Berlitz runs group and one-on-one classes in Chinese, but is reluctant to arrange groups for you.
Banana must be doing something right as it's been around for yonks – maybe it's the caged dancers and fire-eaters. Spicy Lounge upstairs...
Comfy restaurant behind the Friendship Store with Tibetan ornaments and a suitably exotic menu: lamb ribs, boiled yak with chilli,...
Lonely Planet review
The Friendship Store is overpriced, and the service is notoriously offhand, but the books and magazines section is worth a look (you can pick up overseas newspapers here) and the supermarket has a fair selection of wine and foreign food.