Downtown Dandong is full of small, nondescript home-style restaurants and jiaozi houses, and the river promenade has a number of upscale Japanese and Korean eateries. The Dandong Chaoxian Fandian (tel. 0415/313-9919; 10am-9pm), northeast of the railway station at Qi Jing Jie 37, serves the best Korean cold noodles (lengmian) in town for a mere ¥4. Along the strip of Korean eateries that line the river, locals consider Arirang (Alilang; tel. 0415/212-2333; 9am-9:30pm) a pretty good choice. The Korean setting with comfortable booths and private rooms is a nice place to relax after boating. Try the shiguo Banfan (stone pot rice), known as bibimbop in Korean, the huoguo (hot pot), or the shengban niurou (raw beef). If you're really feeling adventurous, you might consider the xiangla gourou (spicy dog). The best place to try the local seafood, which area residents rave about, is at Xianha Ju Jiudian (Badaju Haixian Yitiao Jie; tel. 0415/216-5763; 9am-midnight). It offers a simple, clean interior and a back room of tanks of live seafood that you can wander through.

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