This is our favorite Chinese Restaurant in town, because the food is really nice and they have a big selection of dishes and nice suggestions, plus the ambiance is modern, trendy and away from other typical Chinese restaurants.
The service is always very good and fast, and the manager is a wise Chinese woman, who knows how to treat their clients in many ways. As we go there often, we are already part of the Chinese family and she is always very kind to kids and happy to suggest new dishes.
It can be more expensive than average, however, the food and the ambience is excellent!
Favorite Dish: STARTES:
Wan tun fried
Pekin duck rolls
Bogavante con ginger and spring onion
Chicken crujiente with lemon
Gran Muralla Rice
Ice-cream with macadamia nuts
Ice-cream in tempura
all teas :-)
Having lived in Korea for about three years, I have a particular fondness for Korean food and enjoy it when I can find it. We came here, in hopes of finding an honest duplication of the real thing.
The owner and what appeared to be his son both spoke Korean, and frequently between themselves. The second server was not related and spoke no Korean. But nonetheless, it was nice to see the food prepared by Koreans to more exacting standards than if prepared by locals.
The locals who dined there all apparently knew the owner and wave after wave of people came by to say hello. I guess it shows the local's fondness for both the man and the establishment.
It is much more elegant than the restaurants back in Korea, but its been decorated up to cater to the Spanish. For example, in Korea, you'd never have wine glasses, or wine for that matter, but here you do.
Favorite Dish: The menu was fairly diversified, with about 20 main selections. The traditional Korean dishes such as bibimbab (steam rice mixed with vegetables and pepper paste), bulgogi (barbecue beef), and others were there.
The portions were a bit small for the price in my opinion, but it is a trendy place to dine by the feel of the restaurant and by the patrons there.
Also, the spices have been subdued compared to the original Korean flavors, but this is again done to cater to the Spanish palate. The dishes labeled as 'spicy' were the more flavorful dishes, but again in my opinion, not even close to being spicy.
If you are looking for good atmosphere, mixed with good music with very good food and service, Amarcord is a good option. It is a pretty small place with modern decoration, located in the university area of Valencia.
In the menu you will find a mix of Italian food with Mediterranean food. Don’t look for Pizzas as they do to have any in the menu. You have very good starters with a variety of good salads and Carpaccio’s. A good variety of risotto and meat as well for the main dishes. Quantities are pretty good and the price is pretty reasonable for a good meal could cost in these days. Around 25 Euros a person with vine and desert. So I sincerely think it’s a good deal for what this place has to offer. When you log on to their web site you will get an idea of the music that you will be listening to when you get into the restaurant, o star your experience right away.
This is a chic restaurant that is just behind the Torres de Serrano (the towers on my Valencia home page) that serves delicious foods from the east. Be it noodles, rice, dim shum, sushi or just a simple salad. Fresh food served in a good simplistic and modern setting.
The prices here are pretty reasonable and this place is very near to the Barrio del carmen area or just behind the Cathedral of Valencia.
If you are a veggie you will find this place especially helpful as the menu indicates the foods that are good for you without having to order for something separately for you.
The last time I went here I tried a Californian wine and was an excellent combination.
The province of Valencia is very famous for its paella and variety of many other dishes of rice. Sumsi Tretze is a small cosy designer restaurant on the outskirts of Valencia in a town called Carlet where you can have your best dish of rice, which is not necessarily a plate of Paella.
The restaurant which is very trendy in its decor has a very select menu of wines apart from a good range of rice dishes and other starters. The day I was there, the owners, a young couple Maria Jose and Paco, suggested dishes which we relished till the last bit. Simply delicious. Worth the small drive down till Carlet. the restaurant is small and so capacity is limited. It is normally full so I would strongly recommend you to make a reservation and you will thank me for this tip. This restaurant remains closed on sundays.
Favorite Dish: Goat cheese with tomato jam for a starter
Green salad with duck
Arroz meloso con bogavante
After wandering around Valencia, we were ready for a drink/ loos/ plan our next move.
On the tables were menus and pens, so we soon decided that this was a self service. After some deliberating and thumbing through phrase books we ticked the relevant boxes, then one of our group was designated to try out her best Spanish to order our coffees, teas and a plate of potato crisps.
The staff weren't too friendly, but our drinks were fine! Clean toilets too!
Fortified, we headed off to climb the 207 steps to the top of The Miguelete, which was nearby.
