Bali Papaya serves up Indonesian-Thai foods in a laid-back atmosphere. Kids will love the deep-fried spring rolls set at a reasonable (RMB 38). But if you’re looking for healthier options, try the innovative Thai Spring Roll Salad (RMB 38) that comes with a slightly spicy dressing. Enjoy this salad as a meal or an appetizer split amongst the family.
2/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District 朝阳区三里屯北路81号那里花园2层
Choose from chicken, beef, or shrimp spring rolls. If you can’t decide, try the sampler platter (RMB 65). Fried and cut into kid-friendly, bite size pieces, each entrée is a crispy starter that feeds up to four. Enjoy outdoor patio seating. Their Shunyi location boasts a kid’s playroom.
1) Daily 10am-1am. L312, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District 顺义区天竺镇欲翔路99号北京欧陆时尚购物中心(欧陆广场)L312室; 2) Daily 10am-2am. S4-30, 3/F, Bldg 4, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District 朝阳区三里屯北路19号三里屯Village南区4号楼3层S4-30
Tucked away near The Lama Temple, The Vineyard offers home-style European cooking in a comfortable, family-friendly setting. Try the Thai-style whole prawn spring rolls (RMB 30) while the kids sip on freshly squeezed juices. If heading out on a weekend, be prepared to fight for a table.
Daily 11.30am-11.30pm. 31 Wudaoying Hutong (just north of the Confucius temple), Dongcheng District (6402 7961) 东城区五道营胡同31号
Voted "Best Vietnamese" in the Beijinger’s 2010 Restaurant Awards, Muse offers fine Vietnamese and French fusion cuisine. Try the Saigon shrimp spring rolls as an appetizer, followed by a steaming bowl of flavorful pho. Kids will love munching away on the fried bananas (RMB 22).
1) 1/F, Tongli Studios, 43 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District (6415 6388) 朝阳区朝阳区三里屯北路43号同里1层; 2) 1 Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District (6586 3188) 朝阳区朝阳公园西路一号
Enjoy Southeast Asian cuisine without leaving Beijing. Dine on the sunny outdoor terrace, while feasting on an appetizer plate (RMB 25) featuring spring rolls and chicken wings, all fun finger foods for the family.
3/F, Building 4, Sanlitun Village (6417 4070)
朝阳区三里屯北路19号三里屯Village南区4号楼3-4层 Hannah Leung