Three star hotel
tel: +86 (0)411 8280 6161
fax: +86 (0)411 8280 6980
address:1 Jiefang Street, Zhongshan District
(at Zhongshan Square),Dalian, Liaoning,CN, 116001
The Bolan Hotel is perfectly located in the center of Dalian's business and financial district. The airport is just 20 minutes away and both the harbor and the railway station are less than 10 making it a favorite with the out-of-town business community. Besides offering great views of the seaport, the hotel also provides convenient on-site dining highlighted by a European style cafe and bar. In addition to Western dishes, its 24-hour restaurant offers a wealth of seafood and Chinese dishes too.Dalian North Pearl Restaurant
Cantonese seafood favorite
tel: +86 (0)411 8208 6616
address: 3 Fushou St, Zhongshan District
Dalian, Liaoning, CN, 116001
Ask any local where to find outstanding Cantonese seafood and they will immediately direct you to this dining gem. Its dishes have taken gold medals in international culinary competitions, and the entrees are so delicious that they are known throughout the cooking world as Dalian seafood at its very best. To handle its fame the restaurant offers a 400-square meter dining hall and 26 VIP rooms. Make sure to ask about meal discounts.
average cost: 120 CNYGourmand Restaurant
A grand restaurant
tel: +86 (0)411 8363 9155; +84 (0)411 8280 8980
address: 244 Chang Jiang (Yangtze River) Road, Dalian, Liaoning,CN, 116021
Newly refurbished, this four-story restaurant features grand and spacious interiors. In the hall entrance is an impressive sculpture of a traditional Chinese dragon and phoenix made of butter and cheese. The decor of each floor is inimitable comprising of a Japanese-inspired second floor, a European-styled third floor and an elegant Chinese fourth floor, complete with private booths. The comprehensive menu boasts tempting entrees such as seafood delicacies and renowned Sichuan dishes. Moreover, there is an onsite sauna and gym, designed for guests to work off their dinner.
nearest train: Buses 19, 23, 31, 101, 201
open hours: 9am-8pm daily
average cost: 50 CNYJialinge's Shark Fin
Exotic eats for the business class
tel: +86 (0)411 8282 5888
address: Renmin Road, Zhongshan Square, (7/F, Friendship Foreign Guests Club),Dalian, Liaoning,CN, 116001
Jialinge's Shark Fin lives up to its reputation as a high class restaurant perfectly suited for business and social banquets. Diners can choose from a large variety of fresh seafood dishes. In addition to Dalian favorites, the menu also offers meals from other Chinese regions too. And for such a noted restaurant its prices are wonderfully inexpensive. Sharks fin goes for only RMB48, while a set business meal is priced at RMB55.
nearest train: Bus 15, 31 Zhongshan Square
average cost: 60 CNYMingzhu Revolving Restaurant
Dine with a view
tel: +86 (0)411 8265 0888
address: 8 Shenli Square, (Top floor, Bohai Grand Hotel)
Dalian, Liaoning, CN, 116001
On the top floor of the Bohai Hotel is the most famous revolving restaurant in Dalian. It combines stunning food with stunning views to make it a true tourist attraction. Its chef is a gold prize holder who specializes in Dalian cuisine, which, obviously, means great seafood. Its European styled interior also adds to the restaurant's aura.
nearest train: Bus 7, 203, 201 stop at Jiefang Road
open hours: 6am-10pm daily
average cost: 120 CNYNew Orient Deli City
When in Dalian
tel: +86 (0)411 8270 6999
fax: +86 (0)411 8273 0129
address: 2 Gangwan Square, Zhongshan District, Dalian, Liaoning, CN, 116001
New Orient Deli City is an excellent stop for those with the "when in Rome" dining spirit. The restaurant features a mammoth buffet with more than 100 exotic items including strange and tasty seafood delicacies and numerous traditional local dishes. But regardless of the "never-seen-this-before" first impressions, most items are definitely worth a try, and the chefs here are true artists when it comes to preparation. The dining room is upscale-casual and even features a couple of televisions.
