Fodor's Expert Review Tang Yuan
Housed in a faux colonial-style mansion on an island in Liuhuahu Park, this restaurant's location alone beats out most others in Guangzhou. The cuisine is pure old-school Cantonese, with expensive dishes like abalone and shark's fin soup served alongside more rational staples like crispy fried pigeon, roasted mackerel, and stuffed garlic prawns. Naturally, there's plenty of dim sum, and the "Cantonese combo plate" features a variety of roasted meats. Although the food at Tang Yuan is excellent, most people come here for the opulent dining room. A golf cart waits at the park's entrance on Liuhua Road to whisk diners to the restaurant's palatial front door.
Dongfeng Xi Lu and Renmin Bei Lu
Guangzhou, Guangdong 510010, China