Transit Restaurant Grand dining room of Beijing’s most fashionable

94 top rated
  • Transit Restaurant

  • N4-36 Sanlitun Village North 11 Sanlitun Rd. Chaoyang, Beijing 100027 China (86) 10-64179090
reviewed by
Ann Vine Editorial Review Author
  • The Scene:

    Opened in late-2010, Transit has become one of the capital's most fashionable eateries with its inspired interiors that mix the feel of an imperial boudoir with undertones of Parisian design. A main dining room is captured under an exposed rafter ceiling concealed with arrangement of pentagon-shaped ceiling tiles illuminated by brass-accented chandeliers. Walls strewn in draped fabric surround a modernist collection of furnishings from cubist dining chairs to tufted banquettes usually infused with lively DJ mixing international lounge anthems day and night. 

  • cuisine
  • price
    $$$$ ($45-$65)
  • payment options
    Visa, MasterCard, American Express
  • hours
    5pm-11pm, daily
  • table to get
    Banquette
  • special features
    Hip Clientele, Lounge, DJ
  • The Food:

    Contemporary Sichuan cuisine is offered in a fashionable restaurant setting with a mix of ala carte dinner options that vary from raw-bar offerings of carpaccio and sashimi-style white fish and Hamachi to intricate salads of exotic lettuces and produce. Main dishes include chargrilled and baked specialties of select-cut fillet, seafood and select poultry dishes artfully presented on chunky porcelain dinnerware.

  • Last Word

    Santilun restaurant and lounge mixes Parisian supper club vibe with classic Sichuan menu.

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