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The Best Cantonese Cuisine in Guangzhou: A Foodie's Guide to Local Restaurants - Savour the best of Cantonese cuisine

Cantonese cooking originates from the Guangdong Province. Guangzhou, being the largest city in the province, is the best place to discover Cantonese cuisine. With a wide array of restaurants, you can sample the best of dim sum to classic dishes in some of the best restaurants in town. 



For traditional Cantonese dishes, Dianduode is one of the best restaurants in Guangzhou! This popular two-storeyed restaurant, with classic Chinese decor, is packed with hungry customers each night. It is so popular that there is a waitlist to get into the restaurant. Therefore, prior reservations are mandatory, although takeaway is available. The staff at Dianduode’s are not English conversant. If your knowledge of Mandarin is minimal, your best bet is to order a family-style meal. This way, you will be able to savour a little of everything.  



For an authentic Cantonese dining experience, head to Taotaoju. This restaurant is known for its traditional Cantonese dishes, with a menu that features everything from roast meats to steamed fish and noodle soups. The restaurant's decor is also impressive, with ornate Chinese-style furnishings and decor that create an atmosphere of elegance and sophistication. The staff is friendly and accommodating, making it an excellent choice for both casual dining and special occasions. Don't miss out on trying their signature dish, the "Braised Sea Cucumber with Abalone Sauce", a local delicacy that is sure to impress your taste buds.


Li Yuan Restaurant

Renowned for its selection of top-quality Cantonese food, Li Yuan is a splendid choice to feast on local dishes. Li Yuan Restaurant presents patrons with an extensive selection of dishes from dim sum and turnip cake to stewed fish and pork buns. Diners will have the chance to sample some of the best delights in canton cuisine. With reasonable prices and decent-sized portions, Li Yuan Restaurant is ideal for family dinners and meet-ups with a big group of friends. Many of the accommodations and serviced apartments in Guangzhou, like those at Oakwood Premier Guangzhou, offer fantastic opportunities for you to taste Cantonese cooking or prepare your own Cantonese dish.


Jade Garden

This is another famous restaurant that has a loyal selection of customers due to its exceptional quality of food and trendy atmosphere. Found inside a shopping mall, this unassuming restaurant, with beautiful glass tables, monochrome plates and bright bouquets has an inviting ambience. The restaurant offers a wide range of Cantonese cooking plated tastefully for each guest. The food is amazing here, with the staff attentive and a refined environment for a top-quality Cantonese food adventure. 


Shang Dian Dim Sum

For an incredibly delicious and economically priced dim sum when in Guangzhou, head to Dian Dim Sum. They serve traditional and inexpensive dim sum for a great foodie experience. With an expansive English-friendly menu and exceptional food, it is also a Vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurant. It also caters to customers with varied diet preferences. 


Guangzhou Restaurant

The namesake restaurant is found inside a multi-storey building and serves delicious, classic Cantonese food for its customers. Many patrons love the restaurant's fried pork and Cantonese soups, which are quite a speciality. They have an impressive dessert menu too! So don't forget to save some room to sample some outstanding desserts to end your meal on a sweet note.