Sichuan Food. The first thing that comes everybody’s mind – it’s spicy! But don’t worry, even if you aren’t a fan of spicy food, you can still go out to some fancy restaurants. After all, there are also international restaurants serving food from other parts of China.

If you do not know how to get started, you might want to check out the recommendations we have put together for you!



Laomatou HotPot

Sichuan Hotpot has a long tradition – for a good reason! When you plan to go there, you should either book a table or be prepared to wait for a long time. The food definitely does make up for it though, and you will get the full Chengdu hotpot experience. It’s good to have at least one Chinese speaker with you though, because that makes the ordering much easier!

Address: 116 Hongxing Rd 4th Section

Zhuanzhuan Mo

Have you ever tried eating rabbit? If not, Zhuanzhuan Mo is the place to go! Even if you are not into experiments about trying something different, they offer a broad variety of different traditional and modern Sichuan dishes.

Address: MeiLingShiGuan MeiShi Qu

Chen Mapo Doufu

It definitely depends on your taste, but you should not leave Chengdu without at least trying the traditional Mapo Doufu once. It is very spicy – but unusually so. What better place to try Mapo Doufu than right at the spot where it was invented?

Address: 197 W Yulong St



Ponti's Ristorante

Already had enough Chinese food? With the Italian food in Ponti’s Ristorante, you can get a taste of the kind of food you are used to!

Address: No. 88 Century City Boulevard

Peter’s Tex Mex Grill

You get exactly what you expect from Tex-Mex Grill; American/Texan fast food! This is a great way to experience the food from the USA when you’ve had enough Chinese food, or you just have the craving for western style burgers!

Address: No.12 Tongzilin East Road

Grandma’s Kitchen

Grandma’s Kitchen is a very romantic and comfortable restaurant with Italian breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. They offer a variety of different breakfast and brunch options, so it is always a nice idea to go there on a weekend!

Address: Qingjiang W Rd, Qingyang Qu

GILIS Restaurant and Bar

Chocolate lava cake. Sounds good? GILIS has a lot of things to offer, but the lava cake is definitely a perfect way to end your dinner on a sweet note –even if you had steak or risotto before.

Address: No.9-9 Tongzilin South Road