I was given a hamburger that was terrible. It was not real beef, but instead some kind of meat mix that tasted terrible. I could not eat a second bit and spit out the first bit. When we ask the restaurant staff if we could change to a different plate or sent it back to the kitchen, they refused and were real hateful about it. They said over and over again that it was beef, even though, I could tell quite clearly that it wasn't beef at all. FAKE BEEF and BAD SERVICE
This new small restaurant is situated in downtown right next to the famous Cafe Cona in The Coffe and Tea Art Street (Min Jiang Er Lu). I actually tried this place just because there was no free tables in Café Cona that is considered to have the best coffee in Qingdao. The coffee I had in Café Italia Restaurant turned out to be much better and the price is cheaper. The owner said they brought it from Italy, as all other stuff in the restaurant. They have the best espresso I’ve ever tried in Qingdao.
There is a various list of dishes in menu, such as pasta, pizza etc. A big (too big) plate of pasta costs 50 RMB, and it was really delicious. The plate was so big that next time we visited this place we ordered 1 pasta for 2 people – and were full. They have a delicious seafood pizza (round 70 RMB), and always give you free bread that is backed right in the restaurant and made of Italian flower.
The restaurant has a very comfortable terrace and 2 floors inside. I really enjoyed the environment and furniture, that was also brought from Italy and France, as the owner said. Here you actually forget that you are in China. The staff speak good English, the restaurant has a French and Italian cooks. The only thing I didn’t like about this restaurant is their Tiramisu dessert, that was not as it should be.
All in all this is my favorite restaurant by now, considering the perfect environment, delicious food and very reasonable prices. I hope they will stay the same in future.
The feeling is always warm in this busy restaurant.
Favorite Dish: The hotpot. Ask for a Yuan-yang, and you'll have hot soup on one side and herbal soup on another.
The waitress rants when she/he serves the hotpot. Basically it's about how the soup is made. Most people love the soup until they hear it's got snake and tortoise meat in it.
This is a steak restaurant that is located just off Zhongshan Rd. It was similar to a few other steak restaurants I had eaten at in China where the steak comes on a sizzling hot-plate that is more like it being radioactive than sizzling. For some reason, this seems to be a popular way to cook steaks in China and I can't see why. Anyway, like the other places, you can order a set menu which comes with soup, salad, bread roll etc and is pretty good value.
As part of your tour around the museum, you'll get the chance to sample the beer at two stages of the production process. The first sample you'll get given isn't that great as it's cloudy and tastes strange. I didn't realise at the time, but this sample is of the beer before its been filtered and treated into the finished article. I even said to the chap behind the bar that he needed to clean his pipes out before someone assured me that it wasn't intended to be the real deal! The final sample IS the real deal and I got given about 7-800ml of the stuff in a large carafe which was included in the price of my ticket. I sat in the bar area and chatted to various visitors for quite some time drinking away! Great stuff! There's also a row of bars selling the stuff opposite the brewery.
Although the atmosphere is warm & friendly, the restaurant has gone down hill in recent years. They don't even use a real pizza dough recipe or ricotta cheese in their lasagna.
Head to Pizza Hut near May 4th Square if you want the best pizza in town.
Favorite Dish: The pork ribs are still good.
At the end of the guided tour through the Tsingtao brewery you will get a small glass of the famous beer and may buy some souvenirs like caps, t-shirts, beer-saucers, bottleopeners, steins etc. with the emblem of this brewery.
Favorite Dish: It is the beer of course, it tasted fine, almost like in germany.
Great food for the prices. During the week this is a lovely place to eat, very quant and romantic, but on the weekend you better eat early because this French restaurant doubles into one of the most popular night clubs for foreigners in Qingdao.
Favorite Dish: Pizza of any kind. They have very thin crust pizzas with excellent French cheese.
Absolutely wonderful food. I go to this restaurant quite often with my boyfriend who is Italian and he agrees that the food here is amazing. A little pricey, but the restaurant owner Stefano will make up for the prices with his glowing personality and fabulous cooking. Also for the gentlemen out there..this is a great place to take the ladies.
Favorite Dish: the anttipasta for the starter, pork chops for the main course, and then espresso followed by grappa
Yun Xiao Road is a short downtown street lined up with restaurants, mostly seafood restaurants. Don't think their cooking skills are of top notch but choices are bundle and materials are fresh.
There are actually not many different restaurants, because one usually have a few branches along the streets and, again, the street is short. You may feel confused at seeing the same logo again and again :)
I tried Fishman's Seafood boat (渔码头海鲜舫) which is good.
Favorite Dish: Clam, crab, shrimp, fish, .... everything from the sea
There are lots of seafood restaurants in the city. Most of them are delicious fresh and cheap. Yun Xiao street is a good dining place. Go check it out...
Favorite Dish: Do not miss the dish spicy fried clam.. it was my favourite dish in Qingdao.. we ordered it in every meal... :) even thinking of it makes me mouthwatering.. hehe..
Revolving restaurant located at the 25th floor of Huiquan Dynasty Hotel. It offers a great view of an entire Qingdao. It completes the full circle in about an hour or something.
Dinner was buffet style, and pretty good. Staff is pretty friendly. I really enjoyed my dinner.
Only thing that I didn't like was that about 10PM restaurant stopped, and I was felling like forced to leave. Actually, most of restaurants in Quingdao make you notice very well that it is their closing time.
I dont really remember how much we paid, so dont pay attention to the price below(I have had to choose it, because it is a mandatory form field)
This is a must-eat if you visit Qingdao.
Clams are in season once the snow melts.
Stir-fried with garlic and dried ginger and topped with some coriander, it is delicious.
A plate - RMB12. It's called "La4 Chao3 Ge3 Li4" in Mandarin.
In Qingdao dialect Ge3 Li4 is called Ga2 La4.
The building that houses the restaurant looks like it is going to collapse any minute, but it gives that Korean country-side feeling.
The veg meal is delicious.
Favorite Dish: It's pork prepared in Korean style. It comes with a basket of raw veg and other korean salads. The koreans eat the veg by dipping them in a soy paste. Delicious if you love inexpensive Korean food.
The seafood variety here is astounding and an eye-opener to a novice (like me).
This time I was taken to dinner, and one of the courses is a sea-urchin.
Taken raw, with lemon juice and wasabi soy sauce. The shell was cut open when served.
Scoop the slushy flesh with a little spoon.
Taste like ........ quite blend.
But it's the "I have done it" that drove me to try it. The host was most pleased.
Favorite Dish: Clams (ge3 li4) are always a good choice. Stir fry with dry chilli and garlic. RMB16 max a plate.
Scallops (shan4 bei4) are fantastic. Steam with garlic and ginger. Then splash oiled soya sauce on them. RMB 6 max per scallop.