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Shilin Night Market 士林觀光夜市

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Thursday: 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 Themed Shopping Areas
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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

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  • TechMarauder

    Houston, Texas

    Good market but packed


    I thought this was a good experience since it was so close to MRT station. There are some interesting things to buy, but don’t expect negotiating like Bangkok or Saigon. The food was plentiful and varied though. Just be prepared for large crowds.
  • subrina10

    Singapore, Singapore

    Super Big Night Market


    Big and crowded night market with variety of nice street foods to choose. You are sure spoil for choices! One of the must go night market!
  • Bun L

    Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia

    the worst night market


    extremely crowded. out of so many night market, I have gone to, Shilin is the worst, ugliest and very unpleasant. I prefer Ningxia, gongguan and the ximending night market. Shilin does not have good food except the original hotstar fried chicken and there is one very old traditional mochi in the middle of the street. the rest? nothing tastes good.
  • GeorgeF865

    Hong Kong, China

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    Solo travel

    Stinky Bloody Tofu!!


    May I preface this review with the statement that I thoroughly enjoyed my weekend in Taipei. It’s a lovely, low-rise city with a neighbourhood feel that really appealed to me. This night market is very popular and was rammed even on the Sunday that I visited. You’ll find that there are roughly 10 types of market stalls/shops that are repeated over & over as you meander thru the streets, which is a tad disappointing and especially when you think you’ve smelled the last of the Stinky Tofu. I mean, this stuff is pungent and a test for the really strongest of nasal hairs. Nevertheless, I would recommend a visit to see the place.
  • w1620489

    London, United Kingdom

    Worth a visit when in Taipei


    Many cities in Asia have night markets e.g. Hong Kong, Bangkok, Beijing, etc and Taipei is no exception. In fact the city has several night markets, but the largest and best is Shilin. This is a must for any visitor looking to soak up the vibe and although there are signs warning of pickpockets, it is relatively safe. The market has a large variety of shops and street stalls selling everything from food to clothing, shoes, etc. It is not just for tourists as it appears to be the place for the locals to go to after a day at work to hang out in the evening just to look for a bargain and drink bubble tea as they browse the streets. It is easily accessible by subway.

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