Fodor's Expert Review Shizi Lou

$$ Nanjing Chinese

Near the Shanzi Road Market, this bustling restaurant is a popular purveyor of Huaiyang cuisine, one of the "four great traditions" of Chinese cooking. Try the signature "lion's head" meatballs (shizitou), large and succulent orbs of pork stewed with vegetables in a clear soup; the oversize potstickers (guotie); or, if you're feeling brave, the stinky tofu, malodorous but surprisingly tasty.

Chinese Lively Dinner $$

Quick Facts

29 Hunan Lu
Nanjing, Jiangsu  210009, China

025-8360–7888

Known For:
  • Popular among locals
  • Simple but tasty food
  • Saltwater duck

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