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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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
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 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!!
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.