Top 10 Cantonese Restaurants In Guangzhou

Top 10 Cantonese Restaurants In Guangzhou
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You won’t regret planning a trip to Guangzhou. Guangzhou is a Tier-1 city located in the Guangdong province of Mainland China. With tall skyscrapers and ancient temples, this miraculous city combines both new and old. Guangzhou is also known as the hub of Cantonese-style food. You can find a variety of different food here, ranging from authentic dim sum to modern fusion. If you are traveling to Guangzhou, be sure to have an open mind when it comes to food. If you want a taste of what the city has to offer, check out the top Cantonese restaurants in Guangzhou below.

1. Dian Dou De

If you are in Guangzhou, it’s a must to head to Dian Dou De. Located in the downtown area of Guangzhou, this dim sum restaurant is a great place to grab some food before or after exploring popular attractions such as Yuexiu Park and Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King. Start your mealtime with a cup of fragrant tea, and enjoy a few of the restaurant’s specialty dishes. Guests shouldn’t miss out on their red rice sausage with shrimp, fried chive and leek dumplings, har gow, and other dim sum dishes.

Dian Dou De

Address: 3F, No.470 Huifu East Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou

Opening hours: 7am - 10:30pm (daily)

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2. Tao Tao Ju

Since 1880, Tao Tao Ju has been serving the locals of Guangzhou delicious food. It is also a great place to treat oneself as it comes with high-quality service and a laidback atmosphere. Aside from the locals, this restaurant appeals to travelers, as well. It offers the authentic Cantonese dim sum experience. Some dishes one can try here include siu mai, chicken feet, har gow, and egg tarts.

Tao Tao Ju

Address: No.20 Dishifu Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou

Opening hours: 10am - 9pm (daily)

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3. Pan Xi

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Want to experience eating in a serene atmosphere? Then head to Pan Xi, a dim sum restaurant located in the popular district of Liwan. It sits in a garden in front of a lake and has a courtyard and wonderful landscaping where guests can walk around after a meal. It also has various rooms ranging from large banquet halls to intimate rooms. Topping off your experience, this restaurant presents food in a beautiful manner. Some of the dishes it serves include pork buns, dumplings, and har gow, to name a few.

Pan Xi

Address: No.151 Longjin West Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou

Opening hours: 7am - 9:00pm (daily)

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4. Lian Xiang Lou

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Craving for dessert? While you’re in Liwan District and looking for more options, consider Lian Xiang Lou. Lian Xiang Lou is located close to Tao Tao Ju. It is close to Tao Tao Ju in age as well since it is more than 100 years old. Lian Xiang Lou’s initial highlights were cakes and biscuits. Their specialties include lotus seed paste moon cake, lotus seed paste bun, and sweetheart cake, which is a traditional Cantonese pastry. However, it also serves savory meals, such as dim sum.

Lian Xiang Lou

Address: No.67 Dishifu Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou

Opening hours: 7am - 10pm (daily)

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5. Guangzhou Restaurant

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Guangzhou Restaurant was founded in 1935. With many years under its belt, it knows a thing or two about serving top-notch Cantonese cuisine. Located in Liwan District, it is perfect for those travelers who are touring around this area. Guangzhou restaurant is beautifully decorated with a courtyard that is supposed to replicate the gardens in Suzhou. Its interiors, meanwhile, give off an elegant vibe. With a beautiful exterior and interior coupled with high-quality food, who wouldn’t want to try this restaurant? Their specialties include the highly suggested Wenchang chicken, roasted suckling pig, and crispy goose paw.

Guangzhou Restaurant

Address: 2 Wenchang South Road, Shang Xia Jiu, Liwan District, Guangzhou

Website: Guangzhou Restaurant

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6. BingSheng Pin Wei

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One of the restaurants under BingSheng Group, Bing Sheng Pin Wei offers some of the best Cantonese dishes. BingSheng Group is known for its innovative food ideas while keeping the authentic Cantonese flavors. There are different BingSheng branches everywhere, each with food that is plated meticulously and done well. The Haiyin branch of BingSheng Pin Wei has been bestowed a Michelin Plate, which is a symbol for its great cooking. The restaurant’s specialties include pineapple buns, black char siu, which is soy-glazed barbecued pork, and silky homemade tofu. Soy-marinated pork trotters, pork tripe, and goose intestines are other favorites.

Bing Sheng Pin Wei

Address: No.33 Dongxiao Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou

Opening hours: 11am - 4pm (daily)

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7. Lai Heen

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Lai Heen is located in The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Guangzhou. Awarded with one Michelin star, this restaurant is considered a Cantonese fine-dining establishment. It can hold up to 120 people in its beautifully decorated main dining room and separate private and semi-private dining areas. For travelers who want luxury food done in Cantonese style, Lai Heen should definitely be on your list. Some of its appetizers include crab meat with green peas and fermented bean sauce, marinated beancurd sheets, and steamed lotus root. As for Cantonese specials, guests can have some crispy pork belly and roasted pigeon or goose.

Lai Heen

Address: 3 Xing'an Rd, Tianhe District, Guangzhou

Website: Lai Heen

Opening hours: 11:30am - 2pm, 5:30pm - 9pm (daily)

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8. BingSheng Mansion

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Bing Sheng Mansion, another restaurant that is part of the BingSheng chain, offers upscale dining. Built in 2010, the restaurant has a European-style interior. Guests can enjoy their meals in the main dining hall or opt for private rooms. This restaurant also has one Michelin star, proof of its high-quality cooking. The restaurant specialties include dim sum and roasted pork belly that has been marinated for hours. Don’t miss out on their pineapple buns and roasted goose, as well.

Bing Sheng Mansion

Address: 5F, No.2, Xian Cun Road, Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 9am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm

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9. Baihua Dessert Store

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Baihua Dessert Store opened in 1986. It is located near the famous Beijing Shopping Street in Yuexiu District, which is a major tourist hotspot. The restaurant has a local feel to it, making guests who enter feel comfortable and at home. However, it is also the best stop for those who just want a quick treat. It has over 100 different desserts, perfect for someone with a sweet tooth as it gives them a variety of choices. Plus, their desserts change depending on the season. Their specialties include “Phoenix milk paste,” which comprises just milk and eggs, and a warm treat made of mung beans, sago, and barley.

Baihua Dessert Store

Address: No.210 Wenming Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou

Opening hours: 9:30am - 12am (daily)

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10. Nanxin Milk Dessert

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Nanxin Milk Dessert is a dessert place that one must visit. Founded in 1934, it has been around for quite some time. In the 80s, this restaurant’s milk jelly, also known as double skin milk, was popular for its delicious taste and nutritional value. This is a great stop for those with a sweet tooth or those craving a late-night snack. Other varieties of their dessert include ginger milk, jelly milk with mangos, and double skin milk with red bean. Aside from dessert, guests can also have some wonton noodles.

Nanxin Milk Dessert

Address: No.47 Dishifu Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou

Opening hours: 9:30am - 11pm (daily)

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Experience the best of Guangzhou by trying out Cantonese meals, and the best places to have them are all in the list above. Enjoy various atmospheres and different styles of food. Be open-minded when you travel, and you will have the best trip of your life.

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