Category Archives: Dining

Old Beijing Specialties Meet Under One Roof

In Beijing, it’s hardly difficult to find Old Beijing specialties. For roast duck there is Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant; for tofu there is Baoji Patty; for sweets and snacks there is Huguosi Snacks; and for noodles there is Haiwanju. But if you want to...


Yizhan Restaurant Offers Romantic Travel Bar and Courtyard

When Yizhan Restaurant closed for the 2008 Olympic Games, the owner searched out an ancient courtyard near Guijie for the restaurant’s new location. Although the new Yizhan is only 20 meters away from Beijing’s busiest food street, many visitors need to ask for directions....


Uncle Tea Brings Taste of HK to the Capital

In spite of the name, tea has never been the focus of Hong Kong’s “tea restaurant” tradition. Most establishments offer only a handful of steeped beverages, focusing instead on Cantonese dim sum and other snacks. Milk tea, steamed rice rolls and pineapple buns are...


Home Recipes from Mother’s Cook

Mother’s Cook is a new restaurant opened by a long-time Beijing resident and media worker. The small bistro collects classic recipes intended to remind people of home. The small restaurant is located near Worker’s Stadium and is packed with waiting customers. Near its entrance...


Simple, Homestyle Food in Sanlitun

Xiaowu Kitchen has been rising in popularity on Dianping.com’s rankings for several months. The cozy restaurant is located in the midst of Sanlitun’s busy office area and caters to customers who want healthy dishes and a positive lifestyle. The menu at Xiaowu Kitchen doesn’t...


The Box is Busy

The Box is Busy is a new addition to Guanghua Lu’s impressive restaurant collection. Being located in a business zone with high office worker traffic, the restaurant focuses on offering some of the capital’s best food delivery. The idea to start a restaurant came...


Clean and Green Dishes at Jindingxuan

Jindingxuan have become one of the most popular chain restaurants in Beijing since its founding as Beijing’s first 24-hour restaurant in 1993. The chain serves northern and southern favorites in small portions, with a vast collection of Sichuan, Shandong, Cantonese and Hangzhou dishes. More...


Discover Authentic Beijing Cuisine

As the Chinese capital and major world city, Beijing is never short of tasty dishes. Most of the city’s restaurants offer a blend of styles from around the country that have been adapted for local tastes. But Authentic Beijing Restaurant offers something different: real...


Enjoy at Meizhou Dongpo

Meizhou Dongpo could be one of the most popular chain restaurants in Beijing. Opened in 1996, the Beijing-based chain now has more than 20 branches in the capital. As a Sichuan restaurant, Meizhou is famous for its affordable price and its late-night service. With...


Shilaijiuzuo Offers Chinese Take on Foreign Favorites

Looking for a Chinese take barbecued pork ribs and other American favorites? Shilaijiuzuo, a two-story restaurant managed by a few 30-year-olds on Banqiao Nan Xian, offers ribs and other foreign favorites on a street that is far removed enough from Guijiu to be free...