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The restaurant is the one painted in blue. - Beijing

The restaurant is the one painted in blue.

Fuku Restaurant: Great fresh salads ! Fuku Restaurant Review

After a few months living in China, you would like to eat something light and fresh such as salads you can find in western countries.

We were first attracted to this restaurant because my friends and I biked past it one afternoon. It was still in construction and later, we found out that it was a chinese restaurant. At that time, we thought that there were no chinese restaurants around the Houhai area that is why we decided to try it out. But after a few more bike rides and walks, we discovered quite a few !

The ambience and decoration in this restaurant quite clash with the surrounding : indeed, the neighborhood is old and authentic while this restaurant is modern yet simple. But this is not true anymore as a lot of trendy and classy restaurant/bar have opened up around the area.

Favorite Dish: I really like their salad here, especially the Garden House Salad. I know it sounds weird to eat western salads in a chinese restaurant.
Their salad is huge, order one and share it with 3/4 people, as a starter. The salad is nice and it feels really good to eat fresh vegetables here !

Their egg fried rice is really good too.

Address: Denei Dajie, Xi Cheng

Comparison: about average

Directions: It's on Houhai Lake's north east side.

Phone: 6403 7311

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 4

Theme: Chinese/Dim Sum

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 1, 2004
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"Nuage" means cloud in French... - Beijing

"Nuage" means cloud in French...

Nuage: Nuage Nuage Review

I celebrated my birthday here with my friends. It was the first time I went there and I had a really nice time.
The atmosphere is quite cosy and the decoration is nice. It 2 floors and on the ground floor, there are vietnamese tuck-tucks transformed into seats. A fountain is situated below the stairs, around the bathroom and it's a great place for photos.

Waitresses are all dressed in traditionnal vietnamese dresses.

Favorite Dish: I liked the green papaya salad as a cold dish. Spring rolls and vegetarian spring rolls are good. The pumpkin is very good too.

Steam rice is free.

Address: Houhai, near Gulou

Comparison: more expensive than average

Directions: It's situated in Houhai district, just behind the No name bar.

Price: US$11-20

Rating: 5

Theme: Pan-Asian and Pacific Rim

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 11, 2003
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Yummy Roast Duck - Beijing
LiQun Roast Duck Restaurant: Yummy Roast Duck Li Qun Roast Duck Restaurant Review

This restaurant has been the object of TV reports and has appeared in different travel guides. This is probably why there are so many tourists and expatriates the restaurant.

At the entrance, we can see the ducks being roasted. As it is situated inside a hutong (it's pretty complicated to find it the first time !), I think it adds to the charm of this restaurant. If you can't find it, don't hesitate to ask locals living in the hutongs, they all know this restaurant !

Favorite Dish: Roast Duck of course !

Comparison: more expensive than average

Directions: No.11 Beixiangfeng, Zhengyi Road
Qianmendong Street

Phone: 67055578

Price: US$11-20

Rating: 3

Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 31, 2003
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Great place and thai food - Beijing
Pink Loft: Great place and thai food Pink Loft Review

Pink Loft is a new restaurant added to the Loft group, which already has a bar (The Loft) and a noodle shop (Loft Noodle Restaurant). This is a Thai restaurant and the entire place's decoration is pinkinsh/redish.

The ambience is really relaxing as we can eat while seated on those huge and confortable sofas.

They are also open after 10 pm for people wanting to have a late night snack.

Favorite Dish: I love their thai shrimp spring rolls and their satay skewers. It's really worth a try.
Their green curry smells good and it's not too hot for me.

The rice are free here.

Address: Sanlitun Nan Lu

Comparison: more expensive than average

Directions: The restaurant is situated on the street south of Jiuba Jie (Bar street), on Sanlitun Nan Lu.

Price: US$11-20

Rating: 4

Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 30, 2003
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What about a scorpion skewer ? - Beijing
What about a scorpion skewer ?

A street full of street vendors offering skewers, noodles, desserts...
I've tried dumplings there and it's pretty nice. You don't have to be afraid that it's not clean...

It's open from 6 pm to 9 pm at Donganmen Street.

There's also another "Snack street" where you can access from Wangfujing. It's situated on the left when you walk north, next to a chopsticks shop. The food booths on this street is open all day...

Address: Donganmen Street

Comparison: about average

Directions: It's the first street on the left when you walk on Wangfujing Street, from South to North

Rating: 3

Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 30, 2003
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Sushis... Mmm... - Beijing

Sushis... Mmm...

Isshin Restaurant: Delicious sushis Isshin Restaurant Review

This is a japanese restaurant situated in Haidian District, just accross from my university.

The decoration is all japanese and they also have little back rooms where we can sit on the floor, the tables being separated by a thin bambou curtain, giving each table some intimacy. Service is really attentive.

Sushis are very delicious and the food is prepared in a good hygiene environment. Hygiene can be a problem in Beijing but eating fresh food in this restaurant is safe.

Sometimes, there is a special promotion where all the sushis are half price !!! What a good deal !!!

Favorite Dish: All the sushis are good. Some of my japanese friends also think that this restaurant is good.

My favorite sushi are the salmon mayo rolls. The potato salad and the Isshin Salad are especially delicious (the sauce of the salad is really nice !!)

Address: Xueyuan Lu, accross from no.15

Comparison: more expensive than average

Directions: This restaurant is situated right accross the East gate of Beijing Language and Culture University, which is accross no. 15 Xueyuan Lu.

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 4

Theme: Japanese/Sushi

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 30, 2003
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