Most of the larger restaurants offer English menus and traditionally Chinese cuisine are open at 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and then again from 5:30 p.m. to late into the night, depending on the restaurant. There are many "up market restaurants" through the city: here you can simply order some of the traditional dishes served in Guilin.
Jiulong - Zhongshan Lu - Cantonese cuisine and regional style dishes. The menu include taro and pork, chicken with bamboo shots, and succulent smoke duck. The gourmet menu include sea snakes.
Longfeng - Lijun Lu - The house specialty is the Li River fish, known in Chinese as qui yu. You can choose from having your fish steamed or fried. This meal is a chef's masterpiece.
Food Street - Niko Niko Do Plaza (Top Floor) - This is a canteen but do not be fooled by the relaxing and simple atmosphere. The restaurant is clean and well cared for and the snacks, noodles, and tea are good.
Longxiang Jing - Zhongshan Lu/Jiefang Lu - This canteen is huge the style of food and service would be compared to a fast food restaurant found in Western countries. Here you can order menu dishes such as buns, dumplings, kebabs, crayfish eggs, and quails on sticks.
Pingquo Gongyuan Fandian - Minzhu Lu - Located close to Elephant Trunk Hill, this restaurant is small but friendly and nice. no English menus are available but the staff will work with you to ensure you get the type of food you want.
Yi Yuan Fandian - Nanhuan Lu Here you can find the authentic Sichuanese food. The environment is very nice and the prices reasonable. The staff speaks good English and you will find the menu has a nice variety.
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