IN BRIEF (Page: 7, Date: 12/30/2005)
This is a cooking style developed from Japan but adapted in Taiwan. Most teppanyaki eateries in the capital offer French style service and a mixture of Western and Chinese food.
Modern, warm and fashionable place to eat. There is a buffet at 188 yuan (US$), as well as more expensive private rooms.
Open: 10 am - 2pm, 5 pm - midnight
Location: 3/F Kuntai International Mansion, Chaowai Dajie
Wenfu Master Chef ()
A lounge style eatery where set meals and a la carte are both provided.
Open: 11 am-10:30 pm
Location: 5/F, A Tower, Winterless Business Centre, No 1 Xidawang Lu, Chaoyang District, to the east of Sunshine 100 International Apartment, Guanghua Lu (1A5100)
Still Thoughts Vegetarian ()
This is a small but clean and cosy place. Their dishes are better than their hot pot.
Open: 11 am-10 pm
Location: 18 A Dafosi Dongjie, Dongcheng District (18)
Pure Lotus ()
Known for its artistic Buddhist decoration of food. Expensive but worth it.
Open: 11 am-11 pm
Location: Inside the yard of Zhongguo Wenlian (China Federation of Literary and Art Circles), No 10 Nongzhanguan Nanlu, Chaoyang District (10 )
Dengpin Sushifu/ Xu Xiang Zhai (/)
Buffet and a la carte at mid-price are both available. Near the Confucius and Yonghegong Lama Temples.
Open: 11 am-2 pm, 5:30 pm-9 pm
Location: A 26-1 Guozijian Dajie, Dongcheng District (26-1)
Tel: 6404-6568, 6404-6566
Yi Yang Zhai ()
Elegant environment and quite innovative food. Try their pumpkin soup and kidney bean flour roll.
Open: 930 am-9:30 pm
Location: 1 Yiyuan, Anhui Beili, Beiyuan Lu, Asian Games Village, Chaoyang District ()
Pu Yuan Zhai ()
The food is good if not unique. Try the alcohol-free Yanjing beer if you are driving.
Open: 10 am-10 pm
Location: 93 Birth Planning Commission, Eastern part of North Fourth Ring Road, next to Tian Tan Furniture Company (93)
Gong De Lin Vegetarian Restaurant ()
Beijing's oldest vegetarian restaurant. The food is good but the environment and service is not as good.
Open: 10:30 am-8:30 pm
Location: No 58 Qianmen Dajie, Chongwen District(58)
Lotus In Moonlight ()
Elegant environment and beautiful dishes. Not cheap.
Open: 11 am-2 pm, 5 pm-930 pm
Location: Bldg No 12, Liufang Nanli, Chaoyang District (12)
Gui Gong Fu ()
The former residence of Qing empress' brother, it offers some tea dishes presented in unique style.
Open: 10:30 am-2 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm
Location: 11 Fangjiayuan, Dongcheng District, go north from International Hotel, turn east into the Dafangjia Hutong, go for 100 metres and turn left (11100)
Da Gui ()
Spicy and sour Southwest China's Guizhou cuisine located in a Hutong.
Open: 11 am-2 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Location: 69 Daxing Hutong, Jiaodaokou, Dongcheng District 69
The Gourmet Room ()
A small courtyard, with delicate Cantonese food and good wine.
Open: 6 pm-9:30 pm, Monday-Thursday; 11 am-2 pm, 6 pm-9:30 pm, Friday-Sunday
Location: No 3 Qianhai Xijie, Shichahai, Xicheng District 3 (3)
Yan Yi Shan Zhai Ge Ge Fu ()
Waiting staff dress up in ancient Chinese costumes. The cuisine is the so-called "official cuisine" and there are nutritional soups.
Open: 11 am-2 pm, 4:30 pm-10:30 pm
Location: No 9, Daqudeng Hutong, Meishuguan Houjie, Dongcheng District (9)
Goldern Barn ()
Old Shanghai style interior and set meals of more than 10 varieties starting at 100 yuan (US$12). Open: 11 am-midnight
Location: 1 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang District ()
Southern Beauty ()
A modern, fashionable eatery offering delicate Sichuan and Cantonese dishes.
Open: 11 am-10 pm
Location: west building, 2/F China World, Chaoyang District ()
Le Quai ()
A lakeside venue with half a real traditional two-floor wooden building and the other half a modern bar.
Open: 11 am-2 pm, 2 pm-5 pm (tea), 5 pm-10 pm, 10 pm -2 am (bar)
Location: Opposite Gate 12 of the Workers Stadium, Chaoyang District (12)
(China Daily 12/30/2005 page7)
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