Da Gui

Address: 69 Daxing Hutong, Jiaodaokou, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
Telephone: +86 10 6407 1800

- Budget

4.3

A homely introduction to the piquant spices of Southern China’s Guizhou Province.

Food from China’s Guizhou Province isn’t as famous as that from Yunnan, Sichuan and Hunan, but for me it’s some of the most delicious fare this country has to offer. Come in a group to eke maximum sensory pleasure from Da Gui’s delightful dry pot dishes (ingredients cooked in spicy oil inside an iron pot), fresh imported greens, air-cured meat and the famous suantangyu (fish in a sour soup).

Food and drink
4.3
90%
Service
4.1
90%
Food and drink
4.3
90%
Value for money
4.2
90%
Ambience
4.1
90%
Location
4
90%

Food and drink

Zha la (fermented chillis), is a characteristic flavour than punctuates most dishes here. Hungry diners should order the giant pork rib covered in a heap of peanuts and chillis – the tender meat tumbles willingly off the bone. Da Gui’s signature suantangyu gets the balance of fermented chilli, tomato and lemongrass just right, but watch out for bones in the fish.

Ambience

A secluded alleyway setting let down slightly by basic decoration, but at least the lighting is a bit lower than most local restaurants.

Service

In my experience, no complaints.

Location

In a hutong a ten minute walk east from busy Nanluogu Xiang.

Price advice

Great value for the quality – expect to pay no more than 60 RMB per head if dining in a group.

Recommended for

  • Foodies
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Chilling out

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