South Silk Road 茶马古道

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3.7

Average: 3.7 (10 votes)

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Opened by Beijing-based artist Fang Lijun, these super-hip restaurants feature minimalist loft interiors bedecked with the owner's own artwork, down-home Yunnan specialties (including guoqiao mixian, crossing bridge noodles, Yunnan cui niupi, fried beef skins, and ru bing, fried goat's cheese) and their own brand of rice wine. The clientele at the Soho branch is mostly white collar professionals, while the Houhai branch offers outdoor seating with a nice view of the lake (and a slightly different menu). Voted “Outstanding Yunnan” in the Beijinger’s 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards.

Location 

East Chunxiu Lu / Gongti Xilu
东春秀路工体西路
1/F, 58 bldg, Worker's Stadium (near the west gate)
Chaoyang District
朝阳区
工人体育场58栋1楼(工体西门)
8580 4287
Smoking
Cash only
Yayuncun
亚运村
2-3/F, North Bldg 4, Area 2, Anhuili
Chaoyang District
朝阳区
安慧里2区4号北楼3层
80-120 per person
Daily 10.30am-10.30pm
6481 3261
Smoking
All chinese and foreign credit cards
Yes
Wangfujing/Dongdan
王府井/东单
5/F, APM Mall, Wangfujing Dajie
Dongcheng District
东城区
王府井大街新东安广场5层
80-120 per person
Daily 10.30am-10pm
6526 8401
Smoking
Chinese bank cards
CBD
CBD
3/F, Bldg D, Soho New Town, 88 Jianguo Lu
Chaoyang District
朝阳区
建国路88号Soho现代城D座3层会所
80-120 per person
Daily 11am-10.30pm
8580 4286
Smoking
Chinese bank cards
Yes
Yes

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User reviews of South Silk Road 茶马古道

Mediocre Yunnan

Joined: Jun 17, 2010
Posts: 16
Review of South Silk Road
3

I was very disappointed in my meal at South Silk, but I'm trying to keep it more objective.

The menu's English translation said fried asparagus, which I assumed to be stir-fried asparagus. The server brings out bamboo shoots instead. Apparently, the English translation was completely wrong. The bamboo shoots were cooked OK: light, non-oily, and fresh. The salt duck I ordered was also pretty good. My problem with this place is its price-to-value ratio. It's definitely not as good as Middle 8, the menu isn't as varied, but it's charging comparatively high prices. I could have been at Middle 8 or DTF for the same price, which are both noticeably better.

Decor was interesting, modern and futuristic, and service was fine.

What industrial chic?

Joined: Oct 27, 2009
Posts: 12
Review of South Silk Road
2

The food was good but the interior of this place at Gongti was more posh Yunnan auntie dining room than uber chic minimalist. More suited business types than artsy creative people. We were not impressed with the prices which were meant for dining out with your boss. Not heading back.

Nice environment and good service

Joined: Nov 09, 2008
Posts: 1
Review of South Silk Road
4

I've been to their Xidan store and SOHO New Town store. The latter one was closed which is a pity to me. When I first walked into Xidan store with a friend, we were very happy with the decoration and environment. The waitress were patient.One of my favorite dishes is jasmine with eggs.

beautiful enviroement

Joined: Oct 23, 2006
Posts: 15
Review of South Silk Road
4

Their new store in west worker stadium is really cool.The wall is decorated with some cool painting pictures,and I was told those pictures was painted by the owner of this restaurant.Food is quite good too.If you like soup,their chicken soup is highly recommended.