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Foshan Tourist Guide (March
|This page lists some of
our favourite Chinese restaurants in Foshan.
Night Eats and Drinks
• Trendy Cafes, beer gardens and juice bars -
This is a catchall page mainly devoted the nighttime
places of entertainment, which often feature expensive
alcoholic beverages from around the world. These establishments
are frequented by the neuvo rich young Chinese in Foshan,
and are very popular with Foreigners. We do not include
night clubs in this page, nor anything that is a mainly
restaurant. However, we start with Juice Bars:
This is a growing chain of Juice Bars that serve freshly
made fruit juices and sticky cakes. The menu's are only
in Chinese unfortunately, but ordering what you want
is not difficult. Behind a counter lined with cakes
await staff to take your juice order. All the juices
served are freshly 'squeezed' for your order and come
in two varieties = Chunky or Smooth. The chunky ones
are delivered to table with a large diameter straw.
They offer about ten fruits, plus combinations of flavours;
all listed in Chinese. Simply point at the fruit on
show behind the counter - they will understand and make
your juice from this, and it works a treat.
Drinks include: Mango, Kiwi Fruit, Melon, and Banana.
There are many other and seasonal choices also, but
Orange juice or Apple juice are not favourites of the
Chinese clientele - although usually available if you
ask for it. They also offer a large variety of 'Pears',
and I use this word advisedly because there are many
fruits that appear to be somewhat related to pears,
whilst some of these are more like Peaches when eaten.
Cost is minimal, and around Y10 or less.
Soff is everywhere in Foshan; similar chains, or local
competitors. Good Hotels, Western restaurants, and Vegetarian
restaurants will also offer freshly squeezed juice -
just without all the marketing hype. There is one very
near Bai Hua - simply walk up the awkward road that
runs beside MacDonald's and it is 200 yards away set
back from the main road in prominent view. There is
another at Superline, and you will find a version at
any shopping centre
Cafés (Western style restaurants really)
No.12 Fenjiang Zhong Road, Changcheng District, Foshan
No.11 Yuandong Road, Nanhai District, Foshan City
No.20 Fenshan Zhong Road, Shunde District, Foshan City
Haisan Road, Guicheng Town, Nanhai District, Foshan
Ta Ke Bao Coffee
No. 61 New Square of Renmin Road, Chancheng District,
These places are aimed at Foshan's young and rich, and
are multiplying exponentially. They serve drinks and
snacks, plus have innovations that make them stand out
from each other.
Jack and the Magic Pea
This small chain is very popular, and about the best
in this category. They offer an innovative and modern
environment for Foshan's young executives and wannabe's
after work. Their main items are imported German beer
in bottles, various types of coffee beans from around
the world, and 'nibbles' such as large prawns in breadcrumbs
that are served in stylish manner.
The best one is near the Foshan Hotel on Feng Jiang
Zhong Lu. Standing outside the Foshan hotel, which is
on your left side - walk forwards and turn left. Follow
this road a few hundred yards until the next major road
junction and turn right. The establishment is located
a few hundred yards along on your right. What I like
about this place is that whilst their are numerous tables
with large screen TV's all around the walls - there
is no noise from the sets. This is because (For a nominal
fee), you hire headsets that are tuned into the channel
you want to watch. These are full enclosure headphones,
meaning you can have them as loud as you like, and your
neighbour won't be disturbed by any noise. Patronage
allowing, you will also get a remote control to switch
Jack and the Magic Pea is trendy, up-market, and not
prohibitively expensive for Foreigners. All outlets
have a similar relaxed feel to them + wifi-internet
as standard, and English speaking staff who are very
professional and competent. Chinese for 'pea' and 'bean'
is exactly the same word - but at least they have used
their initiative to try and cross the international
cultural divide. Definitely worth visiting. There is
a smaller one near Dong Jian, and straight up the road
on the other side from KFC, meaning the one that passes
Martino's and follows the canal. It is 3 minutes walk.
This is known as 'Rabbit', and has a completely different
feel from 'Jack's Magic Pea' above. Here the focus is
more on fruit juice and coffee served with cakes and
sweet delicacies - rather than the above which focuses
more on German beers and savoury treats. This chain
is probably more suited to vegetarian non-smokers, as
whilst meat is available, vegetarian treats are widespread.
Whilst smoking is allowed in all outlets, it is somewhat
Whilst I could happily spend all night at Jack's Place,
I am not a big fan of RBT, and I don't know why - just
not my kind of chill I guess. However, we are all different,
and it may suit yourselves excellently. Please try this
chain as it is different, and again caters for the young
and neuvo rich in Foshan.
Their main enterprise is along Zumiao Road heading South
and away from the city centre and Temple. It is on your
right before you reach the major road junction with
Foshan Hotel situated right, then right again. There
is another at Dong Jian, this time going straight up
the road at the side of KFC until you reach the first
set of traffic lights = 600 yards. It is on the corner
to your right.
