The Waves Kitchen
212, NanWan Main Road, NanWan
Hours:Everyday 11 am-2 pm,
5 pm-10 pm
By Mari L. Posada Translated by Annie
Nestled in the heart of NanWan is The
Waves Kitchen, opened by the same team that runs Bossa
Nova. The trilingual Italian menu will definitely make
you do a double-take. Where else would you find pasta
with "Polipo e Capperi," (NT$230) on the menu?
Fresh octopus, garlic, parsley, capers and a white wine
sauce make this an exceptional treat. Monthly visits
by their menu designer, a real French Chef, pays off
as he continues training the head chef, owner and staff
to ensure the dishes are prepared up to standard.
Other delicacies include a Seafood
Salad a la Basque appetizer (NT$180), which is enough
to serve as a full meal. There are plenty of dishes
for vegetarians and carnivores too. The Cajun Jerk Chicken
Sandwich (NT$200) comes highly recommended! Waves Kitchen's
specialty pasta choices include "Panna e Funghi"
(mushrooms and cream), Smoked Salmon and the Pasta Pescatore
(NT$280). Set meals (three courses plus coffee or tea
at lunch, and the same at dinner plus dessert) are between
NT$399 - NT$499 and are excellent value for the bottomless
Overlooking the picturesque NanWan beachfront, this
is the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon beer from
their multicultural selection, which includes Negra
Modelo (a unique offering in this writer's experience).
They also offer a full range of cocktails, mixed drinks
and sodas, as well as Thai Milk Tea (NT$80) and Cocoa
(NT$90) if you're after something more virgin.
The restaurant's rustic interior and
"wave" theme makes for a comfortable, warm
atmosphere, where you can easily spend the afternoon
or even an entire weekend! They're currently building
their fall schedule of live music performances and Saturday
salsa parties once a month. Between the popular western-style
hotel above the restaurant (including a third floor
penthouse with rooftop lounging areas), 24-hour beach
access and a bus stop right along the route to Kenting
(10 minutes away), Waves Kitchen is the natural choice.