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“Deteriorating food quality”
Review of Shi-Yang Tea House

Shi-Yang Tea House
Ranked #2 of 101 Restaurants in Xizhi
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Xizhi District
Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

I went to this place since nine or ten years ago and I have regarded this as the best restaurant in terms of food quality, price and environment. Since I have been there too many times so I did not go there for around 3 years. Just went recently again, it was such a disappointment for all of us. Most dishes are vege, starch products and not taste well. Have little seafood in two dishes and no meat at all. Even the signature dish which is used to be chicken soup becomes a soup by bean and vegetable. With this performance, I will never go back again.

Date of visit: August 2019
4  Thank mosls
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Reviewed April 2, 2019

Zen and tranquil experience. It's nice to visit during the say time where you can enjoy the scenery, at all dark outside at dinner time. Food is full of surprises, and details well taken care. It's located at the middle of a mountain so the only public transport is by taxi. They have fixed set menu which changes periodically. However you may made request for special diet needs.

Date of visit: June 2018
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1  Thank exoticstring
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Second time here. Menu didn’t change much but I still enjoyed the place and the meal very much.

It’s about 30km from Taipei but it’s worth coming out here for lunch. The photos speak for itself.

The entire experience was very zen and tranquil. The dishes were not heavily seasoned so you can still enjoy the flavors of the underlying ingredients.

I loved zipping the drinks between courses as they really helped cleanse my palette before tasting the next course.

Tips- need to call at least 6-8 weeks ahead and you need to be persistent. Second floor offers better view. There is a table on each end of the second floor and they are the best in the house.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank vivtsang
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

We had lunch here. It was not too far from the city - about 1/2 hour’s drive. We used the taxi service recommended by the restaurant. The staff met us at the outside entrance so that the taxi turns into the lane to the restaurant. The place is not wheelchair friendly as you have to walk up some steps. The ambience of the restaurant is very zen like - it’s good to arrive early before other guests arrive if you want to enjoy some quiet time in the surroundings. The food is superb - every dish is a surprise and ingredients are fresh. There’s no menu and we liked that as we can keep guessing what we were tasting and then reconfirm with the staff. The entire meal is very filling. You can choose between vegetarian or semi-vegetarian. Pricing is very reasonable like around NTD1,350 per person. I feel they can improve with renovating the toilets. It’s also very dark in the toilets.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank mosto
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

been there many times. i find the menu is bored (mostly repeated) and the ingredients used is cheaper and cheaper. portion being served is getting less as well.
even though the price has not up yet but feeling is totally disappointed.
it is a nice place and good idea for people visit but getting more commerical. lots of groups been there too.
hope they can improve and keep the spiritual of before!

Date of visit: November 2017
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3  Thank Maggie C
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