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Ghost Street (Gui Jie)

Dongzhimennei Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
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Lined with billowing red lanterns, this busy all-night food boulevard stretches more than a mile-and-a-quarter and is lined with more than 100 restaurants featuring local cuisines from the different provinces.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good51%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“spicy food” (9 reviews)
“hot pot” (10 reviews)
“food street” (5 reviews)
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Dongzhimennei Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Went there for second time.It seems that's the best place for mini lobsters & grilled fish on hot plate .No surprise as had tried before,the mini lobsters are tasty but too tiny to enjoy the meat . Grilled fish is better as it 's grilled...More

Thank Jesslyn C
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We have been here a couple times while we have been living here. It's a good choice when it's late and you're hungry. The restaurants are pretty typical. Seafood, hotpot and BBQ. Not any western restaurants that I've seen. All in all it's good to...More

1  Thank Denise M
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This very famous street is best visited at night when it is filled with food stalls hawking street food. Famous for spicy mini lobsters and hotpot. There are also lots of restaurants with long queues. Price varies according to choice of fancy or cheaper looking...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Gui Jie is one of my favorite streets in Beijing, mostly because I love hot pot! Both sides of the street boast hot pot restaurants & street foods... The best way to visit? Walk down the street and find a restaurant that strikes your fancy...More

Thank RamblingH
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you like the spicy food, try the spicy mini lobsters, very famous street with seafood. There many restaurants there. There where restaurants with over an hour waiting list, it seems to be very popular. However we couldn't wait so we had to go to...More

Thank ShaimaaEgypt
Reviewed 22 January 2017

You arrive at Beijing International Airport late - midnight before you get thru customs. Jump in a taxi to Dongzhimen Nei Dajie (actual name of Gui Jie, Ghost Street). If you're on a budget, stay at the Star of City for $20 or so -...More

1  Thank DonHenson
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Hotpot is very special. Non electric nor gas. Burn charcoal and looks like a volcano. Hadn't seen this method of eating indoor.

Thank Qi C
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

To be fair we had borrowed an old guide to get around Beijing and Ghost street seemed to fit our route well that day for a well deserved dinner. We tried to trip advisor a place to eat - but there was no way our...More

Thank Josie D
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We had read about how the street got its sobriquet and seen photos of past times there. These were evocative with wispy lanterns across the street creating ghostly images. The reality is somewhat different today and the only lanterns we could see were those on...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

From the pictures and description of others I was expecting a lovely atmospheric street with quaint Chinese lanterns. Alongside that there would be some nice restaurants with varied food. Instead it's an abomination of touristy, brash, loud neon and flashing lights. Lots of restaurants yes...More

Thank Dave1408
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10 March 2017|
Response from DonHenson | Reviewed this property |
The street was doing a facelift as of Dec 2016. I'm guessing the lanterns will be back with the warm weather - but China is apt to surprise!