Lost my way while driving below the 3rd ring road (heading north) and make a right turn heading to Tuan Jie Hu to pump petrol as tank running low....found this restaurant along the turn and was delighted to realise that it is a branch of Wu Da Kou. Same nice service and large portion of food at reasonable price. Tried the sea salt green tea and pull pork sandwich....cannot believe that this cosy cafe style restaurant could satisfy me (I am a very very picky eater!)
Large servings salad at less than CNY70 surprises me very much! Love the ambience and background music of this restaurants...love the thai green curry rice set...very authentic with sufficient portion at resonable price (I am a heavy eater). *Must try the mango coconut milk frappe and their carrot cake as well as chocolate truffles cake which is very rich in flavour (chef told me that they use imported belgium chocolate to make them)
Best value for money in Beijing if you are looking for a nice quiet quality drink, mixed with skill and made with real alcohol, to enjoy with a date or a couple of mates. Their house variations on the negroni and the old fashioned are both winners.
This place gets good gigs, but the place itself is kind of a dump. Acoustics are rather average. The design/layout of the venue is fine and enjoyable with less popular shows, but whenever the venue sells out there are way to many bottlenecks and frankly, only 1/5 of the entire place can actually get a half-decent view of the stage. Sad fact is though, that Beijing is still pretty lacking when it comes to well-designed and functioning live venues, so this is where most of the good gigs have to come. Drinks are overpriced and weakly mixed, as is to be expected of any livehouse.
Nice atmosphere, although the whole faux-bauhaus cafe/bar aesthetic is somewhat beginning to wear thin. All this exposed concrete grey + brightly accented minimalist chic hutong places are beginning to blend into one another. Have only tried their pizzas. Rather authentic Italian style. Toppings are not overly complicated and overloaded in the American style, but kept simple and delicious. Their house special is easily the best of their offerings. Their dough is thin and crunchy, so may not be for everyone. Still think that Pizza+ is the best joint in town, but within the 2nd ring road at least, Ramo is the new king of italian pie.