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Specialties: oyster omelets, wrapped biscuits, stir-fried cuttlefish, shaved ice, fried chicken, stinky tofu, fried buns, spare ribs stewed in herbal soupThe Shilin Night Market is one of the well-organized and most popular night markets. It is separated into two major sections. One sector covers the streets surrounding the traditional Yangming Theatre and stretching to the Chicheng Temple on Danan Rd. The other sector is a centralized food court serving a wide variety of snacks that attract large crowds. At the Shilin Night Market, visitors can shop from store to store and have a large selection of clothes and accessories that they can bargain for reasonable prices.

Also a lot of the foods from Shilin Night Market are famous for their local flavors and are only available at the Shilin Night Market. Visitors are able to enjoy a wide range of local food, including Sausage Wrapped in Glutinous Rice, Stir-fried Squids, Oyster Omelets, Shilin Super Size Sausages, Ribs Stewed in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Shanghai Bun, Qinwaxiadan, Scallion Pancakes, Paopao Ice, Huge Chicken Cutlet, and many more.


Night Markets
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Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Taipei City Market Administration Office
Phone Number
In the neighborhood of Dadong Rd., Danan Rd., Wenin Rd., & Jihe Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Daily 17:00 - 24:00

Services & Facilities

  • Dinning
  • Shopping


Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Shilin

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Zhishan

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  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Main base for Taiwanese food


    Shihlin Night Market is the largest and most interesting night market in Taipei. For many visitors, the main attraction is the food. These days, the food hall has many varieties of native Taiwanese food, which are interesting to taste. Apart from the pork sausages, my favourite is the oyster omelettes, which are fresh oysters with eggs. cooked on a hot plate. You can also get a good steak at a bargain price, served on a sizzle plate. By the way, take the MRT Red Line to Jiantan Station, you must find the Shihlin Night Market. The Night Market is well-organised these days, just take your time.
  • ChinaXuanzang

    Jiaoxi, Yilan

    Shilin Night Market is the Best Place for Food


    Shilin Night Market is the biggest and best tourist night market, but due to the COVID19, it has not been its old self, but who has? It has all the best foods in Taiwan, and if you go with a local friend, you can avoid getting ripped off. Also, if you speak Mandarin, you are sure to get more than you bargained for. If you haven't been to Shilin Night Market, please do so, but please bring your own utensils to avoid using unenviromental disposal chopsticks and spoons, plus it is a lot safer nowadays.
  • PaulSiow

    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

    Most well known night market in Taipei


    This is probably the biggest and most well known night market in Taipei. We took the metro there. Lots of food stalls, clothing and accessories as well as souvenirs around here. The is a basement food court but it was not open when we were there. There was a very long queue for fried chicken near the entrance and we joined the queue and got ourself some fried chicken.
  • 619je

    Keysborough, Australia

    One of Taipeei's top tourist attractions


    Everyone loves a bargain and there are lots of bargains at the Shih Lin night market. Favourite purchaes are clothing and accessories. Sourvenirs are popular. The nightmarket is famous for its food, there is a basement with an enormous varietty of food. Best way to get there is via the MRT Red (Tamshui) Line, stopping at the Jiantan Station
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Always something new to buy


    There's always something new to see at Shihlin Night Market; just what you buy depends on you. The market is very popular for women's clothing and also souvenirs. There is oodles of food to choose from, much of it is Taiwanese. The barbecued pork sausages are very tasty. I love the fruit juices, especially those made from local fruits, such as star fruit (carambola). The market is usually bustling at night, best way to get there is by MRT Tamshui- Xinyi (Red) Line, stopping at the Jiantan Station.

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