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$$$$$ | Sushi

MASA Sushi

The MASA restaurant in Taipei serves delicious sushi made of the freshest seafood, listed on three set menus and served in an array of bite-size portions. Diners are delighted by the wonderful sashimi, oysters, shrimp, egg pancakes and nigiri dishes this restaurant offers. Open daily, reservations essential.

Address: Shi Min Da Du 4th
Telephone: (0)2 2570 2590

$$$$$ | Italian

La Giara

La Giara is a romantic, upmarket Italian restaurant with classy décor, friendly English-speaking staff and a classic Italian menu. The pizza and pasta dishes are prepared with imported spices and fresh, healthy ingredients, and the risotto and baked pitas are also exceptional. Open daily for lunch and dinner, reservations essential.

Address: Fushing South Road
Telephone: (0)2 2705 0345
Website: http://http://www.lagiara.com.tw/

$$$$$ | American

California Grill

California Grill offers a range of big, juicy American-style burgers served in organic, homemade rolls (original or wholegrain). Aside from the mouth-watering beef burgers, patrons should also try the teriyaki chicken, salmon fillet or tofu burgers - delicious! Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Address: Yong Kang Street
Telephone: (02)2343 5111

$$$$$ | Local

Din Tai Fung

This traditional Taiwanese restaurant originated in Taipei and, as a result of its steadfast popularity, has since opened various branches worldwide. Most famous for its Xi¨£ol¨®ngb¨¡o (stuffed and steamed dumplings), the Din Tai Fung menu also offers acclaimed seaweed, bean sprouts and mung bean noodles, and a tasty chicken soup. Open daily for lunch and dinner, reservations recommended.

Address: Chung Hsiao East Rd
Telephone: (0)2 2321 8928
Website: http://http://www.dintaifung.com.tw/ch/index.asp

$$$$$ | Chinese

Kao-chi

The Kao-chi restaurant in Taipei was traditionally famous for its Shanghai desserts and today other menu favourites include the crispy green onion pasties and the mung bean noodles with bean curd puffs, as well as prawn dumplings, steamed ribs and barbeque pork pasties. Open daily, reservations recommended.

Address: YongKang Street
Telephone: (0)2 2341 9984
Website: http://www.kao-chi.com

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