MRT Taipei City Hall Station

[This post will be updated if new information about places around the station comes available. 🙂 ]

New Year Eve Party & Fireworks

Head to the plaza facing Taipei City Hall for the annual Taipei New Year’s Eve Countdown Party, bringing in the new year together with big-name pop stars. The celebration ends with the Taipei 101 Fireworks Show, rated among Taiwan’s biggest annual happenings, widely covered by international media. The fireworks is a world-class New Year’s Eve highlight event, along with the night’s special-effects lighting and music performances creating a “must-do” experience.

Taipei 101 Fireworks Show

Location: Citizen Plaza in front of Taipei City Hall

Caramel Park

Caramelized ice or ice cream scoops served on fruit (pineapple/honeydew melon) and caramelized ice with tapioca, sweet-potato balls, and herbal jelly; also fresh-fruit juices and smoothies.

Caramel Park shop front
Caramelized ice on a pineapple
Pineapple ice cream balls

Caramel Park
Tel: (02) 2766-6969
Add: No. 32, Alley 3, Lane 71, Sec. 5, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City
(台北市信義區忠孝東路五段71巷3弄32號 )

Paradise Dynasty (樂天皇朝台灣)

Paradise Dynasty offers eight types of xiaolongbao, each with its own flavor and color: original (white), ginseng (green), foie gras (hazel), black truffle (black), cheese (yellow), crab roe (orange), garlic (grey), and spicy (red). Diners are recommended to move sequentially from the lighter to the heavier flavors, which most perfectly highlights their unique tastes.

Add: 4F, No. 68, Sec. 5, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Taipei City (on 4th floor of Breeze Xinyi)
Tel: (02) 2722-6545

Song Kitchen
( 宋廚菜館 )

This Peking duck restaurant specializes in the classic dishes of northeast China, with its charcoal roasted duck the most popular selection. Spices are avoided, the duck meat’s natural sweetness emphasized, paired with grilled Chinese pancake, sweet fermented-flour sauce, and spring onion sections. Other dishes such as garlic chives turnover and red bean paste pancake are also recommended.

Song Kitchen

Song Kitchen
Tel: (02) 2764-4788
Add: No. 14, Ln. 15, Sec. 5, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Taipei City
(台北市信義區忠孝東路五段15巷14號 )

Happy Dumpling (餃子樂)

This is a dumpling restaurant with a refreshing style and a bright and clean interior. The dumplings are known for their thick skin and rich filling. Apart from the more common Chinese leek and cabbage fillings, the restaurant also serves seafood dumplings with sea cucumber and shrimp. The fried dumplings have a crisp skin and juicy filling and also come in different flavors.

Dumplings with thick skin and rich filling
Pot stickers

Xinyi Branch (信義店)
Add: No. 59, Sec. 5, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Taipei City
Tel: (02) 2765-7721

L’ATELIER de Joël Robuchon Taipei French Restaurant (1-Star Michelin)
(米其林一星 ── 侯布雄法式餐廳)

Over the years Chef Robuchon’s flagship outlet in Paris, the world’s culinary capital, has won over 20 Michelin stars. His Taipei restaurant has earned 1 star in each of the past two years. Its great popularity stems from rich creativity, integrating local ingredients in an elite dining experience to present classic French style and technique. Home to a 20,000-bottle wine cellar, the expert pairings offered brilliantly bring out the tastes of the foods.

Australian beef steak

Add: 5F, No. 28, Songren Rd., Taipei City (inside BELLAVITA)
(台北市松仁路 28 號 5 樓)
Tel: (02) 8729-2628


This is a taproom opened by craft beer maker Taihu Brewing. Of the 10-plus draft beers daily on tap, 3 or 4 are offered as nitrogen drafts, with greater bubble density and more intense flavor. Sip beer, enjoy the simple fare, and chat with friends at the outdoor tables, a great spot to unwind after work.

Add: No. 68, Sec. 5, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Taipei City
(台北市忠孝東路 5 段 68 號)
Tel: (02) 2722-0592


The professional tea team here proffers premium teas, such as honey-scented black,
Biluochun, and Alishan high-mountain tea. Its special tea blends, with different teas mixed
or floral scents added, are also very popular. Pairings with the house tea-flavored sweet
treats and light foods heightens the enjoyment.


Add: No. 16, Aly 46, Ln. 533, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Taipei City
(台北市忠孝東路4 段553 巷46 弄16 號)
Tel: (02) 2766-7373

Lady nara

Bangkok’s Thai restaurant Lady nara chose Taipei for its first overseas outlet. The multifarious light dishes allow the calorie-conscious to eat heartily without worry. The afternoon tea features authentic Thai-style sweet treats. Diners enjoy a micro-vacation ambience amidst a forest-garden setting, making this a photo-upload check-in hotspot.

Restaurant entrance
Thai dishes

Add: 3F, No. 8, Sec. 5, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Taipei City (inside Uni-President Taipei)
(台北市忠孝東路5 段8 號3 樓)
Tel: (02) 2720-1519

A-Cup Coffee
Add: No. 167, Keelung Rd., Sec. 1, Xinyi Dist., Taipei City
Tel: (02) 2768-6663

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