Places to Eat in Taipei
Almost all neighborhoods in Taipei will have restaurants, but some neighborhoods have them in higher concentration than others. You may also wish to visit some of Taipei’s Night Markets.
If you are looking for restaurant options close to Taipei Tech, Ji’nan Road is a narrow but busy street just south of Zhongxiao E. Road and intersecting with Xinsheng S. Road. (You will see the MacDonald’s on the corner of Jinan Road as you walk south on Xinsheng S. Road). There are several small restaurants in either direction and on the side streets, including restaurants serving beef noodle soup, sandwiches, noodles, and pizza (to the west of Xinsheng S. Road) and Shanghai-style cuisine (to the east). Vietnamese and Thai restaurants are also located in the side lanes to the west of Xinsheng S. Road.)
To the east of the Everlight Building on Zhongxiao E. Road, Campus Café offers American-style burgers (No. 203, Section 3).
Another option would be to walk or take the MRT to Dongmen (yellow line, one stop from Taipei Tech’s Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station), where there are many restaurants along Yongkang and Lishui street and in the surrounding lanes, south of Xingyi Road.
If you take the blue MRT line from Taipei Tech to Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, exit #2 and then walk out and look to your right, every lane will be full of small restaurants, from German to Greek to Taiwanese to Japanese. There are also restaurants near exit #1.
The neighborhoods to the west and south of National Taiwan University (Gongguan Station on the green line) are also full of small restaurants.
Miantao: 10061 新生南路一段146巷 7號 +886 (02) 2321 9749. Miantao is located about a twenty-minute walk south of the school (or about seven minutes northeast of Dongmen station) in lanes to the west of Xinsheng Road.
Ooh Cha Cha 自然食古亭: No. 207號, Section 2, Nanchang Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100 +886 (02) 2367 7133. Ooh Cha Cha is located near Guting Station on the orange line (two stops from Taipei Tech).
When visiting specific restaurants, it is always wise to make sure they are open and not undergoing any renovation. An accoladed vegan restaurant near the school, Naked Food, recently closed.
*A note on phone numbers: +886 is needed for international calls, but international callers should skip the 0, dialing the 2 after the 886. Calls from within Taipei should start with 02 unless you are calling from a landline (02 indicates the number you are calling is a landline, and if you are calling from another landline you should omit the 02).