Operated by Suzie Wong's management and conveniently situated next door, Valley's Kitchen boasts a wide range of Southeast Asian cuisine whipped up by a Hong Kong chef.
Though the cucumber and papaya salad (28 yuan) could have used a bit more sweetness, and the Thai style spicy and sour fish (68 yuan) wasn't as flaky and delicate as you might find on a Ko Phangan beach, we loved the Chinese style comfort food, such as homemade eggplant in a clay pot (28 yuan), stewed in the flavor of scallions and ginger, topped with tender pork and not the slightest bit greasy.
The large selection of reasonably priced buns and pastry rolls on the dim sum menu (most for around 12 yuan) is sure to satisfy any appetite, as is the gorgeously presented and divinely fresh sushi, most impressively the succulent, caviar-topped mango and salmon roll (50 yuan).
Attentive service, sophisticated amber lighting, and a great location for an understated dinner make Valley's Kitchen a perfect destination before a night of clubbing for the nightlife glitterati of the northern capital.
Address: Chaoyang Park West Gate (beside Suzie Wong's)