Wednesday, June 22, 2016

#exploretaipei/food court: i strongly recommend MAJI MAJI

No. 1, Yumen St. 

MRT: Yuanshan 圓山

Hours: Mon~Fri 11:00~21:00, Sat/Sun 11:00~22:00

website: MAJI MAJI FB page 

visit reviewed: 5/15/2016 & 2/2015

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO SPEND THE AFTERNOON IN TAIPEI, look no further than Maji Square. Located near the Yuanshan  (圓山) MRT and Taipei Flower Expo Park, Maji Square is a hidden away open food court, marketplace, restaurant square, courtyard of shops, performance space and expo space that constantly has rotating events. Opened in 2013, it's made  I think one of the first time I went to Maji Maji was for the Lantern Festival, with towering constructed lanterns to pose with and admire. The most recent time was a Food expo which we browsed before walking into the main food court area.

When you first walk in, you'll see Good Cho bagels and soft serve, Maji Food and Deli which is a gourmet market with artisanal local and imported products, frozen goods and deli section. Then there is a long row of food court seating and shops on the left hand side, with a surprisingly array of choices under NT$200- from Taiwanese soy tofu, beef noodle, to fish and chips, burgers, Indian food, Korean food, Thai food, pasta and even French crepes, which seemed like the newest shop that I hadn't seen before.  Tucked in the back is a handful of sit down restaurants for those craving steak or fish and chips, as well as kid friendly space Brickworks (part Lego store, part cafe) and a Merry Go Round.



Need any "imformation?"


love these. might have to go back and pick some up.

(4) RESTAURANT SQUARE includes The Three Lions Inn (三隻獅子英國餐廳), Gaucho Grill, Butcher's Kitchen (肉舖廚房), Popeye's, with some outdoor seating, a small stage, a garden and a Merry Go Round. I've tried all of them through the years and if you're craving meat, try Gaucho Grill or Butcher's Kitchen, if you're craving fish and chips or salad, go to Three Lions. Will have to post more detailed posts of each soon. 

Just a peek at the photos from my last visit, as there's so much to explore and see and share. Who's been to Maji Square? Which food court shop is your favorite? Any tips to share?


Unknown said...

Hi!You missed some interesting spots, specially my favourite one , a Spanish restaurant located beside Popeye, red doors, one of the best spanish food in Taiwan(provably the best), try the daily menu, when arrive dessert ask for "tarta de queso" heavenly!!!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Joan,

i have tried a few of the food stalls, 3 Lions, Popeye's, argentinian grill restaurant and Butcher's kitchen. My own personal favorite is Butcher's kitchen BY FAR... was actually really disappointed with the other ones that i tried. FOR BK, I usually get the brocolli (comes with mash potatoes underneath it), beef stew, beef kebob, and sometimes the 1,000 nt steak. Solid! They have other pricier steak that goes up to 4-5,000 NT... i have never tried those.... but they look really nice. I have been to BK at least 10-12 times. Quality is pretty consistent.