Punk Rock Noodles

Noodles in Drum Tower & Dōngchéng North

Run by owner Ma Yue, and her merry staff of punk rockers, this restaurant is equally popular with workers and students as it with skinheads, all drawn by the delicious hand-pulled noodles. It also does inventive dishes such as 'Punk's Not Dead' with sliced ox tongue, enjoyed by hard-core punk band the Exploited upon their visit. Tables are decked out in gingham and walls decorated in punk memorabilia.

It's a good place for a drink too, especially for its ¥10 cocktail happy hour (9pm to 10pm). Most staff are connected to the local Oi! punk band Misandao, whose frontman (and restaurant co-owner), Lei Jun, sadly passed away in 2015.