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Nala’s Mexican Food

Nala’s Mexican Food (7-1 Roosevelt Road, Sec. 1, Zhongzheng District, Taipei) – this take-out restaurant, which opened in recent times, serves tasty Mexican food, which is very difficult to find in Taipei. Their burritos, in particular, are popular among both locals and visiting Americans & other foreigners for their freshly-made quality ingredients and low price […]

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Mr. Meat

Mr. Meat (Section 2, Dunhua S Rd & Lane 81, Section 2, Dunhua S Rd, Da’an District, Taipei) – as the restaurant’s name implies, this is a carnivore’s paradise. Patrons that eat here feel like they’ve walked into a butcher shop that’s been converted into a restaurant. Diners here like to order the Hot Pot […]

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Mitsui Japanese Restaurant

Mitsui Japanese Restaurant (No. 30, Nong’an Street, Zhongshan District, Taipei) – this is one of Taipei’s more upscaled Japanese restaurants, where business associates, groups of friends, and romantic couples tend to dine. Items served here include Sashimi Moriawase (shrimp, scallop, tuna, yellowtail and hirame) served on a bowl of crushed ice, Sea Urchin on top […]

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Madame Jill’s Vietnamese Cuisine

Madame Jill’s Vietnamese Cuisine (No. 11, Lane 24, Roosevelt Road Section 4, Dà’ān District, Taipei) — Madame Jill’s was the first Vietnamese restaurant to come to Taipei, when the Vietnam War was still raging. In 1974, the Lin family (overseas Chinese) moved to Taipei because of the war and set up the first branch of […]

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Lan Jia Gua Bao

Lan Jia Gua Bao (Section 3, Roosevelt Rd & Shida Rd, Da’an District, Taipei) – this restaurant serves a local specialty called the Gua Bao (Taiwan’s answer to the hamburger): a fluffy white bun enclosing stewed, fatty pork belly. This local fast food-friendly item reportedly got its roots in mainland China’s Fujian province, but somehow […]

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KGB

KGB (No. 5, 1F, Shida Road, Lane 114, Taipei) – this burger restaurant’s abbreviation stands for “Kiwi Gourmet Burger” (revealing the New Zealand origins of its owners). KGB adds its own twist to hamburgers – ranging from “CC Heaven” (a burger topped with smooth creamy camembert cheese covered with cranberry sauce), to “Satay” (Indonesian style […]

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Kanpai Classic

Kanpai Classic (No. 9, 8F, Mitsukoshi A9, SongShou Road, XinYi District, Taipei) – located within the trendy Mitsukoshi A9 department store, this restaurant’s name (Kanpai) means ‘cheers’ or ‘ganbei’ in Japanese. It’s a rapidly growing chain of restaurants specializing in quality Japanese barbecue (in some ways, reminiscent of Benihana’s in America). What makes this place […]

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Ji Pin

Ji Pin (No. 236, 2F, XinYi Road, Section 4, Da-An District, Taipei) – located at Taipei’s popular XiYi Road, Ji Pin is a renowned seafood restaurant. Specialties include shark fin, abalone, and mushroom and scallop dumplings. Along with seafood, diners can also order fried chicken, braised sea cucumber and goose web, and the radish spring […]

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Fika Fika Café

Fika Fika Café (No. 33, Yitong Street, Zhongshan District, Taipei) – this café has become popular among Taiwanese-Americans who are familiar with the “Fika Fika” brand back in USA and elsewhere. No doubt, the coffee serves there is good (along with the snack foods served there as well). This Fika Fika café gets higher points […]

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Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung (No. 194, XinYi Road, Section 2, Taipei) – the Shanghai soup dumplings served here (a.k.a. xiao long bao) are popular favorites among locals and visitors alike – in particular classic flavors like pork with crab or shrimp. Diners are advised that the best way to eat dumplings is to dunk the dumpling […]