O'Reilly's (爱尔兰酒吧). 46-9 North Caihong Rd near the Portman Plaza (市江东区彩虹北路46-9号, 波特曼大街上). Steaks, burgers, appetizers, all day breakfast, and low priced sub sandwiches (¥25/6 inch; yen;35/12 inch). Beer selection is good, and although the imported beers are a bit pricey, before 8PM most draft beers are buy one get one free and after 8PM buy two get one free. Waitresses speak excellent English and Chinese.
Mezzos on 2Caihong Bei Lu 50 Hao, Donggang Boteman Da Jiudian 2 Lou (2F)Swanky Italian with 5 star interior decoration.
Picanha Brazilian BBQ (比卡亚巴西烧烤). No.1-4 Lane 230 Jiefang South Road, 2nd Floor of Century Plaza(宁波市解放南路230弄1-4号大梁街口世纪广场二楼). Pretty good Brazilian BBQ, buffet style. Can be pricey depending on the option (¥228 for meat/buffet/unlimited beer or ¥128 for meat/buffet),the food is good and chefs are actual Brazilians. If meat is what you desire, then this is the place. +86 574 87360077, .
Banana Leaf Curry HouseZhongma Lu 69 Hao, Lao WaitanPhone: 0574-87352600Opposite the Shamrock Irish Pub. The English-speaking staff gladly advises on their offerings and more than gladly surprise you with a selection of their meals. Pizza Pino1041B, Zone C, Heyi Avenue Shopping Center, 66 Heyi Lu 66C1041BPhone: 0574-8389-9535The only place in Ningbo with a wood fired oven but ruins the pizza by not using buffalo mozzarella. Da Bossi Ristorante139 Zhongma Lu, Lao Waitan 139Phone: 0574-8657-8777A very fine and fancy Italian. Get a group together and enjoy an open fire in a private dining rooms on the 3rd floor. Book ahead as it gets busy. Ganesha Indian Restaurant336 Zhenming Road, Haishu DistrictPhone: 0574-87624696Hours: 11am-11pmPrice: ¥80Delicious, authentic Indian cuisine. Gino Cafe46-2 Caihong Bei Lu 46-2Phone: 0574-8795-3577Hours: 9:30am till 11pmThis is a below average Chinese style italian. Bullfighter72 Zhenming Lu, Kings Plaza 72Phone: 0574-8729-5023Western style beef restaurant selling Chinese beef. The service is frustrating, there is no air conditioning and the food is tough and bland. Spices28 Yangshan Lu, LaoWaitan 28Phone: 0574-8767-9777Indian food, a huge menu. The decoration is appealing and the service is a bit slow but still they have a very good menu with nice pictures to select from. You can order a delivery as well with them. Amore's109 Jiangdong Nan Lu 109Phone: 136-1574-0093Hours: 11am-2pm and 6pm till 10pmDecent home made Italian food, available for delivery. Casa Maya39 Yangshan Lu, Lao WaitanPhone: 0574-8703-9599Mexican food, now with a new chef the food tastes authentic and no more concerns over food poisoning! Lebanese Restaurant320 Zhenming Lu 320Phone: 0574-8731-5861Hours: 11am till 11pmAuthentic Lebanese food that's also available for delivery. The whole leg of lamb is a favorite.
Ajisen RamenTianyi Square 1886
Inakawa79 Qianlong LuPhone: 0574-8795-3197Great for parties as they have an eat and drink as much as you can menu. AkitayaCaihong Bei Lu 50 Hao, Donggang Boteman Da Jiudian 2 Lou (2 F)Phone: 0574-8768 8688-63Hours: 11am till 2pm then 5pm till 10pmTop class japanese with English speaking staff Mai Sui Ting2F, New Century Grand Hotel, 666 Shounan Zhong Lu, Yinzhou District 666,Phone: 0574-5619-9999
Ningbo's local seafood style is called "Yong cuisine".
TianXiang YuanKongZhong ShiShang CanTing (Revolving Restaurant), 35/F, 181 Zhongshan Dong Road. They are open most of the day, but evening is best. They close at 9pm, so go at least before 7pm. Book in advance if you want a window seat. Reservation Telephone : 0574-8725-7177 – 0. Two of you can eat a basic meal for about ¥100-200, though if you want to splurge and try out the delicacies on their rather large menu be prepared to pay more.
Shipu Restaurant . Two locations, 60 Yangyue Jie (tel:8732 8777) at Moon Lake, and 7 Gongqing Road (tel:8730 7470) at Tian Yi Square. Considered one of the best restaurants in Ningbo. Feast Modern RestaurantPhone: 574-8735-111187 Huaishu Lu 87 Probably the best Chinese decor in Ningbo. Located in a 200 year old Qing Dynasty merchant house which has been totally renovated, the restaurant offers early twentieth century Shanghai furniture style. The dishes offered are mainly from the region but tend to be more sophisticated than the usual fare found in the city, in general it is excellent. The menu is in Chinese but there are a lot of pictures. Located downtown, 5 minutes or less by taxi from Tianyi Square and Lao Wai Tan.
Ba Yu Xiaozhan (巴渝小栈). 30 Jicao St. (宁波市箕漕街30号). A nondescript Sichuanese restaurant with excellent and affordable food. Grilled fish, Kungpao Chicken, and other spicy cuisine. Fairly clean with modest interior. Located near Baizhang Road, and within walking distance from the Portman/Sheraton.
Waitan Huiguan (外灘会馆), Waimalu (外马路) 17. Ningbo. Reservations: 5 74 – 87 35-16 38, Fx: -13 38, 87 35 09 38. Clean Teppanyaki place. Their pricing is also somewhat spectacular - a dinner for two relieves you of about ¥1,200. Nevertheless, the food is quite well prepared. Service was also quite attentive.