Adventures in Asia

by Greg & Francie

Western Food in Chengdu

Greg & I just spent the last 5 days in Chengdu pigging out after 2 weeks of noodle soup in Wolong. It turns out that Chengdu actually has some really great western food restaurants if that is what you’re craving.

The best:
Del Mar Mediterranean Restaurant
10 Tongzilin Donglu
We found out about this place from Chengdoo magazine (a great resource for restaurant and bar information). It’s run by the same people who own Grandma’s Kitchen. Surprisingly it’s not that much more expensive than a typical Chengdu western food cafe, but the food is much better. The pasta is particularly good. So is the chocolate cheesecake.

Grandmas Kitchen
73/75 Kehua Beilu
This place is in the lonely planet. It was better than i expected and the wait staff is super nice. Their desserts are some of the best I’ve had in China.

Mutt’s Nutts @ Dave’s Oasis
This place had by far the best pizza of all the places we tried pizza (better than highfly cafe). Go there for the pizza. I don’t remember the address but they are listed in Chengdoo magazine.

Dodo’s Cafe
12 Xiaotongxiang St.
This place is just a few doors down from Cafe Copenhagen & The Loft hostel. It is very cozy and comfortable, the staff is really nice, and the food is way better (in my opinion) than Cafe Copenhagen. For a healthful lunch, order the mixed salad and a farmer’s sandwich.

Peter’s Tex-Mex
117 Kehua Beilu
This place is also in Lonely planet. It was good although each dish was a little different than how it is supposed to taste if you are in Texas. But it still satisfied our flour tortilla and cheese cravings ūüėČ


August 14, 2007 - Posted by | Chengdu, China, Travel, Urban


  1. Four pandas were born in captivity in China on the same day, a rare occurrence after 34 were born in all of last year, state media reported Tuesday.

    Xinhua News Agency earlier reported that three pandas had been born, but later said that 14-year-old Eryatou, who had delivered a female baby on Monday evening at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Center in Sichuan province, later gave birth to a second female baby.

    Comment by César García | August 14, 2007 | Reply

  2. Hi there,

    Glad you like the mag, but I would like to correct that
    our magazine is not connected to Grandma’s (they got an ad and that’s about it). We are independent. Would be nice if you could correct that.

    Director of Chengdoo Magazine

    P.S. Get back to us if you have any question regarding the mag.

    Comment by joe | October 18, 2007 | Reply

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