These places are not clubs, although they may offer
live entertainment. They usually sell very expensive
German type beer and offer private rooms, extremely
large screen TV's for Western sports channels, and a
little food of the snacks version = table nibbles. We
have limited cross-over between this page and Foshan
Nightlife, where you will find listings
for other similar establishments such as DJ
Cafe and Channel 6 - both
This is actually part of a small chain, and is located
opposite the Foshan hotel, left, and just a few paces
into the adjoining street on the right - which we call
DVD Street. It is on your right and has a foyer lines
with expensive imported wines. Downstairs is a large
room dedicated to drinking mini-barrels of expensive
German beer, and a projector TV screen that is several
yards wide and high. I watched live as Manchester United
won the European Cup a couple of years ago (Probably
2008?). Some visitors to Foshan may find this information
and it's extrapolations to be of great importance.
Upstairs is a similar sized room that features an intimate
dance floor and live acts by resident and visiting musicians
and entertainers. Last time I was here they had a very
good Filipino duet entertaining with a mix of popular
songs. Backing was mainly keyboards and electronics,
but professionally done and worth seeing again. They
are also proactive with patrons, and try to get people
up and dancing / having fun - without being intrusive.
This is a different take on the above, with a black
two-tier disco-ette featuring a small dance floor and
the emphasis on drinking bottle of imported spirits.
The name is actually "Fay's Party",
but it is normally known by the given name above.
The location is near to Bai Hua and just up the Chinese
road next to MacDonald's. It is set back from the main
road and near Soff juice bar. If drinking bottles of
Whiskey or Captain Morgan's Rum - plus dancing with
'pretty girls and getting totally hammered appeals to
you; then you should look no further.
There are a plethora of similar bars, most of which
come and go within 6-months. I have simply highlighted
these two versions to let you know this kind of establishment
exists in Foshan - and is very popular with both Foreigners
and wealthy young Chinese.
These places are far more relaxed than the ones mentioned
above, and can be very romantic, or ideal for a group
wishing to chill outdoors in very pleasant surroundings.
They will feature a proper garden set out with running
water and interspersed with the odd pagoda or public
boardwalk. They are often a small maize interlinked
by bridges and diversions. Behind is a full restaurant,
barbeque, and drinks supply supported by private rooms
and outside - private and secluded gazebo's for small
TT aka 66 Club
This is a very nice garden located South and East from
Dong Jian, and you will need a taxi to get there and
return. Starting from Dong Jian Century Plaza, head
towards Foshan TV tower and bear right into Lingnan
Donglu. Pass the major hospital on your left, and turn
left at the immediate traffic lights. Go down this road
for 3 major interchanges, and turn right. It is 600
yards up on your right. You can easily miss this if
you miss the sign over the gateway, as otherwise you
appear to be in the middle of nowhere and looking at
a brick wall which has cars parked all along it for
hundreds of yards. This is your clue. The entrance id
Foshan centre side of the brick wall.
This is very well worth finding, because inside the
walls reveals a secluded garden which has low-lights
and excellent ambience. The central feature is a gazebo
set above a pond, as in a river crossing. It is used
as a dance floor on more ebullient evenings. However,
most of the time it is quiet and personal + very good
for that 'escape the city' chill factor. They also support
a decent restaurant service, although most patrons prefer
BBQ and expensive foreign beers in small bottles accompanied
by Chinese snacks.
The only downside to this is if you caught a taxi here,
then finding one to take you back is a bit of a nightmare!
Any Chinese with you will always walk South and then
West - in the direction of Lang Kwai Fong. Wrong! Exiting
turn left and walk down to the major road junction some
distance away - taxi's do regularly travel along this
The Local Garden
This version is far more central and a bit more chaotic
= very popular.
Whilst this place lacks the intimate ambience of the
place above, it is far livelier and a great place to
make new friends - or top up before hitting the clubs.
To find it again start at Dong Jian and head for the
TV tower. This time turn left, and crossing pedestrian
lights, bear right at the first major set of traffic
lights. Go along here several hundred yards and on your
left you will see a couple of beer gardens (Quite obvious).
Go to either, although my friends prefer the first one
of the two.
This place is actually very good if you are into having
a fun time with friends and people you meet. However,
it is not the place to take your latest girlfriend for
a romantic and intimate evening alone together.
This category covers many versions around a theme =
what to do for a little sophistication in the evenings.
Enjoy + send us your personal feedback so we can better
This information is as supplied by China Expats and
our friends, as dated 10th July 2010, and/or other reliable
sources. Please check this information yourself as it
may alter without notice, and whilst we try our best
to ensure it is correct, please do not hold us responsible
for any errors - this is intended as a simple guide
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