In recent years, Changchun has been growing to become a more international metropolis with an expanding number of restaurants offering western cuisine – which also means that expat travelers have more dining options than ever before. This article introduces some of the top restaurants with upscale décor and extensive menus in Changchun that come very close to those in top-tier cities like Beijing and Shanghai. Enjoying a meal at these venues is not only a delicious treat but a chance to go and pamper yourself with the finest dining that Changchun has to offer.
Z-space Steakhouse, Changchun (Photo: blog.sina.com.cn)
Z-space Steakhouse 领仕扒房 View In Map
This dining venue has two floors and the overall design of the place is a mix of Chinese and western styles; furniture in the restaurant are all German imports, attesting to the upscale décor of the place. There is also a glass door that lets in plenty of sunlight and looks outside to the beautiful scenery surrounding Nanhu Park.
The first floor dining hall can accommodate up to 110 guests at one time and the seats can be arranged however the customers prefer; there is a Steinway 9-foot grand piano placed at the center of the dining hall, and pianists are invited to play live at the place each day. There are 17 VIP rooms and a business center on the second floor; the business center is equipped with a computer, a fax machine, and a projector, ideal for holding small business meetings and functions. Z-space Steakhouse also has two wine cellars at the venue with a collection of over 5,000 bottles of the finest house wine – including different grades of wine manufactured from the top 4 wineries in France; and a professional caretaker employed at the cellars looks after storage for the different wines.
Waiting staff here are more like personal butlers as they are super attentive to your needs. And the menu offers mainly western cuisine – popular entrees include foie gras, steak, caviar, and perigord truffle. Aside from the western cuisine, there is also Japanese, Jilin, and Cantonese cuisines for those that might prefer a little variety. Tableware used in the restaurant also matches up to its aim of offering refined dining – plates and utensils are Italian imported and crystal wine glasses are German imported.
Add: 2632 Nongda Lu (diagonally across from the No. 2 entrance gate to Nanhu Park), Chaoyang District, Changchun
Tel: 0431 8564 5757
Transportation: Take bus routes 13, 62, 120, 159, 213, 270, 277, or 315 to Nanhu Park station and walk for another 200 meters west to destination.
Changchun Shangri-La Restaurant (Photo: style.sina.com.cn)
Changchun Shangri-La Restaurant长春香格里拉西餐厅 View In Map
This dining venue is well known around Changchun as a buffet style restaurant serving delicious western cuisine. There isn’t that much of a variety when it comes to the lunch menu, but they make up for it with a wide selection of cakes and dessert. Kids also love the running chocolate fountain at the venue, while Cantonese-style soup brewed in clay pots are always a favorite for the adults. Dinner menus change periodically, from Italian seafood, German entrees, to steak nights, offering diners a different buffet choice each week.
The ambience at the restaurant is good and the food offered is genuine and delicious. Recommended selections include borscht and cakes. It's a bit pricey for a buffet, but it is totally worth the added cost. It should also be noted that they also charge a 15% service fee for each guest, though more common in western restaurants abroad, this is still something of a novelty in Changchun.
The buffet here offers all-you-can-eat fresh oysters, and other items on the menu tend to change each week according their alternating dining themes. Guests are encouraged to check the theme first and come dine when the selections they prefer are on the menu. Chefs are always attentive about taste and quality of dishes, and diners can expect to find appetizers, entrees, and desserts always of good quality and guaranteed taste.
Price: Lunch is 135.70 RMB; Dinner is 181.70 RMB (15% service fee included)
Add: 569 Xi'an Dalu (1st Floor at Shangri-La Hotel), Chaoyang District, Changchun
Tel: 0431 8898 1818, ask to be transferred to reception for the buffet restaurant
Business Hours: Lunch: 11:30 -14:30; Dinner: 17:30 -21:30
Transportation: Take bus route 362 to Xi'an Blvd station and it's right near the bus stop
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