Taipei’s Best American BBQ: ED’s Diner美式BBQ燒烤餐館

Ed’s Diner 美式BBQ燒烤餐館




Ed’s Diner 美式BBQ燒烤餐館 Review

Ed’s Diner 美式BBQ燒烤餐館 is classic American BBQ at it’s finest. The best American BBQ I’ve ever had was in Austin, Texas and Ed’s Diner comes incredibly close. Definitely the best American BBQ in Taipei by FAR and much better than I’ve had in Los Angeles.

Pro-Tip: Ask for the spicy BBQ sauce! The best BBQ in Taipei gets a little better with the spicy BBQ sauce!

I got the combo +150 NT with soup, salad, biscuit and drink. The soup was a mushroom soup and pretty good. The salad was very small but satisfying. For the drink I got a black tea (no sugar) but found my dates black tea with lemon much better.

They have 2 bbq sauces, regular and spicy. It’s not on the table so you have to ask. The non spicy is tangy and sweet. The spicy sauce, isn’t very spicy but is very satisfying.

I wasn’t able to finish it since the portions we’re pretty big. The staff packed it up for us and I asked for some of their spicy BBQ sauce to go, they said they would include it but they did not.

If you’re planning on eating here, make a reservation! Otherwise you might have to eat outside and it’s dark and hot
Service was very fast and attentive.

5/5 Brisket
The brisket was tender, juicy and full of flavor. Each bite would just

5/5 Pork Ribs
The meat on the ribs fell right off the bone. The meat was so tender with a light crispy exterior from the perfectly seaoned meat.

1/5 The coleslaw just didn’t taste good and should be avoided. The biscuit was unusually salty. It’s not corn bread, it’s a very salty biscuit. I ended up not being able to eat it.

Ed’s Diner 美式BBQ燒烤餐館 Menu Additional Photos

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Rating Guide


It’s food, but you’re not going to enjoy it


Didn’t meet minimum meal expectations


Satisfying and an adequate meal.


So good you’ll eat here again!


You will remember this meal for the rest of your life!

Pricing Guide


NT$1-100 (US$0-$3.23)


NT$100-300 (US$3.23-9.68)


NT$300-700 (US$9-22)


NT$700+ (US$22.60+)


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QUALITY: The [Quality] is based on how good the food tastes and the presentation.

SERVICE: The [Service] is based on the dining experience. This includes the ambiance of the restaurant and how the interactions with the staff.

VALUE: The [Value] is based on both the Quality and Service in relation to the price. Ratings for food with a low price are a little more generous than food with a high price.

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