Raohe Street Night Market
Raohe Street Night Market
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Jao Ho Street has become a secondary road and the business has also declined. Therefore, the government set up a night market in 1987. It is the second tourist night market in Taipei.
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  • ThatBaldDoc
    Quezon City, Philippines78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sights, scents, savors, and sounds that will follow you home.
    Raohe Night Market is a must see for Taiwan tourists. Come in early at 5pm to get ahead of the crowd. If you see a long queue to a food stall, trust that the food is worth that long wait. The street is a bit short compared to Shilin, but still has great selections to suit every person's taste.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 August 2023
  • travel
    United States1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's famous for a reason !
    My family and I had a good time here. It is family friendly place with lots of good food, shopping, games for kids. They do sell stinky tofu that’s something you will smell. Also, the food comes in small portions and are cheap. I think the purpose behind that is so you can try a lot of foods!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 11 August 2023
  • June
    Singapore, Singapore49 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Skip this.
    Very average night market that we did not enjoy. The food was lousy and selection was very repetitive. I had some of the worst beef cubes here :( I would recommend heading over to Shilin night market instead for a wider variety. Perhaps it was an off day but Raohe market just seemed pretty miserable.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 September 2023
  • JavaMama58
    Denmark2,370 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disappointed
    We came with high expectation as I’d seen it featured a lot in travel videos. We went on a weekend so the place was packed. There is a mix of food and merchandise vendors. Lots of smells and colours . We tried a few dishes but didn’t really come away in awe. Nothing we hadnt seen or sampled in other markets.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 October 2023
  • luxuryvoyage
    Switzerland3,957 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    small night market- focus on food stalls
    A smaller night market and not as famous as other tourist night markets, but authentic and frequented mostly by locals. The focus is on food stalls. Our favorite was a type of crepe filled with vegetables (vegetarian) and freshly made on the stove top and also very cheap. This stand was unique and stood out from the rest of the offer, which was partly franchising and could be found at all night markets in Taiwan. A visit is worthwhile in any case. We took a cab from the hotel to the market, but for the return trip it was quite difficult to get a cab. But there are also local buses that leave near the market.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 October 2023
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,015 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice market. I preferred this to Shilin. Easier to navigate and less crowded. Nicer atmosphere too.
    Shilin is apparently the main one and biggest one, but I preferred this. This is one of the oldest night markets I believe in Taipei. Raohe Street Night Market had a nicer atmosphere, it was less crowded and there was more variety of food to feast your eyes on. By variety I don't mean more stalls but more options. Shilin became a little repetitive. Easier to navigate and not as big as Shilin. Vendors are very friendly and nice. If you are Muslim like me or vegetarian, make it clear as a lot of the items contain pork. Go with an empty stomach and small change! Shilin had a lot of clothing stalls as well and places where you could play games. Here there were a few places you could play games and shops where you can buy gifts. I went around 19:30 on a Wednesday evening. I believe weekends are really packed. Walk, eat and enjoy. Taiwan is very safe but as you are tightly packed with loads of people, like anywhere just mind your bag. Clean.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 November 2023
  • Orator11
    Singapore, Singapore7,333 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One Of The Better Night Markets
    One of the more interesting night markets in the city, with lots of good eats, including several Michelin gourmand stalls. The black pepper beef buns are the most popular, with long queues that go pretty quickly. The buns cost $60 each and are delish. You should also try stinky tofu, shaved peanut ice cream, sesame oil chicken and oyster vermicelli
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 November 2023
  • merismer
    Singapore, Singapore582 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jam Packed
    Packed shoulder to shoulder on a Saturday night. If you’re there for the night market vibes and complete lack of personal space, this is the place for you. Having said that, food is alright but the darts and fishing games stalls are double/four times the price at Shilin. Good thing: a row of taxis awaits at the starting entrance after a night of walking.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 December 2023
  • Sarah
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia51 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    People-watching
    Before we went to Taipei, i asked myself 'if i were to only choose 1 night market, which one will i choose?'. I have read lots of blogs and reviews, and finally we went to this Raohe night market. another top night market on the list was Shilin's. People were saying that Shilin is more touristy and Raohe is more for the locals. I could not make any comments on that as i've only been to Raohe. we tried taro ball, and it's suprisingly yummy!! very cheap of 10-12 balls for 50NTD. it's crispy outside and soft and chewy inside.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 February 2024
  • Josephine Lee
    Singapore, Singapore181 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting market - not as crowded as shilin market
    Stop at the songshan station last stop on the green line and exit following the signs in the train station . Must try the pepper buns - First stall near the entrance to the night market - you cannot miss it - long queue always . A good market to try the street food
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 February 2024
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UMap255
Laos56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
In the afternoon, I headed to the Wufanpu clothing district and then walked over to Raohe Night Market. Raohe Night Market was bustling with activity, offering a variety of food options, although not extremely diverse since many dishes were fried or stir-fried, which I'm not a big fan of. About one-third of the way into the market, you'll come across a turnoff leading to the riverside, a breezy spot with the Rainbow Bridge. I tried some fried stinky tofu, which was tasty and not as off-putting as you might think, along with some Taiwanese sausages. I also had some meat-filled buns, although they were a bit spicy due to the black pepper. Near the market, there's a temple dedicated to Matsu, the goddess of the seafarers revered by the locals. Nearby is Bade Road with a bus station, making it convenient to head home. Before reaching the market, on the way, I also checked out the sound-emitting whale model in the lobby of the Songshan MRT Station.
Written 11 May 2024
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Marilou T
Los Angeles, CA37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A blogger suggested this place and raved about the food. We're foodies so we made our way here. But sadly we weren't that impressed with the variety of street food here. There were a lot of stalls but not enough unique and varied offerings. We ended up with the Chineses burger and some Shalongbao. We think they were the best choices we could find last night. Disappointed that there weren't enough dessert choices except for the obvious fresh fruits and bobas. It is fairly easy to find. As for shopping, I find the clothes of inferior quality and very expensive.
Written 8 May 2024
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Thomas Reprich
Singapore, Singapore1,095 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Pepper Cakes right at the North entrance make it worth the trip. The rest of the food offerings are also extensive, interesting and tasty looking - come hungry.
Written 29 March 2024
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA2,133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
My wife and I enjoyed our visit a lot. We went on a Tuesday night and the place was quite crowded. I imagine it gets really packed on weekends.

