Category Archives: Dining

Shady Restaurant Retreat at Blue Lake

A week of being trapped amidst Beijing’s high-rise buildings can feel suffocating. But Blue Lake Restaurant, the design project of Chen Yi and Zhang Muchen of Much Art and Design, offers a shaded, much-needed natural retreat. Located within Lido Garden, Blue Lake was Chen...


Dine on the Prairie at Ninety-Nine Yurts

Beijing’s Ninety-Nine Yurts is designed to celebrate Mongolia’s most famous architecture. The restaurant’s design and musical performances are enough to whisk any diner away to the grasslands. Ninety-Nine Yurts is located in Mafang Village, far outside the city’s North 5th Ring Road. The distant...


Eat With Your Hands at Beijing’s Sea Hood

Sea Hood is one of the city’s many concept restaurants notable for its unique dining environment and lack of tableware and utensils. There are two Sea Hood branches in Beijing, one in U Town Mall and the other in Chaoyang Joy City. When the...


Red Wall Garden Collects Culinary Secrets

Red Wall Garden Restaurant sits at the heart of the city’s historic Shijia Hutong. The tree-lined, low-rise lane connects the guests with Chinese history and an intense sense of exoticism. With its pavilions, artistic sculptures, intriguing furnishings and antique courtyard, Red Wall Garden is...


Du Hsiao Yueh Offers Authentic Taiwan Noodles

Du Hsiao Yueh traces its origins to Taiwan in 1895. More than 100 years ago, a fisherman named Hong decided to find another way to make money during the season when he couldn’t fish: Xiaoyue. The solution was homemade noodles. At first, Hong carried...


Steak Exchange Serves Up City’s Best Cuts

Has your time in China left you pining for a proper steak that is even bigger than your face? Beijing’s Steak Exchange may have the solution to your craving. Steak Exchange is a Western restaurant in the InterContinental Beijing Financial Street Hotel, a five-star...


Particles Kitchen Offers French Charm at Nali

Nali Patio is home to many of Sanlitun’s finest restaurants. It’s separated from the noise of Sanlitun Village by a wall, providing peace and quiet to diners within. Particles Kitchen stands out among Nali’s Western food offerings, having assumed a space previously occupied by...


Middle 8th Serves Up Beijing’s Best Yunnan Food

Middle 8th Restaurant manages to be one of the city’s most secluded restaurants while flanking its busiest street. Located in a hutong off East Sanlitun Street, its small sign makes it especially difficulty to spot. The restaurant features modern décor and a medal that...


Lively Dining at Beijing’s Blue Marlin

Dan Zheng, the head of Blue Marlin, wants his restaurant to be a private kitchen and friendly living room rather than another sterile Western restaurant with cold flatware and white tablecloths. The Western Bar & Restaurant belongs to Blue Marlin Group. Since its opening...


Duck de Chine Serves Up Best Chinese Duck

The Daily Meal, an American website that indexes delicacies, published its list of Asia’s 10 best restaurants in Asia. Half of the Top 10 were located in Beijing, and Duck de Chine 1949 placed second. Duck de Chine 1949 Restaurant was originally located in...