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Shilin Night Market 士林觀光夜市

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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.


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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

Daily 17:00 - 24:00

Services & Facilities

  • Dinning
  • Shopping


Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Shilin

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  • iamricochet23

    Quezon City, Philippines

    Traveler type:


    Taipei food trip


    Shilin night market is just a few steps away from Jiantan mrt station. Crowds of people frequent this place especially during the weekend nights. There were plenty of choices available and surprisingly there were lots of games available for a small sum. You can try sweet fruits, local cuisine like scallion cake, boiled fish balls, quail eggs, barbeque and other street foods. One way to know if the food is tasty is that long were usually long heading to that stall like in case of a local barbeque stall that looks like a chicken fillet. Aside from food, there were plenty of cheap finds in this area and some notable brands also have their stores which offer discounts not available in other areas. The stinky tofu smell is really smelly and might affect your appetite so beware. If you get tired from walking there were plenty of massage places along Wenlin road for affordable rates. Not much in terms of sight seeing but good visit for bargain hunters.

    San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

    Traveler type:


    Just a quick stop


    On the way home from a day exploring or running errands, it’s nice to grab a fresh bite from the food stalls and restaurants along this small neighbourhood Night Market.
  • LindsayV857

    Shanghai, China

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Quick trip but tasty food


    I arrived at the market early because I had a very very early flight the next day so I couldn't be out late. I went to the market building and poked around all the souvenirs (which there are a ton of) and then ate downstairs. I perused all the stalls and settled on one to have shrimp tempura and the famous oyster egg omelette. Both were good and cheap. I liked the omelette more here than at a night market I went to previously because it was not swimming in the brown gravy. Then I went to another stall and had some tasty fried items - mini-crabs and salt and pepper scallops. I also had a very refreshing watermelon and pineapple drink. Worth the visit as it is the most famous!
  • LuchiE9

    Singapore, Singapore

    Never enjoy!


    We visited Shilin NightMarket on our the night we arrive Taipei and we are a bit disappointed. There is not much to look around, not so crowded maybe because we went there during week day. It could have been lively during weekend not sure. There is not much choices etc but I'm glad I visited Shilin Market.
  • 361kevinn

    Toronto, Canada

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    The biggest night-market in Taipei - Must go


    A place that you can have a feel of the local culture. Lots of good food and local stores. You better be hungry if you want to go and you can easily spend 3-4 hours there. You need to be adventurous to enjoy all different kinds of food there.

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