We had the famous pepper buns that are at the beginning of the market. The line wasn’t bad and they were delicious. We sampled a number of other dishes - most were very good although some were a little plain. Lots of options though. Half the fun is the experience- it’s a high energy place with lots going on.

We took a nonstop subway train from Taipe station - very easy and quick. The Ciyou Temple is near the entrance to the market and is worth a quick visit.

I would rate this a “must see” for Taipei.
Written 16 March 2024
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Traveling Ammonite
268 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The Raohe Street Night Market is the most popular in Taipei, so it will always be crowded and hectic. However, that's part of the charm. It's like impulse buying, but with food. You might have your faves, but for folks unfamiliar with it, it is such a fun experience walking along the long street of stalls and impulse buying what looked delicious.

For me, that was the beef cubes, squid, and dumplings. There will definitely be something for everyone. I've never had a miss here. You can also play games and win prizes and buy clothes in between bites. We found a few gems and souvenirs here and there.

We took the MRT to Songshan station. From there, just follow the signs (and the people)!
Written 4 March 2024
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Josephine Lee
Singapore, Singapore181 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Stop at the songshan station last stop on the green line and exit following the signs in the train station .
Must try the pepper buns - First stall near the entrance to the night market - you cannot miss it - long queue always .
A good market to try the street food
Written 28 February 2024
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Sarah
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia51 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Before we went to Taipei, i asked myself 'if i were to only choose 1 night market, which one will i choose?'. I have read lots of blogs and reviews, and finally we went to this Raohe night market. another top night market on the list was Shilin's. People were saying that Shilin is more touristy and Raohe is more for the locals. I could not make any comments on that as i've only been to Raohe. we tried taro ball, and it's suprisingly yummy!! very cheap of 10-12 balls for 50NTD. it's crispy outside and soft and chewy inside.
Written 14 February 2024
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armani123sg
Singapore, Singapore313 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Quite a big night market but with so many repeat foods. Was quite a letdown actually. Will not recommend at all. Ningxia was way better.
Written 27 January 2024
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merismer
Singapore, Singapore582 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Packed shoulder to shoulder on a Saturday night. If you’re there for the night market vibes and complete lack of personal space, this is the place for you.
Having said that, food is alright but the darts and fishing games stalls are double/four times the price at Shilin.
Good thing: a row of taxis awaits at the starting entrance after a night of walking.
Written 10 December 2023
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Orator11
Singapore, Singapore7,333 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
One of the more interesting night markets in the city, with lots of good eats, including several Michelin gourmand stalls.

The black pepper beef buns are the most popular, with long queues that go pretty quickly. The buns cost $60 each and are delish.

You should also try stinky tofu, shaved peanut ice cream, sesame oil chicken and oyster vermicelli
Written 13 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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