Beijing's Middle Eastern eateries will surprise you with their depth of taste and broadness of selection. With everything from Pakistani to Moroccan, to Persian, Turkish and Afghan, you'll find Middle-Eastern treats to delight and wow you.
A crowd favorite is 1001 Nights, where you'll get entertained as well as fed with belly dancers on stage and delightful hummus, kebabs, rice dishes and delicious salads. You'll want to return almost as soon as you leave. The staff are friendly and attentive and the dancing in the evenings makes this a fun outing with friends. Afunti Restaurant offers similar entertainment along with prime Middle Eastern cuisine and fancy dining. You'll adore the decor and return time and again for the delicious food.
Try the Moroccan cuisine at Cafe Sambal and Hong Bin Lou, the delightfully spicy side dishes are what attract the crowds, though the decor and Chinese characteristics make the restaurants broadly appealing.
For Muslim food, Crescent Moon and Xinjiang Islam offer delicious lagman noodles, lamb kebabs and tasty onion-based side dishes. Affordable, delicious and centrally located these Middle Eastern eateries offer more than your standard nan, lamb and lagman specials.
3rd Ring Road, Gongtibeilu
Opposite the Zhao Long Hotel
Middle Eastern food with belly dancing entertainment... read more
2A Houguaibang Hutong
Just off Chaoyang Men Nei Dajie, west of Chaoyang Men Xiao Jie intersection,
Gongti Bei Lu Jia 1
Across from Pacific Century Place
Doufu Chi Hutong 43
Classy food, delicious decor-- a Beijing favorite...
16 Dongsi Liutiao (alley number six, 100m west of Chaonei Beixiaojie), Dongcheng District, 东城区东四六条16号
Classy dive with amazing Xinjiang food... read more
Xinjiang Provincial Government Office, 7 Sanlihe Lu
Hearty Xinjiang food in the rep office... read more
55 Xingfucun Zhonglu, Chaoyang District # 朝阳区幸福村中路55号
Moroccan Restaurant with authentic tagines and pies... read more
Inside Face Bar, 26 Dong Cao Yuan