The interior is comfortable, well lit and clean. Tables easily sit 4 and some booths for larger groups. The staff speaks very little english, but the main manager is quite well spoken.
Favorite Dish: The Italian dishes are good, but not the best, but by Chinese standards, quite good.
The pizza is wonderful
They have some spare ribs too that were quite good.
If you're on the south side of Qindao bay, aka, Huangdao or KaiFaChu (Industrial Zone), the only decent pizza may be a bit hard to find. The cheese has a sweet flavor, but at least there is cheese, unlike all the other pizza places here.
They even deliver.
There are a few bars and clubs, restaurants etc. around Qingdao catering to the foriegn workers. The place listed here has atmosphere making it's home in an old villa, but rumor was that it's demolision was almost due. They have moved before and were ready for more changes.
China is perhaps the place where "slow food" all began before it became trendy in Europe. As we all know - "the Chinese eat anthing which runs except for motor cars, anything which flys except for aeroplanes and anything with four legs except for tables". The same could apply with anything which slivers!
This buffet is one of the best I have enjoyed anywhere in China.
The food ranges from fresh seafood cooked to order, through Chinese food to western roasts and an incredible collection of sweets, including icecream.
While you are eating you can watch the city lights as the restaurant revolves.
The service is good and the chairs are comfortable BUT the food in its abundance and quality is excellent.
Favorite Dish: EVERYTHING!!
Luigi's often has great music, candlelight, and just a great atmosphere to it in general. Often you can hear Spanish music, Oldies, and all sorts of music playing, and if you want to hear something, just bring it. The accomodations (as far as bathroom etc) may not be the best, but the hospitality and food make up for it in the long run. There is always someone there who speaks really good English, and all else fails the menus speak for themselves. This is by far the best pizza I have had in china, and I have eaten it at a lot of differnet places.
Favorite Dish: The pizza at Luigi's is cooked to order in a stove oven. I have had probably all of the pizza here. I eat a lot of the vege pizza, I mean where else can you get brocolli and corn on a pizza??? On certain days Luigi has lasagne and other italian favorites as well. The beer is cheap, there is usually an ample supply of vodka, but if you dont drink there is usually Sprite and Coke on hand as well.
In a compound with, well, sea view, there are several buildings and facilities that belong to Qingdao Sea View Garden Hotel. In the main building with the reception facilities, there is a restaurant and attached banquet rooms that hails the best from the entire compounds' restaurants.
Favorite Dish: This food was excellent!
Pigged out there on all sorts of Shandong sea food.
Very, very good shark fin soup
Exquisitely done marinated cubes of beef with asparagus.
There was also a good selection of wines; I bought and took home one rather expensive red cabernet sauvignon from Shandong which is just superb. Otherwise, in Qingdao and when there is much toasting, go for the weaker strategic choice, Tsingtao beer...
If you have a chance to sample the best of Shangri-La's hotel kitchens, do it!
The food is fantastic, and served in great style without being "pushy" or overdoing it, so you are entirely comfortable during the seanse.
Favorite Dish: I had a complete set banquet menu (see photo), and most of the dishes served were great. I liked especially a sea food soup speciality with pastry fluff on top, and also the abalone, both aparently Shandong specialities.
My favorite restaurant was a little dive right by our hotel and near the train station. We went there for breakfast every day and they would always make us new treats to try, from porriage to varations on some of the fried breakfast pastries. Then they would sit there and watch us eat and make sure everything was to our liking. They got a big kick out of the fact that my friend ordered Coke with breakfast. :-)
taste is great, price is very cheap in this city, you can eat not only seafood but also other Chinese food.
Favorite Dish: spicy fried clam
One of the fine street treats in Qingdao is natural yoghurt in the ceramic jar bought in the old town.
Its true! It had a big head on it and it sloshed around inside a plastic sack - it was none other than Tsingtao Beer in the Bag.