Shenzhen Food Guide

  • City Name:
    Shenzhen ( Chinese: 深圳, Pinyin: Shēn zhèn)
  • Population :
    Urban: 4,000,000
  • Location :
    Situated immediately north of Hong Kong.
  • Overview:
    Shenzhen's modern cityscape is the result of the vibrant economy made possible by rapid investment since the late 1970s, when it was a small fishing village.



As a new immigrant city, Shenzhen has collected various Chinese cuisine styles, especially Guangdong cuisine. Many local styles of Chinese cuisine flourish in Shenzhen, such as Sichuan, Beijing, Shanghai, Hunan, northeast China, Guangxi and northwest China dishes. Each has its trump card and is favored by diners.


You may also enjoy special food from many countries and regions. Various

large star-hotels serve western food as well as traditional dishes of Southeast Asia. Moreover, Shenzhen's morning and evening teas are very appealing.



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Shenzhen cooking is characterized by the combination of different cooking methods and ingredients. Guangdong style cuisine is particularly popular here which is beautifully presented and delicately flavored, and Hunan cooking is less hot and spicy in Shenzhen than in its home province!


International cuisine is also strong here. Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Indonesian and Korean food is available throughout the city in many of the large hotels. The Japanese restaurant in The Grand View Hotel is particularly good.


Famous Food Streets


Yantian Harbor Seafood Gourmet Street, located at Yantian in the east of Shenzhen, the street teems with seafood restaurants. The dishes are mainly in the Hakka, Chaozhou and Shantou styles, emphasizing fresheness.


Splendid China Food Street, located on scenic Shenzhen Bay, the street boasts a collection of various dishes from all around the country. The nine famous restaurants include Shuangyu Seafood Restaurant, Daixianglou Restaurant, Zhongyuan Food Collection, Qinhuai Restaurant, Shaanxi Reataurant, Lingnan Restaurant, Korean Barbecue, Bakey on Iron Sheet and Old Dry Bean Curd Restaurant.



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sichuan cuisine
Sichuan Cuisine


With Chengdu dishes as its representative, Sichuan Cuisine features a strong sour, sweet, hot, spicy and delicious flavors and heavy oil. Its main dishes are Stewed Snow Pig, Dry-Stewed Fish and Three-Delicacy Rice Crust.



northeast cuisine

Northeast Cuisine


It carries on the merits of Manchu ethnic dishes and further absorbs the cream of various cuisine styles, especially that of Shandong and Beijing, forming its own distinct flavor and tender content.




beijign cuisine

Beijing Cuisine


Beijing cuisine pays attention to tastes and shapes fo dishes. Beijing Roast Duck, Dumpling and Instant-Boiled Mutton are among its famous dishes.




shandong cuisine
Shandong Cuisine


Shandong dishes evolved out of dishes from Jinan and Fushan. Jinan dishes pay particular attention to soup cooking whereas Fushan dishes are famous for seafood. Famous dishes include Sweet and Sour Yellow River Crap, Curling Sausage and Stir-Fried Double Crisp.




Folk Culture Village
This is a fun place which recreates the life of 24 ethnic minority villages from throughout China in downtown Shenzhen.
Windows of the World
If you don't have time to visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris , the Taj Mahal in Dehli or the Pyramids, then you can see them all (in mini) here in an afternoon!
Lichi Park
Litchi Park is a pleasant urban park composed of many pretty pavilions and landscaped gardens. 
Guanlan Golf Club
The Guanlan Golf Club has been recognized by the PGA and the two courses here were designed by the Championship golfer, Jack Nicklaus.
nanao bay

The seafood from Nan'ao Bay is exceptionally fresh and tasty and this is a great area to sample some more unusual sea creatures!