The Silk Road Restaurants

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  • 1. Intizar Restaurant

    $ | Chinese

    Frequented by locals and outfitted with wooden paneling and chandeliers, Intizar is the most formal of Kashgar's Uyghur restaurants. It offers...Read More

  • 2. Tang Dynasty

    $$$$ | Chinese

    Although it's better known for the affiliated theater, this separate restaurant specializes in the imperial cuisine of its namesake, a taste...Read More

  • 3. Black Tent

    $$ | International

    This place serves great Tibetan, Indian, and Nepali food. The friendly Tibetan waitstaff all hail from Anmo and add to the already-warm atmosphere...Read More

  • 4. Chuanwei Wang

    $ | Chinese

    You can often tell a good restaurant by the lack of empty tables; at mealtimes, this Sichuanese eatery is always packed. The picture menu makes...Read More

  • 5. De Fa Chang Restaurant

    $$ | Chinese

    As one of Xi'an's most famous restaurants, De Fa Chang offers a buffet of Chinese dumplings that will satisfy even the hungriest of travelers...Read More

  • 6. Delhi Darbar

    $$ | Indian

    For a break from Chinese food, try this authentic Indian restaurant that combines fragrant curries with oven-fresh naan bread. Although the...Read More

  • 7. Elite's Bar and Grill

    $$ | American

    Like manna from heaven, Jesse Hoffman's café serves proper American fare, like juicy steaks, best washed down with Belgian beer, and pizzas...Read More

  • 8. Greenhouse Coffee

    $$ | Café

    With free Wi-Fi and waitstaff who speak English, this is a great place to hunker down and plan your next steps on the Silk Road. The coffee...Read More

  • 9. Herembag

    $$ | Turkish

    Located down the road behind the Turpan Museum, this restaurant features elegant decoration, an exotic ambience and a selection of tasty Uyghur...Read More

  • 10. Jalawan

    $ | Middle Eastern

    It's very easy to join the crowds of locals relaxing at this local Uyghur restaurant, especially underneath the (admittedly) fake trellises...Read More

  • 11. Jianyin Revolving Restaurant

    $$ | Asian

    Perched atop the 28-story Jianyin Hotel, this slowly revolving restaurant may not serve the finest Asian cuisine, but the food isn't the biggest...Read More

  • 12. John's Information Café

    $$ | American

    Cool off after a full day of sightseeing on this trellised patio with an ice-cold beer and plate of noodles. In addition to an array of familiar...Read More

  • 13. John's Information Café

    $$ | American

    Part of a small, family-run chain that operates in destinations along the Silk Road, this popular tourist hangout is far from authentic, but...Read More

  • 14. Lao Sun Jia Restaurant

    $ | Chinese

    This traditional, family-run affair has been serving some of the best local Islamic lamb and beef specialties since 1898; it's become so popular...Read More

  • 15. Ma Zilu Beef Noodles

    $ | Chinese

    This lively canteen opens at the crack of dawn and has some of the most fragrant, toothsome beef noodles in Lanzhou, among other excellent dishes...Read More

  • 16. Pakistan Restaurant

    $ | Middle Eastern

    Foreign restaurants are rare in Kashgar, so this dirt-cheap curry joint with its delicious roti (flat bread) is a welcome addition. This restaurant...Read More

  • 17. Quanjude

    $$$ | Chinese

    This outpost of the famous Beijing Peking duck restaurant serves up a variety of food from that capital and Northeastern China. The menu differs...Read More

  • 18. Shang Palace Restaurant

    $$$ | Chinese

    All of Xi'an's top hotels have elegant eateries, but Shang Palace deserves special mention for its Cantonese and Sichuan dishes, which are authentic...Read More

  • 19. Sichuan Restaurant

    $ | Chinese

    Delicious Sichuanese classics like chicken with peanuts, sweet-and-sour pork, and spicy fried potato strips are available here at very cheap...Read More

  • 20. Snow Mountain Creamery

    $ | American

    Those who visit share glowing reviews of Snow Mountain Creamery as not just the best ice cream in Xining, but perhaps in all of China. While...Read More

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