Favorite Dish: The potato crisps were delicious!!!! (1 euro)
4 x coffe con leche = 4.40 euro (1.10 euro each)
1 x tea = 1 euro
2 x cafe solo = 1 euro each
Valencia is a region of Spain, famous for its paella, without forgetting the other varities of rice that it has to offer. Tapelia is a restaurant specializing in a huge variety of dishes based on rice. Actually denominatied as a Alicante Rice restaurant, is a fantastic place to give your taste buds a super treat. Tapelia has 2 restaurants in Valencia, one in the city center and another at the area of the city of sciences. This is a great restaurant as far as desgin is concerned, simplistic and sphisticated at the same time. Well what really matters is the table you get at the restaurant which may make you feel at a canteen or at a designer restaurant. Reserve well in advance as this place is full all the time. I have been to both the places they have in Valencia and my personal choice would be or the one at the city of sciences. Mariano is the boss.
Favorite Dish: Try any of the variety of arroz meloso - which is rice with a little bit of its own soup
This restaurant chain can be found in mayor cities of Spain. Originall from Basque country, they are offering cidre in big barrels as a speciality and and a wide range of little slices of bread with croquetas, peffers, egg salat etc. on it. Each has a little wooden stick in it, and you first order a plate, then simply take the little tapas from the bar and when finished they count the number of the sticks on the plate and you pay. So don't throw them away!!! Each stick cost abound 1,10 Euros. In Valencia there was in addition a normal restaurant, too, but for me that kind of tapas was simply ideal, it was delicious!!!
Favorite Dish: ALL!
La Zarzamora is a "taberna" type restaurant offering great Spanish food. for lunch they offer a menu that costs 9.9 (march 2011) which includes a starter, a main dish, a desert and a drink. Apart from the food that is normally great and quantity served is pretty decent, is the atmosphere and the service, which are excellent.
This restaurant is located just a short distance (300 meters ) from the city of Arts and sciences of Valencia, so maybe you would like to drop in between your visits to this place, which is a must, when you come to Valencia. do not be surprised if the place is packed as it normally is during the weekday afternoons. For dinner they only serve a la carte with an average of around 30 Euros per person including some very good wine. surely a great treat.
If you think to get a paella in every Valencian corners you are completely wrong. First of all, Valencians eat paella just at midday. Secondly, just around the Harbour you will find plenty of paella restaurants. La Pepica is a very traditional restaurant, a lot of tables, waiters in a big hurry but PAELLA was really great. Hemingway used to eat there (tell me a place where Hemingway did not go....!) and after eating its paella I understand why. Better to book.
Strongly raccomended by locals (but also by Lonely Planet) it was definitely my best food experience in Valencia. It is a simple ambience but service is accurate and dishes respect the old Valencian tradition. Not to be missed.
The best tapas restaurant in Valencia according to my opinion. The ambience is really friendly and service very polite. The problem with tapas is to understand what will be brought after ordering. Although you speak Spanish or you get the menu in your language, it's not so easy to understan what you will exactly get. The best thing is to look at others' tables and point things to the waiters.
Pan de Azucar is a chic modern place run by Cristina and Hector in Valencia. Their speciality is serving a wide variety of delicious Crepes. You have them hot, and select your filling you can also have them for desert with sweet fillings. the other specialities on their menu card include a good variety of salads ( very good portions) Bocadillos ( baguette bread with a variety of fillings ) hamburgers and deserts. You can combine your meal with a beer or very good wine.
This restaurant has been open for 14 years now and is very centrally located in the university area of Valencia with very good local transport connections. The place fills up practically every day and would recommend you to reserve your tables before getting there to avoid any deception.
The service is pretty efficient, fast and the staff is very kind.
Excellent restaurant. Well, in fact this a place to order and take away your japanese food, but they have 3 little tables and a bar in case you want to have dinner there. Food is really good and their sushi is unforgetable. It's a place to recommend inside Barrio del Carmen, in the historical town center. We found it through Restaurantes en Valencia and we spent 3 of our 6 nights there.
Favorite Dish: Sushi
If you are looking for some good sushi during your trip to Valencia and want to get to a great trendy place and have a few bucks to spare ( 50 – 60 Euros per person with good wine ) , get ready to have a good time. Sushi club is a chain of restaurants with various locations in Spain.
Coming to the restaurant in Valencia, it is located right near the city of sciences. It is a modern and very well decorated place ( to my taste of course ) and with very good house music playing in the background
As for the food, they have some good starters like chicken skewers, salads and lots of other stuff. As for the Sushi their menu card is probably the bet you can see, offering a great variety of all kinds of sushi. Main dishes go from wok cooked specialties ( do not expect any rice with the dish ) and for deserts they have a very selected range of them. their wine card is very ample with a good range of Spanish wines of French champagnes.
Another point that I would like to mention is that if you get seated on the first floor, the view, specially in the night can be spectacular with the city of sciences lit up in the background.
On the whole a great experience. Do not plan to go here without a reservation, specially if you go to this place on the weekend.