Sanya Restaurants

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  • Beachside stands: Down on the beach at Dadonghai

    by mke1963 Written Dec 17, 2004

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    At the centre of Dadonghai is a huge marble plaza, with plenty of gaudy neon and huge plate glass windows and white plastic chairs (for God's sake, can't any restaurant ever buy anything better!). The sea and the beach are largely hidden because no-one actually thought about the design of it all. Still the buildings restaurants on a square.
    But head along the beach beyond this soulless strip, and you come to a small clutch of street vendors and souvenir stands. There you can sit on the cast-iron chairs, under the palm trees, a few metres from the sea. Chilled bottles of Yanjing, Hainan, Tsingtao or Tiger beer help you while the evening away, and they will grill shrimps, aubergines, chicken legs, different types of fish and squid on a barbecue grill. Now THIS is why I came to Sanya. Best evening I've had in ages.

    Favorite Dish: The grilled egg-plant went down well. And the squid. Oh and the shrimps. And the Hainan beer. Mustn't forget about the chicken legs though! Oh, who cares? A great evening out.

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    Betty's: Want to see your seafood?

    by Mel&Mike Written Jan 28, 2004

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    Well it's the first hut on the right just outside of the Holiday Inn. The tables are right in the beach, in fact you may sink right into the sand if you choose the wrong chair. There are many red buckets filled with all sorts of sea creatures, lots of coconuts, cold beer and other tasty dishes.
    Watch out for Betty though, sweet and shrewd lady who will pat your pockets and ask questions in order to figure out what to charge you for lunch - also she may pretend to 'misunderstand' you during negotiations (but then speak perfect English a moment later). If you hang around long enough she'll offer you a job waitressing or hacking coconuts. Your pay is lunch, dinner, all the beer you want and 15 rmb a day :).

    Favorite Dish: The baby clams are quite tasty, steamed and then tossed with some fresh ginger, garlic, and soya sauce. Also, if you ask they will spice it up for you some hot peppers but be careful what you wish for.

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    The Cafe at the Holiday Inn: Western Food Fix

    by Mel&Mike Updated Jan 28, 2004

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    The restaurant has some good western food but the prices are a bit steep. A big (but very good) double cheeseburger with fries cost 60rmb.
    They also had other food Malaysian curry, Thai satay, fish & chips, etc. None of us could complain, in fact we all really enjoyed it - it had some of the best 'western' food I've had in China.

    Favorite Dish: Double cheeseburger - 2 big proper paddies, 2 types of cheese, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, layered like a big Mac, cooked the way you like and topped with a black olive. Also it comes with a small salad & balsalmic vinegar dressing (haven't had that in months!) and fries.

    Best Burger Ever
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  • suan long seafood restaurant: eat the sea urchin

    by vividvivian Written Oct 26, 2004

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    i went out twice for seafood lunch. first time we had so many seafood like big and small clams, crabs, shrimps, sea urchins and other local dishes. yet, feeling not enough, the other day, we went to another other restaurant (suan long seafood restaurant) and tried the raw sea urchin.... mmmmm...... so creamy and fresh!!!! i like it!!!

    Favorite Dish: all seafood!
    sorry but this time not taking any pics of the raw sea urchin because we could not wait for its freshness and original taste...below is the pic of the first restaurant we had our lunch

    steam egg with sea urchin

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  • Dolphin sports bar and grill: Place you'll definitely come back!

    by Cake Written May 2, 2011

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    Dolphin bar is the place for people, who love making friends, who love sharing the travelling and life experiences and the what is most important – the place for people, who know what the good Western food is. Big variety of burgers, fresh salads, wraps and sandwiches. If you are not into any of these – than you have to try home-made style lasagna or fettuccini Alfredo with crème sauce. That’s one of my favorites in the restaurant.
    You can play pool, foosball or darts if you like any of these activities. Everything is for free. Every day you have the opportunity to watch live sports broadcast. So all soccer, F1 or any sports lovers – Dolphin is the place for you!
    In Dolphin bar you can relax, enjoy your time with friends or family, and have a lovely breakfast, lunch or dinner! I tried it once, last year, and now that’s one of my top 5 places to go in Sanya.

