Ten Chinese Cuisines Packed into Wudaokou

Ten Chinese Cuisines Packed into Wudaokou

Some Chinese people call Haidian District's Wudaokou neighborhood “the center of the universe.” Known for its top universities, internet startups and young crowds, Wudaokou is a congregation point for people from all over China. Naturally, cuisines from across the country have found a base in this cultural hotspot, serving anyone who misses their hometown flavors, or anyone who doesn't have time to pop over to Kashgar for a bite.

1. Xi Shao Ye Meat Burger Store

Ten Chinese Cuisines Packed into Wudaokou

The Chinese burger is a traditional staple in Shaanxi Province cuisine. In 2014, some IT workers from Shaanxi felt that the people of Wudaokou ought to taste their beloved hometown food. They started churning out the burgers, taking great care to preserve the burgers' traditional taste. Before long, people were lined up, waiting to enjoy the Shaanxi sandwich.

[Chinese name] 西少爷肉夹馍
[Open]07:30am--21:30pm
[Average price] 11RMB
[Address] In front of the Lotus Supermarket, 8 in Zhongguancu Lu, Haidian District. 海淀区 中关村东路8号卜蜂莲花超市门

[How to get there] Out of Exit A of Wudaokou station, waking west along the Chengfu Lu, at the second crossroad

2. Ri ChangRestaurant

Ten Chinese Cuisines Packed into Wudaokou

If you're looking for Cantonese fare, Ri Chang Restaurant serves it up right. Basics like sweet and sour pork are a safe bet, while frog legs or the paper-wrapped chicken wings are also solid standbys. The restaurant is large, but diners are nonetheless advised to either book ahead or show up early; one hour line ups aren't uncommon.

[Chinese name]日昌餐馆
[Open] 10:00 am—11:00 pm
[Average price] 66RMB
[Tel]010-82381017
[Address] 1st floor of Wudaokou GuoJi Shishangyuan, 29 Chengfu Lu, Haidian District 海淀区 成府路29号五道口国际食尚苑1楼

[How to get there] Out of Exit A of Wudaokou Station, heading east (left) along the Chengfu Lu. You will go across a railway and a few steps more you can get there. The restaurant is to the opposite of U-centre mall.

3. Dong Ni Ya Muslim Restaurant

Ten Chinese Cuisines Packed into Wudaokou

Located within BLCU, Dong Ni Ya Muslim Restaurant is popular with the international students. The Xinjiang décor helps diners to imagine China's distant corners. The shish kebabs are highly recommended (羊肉串;Yang rou Chuan), as are the big plate chicken(大盘鸡; Da pan ji) and flatbreads. The joint does get busy, so be forewarned that when it does, service can be a tad slow.

Chinese Name:东尼亚穆斯林餐厅
Open: 8:00 am-22:00 pm
Average price: 50RMB
Tel:010-82303695
Address: West of 1st floor of Qingyan cafeteria in Beijing Language and Cultural University, 15 XueYuan Lu, Haidian District. 海淀区学院路15号北京语言大学清宴楼西侧

How to get there: Out of Exit A of Wudaokou Station, heading east (left) until you arrive at the South Gate of BLCU (about 8 minutes). The cafeteria is on your left hand side.

4. Shui Ping You Xian (Beyond)River Snail Rice Noodle Restaurant


Ten Chinese Cuisines Packed into Wudaokou


This restaurant's name translates to “river snail rice noodles,” a local dish from Guangxi Province. Guangxi cuisine’s reputation is often overshadowed by Cantonese cuisine, however it certainly has its own specialties and loyal fans. This Wudaokou restaurant is a shining light for the Guangxi folks who get the homesick munchies.

Chinese Name:水平有限螺蛳粉
Open: 11:00 —21:30
Average price: 22RMB
Tel:010-52451805 or 010-52492385
Address: Floor B1, Buiding 7 HuaQingJiaYuan, 35 Chengfu Lu, Haidian District. Near McDonald's 海淀区 成府路35号华清嘉园7号楼B1楼(近麦当劳)

How to get there: Out of Exit B of Wudaokou Station, heading west(left) , about 2 minutes after the first crossroad, near McDonald's.

5. ZuiAi Fashion Restaurant


Ten Chinese Cuisines Packed into Wudaokou


For Zhejiang cuisine in Wudaokou, Zui Ai is your best bet. The highly rated restaurant gets kudos for its dongpo braised pork (东坡肉), longjing shrimp (龙井虾仁; long jing xia ren), and glutinous rice lotus root(糯米藕; nuo mi ou).

