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Shilin Night Market 士林觀光夜市

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Wednesday: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

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  • Zoe_anpu

    Street food market


    The food price is not really cheap when comparing to the restaurant which provides services and proper table for you. The size of market is smaller than I expected, (I am Thai and many markets in Thai are much more larger) However, I was enjoyed visiting the market.
  • Pascal L

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    Nice markets


    Shilin market itself is not much at all. All the small kiosks are around all the small streets. Quite a lot of choices and clean. Nice to check it out.
  • jbushman2017

    Fresno, California

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    Inexpensive Exotic Food, Shops, Carnival Atmosphere, LOTS of People


    I was not interested in doing any shopping yet still spent two hours here. It is not like most night markets. Essentially you have real stores on pedestrian and non-pedestrian streets. Some of these streets also open to covered buildings with more stores, in all multiples blocks that take a good while to walk completely through. Add in hundreds of food stalls both indoors and outdoors (all very inexpensive, no big chain restaurants in the this market), and throw in lots of carnival kinds of games (throw darts at balloons to pop them and win prizes, etc) and you have the Shilin Night Market. This market is not really for the tourist as the stores offer inexpensive clothing and tech goods, etc, but not so much souvenirs. This market is not for the hipsters or young kids, they go to a market area in another part of town. This is for the locals who want to be entertained inexpensively. My wife and I walked for a couple hours, checking out the interesting food stalls, trying lots of things and browsing the shops. Only when we were about to leave did we find the downstairs food court with lots more cheap food restaurants but actual chairs and tables one could sit at.
  • Detlef Z

    Some part is not open air


    Chock-o-block of rowdy people. Some indoor eating area, we could see, had less than desirable hygeinic condition. Same food every vendor is selling. Totally unimpressive.
  • MJonesPE

    Kawasaki, Japan

    Night market food adventure


    Night market was a fun food adventure. Went on Saturday night. Very crowded but felt safe. Lots of different foods to try from sea food, fried food, the infamous stinky tofu. Strongly suggest a stroll first through the vendors and then decide, you can fill up pretty fast. I liked the vibe, the energy, and the meat on stick choices. Enjoy, gotta do this at least once

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