2011 Sanya, China Mini Restaurant Reviews

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

CA

We recently finished up our latest culinary tour of China in the Spring of 2011. Sanya, a beautiful city on China’s Hainan Island, has become essentially China’s Hawaii with beautiful sandy beaches, palm trees, and warm weather. Many Chinese tourist flock here during Chinese New Year and other holidays, packing the beaches until there is no room left!

Here are some quick mini reviews of places we ate at. We feel this will be useful as more people visit this up-and-coming area. We found few reviews on Trip Advisor and Dianping.

If a restaurant does not have a website, we link to their Dianping page if available.

Mangrove Tree Resort Thai Restaurant42

Yalong Bay Mangrove Tree Resort Thai restaurant – 红树林度假酒店大堂吧

We went to this Thai restaurant because it was the highest rated place on Dianping and because of a friend’s recommendation. Yes this is a beautiful resort and restaurant, but the service was terrible and the food only slightly above average.
If you live near this resort, give it a try if you like Thai food, otherwise look elsewhere.

Mangrove Tree Resort Thai Restaurant40

Hits: Coconut chicken soup (¥56), Sautéed seasonal vegetables, Spicy and sour beef salad (¥86)

Overall rating (Stars) – 2.5
Food Rating – 2.5
Service Rating – 1.5
Atmosphere Rating – 3
Value – 2

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Fair/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Come Back – No

Yalong Bay Mangrove Tree Resort
Yalong Bay National Resort District
Sanya, Hainan, P.R.China 572000
TEL: (86 898) 8855-8888
FAX: (86 898) 8855-8800
http://www.mangrovetreeresort.com/index.php?Locale=en-us

Dianping

Haohanpo International Resort Restaurant 16

Haohanpo International Resort Restaurant

We were at the Nantian Hot Springs Resort (Pretty inexpensive place with roughly 20 different types of hot spring water to relax in.) and needed lunch, so we went to this restaurant next door clad in our bathing suits. This restaurant surprised us with excellent food at reasonable prices. The coconut Hainan chicken and Sautéed seafood snails were especially awesome. The coconut rice we ate here, had sticky rice sandwiched between a slice of young coconut, awesome. This upscale restaurant is mainly used by tour groups.
This area is also known as Nantian and is filled with hot spring resorts.

Hits: Braised Wenchang chicken with coconut milk (¥45 for half), Sautéed seafood (48), stewed assorted taro in casserole (38), Steamed rice with coconut juice (12)

Haohanpo International Resort Restaurant 12

Overall rating (Stars) – 3
Food Rating – 3
Service Rating – 2.5
Atmosphere Rating – 2.5

Value – 3

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Fair/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Come Back – Yes

Haohanpo International Resort Restaurant
Nantian International Travel Island
Haitang Bay, Sanya 572013, China
86-898-8881 7666
http://www.nthotspring.com/

Trip Advisor

Sanya Dongbei Dumpling City – 东北饺子城

We ate at Dongbei Dumpling City as it was a friend’s favorite restaurant in downtown Sanya. This is one of those local restaurants with minimal decor but decent food, especially the dumplings.

Sanya Dongbei Dumpling City2

Sanya Dongbei Dumpling City27

Hits: Fried dumplings, steam leek dumplings, cumin beef, Sweet potato in hot toffee (28), Sautéed sweet corn with pine nuts (38)

Overall rating (Stars) – 2.5
Food Rating – 2.5
Service Rating – 1.5
Atmosphere Rating – 1.5
Value – 3

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Fair/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Come Back – Yes

Sanya Dongbei Dumpling City
No.43 Xingfeng Rd
Sanya, Hainan, P.R.China
0898-88257008
Dianping

Oceanic Sonic Resort Sanya 14

Ocean Sonic Resort Sanya Fusion Restaurant – 巴厘风情全日制餐厅

We stayed at this mid-level priced resort and had a free breakfast buffet bundled in. The food here proved pretty marginal. This resort is popular with middle-class Chinese tourist, not many Westerners. Next time we would stay at a more upscale resort.
We tried their room service for famous Hainan chicken with rice and found it Terrible.

Oceanic Sonic Resort Sanya 1

Hits: Cooked to order noodles, cooked to order eggs

Overall rating (Stars) – 1.5
Food Rating – 1.5
Service Rating – 1.5
Atmosphere Rating –
2.5
Value – 2

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Fair/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Come Back – No

Ocean Sonic Resort Sanya
No.168 Sanyawan Road
Sanya, Hainan, P.R.China
0898-88388888

Dianping

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Casual
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes

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