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Lou WaiLou (GuShan Road)

30 Gushan Rd, Hangzhou 31007, China
+86 571 8796 9023
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good36%
  • Average24%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“pork” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
30 Gushan Rd, Hangzhou 31007, China
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

It's a little pricey, being next to the west lake and famous! Food quality was not that great. Service was poor. We ordered cold beers on a very hot day. Half of the beers served were at room temperature. Waitress just said they were out...More

Thank Ling101028
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This restaurants has multiple floors, lots of people eat there as it's a famous restaurant at West Lake. Typical dishes: Dong Po Zhou (DongPo Pork), Xihu Chu Yu (fish)

Thank KathyReview2014
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Avoid it. This restaurant is notoriously overrated and is packed with local tourists. It has a tired menu with careless cooking. Hygiene standard is mediocre, to put its mildly.

Thank Epicurius_at_large
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Yes, you must try the wonderful West Lake Perch beautifully prepared here. We also tried the famous Beggar's Chicken. Delicious with the famous Longling tea.

Thank kanoe
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Food here for the price and fame was underwhelming and plain. We had better food at other restaurants in hangzhou for much lower price. Service was quick being after 6pm when we arrived but the whole experience was of a cheap cafeteria food outlet, rushed,...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is a really good restaurant for 100% authentic Hangzhou food. It also has a great view of West Lake if you are able to snag a window seat (especially on the second floor!) However, it's too famous for its own good. There's never a...More

Thank josieinchina
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Came highly recommended and we went at the right time when the crowd has not formed, come late and be prepared to sit in Q and wait. The restaurant was not shy in letting guests know that patrons from the G20 Summit was here !...More

Thank Steven L
Reviewed 27 November 2016

It's a must-stop on the West Lake Tourist Trail with world leaders from Nixon to the recent G-20 delegates enjoying a meal here. The Dongpo Rou (braised fatty pork) and the famous West Lake Cuyu (Steamed fish in a vinegar-based sauce) were both good, if...More

Thank GraniteStudio
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Good represtation of Hangzhou food and certainly the most famous. It was tasty but lots about the restaurant fall short. There is a Chinese saying that the Emperor's daughter need not worry about suitors, place being famous doesn't worry about customers. The inside is a...More

Thank Victor W
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The only saving grace was the beggar's chicken. If you're looking for Hangzhou dishes, I suggest you go elsewhere. Dishes here are way overpriced for the quantity and flavor. Service wasn't great either as the waiter was rushing us to order.

Thank jeanne y
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Gushan Rd, Hangzhou 31007, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Zhejiang  >  Hangzhou
  • Phone Number: +86 571 8796 9023
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