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: Pizza
English menu? English with Chinese
General kid-friendliness of menu: Can prepare special requests such as half-and-half pizzas. Garlic knots may be too spicy for young children.
Best dishes for adults: Pizza prices are RMB 118 for 16-inch; RMB 128 for 18-inch; and RMB 138 for 20-inch (although 20-inch is not available for delivery).
Kids’ menu? No
Best dishes for kids: These large
pizzas are definitely for sharing! Side dishes kids will also enjoy include popcorn chicken, sweet potato fries, or cheese sticks (RMB 28 each)
Kids’ play area? No
Play areas nearby: Star Kids Children’s Bookstore in the same plaza
Kid-friendly staff? Yes, and attentive. The manager speaks English; otherwise, English is limited.
Bathroom: Clean and sit-down, but not within the restaurant – instead in the adjacent shopping/office corridor. No changing table
Seating: Tables and chairs; some tables are moved outside during warm weather
Price: RMB 200
Credit card accepted? Yes, both Chinese and foreign
Parking? The shopping center’s parking lot is free.
Must-order item: The Hell’s Kitchen pizza has something for everyone, with mozzarella, tomato sauce, pepperoni, sausage, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, black olives and garlic
In a nutshell: True, thin New York-style pizza with catchy NY names such as the Brooklyn (pepperoni, jalapeno and garlic), and the Manhattan (sausage, onions and garlic; no tomato sauce). The 20-inch pizza is perfect for parties and large groups.
Additional notes: Be sure to pick up their reward card and earn a free pizza after purchasing nine. Three set lunch menus are available from Monday through Friday from noon-4pm at RMB 32-35.
Also try: Gung Ho! Pizza, Kro’s Nest, Hutong Pizza
Photo Courtesy of Song Yang, Judy Zhou, and Lova