Ghost Street

Restaurant Gui Street Tobacco Pipe Xuejia Dongzhimen Inner Street DongZhiMen, Dongcheng, Beijing 100007 Published on: 10-08-2016

Restaurant
A-la-carte
Street Food
0.74 - 2.95 USD

Ghost Street is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Ghost Street is a Beijing's famous eating street with lots of red lanterns, traditional courtyards, tens of restaurants along the street

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Why Ghost Street is special ?

Ghost Street is tucked behind Beijing's Inner Dongzhimen (dōng zhí mén 东直门) Street. It stretches 1,442 m from Dongzhimen cloverleaf junction in the east, to Jiaodaokou East Street in the west. Along the street there are more than 150 shops, including 100 restaurants, making it one of the most unique streets in Beijing.


With red lanterns, traditional courtyards, hundreds of restaurants along the street, this is Guijie Street (guǐ jiē 簋街), Beijing's famous eating street, known to locals as 'Ghost Street'. Eating on Ghost Street is about more than food and drink, it's a way of life for many Beijingers.


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Must try dishes:


Malatang (60 yuan)


Peking duck (88 yuan)


Sichuan Shuizhuyu (42 yuan),


Grilled chicken on bamboo (48 yuan)

Selling points

  • Crowded Food Street
  • Beautiful lantern and great food
  • City of lights
  • A lot of Sichuan Style restaurants
  • A way of life for many Beijingers

Facilities

  • Main cuisine Speciality
  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget Budget
  • Alcohol YES
  • Air condition NO
  • Accept credit card NO
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian YES
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Duration
4.0 days
Estimated
143.03 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
12 places

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Gui Street Tobacco Pipe Xuejia Dongzhimen Inner Street DongZhiMen, Dongcheng, Beijing 100007

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Tips for you

  • It has a lot of budget choices for local people and foreign tourists, such as Quick-fried Tripe, Spicy Crayfish and Lamb Spine Hot Pot are most favorite dishes there.
    Food
  • Many of the restaurants are 24-hour service.
    Timming
  • These restaurants are empty in daytime but so crowded at night.
    Timming
  • It's inconvenient to transport goods to the middle of the street, and there are not so many stores in the middle.
    Location
  • The ghostliness of the street is also associated with its incarnation as an all-night market selling food and antiques
    Things nearby

Reviews

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I came to Gui Jie for a taste of spicy bei jing food for dinner after long day of tours and city strolling.Contrary to it's name--from the train station, I can see bright lights and as I walk along the street, lanterns hung in long lines welcome tourists and locals. Full of life!Since I was alone and it looked like restaurants that offer these spicy food are packed with groups of friends and families, young and old alike, I opted to dine at a seemingly trendy, chic restaurant named "Party Base". It offers variety of skewers -- one of the best I tried of course is the lamb skewers and sausage skewers. I matched it with warm milk tea perfect for winter, pork rice, and spicy stir fried noodles (surprisingly it tastes good in tomato sauce and some leeks!). It's worth the price and younger folks --students and yuppies-- patronize this place.I checked out the long stretch of Gui jie, and there are small stores and shops to try some fancy desserts and pastries, bargain for good finds --clothes, shoes, scarves, cute hair pins and bands, bags, etc.I could have stayed longer for some beers but it's quite late and I need to catch to the last train schedule.One of my favorite places in Bei jing. It's worth a visit for every first timer if you can spare time for sight seeing city attractions at night. I'll be back and bring along some friends!

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A lot of Sichuan Style restaurants can be found along the Ghost Street. If you like spicy food, here is a good choice.

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Basically, what I got out of coming here was seeing a street with a lot of red lanterns. Pretty cool especially at night but it offers nothing more than a photo opp. Here's what it is: restaurant, restaurant, restaurant, souvenir shop, restaurant, souvenir shop, restaurant, restaurant. If this what you come to Beijing to see, well, enjoy. You decide.

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I came to Gui Jie for a taste of spicy bei jing food for dinner after long day of tours and city strolling. Contrary to it's name--from the train station, I can see bright lights and as I walk along the street, lanterns hung in long lines welcome tourists and locals. Full of life! Since I was alone and it looked like restaurants that offer these spicy food are packed with groups of friends and families, young and old alike, I opted to dine at a seemingly trendy, chic restaurant named "Party Base". It offers variety of skewers -- one of the best I tried of course is the lamb skewers and sausage skewers. I matched it with warm milk tea perfect for winter, pork rice, and spicy stir fried noodles (surprisingly it tastes good in tomato sauce and some leeks!). It's worth the price and younger folks --students and yuppies-- patronize this place. I checked out the long stretch of Gui jie, and there are small stores and shops to try some fancy desserts and pastries, bargain for good finds --clothes, shoes, scarves, cute hair pins and bands, bags, etc. I could have stayed longer for some beers but it's quite late and I need to catch to the last train schedule. One of my favorite places in Bei jing. It's worth a visit for every first timer if you can spare time for sight seeing city attractions at night. I'll be back and bring along some friends!

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