Cuisine: Middle Eastern (Israeli)
English menu? Yes
Kid’s menu? There isn’t a separate kids’ menu, but Dini’s can make kid-sized portions of its regular dishes.
General kid friendliness of menu: Has lots of staples like burgers, pizzas, and pastas.
Staff: The staff speaks English, but service can be a bit slow during the week.
Bathroom: There’s a clean, sit-down bathroom on the second floor next to Cafe Miniature.
Best items for kids: Main dishes change every day after 5pm, so call ahead and ask. Some kid-friendly choices include all-beef burgers with fries (RMB 75), kosher hot dogs (RMB 60), and chicken nuggets (RMB 40). The regular menu has kid-sized pizzas (RMB 40) and pastas (RMB 50-55).
Kids’ play area? Not in the restaurant, but the Central Chabad House has an indoor playroom and a large outdoor courtyard.
Seating: Dini’s is composed of a large, airy restaurant on the first floor and a smaller cafe on the second floor. Both feature indoor seating with tables.
Price: RMB 250
Accepts credit cards? No
Must-order item: Try the chicken schnitzel cutlet (RMB 110) with a choice of two side dishes, or the kosher gongbao chicken (RMB 100).
In a nutshell: Hearty American favorites and traditional Jewish food in a spacious, lightfilled setting. There’s lots to look forward to, as Dini’s plans to expand its menu with three times as many offerings.
Sun-Thu 11am-10pm (avai lable for private functions on Saturday nights). Bet Kaakov Chabad Community Center, 9-12 Fangyuan Xilu (next to south gate of Si’de Park), Chaoyang Distric (139 1074 0109, firstname.lastname@example.org)