Established in 1998 with its first outlet located at Guijie, Beijing's most popular food street, Hua's Restaurant has developed into a large scale food and beverage group after ten years of hard work. Now, Hua's Restaurant has six branches, two clubs and a total of more than 2,200 employees, with a capacity to serve 3,800 guests at the same time. It has a dining area of more than 30,000 sqm, where over 6,000 domestic and foreign diners are served each day.
Mr. Hua Lei, Chairman of Hua's Restaurant, holds the view of spreading Beijing traditional culture. He believes that "apart from what differentiate us from others, we should learn from others' specialty, improve it, and make it complement ours". With this in mind, Mr. Hua studied carefully and created a unique "Hua's Cuisine" by combining the best of both northern and southern cuisine.
"Hua's Cuisine" is based on Beijing taste while taking different cuisines and specialties into consideration, which contribute to the popularity of the food among both Beijingers and people from various backgrounds. "Siheyuan" serves like the name card of Old Beijing. Located in a traditional courtyard, Hua's Restaurant delicately integrates traditional Chinese culture into food. For over ten years, Hua's Restaurant has been a model for Beijing's food and beverage industry and represents a successful harmonization of Chinese traditional and Western style.
Hua's Restaurant focuses on high quality services, with an ambition to open one new branch every year. Targeting high-end customers and business professionals, the restaurant seeks to present Beijing's local food culture to more and more domestic and foreign guests.
Guijie is located in DongzhimenNei (literally meaning inside the Dongzhimen Gate), to the west of Dongzhimen overpass on East Second Ring Road and to the east of JiaodaokouDong Avenue, with a total length of more than 1,000 meters.
Many years ago, Dongzhimen was situated between urban and suburban areas, where a small scale morning market emerged naturally. Inside the city wall, fruit and vegetable tradesmen began to gather in the middle of the night and scattered at dawn. These tradesmen could only work with light of their kerosene lamp. Apart from these hawkers, coffin shops were also spotted here. Looking from afar, the scene looked eerie and was therefore called "Guishi" (the ghost market).
Surprisingly, all shops along the Dongzhimen Avenue gradually closed due to loss of business, regardless of what that was, even the only state-owned department store found here. People then discovered later that the only business that could turn a profit in this street was restaurants. More interestingly, the restaurants were more popular to be visited in the evening rather than in day time.
Being inspired by the popularity of restaurants in this street, and in a bid to serve the increasing number of embassies and multinational companies nearby, 90% of the 150 shops in this street are being converted eateries. This density number of restaurants has no doubt made Guijie Beijing's number one food street. Furthermore, at late night, lights at Guijie become a special attraction of Beijing.
Recommended Branch: Hua’s Fine Dining Restaurant at Old Summer Palace
Reason: Near the Old Summer Palace, easy to find, and served in a traditional Beijing courtyard.
Tel: [+86 10] 5128 3379