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Shilin Night Market 士林觀光夜市

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Friday:16:00 - 00:00




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
In the neighborhood of Dadong Rd., Danan Rd., Wenin Rd., & Jihe Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Sunday 15:00 - 01:00
Monday 16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday 16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 16:00 - 00:00
Thursday 16:00 - 00:00
Friday 16:00 - 00:00
Saturday 15:00 - 01:00

Services & Facilities

  • Dinning
  • Shopping


Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Shilin

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Zhishan

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  • 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.
  • iamkatysantos


    Shilin Night Market, the best night market I've visited


    Shilin Night Market is the biggest night market in Taipei. Google Map is your best buddy so you won't get lost when you explore around. From snack foods to milk teas and street foods, Shilin Night Market is indeed a haven for shoppers and foodies. Shopaholics will surely enjoy this place as this serves as a little Shibuya of Taipei in my opinion as they're offering trendy and fabulous clothes. I went to Taiwan during the winter season and I enjoyed window shopping for gorgeous trench coats and dresses. Aside from these boutiques, there are several souvenir and gift shops where you can buy cute key chains and fridge magnets. Stinky Tofu is a must try! It doesn't smell good but when I tasted it, it is yummy! The large Taiwanese Chicken is a must try too!
  • ianwyj

    Singapore, Singapore

    Taipei's most well-known night market


    It's probably no eaggeration that one of the main draws of visiting Taipei is the vibrant night market scene. With as many as thirty different night markets in and around the greater Taipei area, as well as over twenty different food stalls recognised by the Michelin guide as worthy of a bib gourmand award, there's plenty to keep visitors occupied for many a night. The night market in the Shilin district is the largest, one of the most well-known and popular, and often the first one visitors head for. The main stalls are housed under the roof of the old Shilin market, but also includes stalls that have spread outwards to now occupy the neighbouring streets. The most famous cuisines on offer have been well documented in many guidebooks and online websites, and are well worth a try at least once even if it's not always to one's liking. But being adventurous can be a rewarding experience. Having already tried variants of the grilled sausages, we opted to skip these and instead tried the oyster omelette (not as nice as back home), the oyster vermicelli (extremely tasty, and a nice-sized portion), and the fried chicken pieces (wish it had been less oily and salty). For those in a shopping mood, there were also lots of shops that sold toys, souvenirs, clothes, and phone accessories. Be ready for the sounds, smells, and crowds, and also very full from the food.

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