shaved ice. The locals favorite place to have one is Yong Kang.

Eating out in Taiwan is quite inexpensive. In fact, many locals will eat out all the time in casual restaurants rather than cooking at home. We have selected a shortlist of restaurants worth considering when in Taipei. All offer excellent service, an international menu and great locations.

  • Food Markets!

    The Taiwanese capital, Taipei, has around 20 streets dedicated to snacking. Head to Shilin Night Market and enjoy  deliciously crisp pan fried dumplings, steamed gua bao (pork bun with peanut crumble), heaping bowls of shaved ice, sausage-wrapped-sausage and more

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Map of Taipei Restaurants

Taipei has a wide range of food types to suit all tastes. Our recommendations are based on our local editors feedback and offer something for everyone, from traditional local flavours to international delights.

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Recommended Hotels in Taipei

All of the gay bars and clubs in Taipei are centred around Ximen’s Red House District. Here are our top hotel recommendations.

The Okura Prestige
5 Star, Luxury

The Okura Prestige



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The Tango Hotel Taipei Nanshi is a 10-minute walk from Taipei Main Station & the popular Ximending shopping area. Modern air-conditioned accommodation

The Tango Hotel
4 Star Great Location



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This 4 star hotel offers air conditioned rooms with a flat screen TV and a DVD player, safe and a fridge. The bathrooms have a spa bathtub.  Located in the gay area.

Just Sleep Hotel
4 Star – Comfrot



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Just a 2-minute walk from MRT Ximen Station & Ximending shopping district, Just Sleep – Ximending provides guests with warm services & cosy rooms. Free WiFi

Airline Inn Taipei
3 Star – Unique



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Rooms at the 3 star Airline Inn are equipped with a flat screen TV, minibar, personal safe and Private bathrooms. This hotel is next to all the gay bars and night life of Taipei.

Recommended Apartments in Taipei

Taipei Ximen
1 Bedroom

Taipei Ximen Apartment in Taipei

Calm and stylish decoration, located in the center of Ximen business district, MRT Ximen Station, cinemas, shopping districts, all kinds of delicious restaurant snacks, all within a 3-5 minute walk. Area is about 46 square meters, 24hrs security apartment with lift

WZ-casa
1 Bedroom

Downstairs is the Ximen-ding shopping district with local specialties and international cuisine available for your dining as well as late night snacks available at all hours. There are many department stores, convenience stores and drug stores

Industrial Style
Studio

Industrial Style Apartment in Taipei

Ximending Shopping District, Taipei City, next to Red House Plaza, walk about 3-5 minutes to MRT Ximen Station. We have prepared the best travel locations for you! Industrial style independent suites are waiting for you to experience. Close to all the gay bars

Ximen MRT
Studio

Ximen MRT Apartment in Taipei

The property is about 3 minutes from the center of Ximending. Ximen MRT Station is located in the center of Taipei, about 10-30 minutes by MRT to Taipei’s major attractions. And close to all of Taipei’s gay bars shopping and restaurants just around the corner.

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