In the middle of the Oriental Plaza Mall is a large food court that has a large number of restaurants and fast food places with cuisines from all over China and the rest of the world. It is a great place to go if you need a break from Chinese food. Cuisines that are available include various types of Chinese, as well as Japanese, Thai, American, and Italian. There is also a Starbucks and a Dairy Queen. We ate there twice for dinner at the Thai restaurant, once for dinner at the Japanese sushi restaurant, both of which were pretty decent.
many options in this basement food court, huge selction of new clean busy eateries, mostly used by locals, a good sign!
Every thing form Japanese, Beijing style, Thai, dim sum, noodles etc.
Value for money, and probably better quality than the options on wangfungjing sreet and other tourist options
Favorite Dish: Take you pick!
We went to this plaza a couple of times but tried different food each time. The food was fine!!
You buy a plastic voucher to the value of 50 Yuan+ and then go to each vendor who takes the amount of money for their meal from the card.
Whatever you have not used is then refunded.
Normally I intensely dislike food courts. Sure they offer a good selection and are ideal for groups with different tastes, but the food is generally bland and the atmosphere sterile. But this place is a welcome exception. Located on the lower floor of one of Beijing's most exclusive shopping malls, the prices are hardly that of street food but are surprisingly reasonable. There is almost every type of Chinese food you could want - Sichuan, Cantonese, hotplate, dim sum, noodles and all sorts of regional specialities. The quality of the food is surprisingly good too and there is beer and fruit juice to wash it down. It's always busy (with Chinese more than foreigners) and there's a noisy, bustling atmosphere. Despite the location, staff don't speak much English, but there are examples of dishes laid out so all you have to do is point and smile. The stalls don't take cash - you have to buy a credit card from a booth outside and the value of your meal is deducted from it. You can either spend all your credit in one visit or the card can be saved for several months.
ORIENTAL: Phil took us out for dim sum when he got his sweet job! Leaving student life and entering the more glorious working world.
Great service! All you can eat for under 100 kuai!
Favorite Dish: Siu mai...shrimp dumplings...gotta love 'em!