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Chinese, Asian
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Reservations, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 December 2019 via mobile

Very cool view. We went on a Monday night. Freezing cold inside. They have no heat and door is wide open. Food wasn’t that good, a bit disappointing. Bland and pretty tasteless. Go for a drink and take a picture!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

Great restaurant for authentic Chinese food. Even though the menu doesn’t have too much in English it’s still easy enough to navigate and we all had a great meal. Can get a bit noisey and the smoking inside lets the place down. Great views from...outside with a front row seat to the bungee jump over the other side of the river. Only about a 30minute drive by taxi from down town Yichang (cost us 100Y). Well worth the effort.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 27 May 2019

My wife and I stopped over 1 night in Yichang during a guided tour of China. The Fangweng restaurant is s unique restaurant that we went to for lunch. It is built into a cave overlooking the river, where you have to walk in along...a pathway mounted on the side of the mountain. There are tables outside with a wonderful view overlooking the river. Their specialty is Chinese sturgeon fish that is local to the waters and can only be eaten in Yichang. At 300 CNY~US$43 per 0.5 kg, the fish is expensive, but well worth to try. Our guide ordered 0.75kg in a soup (and 2 other dishes) for the 2 of us and the taste and texture of was really good.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 24 May 2019 via mobile

Nice restaurant with a very nice view on the cliff and river. Unique setting. Unfortunately didn’t taste the food as they were not serving at the time we got in, but they let us walk around and drink tea. Book in advance if you want...a window or outside table!More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 18 March 2019

Get a table outside or at one of the windows as the view is great. Food is quite nice. Service is average.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This restaurant is built into a cave on the side of the Xiling Gorge. You can sit at your table and watch various events across the gorge. There are bungee jumpers and small cable cars shaped like boats. A bit of a carnival atmosphere, relaxed...and enjoyable. The beef and onion and sweet and sour pork were good.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 23 April 2018

This is often on top ten lists of unique restaurants. It is built into a cave and has breathtaking views. The food is excellent (although a little more expensive than your typical restaurant in Hubei) and the service is great too! I had aubergines, amongst...other things, and they were delicious.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed 19 March 2018

This restaurant is actually called the Fang Weng Hanging Restaurant, and it is well known. We dined here before our Yangtze River Cruise (which leaves from Yichang), asking the car service guide we had arranged to take us there before the cruise. We got there...at 4pm and had an early and romantic dinner (and the restaurant to ourselves in the beginning) at a table by one of the huge glass windows looking out over the river and magnificent view, & watching all the fun people were having ziplining, bungee jumping, taking trams across the river and boats on it, etc.! (if we do get back we will definitely spend at least a day and a night here so we can zipline, take a boat on the river, and do the other fun things!) The outdoor patio was lovely, but too cold when we were there (early March) for us to eat out there, but we did bring our hot tea out there to enjoy the view. As we had to leave at 5:30pm, we weren't there to see all the lights go on, which I assume they do promptly at 6pm as they seem to do all over China (LOL), but it was pretty wonderful all the same! The restaurant is truly built into a cave in the side of the mountain, and hangs out over the mountain! We had their specialty, the local Yangtze River Fish (which are live in tanks, and served by weight- we ordered 1/2 kilo, just enough for 2 people); it was served cooked bone-in in a broth, and was mild and delicate. We also had the local greens (they have a big picture menu, and our guide kindly translated for us), which were new to us and delicious, and some tasty herb pancakes- too many to finish! Given that it's a truly unique restaurant we did not find it expensive- the total, inc. tea and 2 soft drinks was about $40, the service was very nice and no one hurried us. If you are going to Yichang I'd consider this a "must-eat-at" restaurant!More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Came here and ate the yichang sturgeon fish, this resta is one of the few given approval to serve this fish. Had it steamed. The flesh was soft, white and tender. We also ordered other dishes that were vegetarian- there is a lot of choices...here for vegetarians. The ambience of the restaurant is excellent! Beautiful cave interior. By the side of cliff. Staff don’t speak english but menu have translations so it is okay. One of the highlight of my trip to yichang.More

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The dishes are nice but honestly, I had found other cheaper place with similar taste. You are really just paying for the unique location and scenic view. We ordered the Fat Basha Fish, Fei Yu, which is famous in Yichang. It is really fatty and...when cooked with soup, the broth is thick. I cannot review on fish because I ate only the vegetables. They are nice and not oily or too salty. But that's because we tend to tell the waitress that we want less salt, less oil in almost all the restaurants we went. As with most parts of china, a vegetarian can simply request for vegetarian dishes. The Chinese are accommodating when it comes to food. They sometimes charge cheaper than original dishes too because they saved up on meat, but don't expect that to happen often. It is right behind Sanyou Cave and you can eat here while you visit both Sanyou Cave and the amusement park opposite.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Taxi are inexpensive in Yichang. If you go there by taxi you could get them to come back in 1 and a half hours time after dinner or lunch to be on the safe side. It is not as remote as it sounds as there are lots of traffic... More
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5