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“A bit hard to find but worth it” 5 of 5 stars
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Arabic Shawarma
6-12, No.35 ocean shinkansen gourment street Chaoyang district, Beijing, China (Yansha)
010-52855191
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Ranked #426 of 9,532 Restaurants in Beijing
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Neighborhood: Yansha
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Neighborhood: Yansha
Beijing, China
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“A bit hard to find but worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This small restaurant doesn't even know how to make bad food. Run by two long time friends, the food and the friendly owners (who I think live in back because they are always there) make this a must visit restaurant if you are a long timer in Beijing or are just sick of Chinese food for a while.

The restaurant is on a back alley that is well known amongst local expats but has a bunch of different names. Easiest way is to ask an expat how to get to Home Plate BBQ, a popular option of its own right, and then it is just a couple of doors down from there.

They have the best falafel I have ever had and I often run in to the owners buying that days food at the local wet market where everyone else shops so you know it is fresh.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Great Arabic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Great change of pace from the typical foreign food in Beijing... Very very authentic tasiting. Kebab and Greek salad was excellent ... Humous was also very very good. The owner gave us a dessert to try .....excellent.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Very simple place woth superb food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

Forget any hole in the wall u know this is the real deal. A very small place that serves the best kabab and humes u will ever have. The meat is really fresh and they have a great verity of rice dishes from the middle east. Dont expect much from the ambiance this place is all about the great food.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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