Beijing Restaurant Guide:
Dining and Eating Out in Beijing

Middle Eastern Restaurants in Beijing

Rumi Restaurant
Rumi Restaurant, Beijing A beautifully designed restaurant, Rumi serves up delectable Persian cuisine with impeccable service.
The spacious interior is fresh and relaxing, decorated in off-white with high ceilings, long picture windows looking out onto Gongti Bei Lu and massive mirrors. Prices at Rumi range from reasonable to slightly expensive (by Beijing standards). Salads and starters cost around ¥30, while the delicious stews cost ¥50-60. The rest of the menu is dominated by kebab dishes which range in price from ¥40-120. The kebab/stew combo is around ¥120. Rumi boasts an impressive range of fresh juices and special drinks for ¥20-30. The waiters have clearly been well-trained – they actually leave the bill on the table for you to peruse at your leisure instead of merely showing it to you.
Ph. (010) 8454 3838 Web: www.rumigrill.com Open: 11:30-0:00
Address: 1-1 Gongti Bei Lu Subway: Tuanjiehu
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去入迷,谢谢。地址:工体北路1-1 (兆龙饭店对面)。
1001 Nights
1001 Nights Restaurant, Beijing In spite of a diligent effort to make 1001 Nights into an enjoyable venue, the restaurant is not entirely successful.
While the interior has been made up to give a Middle Eastern feel, it has clearly been done on the cheap and seems more like the interpretation of the Middle East that you might get on a theme park ride. The menu is extensive, with an array of kebabs (average ¥40-45) as well as steaks (¥70), meat-based dishes (average ¥50), seafood options (average ¥90) and a vegetarian selection. But average-quality ingredients affect the taste and you might get a small bug or two in your salad. Nightly belly-dancing spectacles and live music might help distract from the fact that the food and service aren’t all that good.
Ph. (010) 6532 7243 Web: www.1001nights.com.cn Open: 11:00-2:00
Address: 3-4 Gongti Bei Lu Subway: Tuanjiehu
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去一千零一夜,谢谢。地址:工体北路3-4号 (兆龙饭店对面)。