Looking for somewhere to have fun on a rainy day? Joy City in Xidan is definitely worth a visit for a day’s hangout. Especially for its food.
If you are searching for food that will not sizzle in your mouth especially on a hot summer’s day, then a Japanese sushi restaurant filled with delicious and cold dishes would unquestionably be the ideal choice. He Lu Revolving Sushi (禾绿回转寿司) provides plates of different types of sushi as well as other courses like salmon and taro cake passing around the room on a conveyer belt. Different colored plates indicate the different price levels based on the type of food. After finishing the meal, you can take a picture of the plates stacked up and brag about your mouthwatering experience to your friends.
The environment of the restaurant is fair overall. It’s only crowded during rush hour but there are enough seats so that you don’t have to line up for too long. Menus are understandable with English translations but waiters are not capable of speaking English, so a minimum amount of Chinese ability is required. The prices of the sushi are moderate compared to other Japanese restaurants in town, with an average of RMB 60 per person. As a reference, two salmon sushi rolls costs RMB 12. The restaurant is located on the 7th floor of the mall and navigating signs are available on each floor in case you get lost.
After a fulfilling meal, you can start on your shopping spree. Joy City has many different floors with each floor offering a different category of goods for you to explore—clothing, accessories, shoes and more. Joy City undoubtedly offers shopaholics a complete shopping experience. Check out Xidan Joy City’s website for more detailed information: www.xidanjoycity.com
And after you’ve exhausted your feet and wallet, snap up a delicate ice dessert from Lateajuice (鲜元素). A spoonful of the varied flavored snowflake ice treats will instantly melt in your mouth as it hits your tongue, like the feeling of a delicate snowflake disappearing on the tip of your tongue during the snowy winter. Light as air, a mouthful of this treat tastes like a smooth, cool flavored icy wind blowing in your mouth and down your throat—a definite must-get experience during Beijing’s sweltering heat.
1. You can get to Joy City via the subway on Line 1. Get off at Xidan Station.
2. Beijing’s second Apple Retail Store is also located at Xidan, a block from Joy City.
3. There’s a movie theater on the 9th floor of Joy City.
4. A perfect opportunity for you to explore China’s genuine political center, Chang’an Jie.
5. Apart from Joy City’s luxurious brands, small stores offering clothes, electronics, footwear, and fashion goods are located just across the street in Hua Wei.