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Cathay Restaurant at Sheraton Guilin ****

Cathay Restaurant at Sheraton Guilin, Guilin, China

Sheraton Guilin
Bin Jiang Nan Road
(overlooking Li River)
(773)-282-5588

Cuisine: Sichuan Chinese

Description & Atmosphere
The main dining room is spacious and elegantly decorated with paneled Chinese artwork, scenes of Guilin, and beautiful rosewood furniture. Floor-to-ceiling windows along one side of the restaurant overlook the Li River and promenade.

Food
The Chinese food here rates "right up there" — it's some of the best we've ever eaten.

Excellent Dim Sum. Other standouts include: Sweet Corn & Diced Chicken Soup, Sautéed Snow Peas with Sesame Oil, Deep Fried Crispy Chicken with Lemon, Sautéed Eggplant in Ginger Sauce, Sautéed Diced Chicken with Cashew Nuts, and "Guilin" Style Fried Rice Noodles.

Incredible desserts, especially the Caramelized Apples & Bananas. Yum!



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Entertainment at Cathay Restaurant at Sheraton Guilin, Guilin, China

Peking Duck
Be sure to order the Peking Duck. The menu offers two variations — traditional-style with thin Pancakes and Plum Sauce; and Shredded with Pineapple. Both dishes are amazingly good and portions are large.

Tea Connoisseur
The restaurant even has a special "Tea Connoisseur" offering guests a mixture of Special Teas of the Day. Boiling water is poured tableside from a long narrow-spouted kettle into a small cup filled with loose-leaf tea — from an arched height of at least one foot (see photo below). He makes it look so easy, but we wouldn't recommend trying it at home!

Tea Connoisseur pouring tea at Cathay Restaurant at Sheraton Guilin, Guilin, China

Entertainment
Live entertainment — emphasizing Chinese musical instruments — is performed nightly. This is quite typical in most of the hotels' Chinese Restaurants.

Hours
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Reservations
Dinner reservations are recommended.

Service
Excellent service...and friendly.

Prices
Moderate.

More Info
Call Cathay Restaurant or visit the Sheraton Guilin Hotel for more information on restaurant reservations, menu, wine list, room availability, deposits and directions.

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