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The Best Japanese and Korean Restaurants in Ningbo

While Ningbo is somewhat lacking in the Western restaurant department, those in need of a change from Chinese food should look no further than some of the impressive Japanese and Korean restaurants on offer throughout the city. Having visited numerous Japanese and Korean restaurants during my time in Ningbo, choosing the best ones was not as easy as I had anticipated, since competition is fierce in this category. Nevertheless, after careful consideration, below are some of the best Japanese and Korean restaurants in Ningbo.

The Best Japanese and Korean Restaurants in Ningbo

1) Isa Ri Bi 渔火日本料理
A personal favourite and arguably one of the best kept secrets in Ningbo, Isa Ri Bi is an automatic choice for this list. Traditional Japanese decorations, delicious food and the friendliest staff you’re likely to encounter in Ningbo ensure that you’ll want to keep coming back again and again. An impressive range of authentic Japanese dishes and sushi means there is always something new to try, which has helped establish the restaurant as a favourite in Ningbo among Japanese and Chinese locals alike. Visitors also benefit from very competitive prices, so you’ll be able to enjoy a good selection of dishes at a very reasonable cost.

Isa Ri Bi渔火日本料理
Add: 4-1 Jie Fang Nan Lu, Haishu District, Ningbo
地址:宁波海曙区 解放南路4-1号(兴宁桥西,天元大厦对面)                   
Tel: 057 4872 98570
Something to try: Beef curry. Price 25 RMB.
Credit card: no
Opening hours: Daily, 11:00-13:30 / 17:30-22:30

2) Da Chang Jin 大长今
Located at the entrance of Lao Waitan, Da Chang Jin is a great choice if you fancy Korean food. Traditional Korean décor helps add to your eating experience, while the menu has a good selection of popular Korean dishes. Prices are reasonable and in particular, the soups and rice dishes are worth trying.

Da Chang Jin
Add: No. 82 Ren Min Lu, Lao Waitan, Jiangbei District, Ningbo
地址:宁波 江北区 老外滩 人民路82号    
Tel: 057 4876 78006
Something to try: Kimchi rice (price: 25 RMB) Various soups (price: 25-30 RMB)
Credit card: yes
Opening hours: Daily, 09:00-21:30

The Best Japanese and Korean Restaurants in Ningbo

3) Kazumi 和美日本料理
If you’re in need of a break from shopping at the Wan Da Plaza in Yinzhou, look no further than Kazumi. Visitors can find lots of their favourite Japanese dishes, in addition to some exquisitely prepared specials. The relaxing environment makes it a great place to unwind and the food is sure to please.

Add: Gate 3, Wan Da Plaza, No. 999 Si Min Zhong Lu, Yinzhou District, Ningbo
Tel: 057 4880 86262
Something to try: Vegetable salad. Price: 28 RMB.
Credit card: yes
Opening hours: 11:00-22:00

4) Kamii Restaurant上井日本料理
Appropriately located in the luxury Heyi Avenue Shopping Center, Kamii is a great choice for a treat or special occasion. Although very expensive by Ningbo standards (or indeed any normal standards), the buffet is exceptional and justifies the price. An impressive menu consisting of a broad range of beautifully prepared Japanese seafood and speciality dishes will satisfy those seeking a genuine Japanese culinary experience. It’s highly recommended that you go there really hungry, so you can sample a good range of the menu and get your money’s worth.

Kamii Restaurant
Add: Heyi Avenue Shopping Center, 66 Heyi Lu, Haishu District, Ningbo
Tel: 057 4838 97555
Something to try: Lunch buffet (price: 198 RMB) Dinner buffet (228 RMB)
Credit card: yes
Opening hours: Daily, 11:00-14:00 / 17:00-21:30

The Best Japanese and Korean Restaurants in Ningbo

5) Hanlin Korean Restaurant韩林炭烤
The recently opened Hanlin is a modern, stylish Korean restaurant in Ningbo’s Global Center, not far from Tian Yi Square. A wide selection of Korean-style meat, seafood and vegetables are offered on the cook-it-yourself BBQ menu, while there are plenty of dishes and soups for those wanting simply to enjoy the chef’s cooking. A little expensive, but worth a try.

Hanlin Korean Restaurant
Add: 3 / F, No. 3 Yaohang Street, Haishu District, Ningbo
Tel: 057 4877 25575
Something to try: Salmon sashimi (price: 68 RMB)
Credit card: yes
Opening hours: 09:30-21:30

Know a delicious Japanese or Korean restaurant in Ningbo not featured in this article? Please comment to bring our attention to any that you feel have been overlooked, or to give feedback on one of our recommendations.

