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In this semi-regular blog series we introduce the restaurants that are whipping up hype among locals in-the-know on China’s favorite review website: Dianping.

Little Chili Chongqing Hot Pot
Dianping rank (as of November 26): 5
Average rating: 4/5 stars (263 reviews)

A Guijie stalwart, Little Chili fulfills all your late night, gut-destroyingly spicy hot pot requirements. Dianping users are fans of the spice encrusted beef (as if it needed any more spice) and the crispy pork crackling.

Users say: “So spicy! Pretty fragrant too. I like the ingredients, especially the duck blood and the pork slices, although the stools are really uncomfortable.” (mattietao)

Little Chili Chongqing Hot Pot 小辣椒重庆老火锅
266 Dongzhimen Neidajie, Dongcheng District (188 1022 2702)


Nine Road Pizzeria
Dianping rank (as of November 26): 2
Average rating: 5/5 stars (272 reviews)

This new Americana-themed pizzeria in Solana has swept up the rankings recently. Judging by the pictures, sweet potato pizza and a selection of lurid cocktails seem to be the order of the day. Don't say we didn't warn you.

Users say: “On our second visit, we ordered completely different dishes from the first time. The flavor of the pasta was really good and the kiwi juice was tasty, although a little expensive. Overall, it suited our tastes and we'll definitely be back.” (吃货L小胖)

Nine Road Pizzeria 速度披萨
Solana Food Street, Solana, Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District (59056369)


Yakitasty BBQ & Bar
Dianping rank (as of November 26): 17
Average rating: 4.5/5 stars (337 reviews)

This small chuan'r restaurant and bar should be a boon for Dongzhimen office workers, even open until 3am. All the standard chuan'r, from lamb to chicken wings, are covered.

Users say: “Good service, cheap, tasty and easy to find. The decor is quite special.” (hs韩烁)

Yakitasty BBQ & Bar 串亭烧烤居酒屋 
2/F, Yufei Dasha (east of Sky Plaza and Oriental Kenzo), 42 Dongzhimen Waidajie, Dongcheng District (8424 3309)

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