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Afanti

Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Halal
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2 Houguaibang Hutong, Chaoyangmennei Dajie, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
010-65251071
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Description: Barbara G. Pearlman: Expect a wonderful & memorable evening here. We've...
Barbara G. Pearlman: Expect a wonderful & memorable evening here. We've been to Afanti 4 times & enjoyed it each time. The food is excellent & service fast & friendly. DO try the lamb chops/mutton & house salad. Floor show F/S/Sunday nights, with the most beautiful belly dancers you've ever seen. Excellent band. When dinner is over, expect to see people jump up on the cleared tables and dance 'til they drop. Quite a sight, with balloons falling all the while. VERY friendly accommodating staff. We HIGHLY recommend Afanti. It is a must for us on every trip.
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun, will go again

Use to go by weekend back in over a decade ago when work in Beijing, glad it still open when checked after 14 years. Price raised a lot I have to say, that just the way it is, not surprised, Chinese quality did improved a lot also price is going up, just the nature.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2014
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Use to go by weekend back in over a decade ago when work in Beijing, glad it still open when checked after 14 years. Price raised a lot I have to say, that just the way it is, not surprised, Chinese quality did improved a lot also price is going up, just the nature.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

For starters, you can find it -- the restaurant actually appears on google maps in its true location. The menu has English translations. We were given an English-speaking waiter. We ate the grilled lamb skewers, which were delicious. And then there is the show -- very entertaining and performed with a campy, costumed zest. This is not high culture, folks,... More 

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Caronno Pertusella, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

I have been to this restaurant several times during the last ten years. It is a good place where to eat traditional Shish Kebabs from Xinjiang, the north-eastern Chinese province and have some fun with the live performances with dances, songs, games and much more. Good place to go if you are bored of the usual Chinese food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2008

This is an excellent and quite unique Xingiang restaurant serving spicy kababs, meat dishes, and naans. It's best to get there fairly early, as typical with many Beijing restaurants, they start winding down relatively early at about 9:30 and the waiters seem in a hurry at that time. However, other than that, the service and the cuisine is second to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Houguaibang Hutong, Chaoyangmennei Dajie, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
  • Neighborhood: Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
  • Phone Number: 010-65251071

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Halal

Description

Barbara G. Pearlman: Expect a wonderful & memorable evening here. We've been to Afanti 4 times & enjoyed it each time. The food is excellent & service fast & friendly. DO try the lamb chops/mutton & house salad. Floor show F/S/Sunday nights, with the most beautiful belly dancers you've ever seen. Excellent band. When dinner is over, expect to see people jump up on the cleared tables and dance 'til they drop. Quite a sight, with balloons falling all the while. VERY friendly accommodating staff. We HIGHLY recommend Afanti. It is a must for us on every trip.

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