Jan 30, 2011 By Daniel Hampton,

Zhongyu Lithium Electricity: overtaking BYD via a new technology

The factory price of a lithium battery the size of an air-conditioner remote control can be as high as ¥300 to ¥400. Such batteries, still being pilot tested, have received orders worth approximately ¥100 million from photovoltaic enterprises and power supply companies, while a production line of such batteries can produce 250 million worth products a year at full capacity. On August 7, it was learned from Zhonyu Lithium Electricity Co. Ltd. that, in the coming 4 years, the company will set up 4 such production lines, with an annual production of 420 million amp/hour's lithium batteries of all kinds, an annual value of ¥5 billion. By 2025, the company expects to reach an annual production of ¥10 billion, ranking as one of the largest lithium battery production bases of the world, a first-grade supplier to the major users of the world, presenting a challenge to BYD.

Compared with traditional batteries, lithium batteries have the advantages of being small in size, light in weight, high in working voltage, long in life expectancy, pollution free and safe property, etc. With traditional battery gradually exiting from the stage, the industry of lithium battery is attracting a lot of investors.

It is learned that Zhongyu company uses the advanced lithium iron phosphate as the material of the positive pole of the battery optimized the structural design of the battery, using advanced conceptualization of design and the most updated Aqueous solution spraying technology, based on which to develop batteries of 20 amp/hour, 40 amp/hour and 100 amp/hour.

"From the purchase and installation of equipment in December last year to the research and development and pilot production of the first lithium battery this May, it took us only 6 months. Such speed is unheard of," said a person in charge of the company. They are racing against time to create the "Zhongyu Speed". Once production is formally begun, it will be a milestone in Ningbo's history of new energy development and new material application.

The company plans to invest a total amount of ¥1.8 billion in the whole project, ¥500 million for each of the first 2 years, ¥400 million for each of the following 2 years to purchase automated production lines from Japan and Germany and buy 200 mu of land to build their premise of operation and production and, at the same time, endeavor for the project to be listed into the state "863" project.

Novartis organized an award-tour in Ningbo

On August 1, a five-day meeting-reward tour of 1000 people of Beijing Novartis Company was concluded in Ningbo. The venue of the meeting was at the Shangri-La Hotel. Hotels nearby, such as Shearton, Marriot and Crown Plaza also had a busy time receiving the guests. The 1000 people consumed abut three million yuan in Ningbo.

During the five days, the company did not organize meetings and tours but had a sports meet. The employees liked the Ningbo seafood very much. Beijing Novartis was not the only world top 500 companies that held meeting and tours of this kind in Ningbo. Corporations like Shell, Volkswagen, Simens, and John Deere often hold their annual meetings or fairs in Ningbo. Previously, they mainly placed their meetings in cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou or Xiamen.

According to the organizer of the meeting, there are more and more luxury hotels in Ningbo and above all, there are beautiful landscape and delicious seafood, which attract them most.

Meeting-reward tour refers to a tour arranged as a meeting and a reward. With the development of modern tourism, the MRT has great potential, as it is highly specialized and lucrative. It is becoming a gold market in the increasingly segmented tour market.

China Resources Snow Breweries to "swallow" West Lake

China Resources Snow Breweries decided to buy 55% equity interest of West Lake Beer Stock with 270 million yuan on August 2nd.

The company has factories both in Ningbo and Hangzhou, showing a strong enterprise. It was established in 1958 as Hangzhou Taoyuanling Brewery, which is the first Brewery in Ningbo. It has over 50 years of history. With two production bases in Hangzhou and Deqing, it has the capacity of 500 thousand of kilo liter and a Sales Volume of 120 thousand of kilo liter.

Since the year 2005, Snow Brewery ranked first place in 6 successive years. The company's total production and sales stay ahead of other domestic beer business for 6 years. In 2010, its sales grew from 16% to 841.3 million liters, consolidating its position as the world's leading beer brand.  It ranks No. 29 among "2011 China Most Valuable Brands".

Shimao Copper to Forge a Green Enterprise

A couple of days ago, Ningbo Shimao Copper Co., Ltd., passed an acceptance check by provincial authorities and become a provincial green enterprise.

Shimao Copper is a key enterprise of Ningbo. Last year, its output value reached 3.47 billion yuan. In recent years, while developing economy, the company attaches great importance to clean production. It keeps increasing input and reducing energy consumption.

In a short period of two years, Shimao Copper has carried out 34 clean production solutions, which has brought about economic benefits of 12 million yuan. As a result, the emissions of sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide and dust have been reduced by 84.8 tons, 5385 tons and 15.43 tons.

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