Serving traditional Ningbo cuisine in an opulent setting on the Yu Yao River, Zhuang Yuan Lou has a stellar reputation for quality and freshness. Located at the western end of the He Yi shopping complex, the restaurant has gigantic red-and-gold doors and intricately carved antique furniture. Hostesses are decked out in elaborate silk dresses. If you're feeling bold, try the exotic and expensive local specialties. The steamed turtle, fried yellow-fish with fresh blueberries, and the pork ribs come highly recommended.
He Yi Shopping Center, Mandarin Garden Hotel, He Yi Lu, Ningbo, 315040, China