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If you’re a uni student new to Sheffield, odds are you’ll want to know the local spots to get a great meal. The Steel City is home to many fantastic restaurants. However, it can be overwhelming to explore new territory or chose among all the options. Don’t worry, whether it’s for a date, a night out with your mates, or good takeaway—we’ve got you covered! Below are five top restaurants in Sheffield for students.

1. Lucky Fox

For lovers of American food, especially fried chicken, the Lucky Fox is a must. This trendy diner is serving up their take on popular American comfort dishes like chicken and waffles and hot wings, but also include millennial classics such as California toast. Don’t worry if you’re not a carnivore — Lucky Fox also hosts vegan nights. You might wait a little longer for your food than at other restaurants in Sheffield, as they prepare everything fresh to order. Perfect spot for brunch, especially if you’re feeling “under the weather” from a night out.

2. Edo Sushi

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Edo Sushi is a Japanese restaurant in Sheffield, run by owners who know authentic sushi. They use fresh, seasonal fish from sustainable sources. A fantastic spot to stop in for a quick lunch, the staff are always friendly and helpful. Alternatively, if you’re feeling lazy – order takeaway, they deliver from six to nine pm.

Bottom line, If you’re looking for real deal sushi, this is your place. This is a verified Trip Advisor review: “I’m Japanese, and I grew up eating real, authentic sushi. Their sushi is the best I’ve had outside of Japan, and they do the sushi world justice not only with their choice of fish but more importantly rice flavour and consistency.” — That wins us over!

3. China Red

Another authentic spot to check out is the Szechuan restaurant, China Red. Conveniently located, right by the Moor, this place draws a crowd, and is popular with both British and Chinese locals, alike.

Many dishes on the menu are meant to share, making this a fab spot to go with a group of friends, or if your family is in town! Their dishes do tend to bring some heat with them, so it might be better for those looking for a spicy meal!

Insider tip: You might spot the famous snooker player Junhui Ding. He often comes here for dinner.

4. Smoke BBQ

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Smoke BBQ offers up the traditional southern states barbecue—perfect for carnivores looking for a hearty meal! The service is always spot on. Smoke is also ideal for groups, in their own words: “We do food made for sharing.” Bring a few mates and order one of their platters, that allows you to try different types of smoked meats and side dishes, but keeps the cost down!

5. Golden Taste

Are you sensing a pattern? Sheffield has some amazing Asian food options! Golden Taste is an authentic Chinese restaurant in Sheffield that specialises in self-service hot-pot. Don’t get scared away by the exterior, while it might look like a hole-in-the-wall; the food is always fresh and delicious. Making your own supper in the copper hot pot also offers a fun experience. Not to mention, Golden Taste is very close to LIV Student Sheffield, so really convenient for residents.

Take Advantage of the Amazing Restaurants in Sheffield

While Sheffield is known for being a student-friendly city with lots to see and do, they also have a serious food and drink scene, that luckily for us uni students, caters to a budget! We’ve got you covered with free breakfast daily at LIV Student, but make sure to get out and explore all the amazing restaurants in Sheffield while you’re here!