I’m newer to Forumosa (I was on here years ago, but for whatever reason forgot about it), and this is my first post in years so bear with me.
I live in Taitung City. I’ve been here for 12 years, and in Taiwan for almost 20. I just thought I’d rattle off a few restaurants in the area in case anyone was interested.
Everybody knows Uncle Pete’s. It’s in the city, not far from the Seashore Park. If you’re looking for more of a drinking/pizza combination Uncle Pete’s is where you want to go.
Taitung also has Domino’s and Pizza Hut, so there’s that.
In Dulan, Mark and Tini’s place, Wagaligong, also serves pizza. I’ve never had it. Be warned that it’s not cheap.
The Dulan Dinner restaurant is located at the north end of Dulan. It’s across the bridge from downtown Dulan. This would be my favorite pizza in Taitung, but be warned they’re SLOW. If you can, call and tell them to make your pizza about a half hour before you get there. Otherwise you’ll be waiting eons.
Ajo Pizza has already been mentioned here. I’m really not sure if that place is still open.
Further south, closer to the city, there’s Pooz Pizza in Shan Yuan. I would NOT recommend this place. The pizzas are tiny and overpriced.
Sam’s Burger is where most people go. This place is in downtown Taitung City, on Kai Feng Road.
The Inn by the Village restaurant has excellent burgers, but they’re very slow. This place is on Tie Hua Road and Jung Hua Road, not far from the city center.
There are two McDonald’s in downtown Taitung City. There’s also a Mos Burger on the corner of Shin Sheng Road and Bo Ai Road.
Up the coast in Dong He Village is the Tropical Low Pressure Kitchen. Their burgers are AWESOME, but like the Dulan Dinner they are glacially slow.
There are many restaurants serving spaghetti in town, but none of it is particularly good.
There’s a place called Yummiez Kitchen in the Industrial Area. I haven’t eaten there in ages, but last time I did it was extremely forgettable. SORT OF Mexican, if you discount the barbecue sauce.
Montes Mexican restaurant is on Sse Wei Road. It’s a strangely popular place, and often reservations are required. It’s about as “Mexican” as Yummiez. I heard the owner used to work at the long-gone Pasadena back in the day. The quality of Montes is comparable to what Pasadena used to offer.
There’s a guy who moved over here from Taichung that sells tacos on the road. This is, in my opinion, your best option. He’s usually in Dulan in the Sugar Factory there, but he also sells his tacos in the night market downtown. Not sure if he’s still around though.
Taitung has plenty of steak restaurants. The Trump Steak House shut down recently, but it wasn’t worth bothering with anyway. The best steak I ever had in Taitung was at the Gaya Hotel across from the Mos Burger.
There’s a place in Dulan called Dulan Crap. Really, I’m not making that up. I’m not a big eater of French cuisine so this is the only one I know about.
- Fish and Chips
There’s a fish and chips place in Dulan, just off Highway 11. The name is escaping me right now but it’s not bad.
- Anything else?
If anyone thinks of any other restaurants/categories let me know.