Tired of rustling with crowds just for a peek of late night Taipei on the observation dock of the Taipei 101? Yangmingshan, 30 minutes from downtown Taipei by car, might just be the place for you, whether you are planning a perfect date or just hanging out with friends.
Ettoday has compiled their top 5 restaurants at Yangmingshan; the delightfully bucolic vistas and charmingly rustic venues will sure impress your companions.
Sleepless has been a picturesque spot for couples since 1986. Starting with only three tables under an old tree, it has since become an iconic spot at Yangmingshan. Set behind Chinese Culture University, patrons can see the Taipei 101 on their left and the Tamsui River on their right. A variety of dishes are offered from thai seafood, kimchi hotpot to German pork knuckles. Four seating areas also cater to people of different needs.
If you wish to avoid the crowd at The Top, Back Garden is also a popular choice amongst locals and students. Just refurnished into a mix between the Mediterranean and Bali styles, Back Garden will ease your body and mind of stress within seconds. The outdoor dining area is spacious, and recommended dishes include the pineapple fried shrimp, crispy chicken, mango smoothie and the fruit tea.