Snacking on the Dock of the Bay: Popular Food Streets in Shenzhen

Snacking on the Dock of the Bay: Popular Food Streets in Shenzhen

Shenzhen’s cuisine comprises of food from all over China. With Guangdong cuisine (Yue Cai) as its main culinary style, other regional flavors, such as Sichuan, Beijing, Shanghai, Hunan, and Guangxi dishes, are flourishing along several snack streets, Each has its trump card. Diners can also enjoy exotic food with Chinese characters, such as Russian, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean and American cuisine. But where to find popular food streets in Shenzhen? Allow this guide to whet your appetite

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1) Dongmen Snack Street
Dongmen Snack Street, a recreational shopping district as well as an old snack street, has long been a very popular place for young people to shop, watch movies, and enjoy delicious food, or, to put it simply, kill time. Two of our favourite restaurants are Zixiamen Korean Cuisine and Sheng Shi Tang Gong.

Zixiamen Korean CuisineView In Map
Add: 2F, Dongle Building, 2019 Shennan Dong Lu, Luohu District, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755 2513 2152
Open hours: 11:00-23:00
Getting there: Take subway Line Shekou to Hubei Station

Sheng Shi Tang Gong View In Map
Add: 6F, Zhonghai Shopping Mall, 1 Xinyuan Lu, Luohu District, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755 8217 8790
Open hours: 7:30-22:30
Getting there: Take subway Line Longgang or Luobao to Laojie Station

2) Bagua Lu Snack Street
Bagua Lu Snack Street is actually nine streets of popular restaurants. Due to its long history and the fact that most restaurants serve up authentic Cantonese dishes these streets gain frequent mention in Shenzhen guidebooks. Stroll down the street and see what is on offer but we recommend Sheng Ji restaurant, which is open until 03:00 if you need late night munchies.

Sheng JiView In Map
Add: 1F, 15 Pengshen Cun, Bagua Yilu, Futian District, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755 8249 1668
Open hours: 11:00-03:00
Getting there: Take bus No. 7, 8, 9, 11, 59, 79, 102, 107, 111, 212, 213, 320, 323, 385, m203 or m401 to Yuanling Xincun (园岭新村) stop

3) Jingtian Snack Street
Jingtian Snack Street, located at Jintian Beilu, offers the best Guangdong, Hunan, Northeast China and Sichuan dishes. One of its better restaurants is Shun De Lao and do make sure to try the Sichuan Douhua Chuanweitang.

Shun De Lao View In Map
Add: A1 Jingtian Park, Jingtian Bei Lu, Futian District, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755 8352 0188
Open hours: 11:30-03:00
Getting there: Take bus No. 11, 21 or b689 to Ziweige (紫薇阁) stop

4) Overseas Chinese Town Snack Street
Overseas Chinese Town Snack Street, in the back of Huaxia Art Center, has about 16 restaurants offering cuisines of many different flavors. Recommended restaurants are Wangpin Taishuo Steak, the French Restaurant, Cuiyuan, Hanyang Guan, and Danguixuan.

Wangpin Taishuo SteakView In Map
Add: 3F, Yitian Holliday Plaza, 9028 Shennan Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755 8629 8729/8629 8730
Open hours: 11:30-14:00; 17:30-21:00
Getting there: Take subway Line Shekou or Luobao to World Window station

5) Xiangmi Lake Food Street
Xiangmi Lake Food Street has long since been claimed as the hottest snack street for local people; between seventy and eighty thousand people come here every night to munch on some of the various goodies that come in all shapes and sizes. The newly built barbecue square is a massive draw for the locals too.

Xiang Mi XuanView In Map
Add: Within Xiangmi Lake Resort, 6068 Shennan Avenue, Futian District, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755 8331 1888
Opening hours: 10:00-22:00
Getting there: Take subway Line Luobao to Xiangmi Lake station

6) Huaqiang Commercial Center
Located at the cross of Yannan Road and Zhenghua Road, Huaqiang Business Center, though the most bustling business circle in Shenzhen, has many famous restaurants featuring a great variety of Sichuan, Anhui and Cantonese cuisines.

Jun Xiang Yuan View In Map
Add: 1F, Qiche Dasha, 45 Huaqiangbei Zhenghua Lu, Luohu District, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755 8273 1848/8325 6593
Opening hours: 11:00-14:00; 17:00-21:00
Getting there: Take subway Line Shekou to Yannan station

7) Seafood Food Street
As a coastal city, Shenzhen has some of the best sea food in China. Go to Leyuanlu Seafood Street in Luohu District for big seafood meals at affordable prices. You can enjoy the different sights and smells of the food as most of the restaurants are simple outdoor stalls. In Yantian Seafood Street, and Nan’ao Shuitou Seafood Street between Dapeng Village and Nan’ao Village you can not only enjoy delicious seafood, but you can also buy fresh seafood from retail markets also at reasonable prices.

Shi Gong Hui Seafood Restaurant (Yantian)View In Map
Add: 8 Yantian Seafood Street, Yantian District, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755 252 00233/2520 2992
Opening hours: 08:30-00:00
Getting there: Take bus No. b626 to Yantian Shijie (盐田食街) stop

Nan’ao Seafood Restaurant View In Map
Add: 66 Haitao Lu, Yantian District, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755 2526 3375
Opening hours: 07:00-22:30
Getting there: Take bus No. 68 or b619 to Haitao Park (海涛花园) stop

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Mar 20, 2022 01:17 Report Abuse


Would this be a humorous allusion to the large black minority living in Shenzhen, and Otis Redding's song Dock of the Bay? Since the song is about racism tied to unemployment, I'd say that's treading on dangerous ground... not suitable for joking references IMO.

Feb 13, 2014 16:20 Report Abuse