nearest train: Bus 30 stop at Gangwan BridgeShuangshengyuan Restaurant
One of the city's finest dining spots
tel: +86 (0)411 8264 7800
address: 1 Anle Street, Zhongshan District, Dalian, Liaoning
This restaurant, probably the best known in town, is synonymous with Dalian dining. Its trademark dish of pancakes with salted fish is legendary throughout China and the subject of local folklore. As a true testament to this dining nugget's popularity it has also opened restaurants in Shenyang, Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao and Taiyuan. This is the perfect stop for a quick bite.
nearest train: Bus 30 stop at Minzhu Square
average cost: 80 CNYQianxilong (Millenarian Dragon) Sea Food Restaurant
Tasty seafood restaurant
tel: +86 (0)411 8434 7708
address: 230 Chen Ren Street, Shahekou District
(at Gorky Street), Dalian, Liaoning, CN, 116021
This restaurant's glowing facade of neon lights makes it very easy to locate. Fortunately for the safety of the customer's retinas, the interior is much more subdued. Diners can choose between eating in its main hall or make prior arrangements for securing one of its 16 KTV suites. All of the private rooms are fitted with soundproof materials making them very suitable for large parties with a penchant for upping their voices. The menu specializes in seafood. Diners are invited to press their faces against the restaurant's gurgling tanks full of lobster and jellyfish and point to their soon to be cooked meals.
nearest train: Buses: No. 22, No. 23, No. 406 at Taiyuan Street Stop
open hours: 10am-11pm daily
average cost: 120 CNYSun City North
tel: +86 (0)411 8264 3318
address: 109 Youhao Road, Zhongshan District, (Youhao Square)
Dalian, Liaoning, CN, 116001
Established in 1993, Sun City has developed into a comprehensive enterprise that operates restaurants and entertainment centres. this seafood restaurant is one of its most successful operations. With famous chefs from Hong Kong and mainland China in its kitchen, it serves a variety of Cantonese dishes ranging from traditional to contemporary. The menu features many shark's fin dishes such as Hong Shao Da Bao Chi (Stir-fried Shark's Fin), Hai Dan Ya Xian Zhi (Sea Urchin Stewed with Duck) and Bao Zhi Hai Luo (Trumpet Conch in Abalone sauce).
open hours: 9am-midnight daily
average cost: 200 CNYTan Yu Tou Hotpot
A branch of Tan Yu Tou Hotpot Restaurant rising from Sichuan, origin of famous hotpot cooking
tel: +86 (0)411 8435 1114
fax: +86 (0)411 8435 1115
address:Tong Tai Steet and Wan Sui Street, Dalian, Liaoning
At Tan Yu Tou, large red lanterns at the gate greet you into a spacious dining hall that specializes in Sichuan hotpot cuisine. Since hot and spicy constitute the main flavors of Sichuan food, diners can try the potent red soup base in their hotpot for authenticity. The less adventurous can opt for the milder hotpot base. Or you can try both. Accompanying the boiling soup base is an assortment of vegetables, beef and mutton for dipping purposes. The Fish Head Hotpot is highly recommended.
open hours: 9am-11pm daily
average cost: 90 CNYTian Tian Yu Gang
Tempting delicacies from the sea
tel: +86 (0)411 8454 9000; +86 (0)411 8454 9111
address: 10 Renmin Road, Zhongshan District, Dalian, Liaoning
Tian Tian Yu Gang is a locally well-known restaurant chain, renowned for its seafood. Among its 10 different Dalian locations, the elegant, five-story spot is the largest and considered the best. Here, patrons can enjoy fresh fish and seafood, locally sourced and imported (from as far as Australia). In addition, beer is freshly brewed right on the premises, using German equipment. If not beer, diners can opt for Tian Tian Yu Gang brand wine. At night, diners are treated to scenic garden views through the restaurant's windows.
open hours: 10:30am-11pm daily
average cost: 150 CNY