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Lou WaiLou (GuShan Road)

30 Gushan Rd, Hangzhou 31007, China
+86 571 8796 9023
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good36%
  • Average25%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“pork” (18 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
30 Gushan Rd, Hangzhou 31007, China
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Most of the other reviews are pretty accurate. The place has a standard Chinese restaurant atmosphere which means no atmosphere whatsoever. It seats WAY too many people and you can't get seated easily. HOWEVER, they make a chicken baked in clay that will blow your...More

2  Thank DEK649
Reviewed June 29, 2013

The building has the charm of a history filled place, you can see the picture of Zhou Enlai and others when they visited this place. Service is not refined it is just very direct and simple -- you feel something about past communist times in...More

Thank jean-marc b
Reviewed June 21, 2013

This historic restaurant on the shores of West Lake is just fantastic. It is a big, bustling, elegant restaurant with good service and excellent food (aubergines with shrimp paste, the a m a z i n g beggar's chicken, dongpo pork). For chinese standards it...More

Thank P E
Reviewed June 9, 2013

The restaurant is one of the most famous with long history. It might have lost some glory with local dinners, it is the safest bet for visitors. It is right in front of the west lake with awesome views especially when you are on the...More

Thank Brandon D
Reviewed June 1, 2013

Recommended by friend to try special fish dish at this restaurant on the famous West Lake of Hangzhou. Did not disappoint. Special tangy black vinegar sauce and fresh-from-the-lake (farm) fish was delightful although I'm not a typical fish kind of person. The Lou Wei Lou...More

Thank janzzzlee
Reviewed May 29, 2013

This restaurant is known for its local and specialty dishes such as fish cooked in balsamic vinegar sauce, Longjin Tea shrimp, “tong poh” pork, to name a few. We tried the fish and pork dishes and both were yummy especially the fish dish. The fish...More

Thank little-muachi
Reviewed May 5, 2013

This restaurant is considered to be one of the best for authentic Hangzhou cuisine. It's located right on the north side of the lake, and is only about 20RMB by taxi from PInghai Lu. The menu has a variety of food, and the restaurant is...More

1  Thank Nicola C
Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

For 270 RMB we had mandarin fish (like a trout) in black vinegar sauce, which was recommended by the waitress, pork in brown sauce with steamed bun, fried pumpkin with salty egg yolk, bok choy and mushrooms, a local beer and tea. All courses were...More

1  Thank SydneyConcordian
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Louwailou is THE Hangzhou restaurant to go to. While the dishes might be appeal to the average western tongue, it is very authentic and it offers a nice view of the West Lake. I especially enjoyed the vegetarian goose that's made of beancurd skin. The...More

1  Thank guneingdoe
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Service: Some hot dishes were served lukewarm with broken foodware. The staff at the front let us wait more than 5 minutes while she talked on the phone before we were seated. And here we thought employee-ownership should improve the service! Food: Grossly overpriced for...More

1  Thank teaforte
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic 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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