Uighur Willow

Xinjiang in Sānlǐtún & Cháoyáng

Down a lane of restaurants, almost directly opposite the north gate of Rìtán Park, that come alive at night, this is a friendly and comfortable establishment catering almost exclusively to Uighurs, the people native to Xīnjiāng in China's far west. It's alcohol-free and offers Uighur classics such as polo, laghman noodles and the obligatory kebabs.

There's a small English menu, but if you're feeling adventurous you may do better pointing at what other people are eating.