A Taste of Africa in Beijing

A Taste of Africa in Beijing

One great thing about Beijing is that it offers food from almost every corner of the world. So if you take a ride around Beijing you are bound to see plenty of options when it comes to non-Chinese food, especially in the foreign concentrations in Chaoyang. For those that are looking for something more unique than soggy McDonald’s burgers and tasteless pizza served with ketchup packages, Beijing does have things on offer. And we’re not talking about Mediterranean or South American cuisine; we’re talking about a little taste of the mother continent Africa. Here are some of the most enticing African restaurants Beijing has on offer.

1) PinotageView In Map
Pinotage offers its visitors a taste of the savoury South African cuisine as well as a great selection of wines. It is a bit out of the way and price is a little on the high side but it’s definitely worth the trip to enjoy some mouthwatering dried beef and feta salad or a nice South African lamb stew. After eating you can always wash down your meal with their excellent selection of South African wines, with bottles usually cheaper here than at other retailers. So head out to Pinotage and get a taste of South Africa.

Add: 9 Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District, Beijing
地址: 北京市朝阳区来广营东路9号
Tel: 010 6430 7010
Opening hours: 11:00-late
Price 200-299 RMB

2) Turay’s Africa House北京市朝阳区幸福二村39号首开广场5号单元2层
Located in the Sanlitun area right next to the Yashow market, Turay’s is convenient to get to and offers its customers an affordable taste of African cuisine. The food has a distinctive West African influence and has been described as some of the most authentic in Beijing. You can’t go wrong with some lovely fried plantains and a tasting of Mwambe, a traditional tomatoe and onion stew. Staffed and run by various West Africans, Turay’s is the place to go for those missing the tastes of Africa.

Add: 2F, Unit 5, International Wonderland, 39 Xingfu Ercun, Chaoyang District, Beijing
地址: 北京市朝阳区幸福二村39号首开广场5号单元2层
Tel: 010 8444 4169
Opening hours: 11:00-00:00
Price: 100-199 RMB

3)  Kilimanjaro African Bar北京市东城区交道口南大街138号
While technically a bar, the owner of Kilimanjaro, who once lived in Kenya, makes the list for the unique African experience it offers Beijingers. Centrally located near Andingmen, it is a great place to go if you are looking for some Kenya coffee or black tea. They also offer a variety of traditional African snacks and even have authentic African handicrafts for sale. Vouching for its authenticity, Kilimanjaro regularly hosts events with various African embassies. Also if you have any questions about life in Africa the owner is more than happy to tell you a few stories.

Add: 138 Jiaodaokou Nandajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing
地址: 北京市东城区交道口南大街138号
Tel: 010 8404 2298
Opening hours: 14:00-01:00
Price: 100-199 RMB

Now that you are armed with some good choices it is time to get out there and enjoy a little taste of Africa!

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