Zhāixīng Gé

Top choice international

in Dunhuang

Part of the Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel, this rooftop restaurant is ideal for a meal (the western buffet breakfast is excellent) or a sundowner gazing out over the golden sand dunes. There's everything from pumpkin-and-potato soup to Russian borscht, chicken curry, rib-eye steak and thick-crust pizza. A good wine list and cocktails are at hand as well as relaxing traditional Chinese music.

For beers, there's Huanghe and Qingdao plus some imported German beers.