Kenting offers a culinary extravaganza with lively Kenting Street as the hub, providing tourists with a holiday feast. Scattered on hillsides and by the sea, scenic restaurants blend local and international cuisines. For a taste of local life brimming with authentic flavors, venture to Hengchun Town, located just 20 minutes away. Here’s WildTaiwan co-founder Wendy Kung’s curated list of what to eat and where to eat in Kenting.

Best Gourmet Restaurant in Kenting

Mu Restaurant- 沐

Spicy Sauce Braised Grouper with Tofu Pot (photo courtesy of Gloria Manor)

Set within Gloria Hotel, Mu Restaurant exudes sophistication with its elegant decor and provides a stunning view of the expansive Da Jian Mountain through expansive floor-to-ceiling windows by the poolside. This culinary gem in Kenting champions the concept of minimizing food miles, prioritizing organic principles, and infusing creative flair into local delicacies. With meticulous curation of its menu using fresh, local produce that captures the essence of the region, standout dishes include the indigenous Rain Mushroom, Red Quinoa, and the delightful Fongliao Noon Fish. They are open every day, and reservations are recommended.

Wendy’s favorite dishes: Fried Neck of Pork with Preserved Mustard Green梅乾菜雨來菇炒豬肩頸, Stewed Dolphinfish and Tofu Casserrole鬼頭魚香豆腐煲, Lonkiauw Crispy Soft Shell Crab with Chili 瑯嶠避風塘軟殼蟹

Price: $$$

Location: No. 101, Gongyuan Rd, Hengchun Township, Pingtung County 屏東縣恆春鎮公園路101號

Phone: +886 8-886 3666#1511

The Local’s Favorite Restaurant in Kenting

Höo Triptown 虎炊稻

A fusion of innovation and local identity shine through the dishes at Höo Triptown (Photo courtesy of Höo Triptown)

An establishment that swiftly earned the favor of locals since its opening in 2022, Höo Triptown, draws its name from the Taiwanese term for “unfussy eaters.” The entrance features an adorable tiger deity, setting a playful tone that extends through both floors of this Asian fusion restaurant in Hengchun Town. Seamlessly blending tradition with innovation, Höo Triptown crafts gourmet Taiwanese dishes and creative beverages. Culinary excellence shines through skillful seasoning and signature dishes like Drunken Dongpo Pork and Truffle Seafood Steamed Egg, leaving a lasting impression on every palate. To our surprise, this place can also be donned with the term ‘bar,’ presenting an array of cocktail choices to complement the gastronomic experience. Opens daily for lunch and dinner, close on Wednesday. Reservation recommended.

Wendy’s favorite dishes: Oyster and tofu casserole 青蚵豆腐嫂, Drunken Dongpo Pork醉美東坡肉, Truffle Seafood Steamed Egg松露海鮮蒸蛋

Price: $$

Location: No.43, Lane 970, Hengong Road, Hengchun Township, Pingtung County屏東縣恆春鎮恆公路970巷43號

Phone: +886 967 112 067

Best Hole in the Wall in Kenting

Seafood Rechao in Alley 巷子內海鮮熱

Fresh seafood dishes at Kenting’s vibrant rechoa food restaurant. (Photo courtesy of Seafood Rechoa in Alley)

In the heart of a narrow alley, Seafood Rechao in Alley brings the vibrant tradition of rechao dining to life. Despite its unassuming exterior, this restaurant invites diners into a spirited and communal atmosphere. Fresh catches of the day are proudly displayed in a mobile fridge at the entrance, allowing patrons to choose from the daily bounty. What sets this place apart is its thoughtful touch — an English menu is offered, making it accessible to international visitors. For those strolling through Kenting’s main street without finding a culinary attraction, this budget-friendly and lively seafood rechao spot is a delightful discovery. Opens daily, reservations are not necessary—simply walk in and savor the experience. 

Wendy’s favorite dishes: Squid Fish Ball花枝丸, Local Mushroom(Tears of lover)情人的眼淚, 3 cups of chicken 三杯鷄

Price: $

Location: No. 9-3, Haibin Lane, Kenting Road, Hengchun Township, Pingtung County屏東縣恆春鎮墾丁路海濱巷9-3號

Phone: +886 910 961 891

The Trendy Restaurant in Kenting


Delicious seafood pasta at the photogenic Nossa Bistro. (Photo courtesy of Nossa Bistro)

Adjacent to the lively Kenting Street, Nossa captures the essence of a Kenting holiday with its genuine Western cuisine. Featuring a vibrant pink and orange exterior, the restaurant boasts spacious floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a sweeping view of the magnificent sea. Beyond its photogenic appeal, Nossa distinguishes itself with a menu of Mediterranean-inspired delights, including steaks, salads, pasta, seafood risotto, and enticing platters. It’s the perfect blend of Instagram-worthy aesthetics and culinary excellence. Open daily for lunch and dinner; walk-ins welcome, but reservations recommended for window seats.

Wendy’s favorite dishes: Nossa deep-fried assorted seafood platter Nossa炸飛魚海鮮拼盤, Duck breast with fig jam 炙煎脆皮鴨胸佐無花果醬,Iced tea with diamond pineapple屏東金鑽菠蘿冰茶

Price: $$

Location: No. 329, Kending Rd, Hengchun Township, Pingtung County 屏東縣恆春鎮墾丁路329號

Phone: +886 901 356 329

WOW-Factor Dining Experience in Kenting

Hengchun Street Stalls 恒春小吃

Sample local delicacies at the old stalls of Hengchun Street

Escape the hustle of Kenting Street and explore local delicacies just 10 kilometers away in Hengchun Town, the hometown of Tien Hsiang Lo Michelin star restaurant chef who returns for these long-standing stalls. As Taiwan’s southernmost town, it embraces strong mountain winds, boasts centuries-old city gates, and certainly harbors historic local snacks worth savoring. Salted rice cakes, red tortoise cakes, green bean garlic, sesame noodles, and duck glass noodle soup are nostalgic flavors not easily found in Taipei. The Hengchun Night Market, appearing only on Sundays, is a weekly festive gathering enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Unsure where to find the stall? Just show locals the name, and they’ll guide you to get the wow flavor!

Wendy’s favorite dishes: Grandpa’s Green Bean Sweets阿伯綠豆饌,Mama Wu’s salted rice cakes吳媽媽鹹粿,Buddy’s duck glass noodle soup 夥計鴨肉冬粉

Price: $

Location: Hengchun Old Street, Intersection of Fude Rd and Zhongshan Rd, Hengchun Township, Pingtung County, , Fude Rd 屏東市恆春鎮福德路和中山路交叉口恆春古城商圈

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