Trojan Fairy (木马童话黑暗餐厅)

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  • Western
  • Western
109 Xidan Bei Dajie
A bright painting of a Trojan horse, a giant squid and an exploding volcano in the atrium signal you’ve arrived in the right place. Diners are asked to choose from three Western-style set menus (521-999RMB for two people), then you drop your personal items in a locker and get ready to literally be led to your table. Trojan Fairy is dark! In fact, it’s pitch black – that’s the point. You can’t see anything: the table, your companions, not even the food you’re eating. The idea is that by cutting out the visual sense, a diner is able to better judge the quality of their meal. Of course, that’s where Trojan Fairy rather falls down: mediocre Russian salad, average pumpkin soup – even the pricier menu is hardly fine dining. But you come for the experience and, despite the food, there’s plenty of fun to be had. Just remember to book a day in advance.

One of Beijing's best theme restaurants
Venue name: Trojan Fairy (木马童话黑暗餐厅)
Opening hours: 11am-10pm daily.
English address: Eighth Floor, Hunching Dasha, 109 Xidan Bei Dajie, Xicheng district
Chinese address: 西单北大街109婚庆大厦8层
  • 4 out of 5 stars