Chinese Name:醉爱时尚餐厅
Open: 11:00 —14:30 and 17:00 —21:30
Average price: 139RMB
Tel: 010-82527567 13311221725
Address: Floor 2-3, Building Dongsheng , 8 Zhongguancundong Lu, Haidian District 海淀区 中关村东路8号东升大厦2-3楼(近成府路)

How to get there: Out of Exit A of Wudaokou Station, heading east (right) along the Chengfu Lu until you arrive at the Lotus Supermarket..then turn right. The Building Dongsheng is just to the opposite of Sohu Building;

6. Spice Spirit


Ten Chinese Cuisines Packed into Wudaokou


A super hot restaurant with super hot cuisine, Spice Spirit is a popular chain of upscale Sichuan restaurants. Known for their quality and authenticity, dishes at Spice Spirit make liberal use of the Sichuan pepper corns which numb your mouth like a trip to the dentist, only better. If you're not a fan of spicy food, you'll need to choose your meal carefully, as the chefs don't pull punches when it comes to chili heat.

Chinese Name:麻辣诱惑(五道口店)
Open: 11:00-22:00
Average price: 83RMB
Tel:010-62666788
Address: 6th floor of WuDao Kou shopping mall(28, ChengFu Road, Haidian District) 海淀区 成府路28号五道口购物中心6楼(近五道口电影院)

How to get there: out of Exit B of Wudoukou station of Subway Line 9 or 13, then walk about 200 meters along Chengfu road until you arrive at Wudaokou Shopping Center.

7.GanGuoJuResturant


Ten Chinese Cuisines Packed into Wudaokou


Guizhou food is a tad milder than its neighboring province of Shaanxi, focusing more on tart flavors that are designed to go well with the local liquor baijiu. Dry pot dishes using chicken, duck, fish or frogs are popular for a reason.

Chinese Name:干锅居
Open:10:00—23:00
Average price: 66RMB
Tel:010-58722008
Address: 2nd floor of SOHU.com Internet Plaza (No.1 Park Zhongguancun East Road, Haidian District) 海淀区 成府路29号五道口国际食尚苑1楼(近华联商厦)

How to get there: Out of exit A of Wudaokou station of subway line 13. Walk along Chengfu road for about 100 meters then turn left. Walk for another 20 meters and you’ll arrive at the destination.

8.Mei Ming Er Sheng Jian(Pun Fried Buns)


Ten Chinese Cuisines Packed into Wudaokou


Mei Ming Er Sheng Jian translates to “no name pan fried buns,” but indeed the restaurant has made quite a name for itself. Lumps of soft dough are coated with sesame and onions and filled with piping hot, thick soup. This restaurant has deservedly grown into a very popular chain in Beijing and beyond.

Chinese Name:没名儿生煎
Open: 10:00—22:00
Average price: 22RMB
Tel: 4008965880
Address: A-5, International Food Court (29 Chengfu road, Haidian District) 海淀区 成府路29号国际食尚苑A-5号(华联商厦对面)

How to get there: Out of Exit A of Wudaokou station of subway line 13. Walk along Chengfu road for about 140 meters then turn left. Walk for another 80 meters and you’ll find the restaurant.

9. Orange Beach XiangCai Guan


Ten Chinese Cuisines Packed into Wudaokou


Hunan cuisine is known for its heat, but with none of the numbing mala flavors prominent in Sichuan dishes. Hunan food often comes drowning in a sea of chili peppers, but the peppers themselves are not meant to be consumed. Hongshaorou (red braised pork) is the most popular dish at this restaurant, especially for customers who recognize that the dish was a favorite of one slightly controversial Chinese politician.

Chinese Name:橘子洲头湘菜馆
Open:11:00—21:00
Average price: 63 RMB
Tel: 010-62326780 (or 010-62318126)
Address: 6, Zhixin east road, Haidian District 海淀区 志新东路6号(物美大卖场对面)

How to get there: Talk bus 425 and get out at Zhi xin Bei li station. Find Zhi xin east road and walk along it for about 60 meters.

10. Sheng Yong Xing Fan Zhuang


Ten Chinese Cuisines Packed into Wudaokou


It's refreshing to know that amidst so many restaurants from around China and the world, that Wudaokou still has decent Roast Peking Duck. The duck is one of the Sheng Yong Xing Fan Zhuang's signature dishes, though they do serve up a number of traditional local foods in their upscale style. Sure, there are plenty of restaurants selling Beijing fare in Wudaokou, but this one is about as good as it gets.

Chinese Name:晟永兴饭庄(二里庄店)
Open: 10:30 —22:00
Average price: 82RMB
Tel: 010-59862586
Address: Building no.35 Er li zhuang, Zhixin road, Haidian District 海淀区 志新路二里庄35号楼(物美大卖场斜对面巷子内)

How to get there: Take Bus 425 and get out at Zhi xin Bei li station. Then walk along Zhi xin road about 100 meters and turn right to go to Er Li Zhuang alley. Walk along the alley for 60 meters and arrive at the destination.

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