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).
Kro’s Nest 乌巢
Type of cuisine: Pizza
Smoking? It has both a smoking and non-smoking section.
English menu? Yes
General kid-friendliness of menu: A variety of foods that kids love including pizza, french fries and burgers, which are easily modified, and the pizzas also come in a mini roll version.
Best dishes for adults: Chicken Alfredo
Pizza Roll (RMB 28-149, or Sicilian for RMB 159), Honolulu Hurricane Pizza Roll (RMB 28-139 or Sicilian for RMB 149), Buffalo chicken salad (RMB 45)
Kids’ menu? No
Best dishes for kids: String Cheese Incident Pizza Roll (RMB 25-119, or Sicilian for RMB 129), Sliders (RMB 50), funnel cake (RMB 27)
Kids’ play area? No
Play areas nearby: City Mall
Kid-friendly staff? Yes, English-speaking and attentive
Bathroom: Clean and spacious, sit-down, multiple stalls, including a handicap accessible stall; has a changing table
Seating: Indoor seating – both booths and tables; stools at the bar; highchairs available
Price: RMB 300
Credit card accepted? Yes, Chinese and foreign (Visa only)
Parking? Limited street parking available (free)
Must-order item: Any one of their pizzas
In a nutshell: Going to Kro’s Nest is like descending into a cave from outer space: gray walls frame a spacious interior set with fake trees and modern furniture. But the real attraction is the thick-crust style pizza, which is both enormous (a medium is enough to feed three to four hungry people) and deliciously cheesy. Spacious and clean, it’s the ideal pizza place for kids. They even sell milk in bottles designed for children.
35 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District (8391 3131) 朝阳区霄云路35号
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Also try: Hutong Pizza, Pizza Plus, Annie’s
Photo by Judy Zhou