Named after the famous strait that divides the continents of Europe and Asia, Bosphorus is best known in Guangzhou for its authentic Turkish food. Combining a formal restaurant setting with the unpretentious and friendly atmosphere of a neighbourhood coffee shop, the restaurant serves up Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine, along with a medley of vegetarian and international dishes. Bosphorus is widely praised for its Turkish barbecue, with signature items like the mixed adana kebab and grilled lamb patties in yogurt.
One of the oldest restaurants in Guangzhou, Ancient Palace reveals its Chinese and Middle Eastern influences through an eclectic, historically inspired interior décor and offers a diverse fusion of Eastern and Western cuisines. The items on the menu include Chinese, Arabic and Western specialities, with a section dedicated to the restaurant’s signature Oriental barbecue. Though many dishes vie for diners’ attention, the spicy lamb loaf and the kofta with tomatoes are truly must-tries.
Located on Huanshi Dong Road in one of the bustling business areas of Guangzhou, the Asia International Hotel impresses with the wide selection of Chinese and Western restaurants on its premises. Among the eight restaurants and food salons, Salam stands out with its commitment to a healthy and halal diet concept. Managed by the Salam Catering Group, simple but well- prepared dishes like toothpick beef and lightly battered fried prawns are served in an upscale and tastefully designed Middle Eastern-inspired setting.