Biteapitta 吧嗒饼


Average: 4.1 (41 votes)

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This bright Sanlitun cafe offers six types of hummus, as well as tasty pita sandwiches, falafel, shawarma, salads and other Middle Eastern dishes. There's also Middle Eastern-style coffee. Great value for money makes Biteapitta a good stop for a light lunch. Voted "Best Middle Eastern" in the Beijinger's 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards.


2/F, Tongli Studio (same block as Le Petit Gourmand), Sanlitun Houjie
Chaoyang District
50-80 per person
Daily 11am-11pm
6467 2961
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User reviews of Biteapitta 吧嗒饼

Every time I see Biteapitta name now, I can’t get rid of the picture of 200 pounds grown up man hiding from me in the backdoor closet.

Joined: Sep 11, 2014
Posts: 2
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We were having lunch at Biteapitta when I decided to open and try the hummus I was going to take out. The boss of this establishment was sitting at the next table, when he saw me doing this, he went to find a waitress and sent her to make me comment that it’s forbidden to try food that is packed to be eaten “out”, even if I’m having lunch inside. I didn’t understand her reasoning and asked to sent her boss to explain me this policy, he rejected to approach and when I stood up to approach him, he instantly ran away and hid in the staff room. WTF??? I’ve never seen manager behave like this in MY WHOLE LIFE! That’s not the way you run the restaurant. So, number ONE: never-ever you dare to open your take-out food inside this place, and SECOND, I don’t know the nationality of this person, but he’s made a very strong impression on me, TOTAL DISGRACE, man. Every time I see Biteapitta name now, I can’t get rid of the picture of 200 pounds grown up man hiding from me in the backdoor closet.

On all fronts, Bite-a-Pita is a hit

Joined: Jan 30, 2014
Posts: 1
Review of Biteapitta

Ex-pats living in Beijing don't ask for much when it comes to foreign grub: Clean atmosphere. Good service. Tasty food. Reasonable prices.

Bite-a-Pita delivers on all of the above to produce a highly satisfying eat-out experience that keeps delivering every time I come back.

Upon walking into Bite-a-Pita, you can immediately begin to see why there is such a devoted and loyal following among the ex-pat community. Though typically always serving customers no matter what time of day, there typically remains ample seating, with large elevated tables in the back for bigger groups and a long, narrow bar-style table along the window to the left in addition to several regular tables in the middle of the restaurant. The floors are clean, the lighting is bright and inviting and the staff is friendly without being annoying, all of which combines to give out an atmosphere conducive towards eating casually with friends.

Which is good, because Bite-a-Pita is all about eating delicious Israeli food that makes you forget you're in China. The hummus stacks up with any I've ever tasted and could sit confidently beside any spot in the world where it's considered a staple. Along with the pita, which is clearly made fresh at the restaurant, ordering at least a plate with any meal should be an automatic decision. The other dishes one might expect to find at an Israeli joint are all superb as well, including the falafel, shawarma and kebabs, the latter being particularly excellent. The salads all taste fresh. The teas and their homemade limonada, along with other assorted drinks wash everything down nicely. All dishes and beverages are presented with care and it all comes out in a timely fashion.

There are a couple of minor quirks: The spinach patties could use a facelift and the draft beer is either mouth-numbingly cold or just straight-up warm. But these are tiny scuffs on what is an outstanding final product. Add the reasonably priced menu to the delicious and authentic food, great service and warm atmosphere, and you end up with a trusted, go-to neighborhood spot that should be immediately entered into any Beijing ex-pat's rotation of foreign restaurants.


Joined: Jul 28, 2012
Posts: 6
Review of Biteapitta

did not have much taste of garlic, lemon and salt but
have already been a few times and will be back for more.
I sugest the chicken steak,
hummus, falafels, taboule, baba ghanoush.
The service is very good too.

like fast food, but slower, and better ?!?!

Joined: Jul 28, 2012
Posts: 8
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The falafel pita with humus tastes like it's straight outta tel aviv. Soooo good. Babaganoush is not bad. Very good prices and friendly staff. Fried chicken breast with onions has that home style taste to it. Like something your mom makes. Will definitely be going back to this place often.