Food Awards 2017: Asian Casual Dining

Fancy a no-fuss bite of Asia? Head to any of these Beijing establishments

Whether it's Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai or anything else Asian that you're chasing, Beijing has got you covered. These restaurants are quick and affordable enough for a lunchtime meal, whilst also being relaxed places to while away a longer dinnertime. You can vote for your favourite here.

Vin Vie (万火)

In these frigid winter winds it’s easy to pass right by Vin Vie, an inventive new Japanese izakaya near Chaoyang Park. Its address lists it as being on Maizidian Jie but it is actually located on Nongzhanguan Bei Lu, behind a hole-in-the-wall Sichuan eatery and through a grungy gate across ...

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8 Maizidian Jie (Changping)

Man Yo

Few Japanese eateries continue to capture our attention like Yotsuba. The Lido-based sushi den has served as an oasis of austere Japanese culinary perfection for years now, and yet every time we make the trip (and save up enough dough) the meticulous attention to detail and reverence for ...

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16 Jianguomenwai Dajie (Changping)

Pak Pak (CBD)

Critics' pick

‘Yeah, but why Wangjing?’ we selfishly asked when Amy Li’s Thai venture Pak Pak opened last year. She’d gotten Vietnamese down pat with beloved, classy hutong hideaway Susu, which she started with husband Jonathan Ansfeld. Pak Pak was a return to a cuisine Li had flirted with earlier on, ...

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10 Jintong Xi Lu (Changping)

Susu (苏苏会)

Susu is a Vietnamese sensation in Beijing that offers speciality dishes and modern renditions of classics. Owners Amy Li, a Chinese life coach, and her husband Jonathan Ansfield, an American reporter, renovated a 140-year-old siheyuan, restoring the original dark wooden beams. The space now ...

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10 Xi Xiang Qianliang Hutong (Miyun county)

Saigon Mama

For a city of its size and regional importance, Beijing’s streets should be teeming with the bright, halcyon flavours of Southeast Asia. Yet we are locked in a constant search for good Thai, Vietnamese and Singaporean. A recent arrival from San Francisco via Shanghai, Saigon Mama looks set to ...

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19 Sanlitun Lu (Changping)

Soute (苏泰辣椒)

This atmospheric Thai restaurant serves a range of specialities. The menu varies from classics like Pad Thai, shrimp cakes and several curries, to fine dining choices such as fresh fish and crab. Good for both casual and business dinners.

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38 Maizidian Jie

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