If you are a person who do not get used to Chongqing cuisines and want to eat Indian food or vegetarian food, you can find where to eat in the following.
Sonam Indian Restaurant
Sonam Indian Restaurant located in the good location of Jiangbei District Guanyin Bridge Pedestrian 5 floor of New World Dept. Store, which location and decoration style is unique and full of India's different region exotic feelings, filled with paintings hanging in the wall. Chefs and waiters are Indians. Dining here, what you feel is not just Indian cuisine, is perfect to enjoy a sense of taste and visual. Although in China, but you will feel as if place yourself in the domestic India! Curry is a classic original taste of Indian, the mystery of it is from using more than 10 kinds of natural spices. The authentic Indian food needs authentic Indian spices.
The best dish in the Sonam Indian restaurant is curry, which is tasty and not salty. Eating with chicken is perfect match. Dishes with cheese there are slightly sour, red cheese is good, overall meat is very tender. Curry mutton taste good indeed, mutton is very tender.
Chinese name: 苏楠咖咖茹印度料理(观音桥店)
New World Department Store 5F, No.73 Jianxin East Road, Jiangbei District (重庆市江北区建新东路73号新世界百货5楼近世纪新都)
CACAJ (Jiefangbei Branch)
This restaurant is not big, but its decoration is pretty good. Dishes are original; many people haven't eaten before, the cumin flavor of curry taste heavy, relatively speaking, Thai curry dishes more to some local Chengdu people’s taste. But the pancake is delicious, very chewy. It makes a nice change to eat Indian, once in a while when you live in Chongqing. Possibly not the friendliest restaurant, but the rogan josh and naan bread was lovely! Pancakes are soft, sending out the pure aroma of baking. It also like Naan becomes brown color after baking, but taste not dry, more exquisite, for bad stomach diners it is a great benefits. In particular, this restaurant’s yogurt is fragrant. But customers might be served at a slow speed, usually people finish a dish and need to wait for their next dish.
Chinese name: 印度菜(解放碑店)
Wangfujing Department Store 5F, No.166 Minzu Road, Yuzhong District (重庆市渝中区民族路166号王府井百货5楼)
Decorate environment is very good, light simple but elegant, background music is gently Buddha, place yourself among them will have a feeling of very comfortable. Dishes name are poetic and idyllic, provoking daydream; Food is all cooked by the olive oil, tastes good. Although the store location is a little faraway, but there is still many people come to have meal. People who are interested in it can go to have a try. In Chongqing there is rare to find such an elegant and quiet place for dinner. Food is also very distinctive in there, fresh and healthy, and do not add MSG. Bodhi sweet-and-sour small ribs are palatable, it is really like the real ribs pieces, after asking the waiter the "meat" is made of soybean protein with plant fiber, the "bones” in the middle of “meat” are made of sugar cane.
Recommended Dishes: Eggplant of that Autumn, Vegetarian Hand Roll
Jingli palace 1F, Shuijing Licheng, Yubei District (渝北区龙湖水晶郦城晶郦馆1楼)
Chan Yue Xin Yu
Chan Yue Xin Yu vegetarian is one catering company specialized and engaged in the vegetarian food and
beverage, which hopes to let the masses feel the charm of a vegetarian diet culture by its enterprise concept of vegetarian diet can protect body and take good care of health, nourishing heart and is a way to achieve a state of spiritual knowledge. A vegetarian is not only good for your health; more important is it has important influence to our environment ecological harmony and tranquility. Chongqing Chan Yue Xin Yu use action to cherish every life.
The restaurant is operating mainly vegetarian, advocating healthy nutrition and low carbon life. Eating is exquisite including final plate; the waiter dress will give you a feeling of entering the temple. Taste is also improved according to the taste of Chongqing people. It is not easy to make out of vegetarian delicious like meat.
Chinese name: 禅悦心语素食家
Recommended Dish: Tofu
Food City 5F, Jinyuan Shopping Plaza, Beibin Road, Jiangbei District （江北北滨路金源时代购物广场灯巢5楼美食城）
Fu He Kang Vegetarian House (Fortune and Health Vegetarian House) 福和康素食养心斋
ChongqingWu Shir Vegetarian House, also known as Chongqin Fu He Kang teahouse, is located in Chongqing thousand years town Ciqikou. Wu Shir Vegetarian House carry on thousands of years of Chinese vegetarian traditional craft and Taiwan popular quality vegetarian style, combined with diet culture of Chongqing, spread Chongqing healthy eating habits. Combined with local ingredients, adjust measures to local conditions, there are as many as one hundred vegetarian food by their independent research and development, and it stick to the traditional Chinese vegetarian culture and tea culture fuses in together. On the dishes it developed scientific collocation with balanced nutrition. On cooking it always abide by the buddhist rules: do not use five pungent flavors and milk and eggs. So everybody can enjoy dishes without chicken monosodium glutamate, just the taste of fruits and vegetables.
The restaurant covers area of 600 square meters, uses the completely solid wood and natural rattan to decorate. Quiet environment, the Sanskrit sound, serenity lamplight, elegant full-bodied literary atmosphere, alone in a noisy Ciqikou Ancient Town scenic area, Fu He Kang Vegetarian Hour is an oasis of serenity amid chaos.
Recommended Dishes: Steamed Stuffed Bun, Pastry Desserts
No.10 Ciqikou South Street, Shapingba District (沙坪坝区磁器口南街10栋，磁器口大门旁)
Huayan Temple Vegetarian Restaurant 华岩寺素食餐厅
This Restaurant is located in the Huayan Temple, so if you pay visit to Huayan Temple you can drop by this restaurant. As usual, the food is really greasy and really spicy, so if you do not want to eat spicy food, try to know a way to ask for what you do and do not want. Anyway, the food is decent, and due to its location in the scenery area, there are less people even in weekend. The portions are quite big, but a bit pricey for the dishes. Recommend taking your own drinks since the overpriced bottled stuff and do not offer water or tea. There will be people playing Mahjong around. The atmosphere is not exactly service-oriented. However, the temple grounds are actually really amazing to see. If you packed some extras, this temple could be a really nice place to lunch.
Add: Huayan Temple, Jiulongpo District, Chongqing (重庆市九龙坡区华严寺路华岩寺内)
How to getting there: Take bus No.203, 204, 263, 268, 269 to Huayan Temple