Where to Eat around The Westin Chongqing Liberation Square
Collected by Westin AFAR
Chongqing, on the banks of the Yangtze, has immense historical and cultural cachet. A booming metropolis of 10 million—forecast to double in 13 years!—it was the capital during WWII and is home to important artists and major politicians, as well as spicy Sichuan food.
222 Xinhua Rd, JieFangBei ShangQuan, Yuzhong Qu, Chongqing Shi, China, 400010
Jin Yao Xuan Specialty Restaurant at the Westin stands out from the (many) other hot pot restaurants in Chongqing by offering fresh, organic ingredients. Really! The chef will even come out with a big chunk of earth and handpick delicate mushrooms...
China, Chongqing Shi, Nanan Qu, NanPing ShangQuan, 珊瑚路2号 邮政编码: 400060
People in Chongqing are going nuts for Nova Venezia, a new Italian restaurant. It's got some great dishes, such as eggplant parmesan, lasagne, gnocchi, and mind-blowing tiramisu. Where Nova really shines is its pizza. It has the widest variety by...
Wai Po Xin （ Kai Fa Lu ）, Nanan Qu, Chongqing Shi, China, 400060
It seems to me that every city in China has a famous hot pot, but in the home of the Sichuan pepper, Chongqing hot pot is most definitely HOT. If you're lucky, it will be authentically ma la—numbingly spicy from real Sichuan peppers. They start to...
Liberation Monument Shangquan, Yuzhong, China, 400065
They say that Sichuan food is the best in all of China, and that Chongqing noodles are the tastiest. It's certainly a fun rumor to try and validate. These are Chongqing hot and sour sweet potato noodles, 酸辣粉. The noodles are made from sweet potato...
Run He Mei Shu, LongXi, Yubei Qu, Chongqing Shi, China, 401121
This is a great hot pot restaurant in its own right, but what really makes it stand out is the Chairman Mao/Military Guard theme. The waiters and waitresses all wear red guard uniforms and the walls have cool retro propaganda murals. You can't...
China, Chongqing Shi, Jiangbei Qu, BeiBin Lu MeiShiJie, 北滨路368号金源广场
Chongqing chicken is a very famous dish. Some people say it has two main ingredients: the first is chicken (obviously), and the second is pain! Sichuan cuisine is known for being spicy, and a good version of Chongqing chicken will leave you red...
Wuyi Rd, JieFangBei ShangQuan, Yuzhong Qu, Chongqing Shi, China, 400010
Chongqing is the birthplace of hot pot, a welcome warming meal on cold winters in the mountain town. E Zhang Men (重庆鹅掌门) is a well-known hot pot chain that might be a good first hot pot for beginners. Its soup base is a little sour but less spicy...
139 Zhongshan 3rd Rd, Yuzhong Qu, Chongqing Shi, China, 400065
Pangmei Noodle Restaurant is widely considered to have the best beef noodles in Chongqing. And because Sichuan is China's food capitol, this could be the best spot to eat beef noodles in China—maybe the world. Probably not, but if you're like me,...
258 Beibin 1st Rd, Jiangbei Qu, Chongqing Shi, China, 400023
Starry Street is the type of massive architecture project that China is becoming increasingly famous for. Conceptualized by 5+ Design, the six-level, 600-meter-long riverfront space houses everything from apartments to an IMAX theater. Notable...
China, Chongqing Shi, Yuzhong Qu, JieFangBei ShangQuan, 民族路166号王府井地王小广场 邮政编码: 400065
Chongqing has been slow to adopt the sprawling neighborhoods of Western cafés and restaurants found in similarly sized cities in China. But when you're hankering for a sandwich and coffee, head to Jiefangbei. In this dense district you'll find the...
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