Recently relocated and reopened next to 58 Yard Hostel at the bottom of the old street, Orange is a family run local style eatery. The simply styled restaurant specializes in local dishes and the prices are very reasonable. Sit on the sidewalk benches for a nice view of street life on the old street.

Address: Lower old street across from former Laomadian.


A wonderful surprise awaits you in Old Town at Tumu Kitchen, Shaxi Italian pizza and pasta as created by the founder, Tom Fischbach of Luxembourg. Young Tom recently sold the kitchen to two local sisters, whom he trained to maintain the excellence of this off the track Shaxi pizza kitchen. The concept of Tumu Kitchen is simple and fun with limited seating and menu. Everything is fresh including organic local cheese and Tom's own homemade ice cream, which local expats line up to take home.
It's the best Shaxi Italian pizza by far, which is impressive as Tom is a self-taught chef and the Li sisters learned from him. He also has vegetarian options and fresh pasta, as well as a great inexpensive wine selection.

For the best in Shaxi Italian pizza and more, Tumu Kitchen is a must visit!

ADDRESS/地址: Tuntun Ju, Shaxi Old Town, Across from Shaxi Guesthouse 沙溪古镇暾暾居,沙溪客站对面
PHONE/电话: +86 13466163430

Specialties from Tumu Kitchen
• Margherita pizza 45
• Italian raw Parma ham pizza 70
• Italian salaimi pizza 60
• Cheese pizza 65
• Mushroom pizza 55
• Homemade basil pesto pasta 38
• Tenderloin steak (with baked potato and yoghurt dip) 88
• Homemade vanilla ice cream


This family owned courtyard restaurant and guest house is located near the parking area at the top of the market street. It is family-style dining on stone tables with a nicely kept courtyard garden. There is no English menu but the owner will be able to recommend some popular dishes. Look for the white moon gate at the entrance.


Another family-owned restaurant on the old street, opposite 58 Yard with a rushing stream in front. Simple fare that you can select from the refrigerator display and asked to be cooked in any style. Nice seating for four on the sidewalk.


One of the longest-running restaurants in Shaxi, Xilu is run by an older couple and is popular with locals as well as tourists. Priced on the high side, the dishes are very fresh and served in large portions to share. There is a traditional music performance in the courtyard on Friday nights, but check with the owners first as it depends on weather. Guests sit on low benches on the courtyard terrace with views of a well kept garden. Guests can go directly into the kitchen and choose from the fresh ingredients of the day.

Address: On the curve of market street, across from the obelisk. Look for the traditional front gate on the left.