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Food for Thought… 2019-07-16
Hangzhou, reputed as “Food Paradise”, is home to a number of long-standing traditional restaurants such as Lou Wai Lou, Zhi Wei Guang and Grandma’s Kitchen (which opened its first branch in America last year) as well as a considerable amount of new and unique ones. If you have ever wondered what paradise was like then take a look at the following:

Varne Buffet

Varne Buffet, opened 20 May 2016, is the first Underwater Buffet in Hangzhou and covers an area of 2600 sq m with 500 dining seats. The highlight of the restaurant is its giant column-shaped “underwater theater” which offers people a 360 degree view of the mysterious sea. 

Before reaching the restaurant people pass an “underwater tunnel” where stairs, climbing to the second floor, are decorated with blue lights and sea plants mimicking that of a seabed. Upon arrival at the second floor what greets you is a giant column-shaped tank with a diameter of 9 meters, positioning you instantly in the magical world of sea. The giant tank boasts over a thousand marine creatures such as sea turtles and little sharks and in addition to these water lovers are a number of synchronized swimming athletes dressed like mermaids. With an impressive and extensive menu and entertainment second to none you will be glad you dived into this mouth-watering restaurant.

Tel: 86-571-87893666
Add: No. 358, Fengqi East Road
Price: From May 23
Lunch: 158 RMB per person –originally 198 RMB
Dinner: 238 RMB per person –originally 298 RMB

Waterlight Court

Waterlight Court, Xixi Banyan Tree Hangzhou, is an all-day restaurant providing local specialties and signature dishes such as the Waterlight Court’s three unique hotpots - delicately steamed creations packed with the finest of ingredients and all bringing out the best in nature's flavors.

Known as one of the best selected holiday resorts Xixi Banyan Tree offers guests a relaxing environment and with Waterlight Court’s advantageous location beside an artificial lake you can enjoy the fun of dining alfresco in peace and tranquility.

As an all-day restaurant, buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served, with its buffet being heralded as one of the best in town. Pan-fried goose liver and Japanese dishes are two of the restaurants highlighted recommendations.

Non hotel guests can make reservation bookings in Waterlight Court and no matter what time of day it is the pavilions and ambience, along with the arched bridges, will always give you an unforgettable dining experience.

Besides the three buffet meals, Waterlight Court also offers afternoon tea. The restaurant also has two private dining rooms available for intimate gatherings. The service time for the restaurant is from 06:30 AM to 22:30 PM.

Add: No.21, Zijingang Road
Tel: 86-571- 85860000

Qianba Okinawa Restaurant

As the first Okinawa food restaurant in Hangzhou, this newly opened restaurant enjoys a very central location only a few steps away from the bustling West Lake. Compared to other Japanese foods Okinawa style cuisine mainly consists of seafood.

The owner of the restaurant has been perfecting Okinawa dishes for over 10 years and he now brings the cuisine to Hangzhou and through the design and decoration of the restaurant and his attention to detail, his authenticity can be clearly seen.

The specialties of this restaurant are sea grapes and pork - oozing in original flavors this is the ideal place to set your taste buds on some authentic Okinawa food.

Add: No. 3, Banqiao Road, Hangzhou
Tel: 86-571- 81068237
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No.188, Fuchun Road, Hangzhou, China
TEL: 86-571-96123
FAX: 86-571-96123
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