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Qingtao Restaurant

Add:166 Lishui Road (Jinghong Road Junction)

Tel:0571 8882 7222

Time:11am - 1:30pm, 5pm - 9pm

Credit Cards Accepted
English Service Available

2013-02-07

As soon as we walked past the nondescript partition that obscures the restaurant, it was easy to see the tasteful architectural design features of this establishment. Bare, concrete floors and walls awash in peeling and cracking white paint gave the entire dining room a very modern, stylish, well-lit, and artsy effect. Halogen pendant lights hung from the rafters, and large frame-less pieces of artwork surrounded us. Seating is roomy and without complication, with standard tables or sofas available for your choosing. Thick tan leather and stark white wooden chairs, combined with antique, industrial equipment in strategic locations completed the theme. As much as we were impressed with the décor, the food was surprisingly traditional in its preparation and presentation. Whole steamed bass served in a glistening pool of sauce, and a couple of dishes of tofu made for a good, nourishing start, while the taro root julienne with large slivers of garlic, and crisply-fried vegetable wantons made for a slight departure from classic fare. All in all, this meal was a solid and respectable example of local cuisine done well. While we would have liked to see something a little more daring and perhaps a more fusion-inspired menu, visitors won't be let down. Picture menu available.

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