English Menu? Yes
Kids’ menu? No
General kid friendliness of menu: Delicious and approachable Chinese cuisine. Order several dishes in typical Chinese style, and let the kids practice their chopstick skills.
Staff: The staff is courteous and efficient, but their English is limited.
Bathroom: Clean with sit-down toilets.
Best dishes for kids: The award-winning gongbao jiding is delicately coated in a lightly sweet and wonderfully complex sauce, and mild enough for little ones if you set aside the bits of pepper. Try the sweet and sour pork with pineapple, fried spring rolls stuffed with shredded chicken, and Xiao Wang’s house fried rice.
Kids’ play area? No play area, but the restaurant is homey with cozy nooks and crannies for kids to poke around in within sight of their parents’ table.
Seating: Standard tables and plush chairs.
Price: RMB 350
Accepts credit cards? Yes
Must order item: Try their flawless rendition of the ever-popular gongbao chicken, or their best-selling deep fried pork ribs with pepper salt.
In a nutshell: A cozy restaurant with rustic and tasteful ambience and well-executed, classic Chinese dishes. The park location makes it a great place in the warmer months for pre or post-dinner strolls or playtime. The rooftop terrace is also worth checking out.
Daily 11am-2pm, 5.30-10pm daily. Inside Ritan Park, North gate, Ritan Park, Chaoyang District (8561-7859/5985)
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