Restaurant by day, bar by night, this taproom attracts revelers, regardless of age, in search of the offbeat and eclectic. Located on the outskirts of the Nankai University campus, the interior sets the tone with an odd collection of decorations ranging from African trinkets to a prominent Santa Claus. Beer is the main libation, while watching Chinese MTV and various sports is the main entertainment. Visitors who quickly fatigue on Tianjin's neon nightlife adore the organic nature of this bar.
If you want Cantonese cuisine in Tianjin stop on by the Sheraton Tianjin Binhai Hotel's restaurant Yue. Not only is the food delicious and authentic, the atmosphere is relaxing while maintaining its claim as a fine dining venue.
Complete your trip to the fascinating town of Tianjin by trying out the local cuisine at the Xian Fu Hui. The laid-back ambiance of this elegant restaurant invites you to sit back and enjoy the traditional specialties. Each dish is prepared with authentic flavors and spices, and is served in enormous portions perfect for group dining. No doubt this restaurant is popular for its amazing quantity served at rates that won't make a hole in your wallet.
Do not amble into this popular French named restaurant expecting to find escargot or veal sweetbreads for you will only be met with culinary disappointment. Cantonese and local specialties rule the kitchen. Braised flounder, butterfly fish, fried shrimp and fish belly in clear soup are some of the items that have graced its menu. If the stomach and the mind are in culinary unison, opt for the roasted snake, the restaurant's most famous dish.
While most foreign travelers associate Tianjin with lip smacking seafood cuisine, locals go wacky for dumplings, or as they call them, baozis. All it takes is one visit to this busy restaurant to understand why these dumplings are so popular. Even George Bush Sr. has raved about these Tianjin treats. Most come stuffed with pork, but this restaurant offers 20 varieties to choose from. The setting is extremely casual and the prices wonderfully affordable.
Every day is duck season at this popular Tianjin restaurant. It enjoys a strong reputation with locals for being one of the only dining spots in the city that serves authentic Peking roasted duck. The menu also offers several other local dishes, but to dine here and not order duck would be like visiting France's wine region and drinking beer. The menu prices are all reasonable. Weekend reservations are suggested.
If this highly applauded restaurant receives any more culinary awards expansion will be needed to accommodate its bulging trophy case. Critics continually laud it for both its food and service. Shanghai and Yangzhou are the dominating cooking styles. Braised meatballs, deep-fried tofu, sea cucumbers, varying sliced and fried fish options, and steamed dumplings packed with meat are just a few of its customer-pleasing dishes that line its ever changing menu. Expect a wait on weekends.
The food is so good here that it has been rumored that some diners have licked their chopsticks so vigorously their tongues became embedded with slivers. All of the kitchen's chefs have been trained in the restaurant's headquarters assuring that each meal conforms to perfect Suzhou style cooking. Mandarin fish, yellow croaker with pine kernels, and fish slices spiced with curry sauce are the kitchen's most requested dishes. Weekends tend to fill quickly, so plan your evening accordingly.