Ghost Street (Gui Jie)

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Ghost Street (Gui Jie)
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Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
Lined with billowing red lanterns, this busy all-night food boulevard stretches more than a mile-and-a-quarter and is lined with more than 100 restaurants featuring local cuisines from the different provinces.
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Robert W
Singapore, Singapore1,615 contributions
Spicy food street 😋
Dec 2019 • Friends
One street ( road ) with food stalls on the left & right. Used to be the place where workers getting off late at night can find a place to eat. It’s more modern now and it’s mostly serving Spicy food on the menu. Occasionally there’s gizzards etc in between. Mostly dominated by a few chains of restaurants; it’s a good place to try the crawfish 🦞or crawdads 🤔. Tried at one of the famous outlet Hu Ta. Not the main outlet as I am not willing to wait for 2 hours. Their other outlets along the street has as a much shorter waiting time. Price is decent , environment is good ( tat noisy but good ) and the service is great too.

There’s also local pastry stall and is recommended to give it a go.

Recommend to try. Go a bit earlier if you intend to dine there. Be aware it’s spicy food that dominates the place. Don’t need much time there as 2 to 3 hours will be more than sufficient if not dining. Enjoy.
Written December 21, 2019
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Bernice Sim
Singapore61 contributions
Food street
Dec 2019
This place has plenty of restaurants and people head there mostly to eat crawfish. There are two popular chains and if you have time to spare and don't mind waiting for two over hours before eating, you can join their queue. We ended up eating steamboat at Xiao Long Kan instead. Just be careful that there will be touting at the more popular restaurants.
Written December 20, 2019
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Joyce L
Singapore, Singapore6 contributions
Overrated Destination
Sep 2019
This street is full of restaurants of the same chain monopolizing the place. I think I saw less than 10 different chains of restaurants. Go if you have extra time to spare, otherwise can skip. You can experience hot and spicy Chinese food elsewhere in Beijing.
Written October 8, 2019
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Jimmy W
Burnaby, Canada5 contributions
Loud street selling same kind of food for every shop
Apr 2019 • Family
Be prepared every single shop will have a tout standing in front of the shop yelling every one that passing by. They always said spicy or non spicy for elderly or children.
Written September 6, 2019
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BElectricBeijing
Beijing, China14 contributions
Super cool
Jun 2018
This street is the best street in Beijing to experience the current trending food. It has a really cool vibe and the best thing at the moment is that you can also enjoy the World Cup footie in lots of restaurants along the road!
Written June 27, 2018
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K M
Hong Kong, China450 contributions
Delish
Jun 2018 • Friends
I thought this was more market like ... but really it’s just a street of restaurants. Some very popular. We got a ticket for one and we’re 84th in the queue! No thanks! Ended up walking most of the street and heading to one that was really helpful. Check the photo! Beers, fish, beef, range of delish vegetables and spicy lobster! Must try.
Written June 17, 2018
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Joycelyn
Singapore, Singapore63 contributions
For Crawfish
Jan 2018 • Friends
Since my friend wanted to try crawfish in China, we came across this street online and wanted to try it out. We reached about 8plus and it was really quiet. There was no crowd, no long queues, nothing like we have read online. When we came out of the subway there was a information board on this street with the shop names, so you could basically see that most of it are the same shop with different outlet numbers.

We walked all the way to the main shop of Zai Zai and enjoyed our crawfish. There was a lot of empty tables. But as we were leaving around 10plus to catch the last train, more and more tables get occupied. Maybe the real fun starts after that.
Written January 28, 2018
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Jessica Tan
Sydney, Australia211 contributions
Really Disappointing
Dec 2017 • Couples
We had heard that Gui Jie, or Ghost Street, would be a lively and exciting place to visit in the evening in Beijing and to grab a bit to eat. Whilst we did not expect it to be the same as some pictures we had seen, as we are aware that Beijing has been cracking down on street food and lanterns in recent years, we were still very disappointed. It was not as vibrant as we were expecting, and was very quiet. The restaurants were also quite disappointing and appeared to sell the same food that you could get in most other areas of Beijing or China. Further, there were many people outside of the restaurants yelling and attempting to entice you in to the restaurants, which affected the ambiance of the area.
Written December 27, 2017
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Hannonymous
Penrith, Australia66 contributions
A lot of seafood- very exotic foods
Nov 2017 • Couples
This place is great for someone with an iron gut who eats anything and everything. I can’t do tongue, rabbit head, bull frog, gizzards etc which are galore on these menus (when I could read them) the area is nicely lit up but most “nicer” places have a decent line to get in and then we haven’t had a decent meal yet. It’s a must do once but if you’re tummy is sensitive stay in and have hotel food- sorry but there’s no honey chicken here
Written November 17, 2017
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MaraBois
Singapore, Singapore37 contributions
one street, lots of restaurants, but offering the same food everywhere.
Oct 2017 • Couples
the street is overwhelming in a positive way; meaning, when you first arrive, it looked like a food heaven with big sign boards, people are happy along the streets as they are getting ready to eat. However, when you walk down the streets trying to discover and find something to eat, you will realised they offer the same stuff every few meters: hot pots, spicy hot pots, steam boats, lamb and meat skewers. We were not too impressed with the choice of food there.
we ended up finding a small, noisy but cosy restaurant also serving hotpot. it was great for the first night in beijing, revitalised us a little. hot pots are great for cold seasons. they serve you a pot of hot soup, and you are suppose to cook your meat (usually slices of lamb, beef or pork) in the hot pot. its boiled meat, so its rather healthy.

This street is still great for travelers who want some decent dining - you get to sit down in a restaurant, ppl serve you, and you eat in bowls and plates, as opposed to street food. There is nothing much to discover along the streets so just prepare 1-2 hours for eating time.
Written November 2, 2017
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