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“Great selection of food!”

Ghost Street (Gui Jie)
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Private Night Tour: Discover Beijing In Bustling Lights
Ranked #110 of 1,612 things to do in Beijing
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 28, 2011

Choosing a restaurant was so difficult, the street is lined with hundreds of them, most look really good and all are pretty cheap, offering various Chinese style dishes from all around China. I ate in two restaurants there, one that offered roast duck (which was amazing and surprisingly cheap- 90rmb for two diners), the other one served spicy sichuan food, that was also really cheap, really spicy and delicious.

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Reviewed November 18, 2011

Ghost Street is a place with a very special atmosphere, there are beautiful red lanters hanging all around. There is nothing much to do except for taking a stroll though so go there if you wish for a quiet evening.

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Reviewed October 2, 2011

I loved this place! I stayed in Beijing for only a week & a half, but loved every minute. Beijing is great, but its easy as a western tourist staying central, to get caught in the main areas of town such as Wangfujing and the rest. These areas to me seemed to be a real fascade, all western brands and very commercial.

Gui Jie on the other hand, seemed to me anyway, more authentic Beijing. You could tell it was an area popular with local Beijing people as there were lots of friends, families and couples all meeting for dinner. All the restuarant were very basic in appearance, but the food we had was amazing & extremely good value.

Of course as a tourist I adored the fact the street is lined with red lanterns! My camera is full of photos of the lanterns! Outside one resturant there were probably about 50 people waiting to be seated inside. They all chewed on pumpkin seeds (at least I think they were pumpkin seeds!) as they waited. The noise was unbelievable and the scattered shells lined the street .. .. a strange memory, but something I will never forget. The queues just go to show how popular this place is with locals and visitors alike!

Hou Hai Lake in Beijing is also very pertty and lively by night. I think it's better if you are looking for bars. But if you want something that feels more 'real' Beijing and has an amazing mix of different chinese cuisine, I would suggest Gui Jie. Enjoy!

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Reviewed August 15, 2017
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