All this month, we’ll be introducing 50 picks for some of the best family-friendly restaurants in Beijing. These reviews originally appeared in the January/February 2013 issue of beijingkids (see end of post).
Type of cuisine: Japanese
English menu? Yes, with photos
General kid-friendliness of menu: Menu offerings are generally child-friendly, although not every item (i.e. eel and mackerel) may appeal to kids.
Best dishes for adults: Firecracker beef salad with spicy jalapeno ponzu dressing (RMB 60), salt grilled mackerel with ohitashi and egg, miso long beans and mixed vegetables (RMB 56), salt grilled salmon with kinpara burdock and egg, miso long beans and mixed vegetables (RMB 60)
Kids’ menu? No
Best dishes for kids: Teriyaki chicken (RMB 52), braised ginger soy pork (RMB 46), beef sukiyaki (RMB 56)
Kids’ play area? No
Play areas nearby: Central Park’s large grassy lawn, Yu Kids Island at The Place
Kid-friendly staff? Yes, English-speaking and attentive
Bathroom: It’s a moderately clean sit-down located outside of the restaurant and is shared with other venues on that row. No changing table
Seating: Outdoor seating in the spring and summer; otherwise tables and some stools inside.
Price: RMB 250
Credit card accepted? Only Chinese cards
Must-order item: One of their healthy gourmet salads
In a nutshell: Obentos is a cozy, clean and healthy choice for a simple lunch with your kids and is ideal in the summer for its outdoor seating. Delivery is also available (contact Obentos for details).
Photo: Courtesy of Obentos