Press Room

Welcome to the press room of China Restaurant Week. Please find our latest press releases below, as well as general info and facts and figures.

Please contact the marketing team of China Restaurant Week for more relevant media issues:

Ms Wang

+86 21 3107 6102

Press releases

Press release 2016 September - EN

Press release 2015 March - CN

Press release 2014 September - EN

Press release 2014 September - CN

Press release 2014 March - EN

Press release 2014 March - CN

Press package

Please feel free to download our press package, which includes a fact sheet, our high res logo and image, all of which are free to use for any publications about China Restaurant Week. Download

Fact sheet

1. The Concept

The concept of “China Restaurant Week ” is inspired by “New York Restaurant Week”. In 1998, the New York State Division of Tourism was entitled as one of the first launchers of restaurant week to promote local catering industry to the tourists from all around the world. And then this activity was extended to places such as Europe, South America and Singapore. And the targeting consumer group is also expanded to all the foodies from merely tourists.

China Restaurant Week is held in several cities every March & September. This time, this activity will be held in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou, Nanjing, Tianjing and Hangzhou at the same time. 

This year, more functions will be employed by the DiningCity APP which is always keeping up with the trend of life service industry to provide more convenient services for users. Also, the Mini-Program on WeChat will be launched soon so that customers will more conveniently manage their reservations. Users could check their bookings through DiningCity or the APP or the Mini-Program. Hence, users could make reservations in time. The exclusive concept-“Book & Save” is promoted by the APP: a corresponding discount will be given if you enjoy the meal during off-peak hours. This is a win-win strategy for both restaurants and users.  In addition, China Restaurant Week will also be launched in the APP.

As the sponsor of China Restaurant Week for continuous 9 times, one of the world top online guide DiningCity has accumulated a great popularity in China and become the indicator of the dining industry. This activity also attracts the attendance of many famous media such as Whenever and the substantial support of well-known brands.

DiningCity, together with American Express, will hold the 16th China Restaurant Week from the 30th April to 24th May. This is time they cooperate with each other to establish this grand occasion. Approximately 500 top restaurants are going to attend this activity and an incomparable feast of taste will be presented. 

Restaurant Week is a culinary event that takes place worldwide and is all about fine dining at the best for less. During Restaurant Week you will have the chance to dine at top restaurants for a discounted set menu-price. But mind you, the number of tables is limited. This means you need to make sure to make your reservation in time! 

Pre-booking to enjoy the premium packages of at least 3 dedicated courses from top restaurants with a surprising price from RMB 78 for lunch, and RMB 118 for dinner. Enjoy top-level delicacies with an acceptable price. The official booking website ( will be initiated at 10 a.m. of August 15th. You could also download our APP, namely, DiningCity, to start your food tour!

2. Important dates

  • Thursday 15 October 2020, 10am: opening online booking system for general public
  • Friday 16 October 2020: start China Restaurant Week Autumn Winners 2020
  • Sunday 1 December 2020: end China Restaurant Week Autumn Winners 2020

TIP! Did you know that VIP members are granted priority access to our booking system? You can become a VIP member for Restaurant Week China by sign up DiningCity Membership.

3. Booking system

On 15th October 2020, 10am, sharp the real-time booking system will open on Here you can browse the special menus of the participating restaurants and decide which restaurant you want to book. 

IMPORTANT: you unfortunately cannot book by calling the restaurant directly – only bookings made through our booking system are valid. You will receive a confirmation of your booking on the email address and mobile number provided, and all the reservations can be checked in your own DiningCity membership account as well, all you need to do is telling the name to restaurant when you go, then they can find out all the information in the system easily.

4. Awards

We will celebrate the end of Restaurant Week Autumn Edition 2020 by handing out several awards and certificates of excellence to outstanding restaurants and host Restaurant Week Winner Edition only for winning restaurants. Both guests and critics are involved in rating the restaurants for these.

5. Social Media

To stay up-to-date in the run up to Restaurant Week Spring 2020, like us on Facebook and follow us on WeChat and Weibo:
















6. Organization is an online bilingual guide especially for high-end dining. In 2007, it was established in Singapore which is their first stop in Asia. Later, official website was launched in HK and Mainland China in 2008 and 2009 respectively. Consumers could input the keyword such as price, cuisine and location to search their favorite restaurant in A real-time reservation could be made online. The bilingual contents, the 360° virtual reality image, menu, detailed introduction with pictures and text, and consumer comments will be provided on each individual restaurant page to enable the customers a comprehensive mastery of the restaurant quality. Customers could conveniently select the proper restaurants according to their mood and preferred tastes at any time without going outside. DiniCity now possesses more than 25,000 selected restaurants as their members all around the world. In China, there are over 1000 top ones.

Restaurant Week China is being organized by DiningCity China. DiningCity is the leading international restaurant guide with a clutter-free database of more than 25,000 carefully selected restaurants across the globe. After successfully launching DiningCity in The Netherlands, countries in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia, China followed in 2010. DiningCity China currently hosts 1000+ restaurants. Visit your online dining guide at

7. Contact

DiningCity China is based in Shanghai:

Address: No.135 Guangyuan Road, Xuhui District, 200030

Please contact the marketing team of China Restaurant Week for more relevant media issues:

Ms Wang

+86 21 3107 6102