Good western restaurant near the Taipei Train Station?

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Good western restaurant near the Taipei Train Station?

Postby funkymonkey » 22 May 2012, 14:34

Are there any good western restaurants near the Taipei Train Station? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: Good western restaurant near the Taipei Train Station?

Postby cranky laowai » 22 May 2012, 14:46

People have said very good things about Cucina Sole.

I seem to remember some more recent negative reviews. But I didn't see them in that thread.

I haven't tried the place myself.
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Re: Good western restaurant near the Taipei Train Station?

Postby tango42 » 22 May 2012, 15:24

How near and what price range and style?

Had Cucina Sole about 6 months ago. Food is good.

There is a mcdonalds in the underground mall of station.

Down the street at Sheraton Hotel is a great buffet and a great French restaurant.

Across the street in Palace de Chine hotel is a 4-5 star steak and seafood restaurant of a western style, an alleycats pizza, and inside the Q-mall is a german restaurant and some others, with a Kentucky Fried Chicken a block past the mall.
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Re: Good western restaurant near the Taipei Train Station?

Postby PapaAzucar » 22 May 2012, 23:22

tango42 wrote:There is a mcdonalds in the underground mall of station.

There is also a McDonalds across from the Nova Electronics market and Shin Kong Mitsukoshi.

tango42 wrote:...with a Kentucky Fried Chicken a block past the mall.

The KFC is in the basement food court of Shin Kong Mitsukoshi.
There is also a "western" rotisserie chicken and Italian ice gelato place in the same food court.

If you go down the underground mall and exit by Shimin Blvd Civic Blvd near the back of the Train station, there is a Vie Show Cinemas (Qsquare mall).
I think there are some western fast foods inside in the basement B2 and B3 of Vie Show Cinemas, like Subway, NY Bagel, or Movenpick Cafe with quiche, waffles and sandwiches but I don't recall exactly since every place in Taipei is starting to look the same to me.
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Re: Good western restaurant near the Taipei Train Station?

Postby funkymonkey » 23 May 2012, 12:05

tango42 wrote:Down the street at Sheraton Hotel is a great buffet and a great French restaurant.

That sounds excellent. I haven't had a buffet in ages. Do you know how much it is/what kind of food they have/etc.?
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Re: Good western restaurant near the Taipei Train Station?

Postby pilam99 » 23 May 2012, 17:43

Le Bar in the Palais de Chine hotel serves up a gourmet burger with 2 hours of all your can drink draft beer and all you can eat french fries for ~800NT
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Re: Good western restaurant near the Taipei Train Station?

Postby Icon » 23 May 2012, 17:52

funkymonkey wrote:
tango42 wrote:Down the street at Sheraton Hotel is a great buffet and a great French restaurant.

That sounds excellent. I haven't had a buffet in ages. Do you know how much it is/what kind of food they have/etc.?


Their buffet is awesome. Iit is like 100nts more or less, but you get steak, stir and pan fried stuff, nice selection of sushi, and the pastries are eally good.

For the restaurants you have to make very early reservations. It also has Italian -nice set meal during the week, wood oven pizza- and Cantonese.
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Re: Good western restaurant near the Taipei Train Station?

Postby cranky laowai » 23 May 2012, 18:06

Icon wrote:Their buffet is awesome. It is like 100nts more or less

I think ya dropped a zero. If the buffet were really that cheap, the line would probably stretch from the Sheraton all the way to Wanhua. :lol:
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Re: Good western restaurant near the Taipei Train Station?

Postby Tempo Gain » 23 May 2012, 23:50

Yeah, that's my favorite buffet.
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Re: Good western restaurant near the Taipei Train Station?

Postby Icon » 24 May 2012, 09:44

cranky laowai wrote:
Icon wrote:Their buffet is awesome. It is like 100nts more or less

I think ya dropped a zero. If the buffet were really that cheap, the line would probably stretch from the Sheraton all the way to Wanhua. :lol:


:eek: I did, indeed. 1000nts during the week, 1400 or something like that on weekends. I love taking visitors from out of town there, awesome.
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