Lou Wai Lou

Restaurant Louwailou, 30 Gushan Road, Xihu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China Published on: 30-08-2016

10:30 AM - 08:30 PM
Restaurant
A-la-carte
18.43 - 29.49 USD

Lou Wai Lou is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Lou Wai Lou is the best place to taste the typical cuisines of Hangzhou when viewing the fantastic view of West Lake Scenic Area.

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Why Lou Wai Lou is special ?

Must try dishes:


Dongpo Pork and Beggar’s Chicken


West Lake Vinegar Fish


West Lake Fish in Sweet Sour Sauce


Fried Shrimps with Longjing Tea Leaves


Brasenia schreberi soup


Lotus root cooked with candy


Skin of bean curd fried with a pork burger


Shrimp quick-fried with eels


Lotus root cooked with sticky rice


Crab meat cooked with tofu

How to get to Lou Wai Lou?

Take Tourism Bus 10 or Bus Y10, get off at Xi Leng Bridge (西冷桥), and then walk about 240 meters.

Selling points

  • Decent view, go for the view
  • My favorite meal of the trip!
  • Classic tourist destination”
  • A landmark State Owned Restaurant
  • Enjoyable food with a great view of the West Lake

Facilities

  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget Medium
  • Alcohol YES
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian NO
2-day trip to Hangzhou

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Duration
2.0 days
Estimated
33.57 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
9 places

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Louwailou, 30 Gushan Road, Xihu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

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Tips for you

  • Prices are a little higher than you will pay elsewhere- just remember you are paying for the premium location.
    Prices
  • The place is huge and there are hundreds of tables, so reservations are unnecessary unless its a peak weekend.
    Reservation
  • It is located on Gushan Island in the lake on the north side, in between Beishan Road and Bai Causeway.
    Location
  • They bring you a fresh fish with the exact weight of 500-550g to examine before they cook it.
    What to know
  • You should come here for the view and for the nice walk you can take after dinner down Bai Causeway.
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Reviews

TripAdvisor View more

LouWaiLou is one of the most famous restaurants in Hangzhou. The food is okay, though if you want authentic Hangzhou food there are better places on Guanyin Street. You should come here for the view and for the nice walk you can take after dinner down Bai Causeway. We recommend trying the JiaoHuaJi (Beggar's Chicken), DongPo Rou (Su Dongpo's braised pork belly), and the XiHuCuYu (West Lake sweet and sour fish). Prices are a little higher than you will pay elsewhere- just remember you are paying for the premium location. The place is huge and there are hundreds of tables, so reservations are unnecessary unless its a peak weekend. Best enjoyed if you have a party of 6 or more. It is located on Gushan Island in the lake on the north side, in between Beishan Road and Bai Causeway.

TripAdvisor View more

Highly recommend to get a table on the terrace way before lunch hours if you have no reservation. Mid range prices but boy the poached whole fish with dark vinegar dressing is simply divine. They bring you a fresh fish with the exact weight of 500-550g to examine before they cook it. Top notch Chinese food with no MSG.

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The waitress are rude... and impatience. U need to get use of this in China. However, their food really very tasty and not as salty as other restaurant... just the price for the xihu vinegar fish is very expensive... u must order the 西湖醋鱼王... if not u will non-stop eating fish bones.. and u may get irritated for the fish.

FourSquare View more

Definitely order the Beggar's Chicken. This is the dish's birthplace

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