The beginning of a new year is the best time to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones. What place could be better for that than a restaurant named Nice to Meet You?
The oddly-named restaurant’s original Shanghai location was opened in 2014 by Han Han, the bestselling author who published his first book as a teen. It already has three branches in Beijing, but the most popular is located in Chaoyang Joy City.
Many customers praised the restaurant’s contemporary and simple decor. It is also filled with samples of Han Han’s books and his famous quotes.
Many creative dishes are named after Han Han’s famous books including San Chongmen, and Han Zhihan. Others are given comical names such as “How Long Since You Ate My Tofu,” a play on a slang term for inappropriate sexual advances.
The cook also tries to mix Chinese and Western cuisine with oddities like Kung Pao Spaghetti. Although creative, customers seem to be less than keen on the experiment.
Nice to Meet You has long lines during busy hour, so go early if you are hoping to snag a table.