    Favorite Dish: Cheesecake is awesome! The only disadvantage - every time you start eating it you feel that's it's too small)
    Chicken Caesar wrap tastes very good, especially together with potato wedges and green salad.
    Santa Fe chicken salad defenitely won't leave you hungry! Worth trying

    Related to:
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    • Family Travel
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  • Dolphin bar and grill: new website

    by phug3523 Written Dec 15, 2011

    Like everyone else is saying this is a great bar in a great location with excellent food.
    The main point of this review is to point out that they have a new website address.
    which is,

    tried one of the earlier posts addresses and it didn't work so I thought I'd update.

    Favorite Dish: Breakfast Burrito - because it's egg, cheese and refried beany goodness wrapped in a burrito :D Yeah!!

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    Rainbow Bar and Grill: Never disappointed!!

    by adventures4Lyfe Written Feb 8, 2010

    For consistently good service and good food, my husband and I during our week trip to Sanya, this place was IT!!
    The food was very tasty and the service with a smile..
    One thing, is we found the soda/pop very $$. This may sound bad, but it got to the point where we smuggled our own soda that we bought outside into the restaurant and just asked for glasses of ice.
    They were actually quite accomodating and didnt' say anything--not too sure if they
    Considering that we ate there EVERYDAY though, we figured that our spending on food more than made up for their loss on the drink side of the bill.
    Nevertheless, we have fond memories.
    Easily accessible from the boardwalk in Dadonghai, just across from the shopping centre.

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  • THe Dophin sports bar and steak hous!: The best Western restaurant bar!

    by darciliu Written Jul 7, 2010

    Dolphin Sports Bar & Steak House is the best place to enjoy delicious Western food, good grill steaks, good sports bar, great music and good company in a laid-back atmosphere in Forever Tropical Paradise Sanya!

    They'r large projection screen and satellite TV could rebroadcast sports event held in every quarter of the globe when you enjoy delicious food and beer. You could feel the unfailing charm from sports with English definition.

    Favorite Dish: Dophin Sports Bar supply American dishes and all manner of exotic dishes. They banking hour is 11:00am everyday. they have Chinese and western dishes, such as appetizer, soup and salad U.S steaks ribs, U.S Barbecue. Sandwiches and Hamburger, Spaghetti and Pizza, Southeastern Asian dainty etc. tey have more than twenty kinds of burger........

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    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Golf

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    Rainbow bar & Grill: Great Western Food and prices

    by mohrland Written Jan 15, 2009

    There is two locations, Da Dong Hai, near the main bus stops and one in the bar area. This is a great place to go for bargain drinks and great tasting western food. The prices were very reasonable. The one in the bar area had a great band at night as well. The have many flavors from Russia, Mexico, Italy, and many more that I forgot.

    The bar area location is on the river with open seating. Nice, but may smell fishy from time to time.

    Favorite Dish: I don't remember, something Mexican perhaps.

    Related to:
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    • Budget Travel

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  • Di Yi Shi Chang and Chun Yuan: Seafood market

    by neverstoptravel Updated Feb 5, 2008

    Di Yi Shi Chang or called No.1 market, as well as Chun Yuan, are famous for their fresh, cheap and reasonable price seafood.

    Once you pick your favorite seafood, you may go to any open restaurant in the market to have your food cooked.

    Take a seat, enjoy your seafood with a beer, or any drinks.

    However, food cooked by local chefs, may not be so dilicious as the one you've tried at resort's restaurants.

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  • Pier No.9: The place for seafood in Haitang Bay

    by gloriaHBGS Written Sep 29, 2013

    Newly-opened restaurant with a great choice of live seafood. Romantic setting on the riverside, best choice of freshest seafood in Haitang bay area Sanya. Prices range from very reasonable to cheap considering you will save the taxi fee if you are in Haitang Bay

    Favorite Dish: Great Choice of live and fresh seafoods

    Best place for seafood in Haitang Sanya Best Place for Seafood in Haitang Bay Best fresh and live seafood in Sanya Haitang area Best choice of  seafood in Sanya Haitang area
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    Dongbeiwang ( King of the northeast ): Northern Chinese cuisine

    by BADJUJU Written Jan 2, 2004

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    This restraurant serves nice dished at a minium price, excellent place for budget travellers to sample China's northeast style.

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