Nanjichang Night Market – Visitors Guide

Nanjichang Night Market (or South Airport Night Market) is a street food market focused on locals. Yet, it has many Michelin-recommended restaurants like A Nan Sesame Oil Chicken. Keep reading to learn whether it’s worth visiting.

I’ve been to Nanjichang Night Market and want to help you determine whether it’s worth visiting. I pulled up a bunch of information regarding this night market hotspot.

Important Information

HoursDaily: 5 PM–12 AM
Number of StallsUnknown
Closest Rail StationLongshan Temple (Taipei MRT Blue Line)
Opening DateUnknown
City LocatedTaipei City
AddressLane 307, Section 2, Zhonghua Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
Chinese Name南機場夜市 (Nán jīchǎng yèshì)
Information about Nanjichang Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan.

Foods To Try

Here’s what you’ll want to try at Nanjichang Night Market:

FoodRestaurant/StandRestaurant Chinese NameAddress
Sesame Oil Chicken SoupA Nan阿男麻油雞No. 34號, Lane 311, Section 2, Zhonghua Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
DumplingsLai Lai Dumpling來來水餃店No. 9, Lane 309, Section 2, Zhonghua Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
Clay Oven RollsUnnamedUnnamedStall 74, Lane 311, Section 2, Zhonghua Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taipei & Taichung
Steamed Stinky TofuSmelly Boss臭老闆No. 6號, Lane 313, Section 2, Zhonghua Rd, Wanhua District, Taipei City, 100
Taiwanese BurritosSung Ching松青潤餅100, Taipei City, Zhongzheng District, Lane 313, Section 2, Zhonghua Rd, 29號1 樓
Taro Shaved IceTaro Shaved Ice King南機場芋頭大王No. 5, Lane 313, Section 2, Zhonghua Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
Best foods to try at Nanjichang Night Market.

A Nan Sesame Oil Chicken is a restaurant that Michelin recommends. Meaning, a bunch of judges ranked the restaurant as serving the best food in their category. The soup itself is fragrant, and the meat tender.

Some recommend trying it with vermicelli noodles.

Michelin also recommended the clay oven rolls, but didn’t provide a restaurant name [1]. You’ll need to follow the address and see whether you find a stand where people are cooking rolls over a clay oven.

And Smelly Boss has Michelin-recommended stinky tofu.

Whew. Nanjichang’s on a roll with all the good stalls. Let’s learn how to get there.

How To Get There

Take one of the following Taipei MRT lines:

  • Green Line: get off at Xiaonanmen Station & leave the station through Exit 3
    • Turn left on Bo’ai Road and walk for around 15 minutes.
  • Blue Line: depart at Longshan Temple Station & leave the station at Exit 3

Taking the bus?

Take one of the following buses to the Shaanli stop (廈安里):

  1. 205
  2. 212
  3. 249
  4. 253

Or take these buses to the Nanjichang Gongyu stop (南機場公寓):

  1. 12
  2. 204
  3. 205
  4. 212

Nearby Attractions

Here are places nearby Nanjichang Night Market to visit:

AttractionWalking TimeTo-Do
Taipei Botanical Garden15 min.Great place for walks & many beautiful plants
Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall25 min.Historical area
Bopiliao Historical Block18 min.Historical area
Longshan Temple18 min.Religious site
Machangting Memorial Park20 min.Riverside park & cycling path
Things to do nearby Nanjichang Night Market in Taipei.

Nanjichang sits far away from most tourist attractions. And its distance from the Metro stations makes it difficult to recommend nearby places.

There’s the botanical garden, though.

It closes at 8:00 PM. Get there and burn calories before that time. Or get there before heading to the night market. Regardless, you won’t regret coming here.

Longshan is Taiwan’s most popular religious temple. And Bopiliao Historical Block is just a historical block with a bunch of old buildings. Great ways to learn about Taiwanese culture and history.

Also consider renting a YouBike and rolling along the riverside.

You’re best off heading to the MRT station and riding to a different spot with more activities. Many consider Wanhua District as Taipei’s most crime-prone area [2]. While crimes seldom happen to those not involved with the mafia, it’s always better to practice caution.

Nanjichang Night Market is in Zhongzheng District, which is adjacent to Wanhua.


Nanjichang Night Market sprung to life on February 3rd, 1975 [3]. And it was originally known as South Airport Night Market (or South Airport). That’s because the Japanese Empire used the area as a military airport during their rule.

Once the Republic of China (ROC) controlled Taiwan, construction companies built various housing communities for military families. And that led to a night market forming to feed the locals.