Hua’s Restaurant (花家怡园) In A Ancient Architecture, Siheyuan (四合院)

There are quite a number of Hua’s Restaurant in Beijing and along Guijie, there are three. We went to the Hua’s Courtyard Restaurant at Guijie Street (花家怡园 四合院店). The restaurant is in a siheyuan (四合院). Siheyuan is a historical residential architecture in China. The structure is mainly a square courtyard surrounded by one storey building with rooms. 

Hua's Restaurant (花家怡园)
Hua’s Restaurant (花家怡园)

In Hua’s Restaurant, there are nightly cultural performance as well. The best seats are in the courtyard, near the stage. I would strongly recommend these seats, eat while enjoying the performance, provided it is not during the hot summer or cold winter.

Cold Dish - Duck Meat with Cucumber and beans
Cold Dish – Duck Meat with Cucumber and beans

We ordered a few dishes, the cold dish, sweet sour fish, meat roll, chicken and the freshwater crayfish. The freshwater crayfish is a very popular dish in Gu Jie. It is usually served as a spicy dish (麻辣).

Meat Roll
Meat Roll

We ordered a dessert as well, but I forgotten to capture a photo.


The food is excellent, great ambience. You can savour the food while enjoying the architecture and performance.

Sweet and Sour Fried Fish
Sweet and Sour Fried Fish

Do make sure you make a reservation in advance as the courtyard seats are very popular.

Freshwater Crayfish
Freshwater Crayfish


Hua’s Courtyard Restaurant at Guijie Street (花家怡园 四合院店)
No.235 Dongzhimennei Street, Dong Cheng District, Beijing

Tel: +86 (10) 5128 3315

Opening Hours

Daily 24hours

Getting There

By subway: Line 5 – Beixinqiao (北新桥站). Exit B. Walk about 100m from the exit.

Rating: 8/10


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