I've heard a lot of good things about the Shi Yang Culture Restaurant so I wanted give it a try. However, I've also heard that you need to make reservation weeks a head of time. Well, last September I called them to make dinner reservations for my birthday in November figuring 2 months ahead of time should be plenty of time. Boy was I wrong. Everything was book solid through November, so we decided to make reservations for our wedding anniversary in March instead.
So fast forward to March and there we were at probably one of the most secluded restaurants in all of Taipei to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary.....
The place is located up in the mountains of XiZhi, in the outskirts of Taipei. Surrounded by heavy trees and streams, it's a place of total relaxation and peacefulness. This is the entrance to the restaurant from the parking lot.
The main entrance.
After going through the main entrance, you walk through some stoned paths through some trees.
and by a stream.
The path takes you into an open space where you can see the restaurant in the back with a garden and pond in the front.
Once inside you can feel the zen-like decor and peaceful ambient.
The restaurant does not have a menu. They have one set meal which is different every week (or month. I forgot). Everyone just gets the same meal. There are not kid meals. Kids will have to share with the adults. Now, the food was a Taiwanese / Japanese fusion and made for some very interesting meals. It was all good. Not great but good. The presentation however was excellent. Everything was fairly light and healthy tasting.
My two honeys.
After lunch we walked around the garden outside to end a great relaxing afternoon.
GPS coordinates: N25°07’40.1”, E121°37’26.1”