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US$18 - US$54
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Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Taiwanese
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Reviewed 21 July 2019

Minimum expense per person (even for a child) is NTD600. The entree choices are all overly greasy. I would have liked to sample two or three dishes but not five....we left almost half of the food on the table. the service was slow considering the...number of waitresses standing around. I understand that it was the locals’ favorite place and every table was filled with family reunions which whom the waiting staff are familiar. In general, I fond it overrated and overpriced,More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

The restaurant is rightly proud of the heritage of serving every President for many years. The crab sticky rice was very good and shrimp pork liver and date rolls were perfection. The sweet and sour seafood soup was also wonderful as were the cold prawns....Another highlight was the almond tofu sweet soup for dessert. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

A Xia Restaurant (阿霞飯店) has been called the best “Local Flavored Tainan Restaurant”, established nearly 60 years ago. And it did live up to its reputation as we 6 visited here today. We made an early reservation (11AM) because of no table available at 12...noon or after! We reserved the followings: 1. 6-assorted plate (六品併盤, $32, delicious); 2. Steamed Mud Crab with Glutinous Rice (紅蟳米糕, $40, the most famous dish of A-Xia, truly mouthwatering); 3. Boiled Shrimps (鹽水活蝦, $27, fresh and “chewy”); 4. Stir-fried Fresh Eel (阿霞生炒膳魚, $27, yummy, yummy, yummy!); 5. Braised Shark-fin Thick Soup (傳統紅燒魚翅, $30, luscious); 6. Fried Pork Liver Roll (炸豬肝卷, $4.00 for each small dish, tasty, but I can’t appreciate much the “liver” savor); 7. Sweet Soup with Almond Tofu (阿霞經典甜湯, $2 for each bowl, tasteful) We enjoyed the lunch and the friendship very much!More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

It is worth a visit to this restaurant to sample Tainan cuisine. It is surprisingly pleasant and clean. The service is excellent. The ladies tried their best to speak English with us with great big genuine smile. Highly recommend the steamed crab with sticky rice!...Sea ell is also well known local dish in Tainan but I consider it a acquired taste. The dishes are on the sweet side but please do keep an open mind when try out the dishes.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The restuarant offers nice and typical Tainan food. Although it is a bit sweet for our taste. The dishes are really big, so order the small ones if you want to try more.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

I had a large meal with many options. The cabbage, chicken, crab sticky rice, pork feet, and sweet soup were all very good. The fruit was very sweet. The service was nice and accommodated a large party well. I understand that you should contact them...ahead of time to order your menu.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

It’s a nice restaurant with good food and service. Only the thing is that they do not accept credit cards. The crab rice costs $600 and fried shrimp bolls do $120. Have to have > $1500 for your satisfaction.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We were only in Tainan for two nights and decided that we needed to try this renowned seafood restaurant. No chance on first night, so reserved for second! We were just two for dinner, and the menu looked quite promising. A nice steamed fish perhaps,...with a couple of side dishes? No chance, the waitress assured us that all these fish "were for about 10 diners, too big for you?" So, best to chose one of the set meal selections. Best for us , or best for them? The latter I feel! But we went along with it. Portions are diminutive. A minute pice of smoked cod roe and 4 slices of radish. Followed by 4 medium sized prawns, then a platter of crab sticks, "special" sausage and prawn balls, followed by a sweet sharkskin soup, and a tiny,tiny dry over cooked crab on a big pile of "special" rice, and a bowl of bean soup dessert, all served in rapid succession and with strict instructions on using the sauces! A few mouthfuls for 1700 Taiwanese dollars ( about €50 ) . Not excessive for fine dining in a first class restaurant you might say,except that this is not the way to please discerning dinner guests. Everything rushed along seemingly with one aim in mind : to get diners in and out before 8.30 pm the target closing time! Even with the small portions it could be a pleasurable experience, but please, the customer is not a pawn in your race to shut the doors on time!More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

The English name is a pronunciation of the Chinese name so it can appear as Asya Restaurant like here or in other, it will appear as A Xia. The restaurant is tucked in a one-lane street. It has about 2-3 park slots in front so...best to just walk to the place or take a cab. It is said to be a popular place and finding a seat may be a problem so advisable to book in advance. The place is known for its steamed sticky rice with mud crab (紅蟳米糕). Popular also with locals are the dried mullet roe. As the dishes are cooked to local taste, those with picky eating habits or those with smaller children, are advised to take caution.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

When we entered the restaurant around noon 2 days before the Year of Rooster, the place was packed. Though only two of us, the menu was so attractive with renowned local favorite dishes, we decided to order more than we could consume and stayed away...from carbohydrates. Gourmet food was best accompanied with wine, so two glasses of white table wine (NT$150 each) were our choice. The 3 appetizers (NT$140 each) - classic crab balls, signature fried shrimp roll and traditional pig liver roll were all delicious. The traditional stir-fried yellow eel (NT$500 small) was very fresh and QQ (chewy), which reminded the long forgotten quality since childhood. The taste was slightly sweet and sour, which signified the local flavor. Then came the old-style smoked duck (NT$250 small). Just the look of the dish turned your appetite on. It was rich in flavor. The last dish was steamed virgin red crab (NT$850 for one). The cream fat was moist, soft and fresh that condiment became obsolete. None of the dishes was salty and oily, so the freshness and flavor of the food could be brought out entirely. Despite the tiny venue, there were over a dozen staff servers, many of them were specifically assigned to work with take-out orders. Freshness, quality, traditional flavor, cooking skills and passion are attributes that make A Xia a household name. A friendly reminder: this restaurant only takes local reservation as online booking is unavailable.More

Date of visit: January 2017
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A Xia Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5