Sky Lounge is on the 20F. It has excellent view to Love-River.
Sometimes there is piano live show. It's nice place to relax yourself to deep in romantic atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: Personally I recommended Margaret. 1 glass NT$280.
Red wine is also nice. 1 glass N$260.
While you may be able to find the Chinese "Chua Bing" (shaved ice) dessert restaurants in many places, this one is rather famous and popular with the locals. Afterall, it was 4 locals who invited me to visit this one in particular.
The open air restaurant will always be full of people. But thankfully you will usually only have to wait for one or two minutes for a table. After or even while you are eating your treat and refreshing yourself from the heat, many people sign the walls and give a little more 'atmosphere' to the place. (look in background of photo)
Favorite Dish: All of the items are delicious. But if you cannot speak or read Chinese, you have two options:
1) have someone who can speak Chinese to order for you
2) point to other people's tables and tell the staff what you want.
All the ~100 options are served on a bed of shaved ice, in a bowl large enough to feed all people (the picture below was for 4 people).
They offer toppings: fruit, nuts, ice cream, pudding, cookies, candies, jellies, syrups, etc.
Cijin is known for its fishing markets and fresh seafoods. However many of the foreign tourists may not venture far enough off the path to get a true taste of the locals' favorites.
This is both a tip for a restaurant and an off-the-beaten-path tip. After eating here, there are some beaches and parks that are worth a short walk around.
The restaurant is quite simple and yet very tasty. There is no need to speak, read or understand any Chinese to come here. Simply pay 100NTD and get a food coupon. Then select any dish that you see on display. All the rice and drinks are included with your charge.
Favorite Dish: Taiwanese typically eat their dishes "family style". So all large food dishes are in the center and all people share from them.
They have wonderful seafoods, shrimp, fish, noodles and vegetables. All are served in local sauces and with local seasonings. All the ones we shared were wonderful.
The restaurant is quite crowded during the lunch time. The place itself is very decent and looks a little like a market because it always flocked with tons of customers. The dishes is exceptionally delicious, it costs you only TN 100 for every dish and you have to pick it up yourself from the restaurant kitchen (which is unique). Black tea and rice are available for free and you also have to serve yourself by taking them up in its respective counter. You can have rice and tea as you like (as long as you dont waste it!). Personally, I am very satisfied with the restaurant particularly with its food, a good place for hungry traveler.
Favorite Dish: The spicy clam. The clam taste so fresh in your tongue as it is combined perfectly with the spicy souce on it.
Zheng Papaya milk is the most famous drink stand in Koahsiung.
Although it's named as papaya milk, it sells also watermelon milk, pear milk and various fruit juice. Ingredience such as milk and fruit are fresh and pure.
Favorite Dish: Of course the trademark, Papaya milk. It tastes smooth and the flavor is excellent what you must try. 1 cup NT$50.
Water chestnut is part (root) from water lily.
It's local plant from Tainan (in the north of Koashiung).
People usually cook them in water and eat. However, fried ones are more delicious.
Pepper and salt can raise its potato-like taste more.
a very upscale european style italian restaurant with a casual atmosphere and friendly staff. A good wine selection to compliment the excellent menu prepared by Chianti's renowned chef!!
Favorite Dish: Copa romana con insalata and Rotolo di pollo arrosto al rosmarino
Duck corner is a literal translation from Chinese to English.
The restaurant offers a fantastic range of, ever so fresh seafood. This restaurant is very famous in this area for having high standards of food.
Excellent value for money, and great tasting food.
Favorite Dish: My favorite dish was the squid fried which was cooked in a traditional wok with garlic and fresh ginger.
Don't be fooled by the vendors and outdoor tacky restaurants... they're probably the best foods to taste in taiwan.
Favorite Dish: I love the places where they fry things in front of you and stir fry them hot and fresh delivered to your table. The absolute best is HUO GUO, the type of soup where you add your own ingredients.
you will be attracted by its decoration even you don't wanna eat. because it's such a cosy place to be. together with the western music, you will love to stay even for a drink.
snacks are so great! smoke bacon with chips and the special sauce... yummy...
Favorite Dish: pasta with smoke tuna with tomato sauce
I didn't actually eat at any inside restaurants but three of us wandered around the street markets. Up and down this one particular street was stalls selling all kinds of food. Too many choices but eventually they got me to make a decision and we stopped at a local shop on a corner, selected our meals and sat at tables outside watching the activity around us.
The restaurants here in Kaohsiung are not as great as those in Taipei. But there's a very good dim sum place at ChinaTrust Hotel, the 3rd floor.
The setting is plain. Nothing special though. But you get to pick your food from the little carts which go around the restaurant, unlike some dim sum places in Taipei where you can only order food from the menu.
Favorite Dish: The pineapple shrimp (big and juicy!) and taro soup (sweet) with shimilu are two of my favorites!! You've gotta go try them.
This restaurant offers an 'all you can eat' mongolian barbecue.
It is the way they make it that is different from all other BBQ's. You don't actually barbecue it yourself, but you do get to pick your own kind of meat and put it in your 'raw' bowl. The meat is sliced and you can add your own sauce to it and add the oil of your chosing. Then you bring it to the cooking area where a person barbecue it. It's all really fast because it's sliced and the taste is absolute fabulous!
Favorite Dish: Anything
I would say that we didn't have much opportunity to eat too many places outside of the hotel. However I was extremely excited to find a 'Subway' restaurant on the top floor of a department store across the road. The quality was not the same as in Canada, but a welcome change from the 'interesting dishes' in the hotel!
There is quite a big Japanese restaurant in town which has best Tuna Sashimi. Sorry, we forgot the name.
Favorite Dish: Raw Tuna Fish Eye Ball! Taiwanese host told us it was rich in DHA (good for brain) but it looked too scary for us, so we decided not have it.