One of our favorite refined XinYi lunch breaks - the 4-course set lunch (two appetizers, entrée, and dessert/coffee) is a great deal. Despite the sizeable lunchtime crowd, the scene remains peaceful. Read more.
The relaxed yet chic vibe is great, especially if we're having an informal business lunch or fun family dinner (with kids). The food is delish too, especially those thin crust pizzas. Read more.
The dim sum is really fantastic. The upscale yet understated vibe makes this a good spot for a low-key schmooze session with clients or a date, as well as a refined luncheon with family or friends. Read more.
Talk about chicken soup for the soul. The tender meat falls right off the bone, and the slow-cooked broth is divine - definitely an uplifting dining experience. Note: the portions are huge! Read more.
Our go-to when we want to kick off a night out with friends - the festive vibe is fun, the grilling is better when you can share, and the XinYi District nightlife is really close by... Read more.
The beef noodles! (Note: we prefer the thicker noodles rather than the skinny ones.) It's also cleaner and nicer than other beef noodle spots around town. Read more.
Ideal for impressing a date or a client. The food, setting, and crowd are all gorgeous. Order the omakase and a nice bottle (or two ... ) of wine or sake and revel in the experience. Read more.
The coffee is potent (they've got a great espresso machine), and the student vibes are cool. It's a great place to hunker down with a laptop and get some work done while on the road. Read more.
Two words: shrimp dumplings. (Well, and the rest of the dim sum is pretty darn good too.) Great spot to take a group for a rambunctious, casual meal. Read more.
Paul is a nice spot to grab a snack or light lunch and have a chat with a friend or catch up on some work. Read more.
We love the set lunch - it's a great deal (much cheaper than dinner), and the afternoon scene is surprisingly hot. Plus it's an ideal spot for a posh lunch with friends after Taipei 101 shopping Read more.
Perfect for an upbeat lunch break on ZhongXiao East Road. The food is great (don't miss the mochi with peanut powder for dessert!) and it's nice to try traditional Taiwanese fare in a refined setting. Read more.
We like how there's a choice of Western and teppanyaki steakhouse experiences - it makes this a good spot to take choosy eaters (provided they eat meat!). The lamb chops are always a winner! Read more.
The super fresh sushi. We come for the beautiful presentations as well as the gorgeous, market-fresh ingredients. Read more.
The incredibly fresh seafood and the namesake noodle dish (tantsumien) are both delicious. Plus, the bling décor is almost surreal given the pedestrian surroundings just outside the door. Read more.
The teppanyaki is truly excellent, and we adore the fried rice made right in front of you (special request). Not only is it a feast for our stomachs, but also a delight for our eyes. Read more.
The refined service and delicious eats make this a chic choice for impressing a date or a client. Our favorite dishes are consistently well executed. We always know we'll be getting a fabulous meal. Read more.
This is such a peaceful, relaxing spot, and the teas are lovely. We also love the ritualized tea preparation (we prefer to let the experts take the lead, using the full set of traditional implements). Read more.
Those steaming bowls of beef noodle soup--the tender chunks of beef, the chewy noodles, the rich broth, we just can't get enough. Order the classic Taiwanese version (hong shao niu rou mian). Read more.
Be sure to sit at the bar so that you can see all the kitchen action. It's impressive, as are the fresh ingredients on display in front of you. We enjoyed the broiled fish. Read more.
This is seriously yummy shaved ice. Part of the fun is mixing and matching toppings to create the best sundae possible. Our personal favorite combo is green (mung) bean, barley, and tapioca. Read more.
We’re fans of classic flavors like pork with crab or shrimp, but you really can’t go wrong with any of the dumplings on the menu. We like this original location for its certain scruffy charm... Read more.
The ideal snack on a humid summer’s day, especially during mango season (mid-late summer). It's also just down to the street from legendary dumping joint DinTaiFung - make it a culinary double header? Read more.