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Lou WaiLou (GuShan Road)

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Chinese, Asian
30 Gushan Rd, Hangzhou 31007, China
+86 571 8796 9023
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good38%
  • Average25%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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30 Gushan Rd, Hangzhou 31007, China
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1 - 10 of 143 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

This is Hangzhou's most famous restaurant and upon entering, we still can glimpse at the beauty of the establishment, outside and within. The view of West Lake is glorious and definitely one of the reasons anyone would visit. However, like any place where tourists flock,...More

Thank jaauoc
Reviewed 13 July 2018

The view from the restaurant is fantastic. Food is very traditional, but is not the best chinese food you can get.

Thank L10nf1sh
Reviewed 30 June 2018

This is a very famous Hangzhou restaurant, with a nice view if one is at the window or sitting out on the patio. It is enormous. I have been here several times, as guest and host. The fame of the food is no longer justified....More

Thank carpe d
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Our visit in Hangzhou will not be complete without a visit to this restaurant, which name Lou WaiLou literally means “a building outside another building”. True enough, the place was crowded by people, tourists and locals, who are patiently waiting in line. We waited for...More

Thank NathanLuminario
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Even though the service isn't quite the best, they are always busy, the food is really good! Delicious, big portions, authentic Hangzhounese food. Not cheap at all but totally worth taking friends there. The view is Exquisite. The best in town. :)

Thank Thuraya T
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Highly overrated. The signature dishes are average, indifferent from any other restaurant in Hangzhou. But it is huge, so , if you get tired of walking along the west lake, you can easily get a table. Full of tourists. If you a foodie, don’t bother.

Thank Travelling_Pig
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Our friend took us to Lou Wai Lou for some local Hangzhou food. We managed to get a table right away during lunch time on a weekday (don’t try that on weekends). We ordered a few truly local dishes including the SiHu Vinegar Fish, Tong...More

Thank Keren C
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

I was not sure if I needed to do this review having just read the others. Yes I am basically saying more or less the same thing but decided I must anyway. It is all about their signature dish the “local catch in sweet dark...More

Thank TangCanCook
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Lou Wai Lou (Chinese: 楼外楼) - This famous west lakeside restaurant serves delicious dishes typical of Hangzhou cuisine. Many will say that the food offered in this restaurant is the food that best represents Hangzhou's cuisine, and it is no wonder that the restaurant has...More

Thank Yair1515
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We tried this restaurant after our boat ride in the lake. We could luckily secured our seat prior to the crowd of tourists rushed in. There were adequate choices of local dishes for our selection. The most famous ones being beggars' chicken, sweet and sour...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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