Gu Zao Cuo

Restaurant No. 140, Shenkeng St, Shenkeng District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 222 Published on: 13-11-2015

10:00 AM - 08:30 PM
15.00 - 30.00 USD

Gu Zao Cuo is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Gu Zao Cuo (古早厝人文豆腐美食) is a restaurant famous for its tofu dishes. The place is located in Shenkeng District which is considered as The Tofu Capital in Taipei.

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Why Gu Zao Cuo is special ?

Gu Zao Cuo serves tofu in several ways like other restaurants in Taipei. For pungency, stinky tofu (臭豆腐) obviously ranks up there with blue cheeses, durian fruit and strong mints.

"Fei-chang" stinky tofu and Tie-ban tofu (hotplate tofu) are two of their signature dishes. There is also a variety of soups, traditional stews and braised and smoked tofu. To wash it all down, the fresh, locally-made plum juice is a must, with its clean and slightly smoked taste. The restaurant is full even on dull weekday afternoons, but the staff will pack you in if necessary. The service is fast and the decor harks back to 1940s and 1950s Taiwan, with its antique furniture, wicker pots and posters of long-lost Taiwanese movies.


How to get to Gu Zao Cuo?

You can take bus 679 from Muzha MRT Station or the bus station outside Taipei Zoo. Taking the cab is another option which is definitely way faster.

Selling points

  • A little out of the way, but worth the place
  • Nice tofu, a must try
  • Many cooking style of Tofu in there
  • Great eats and experimentation
  • An interesting spot for locals and foreign visitors


  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget Medium
  • Alcohol NO
  • Air condition NO
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card NO
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian YES
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567.12 USD
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No. 140, Shenkeng St, Shenkeng District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 222

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  • Nearby is the Shenkeng Old Street, the tofu street in Taipei. You can take a walk there after your meal.
    Things nearby
  • The entrance to the restaurant is marked by three large vats of steaming tofu. It's hard to miss.
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