Café Sambal

  • Restaurants
  • Asian
  • Malaysian
43 Doufuchi Hutong

For fine food in totally laidback surroundings, you can’t beat Café Sambal. 

The sambal in the name refers to a sauce made with chillies and, in this case, lots of sambal. Food is authentic and quality consistent; over three years in the business and standards remain high, rare in Beijing’s all-too-flaky dining scene. The hutong setting is a delight, as is the layout, with a bar area fronting three distinct dining rooms: formal; not quite so formal, and so completely informal that chairs and tables are dispensed with altogether in favour of wall-to-wall cushions.

Venue name: Café Sambal
Opening hours: 10am-11pm daily
English address: 43 Doufuchi Hutong, off Jiugulou lu, Dongcheng district
Chinese address: 西城区旧鼓楼大街豆腐池胡同43号
  • 4 out of 5 stars