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“Nice Thai surprise in Beijing”

JiaoYe BeiJing ( Sanlitun Dian )
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
La Canada Flintridge, CA
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Nice Thai surprise in Beijing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2011

We had a business lunch here with some colleagues and rented their private room, so we didn't sit in the general dining area. The decor is unique and the menu is interesting. Photographs on the walls of Chinese celebrities. Supposedly the restaurant is part owned by a famous Chinese music star turned movie actor. It is mostly Thai type of food, although (as an American) I did not recognize many of the dishes, which doesn't mean a lot since I am not particularly a Thai foodie. Some good chicken, noodle and seafood dishes. One of the fish dishes was a bit overcooked and dried out. Service was only so-so, but overall it was a pleasantly nice restaurant.

  • Visited August 2011
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Beijing, China
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“If I never eat in banana leaf Hangzhou and Shanghai, perhaps I'm going to give them a high score...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2011

The environment is similar to all banana leafs like in GuangZhou, Shanghai or in HangZhou..
But when it comes to the food and service I have to say, it's MUCH worse than in the other southern cities.
The food is similar but the portions become smaller.. :( and with the same price!
Hmmmmm... My favorit dish is the Thai chicken feet, in other banana leaf from other cities, the chicken feet has ABSOLUTELY NO bones! But here in Beijing? In this SanLiTun Banana Leaf, the portion becomes half of other restaurant(instead, they put some vegetable at the bottom, they know how to looks big portion, Eh?!) , and with some little pieces of bones... Ah ya ya.. :( :( :(

but all in all, I still recommend this restaurant, just to hope it will at least keep the SAME standards at the other chain stores all over China!

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“Usual food, noisy background...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2008

Usual food, noisy background...

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“There's another branch in Xintiandi Plaza.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2008

There's another branch in Xintiandi Plaza.

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“Thai food lovers must go...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2008

Thai food lovers must go there!!!

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