Afanti Restaurant, Beijing
"Xin Jiang " is a minorite out of our 56 ethnics in Han nationality . The majority people live in Xinjiang province which bordering "Midddle east" and some of the "ex soviet union" countries. They are famous for their dancing and singning (very similar to Turkish , even their looks) .
This is a place I used to go with a group of colleagues when we had "party" . It's a kind of bar restaurant provide Xinjiang food and tea. They have live performance with Xinjiang dance and music every night from 07:00 to 08:30 p.m.
What makes it more special is the "table dancing" , people dance on thier big table after meal and performances. Just fun!
It's a good place if you go with a group of people.
Dress Code: Recommended dishes:
1. Xin Jiang roaste mutton
2. noodle with tomato juice
3. chicken boiled with potatos.
The food is not as cheap as some local restaurant, but it's worthwhile to see the performance(They used to have a lady dancer , she is one of the most beutiful Xinjiang women I have ever seen ).
P.S : Reservation is recommended especially during weekend.
You know, a typical nitelife of youth in Beijing would be dinner-bar/KalaOK till midnight or even longer. In this restuarant you would enjoy whole night there.
Menu are all typical flavored of Sinkiang, and a bottle of wine named Loulan is a must.
At about 20:00, a band comes out from behind on a small stage...performance begins.
Then the pretty Sinkiang girls and handsome boys in costume with paillettes,they dance wildly and perfectly...watch out, she or he would invite you to join them! Always there are some guests stay on the stage and wouldn't like to leave, dancing!
Some little boys rush out with a big botryoid of balloon...suddenly the balloons are flying all over the hall. Guests are excited and trying to catch those balloons, haha,guess what? they would step up on the table, dancing with the hot music!
Even if you did never dance, you would be arosed by the joyful air and jump on the table, moving your feet and waist, shaking your arms rhythmically!