Food guide for new students in Wuhan: part 1

Introducing 9 BBQ, grilled & Japanese-style restaurants around Wuhan!

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As the final episode of popular Chinese drama“Story of Yanxi Palace”draws closer, we bid Farewell to a blissful Summer and say Hello to a new school semester.

Wuhan is a gourmet capital. As your food guide, our task is simple: to find you the tastiest food spots around Wuhan.

Part 1 of our intro features barbecues, grills & Japanese gastronomy.


Roast Meat

Japanese style, charcoal broiling, grill

 AJIYA Weiwu Japanese Style Roast Meat Restaurant

味屋日式烧肉店

Ajiya Weiwu has been running for 15 years in Shibuya, Japan. Five stores were opened in Shanghai in 6 years. Fresh Australian wagyu and Australian crayfish are transported by air. Only the finest ingredients are selected-something evident in the richly flavored meals at Ajiya Weiwu.

For a taste of Japan, visit Ajiya Weiwu at Xibeihu (Hankou) & dine on roast meat while watching the scenic lake.


YAN Special Charcoal Broiling

特色碳烤

For many years YAN has been regarded as the No.1 Korean restaurant among competing outlets in Han Street. Special roast beef sausage and beef tripe are popular options at YAN. With bronze style decoration, YAN scores full marks for style.


Kanda Roast Meat
神田烧肉

One of the earliest Japanese-style roast meat restaurants in Wuhan. Usually, restaurants that have survived more than three years have a commendable quality customers grow to love and appreciate.
Recommendation: steak and special Angus beef short ribs.


Chiwu Roast Meat
熾屋烧肉

Fresh food served by Chiwu’s friendly staff.

Recommendation: dragon small rib selected diaphragm and thick beef tongue.

North-Eastern Grill – Flint Meat Hall
东北人烤肉-火石肉堂

It’s the most popular store in Baofeng Street. You’ll find at least 300 people patiently queuing on a daily basis.

Many years ago, when someone handed a pack of hard blue cigarettes, they could jump the queue. Not anymore…
Recommendation: Pork belly with Northeast sauerkraut.


Two Fatty Barbecue
二胖烧烤

A barbecue restaurant that started off as a street stall in Qingshan District. Now there are five branches & business is pretty good.

Recommendation: Baked shrimp balls, sole fish, wurst, duck head, duck tongue and crystal fried dumplings.


Small Fatty Roast Chicken Feet
小胖烤凤爪

Their main dish is Thai style kebab: a combination of fruit and meat with gravy with a sweet taste & isn’t greasy at all. In addition, the store also sells green pepper wine, bean curd with crab roe and baked sugar. There are several things people haven’t eaten or heard of served at this restaurant.

After eating food at this restaurant, we forgot the taste of food served in the place we’d just left!


Classic Stone Barbecue
典石烧烤

Classic Stone offers the most unusual bovine bone marrow, which melts as it meets one’s mouth. The roast crabs are also a unique offering.


Avanti Barbecue
阿凡提烧烤

Avanti is a popular Xinjiang Barbecue in Qingshan District. Grilled with charcoal, the meat looks oily but has a satisfying taste. Mutton dumplings are handmade and packed with stuffing filled with juice.

-The Xinjiang Barbecue is only one stop away from Xiwenlejian, but it will cost you 70 RMB if you come from Hanyang District by taxi.