Ten dollar burgers went out with the Olympics! Everything else in this city has normalized but Let's still charges 70RMB for a burger. You wouldn't pay that much in your home country so why are you here? It's JUST a burger people. And not a gourmet one at that. No truffles. No Brie. No filet of any sort. Just a burger... Don't be a sucker.
Let's Seafood, sister/companion to Let's Burger just across the way in Nali Patio. If this tradition continues I hope the next restaurant in the chain will be Let's Pork or Let's Fork.
So aside from its quirky name, it's actually quite a nice place. When we arrived to eat, the entire downstairs was deserted so it made us think that our reservations were not needed ( this is at 7pm), it was kinda dull and lifeless downstairs with no people. But to our surprise once we were lead upstairs, it was actually a very cozy and intimate place, very festive too with the Christmas decorations.
So on with the food, the quality of the fish was excellent tasted very fresh, we ordered butter and herb plaice (whole fish) I think that was 88rmb, there was the grilled seafood combo, which was a bunch of shrimps, scallops, calamari, and some other stuff for like 78rmb, that was pretty good too, although the calamari was a bit tough. I had the grilled snapper for 98rmb,it was tasty but a bit over cooked but i guess that's pretty easy to do with fish.
The meal came with an herb/white bread roll and a bowl of soup ( i think it was clam chowder). This was decent they had condiments for the bread rolls.... but you had to get it yourself at the pesto bar, which was kind of weird. The herbed potatos and rice that came as a side dish to the mains was a bit disappointing because the potato pieces were too big and a bit cold and the rice was a tad dry.
Overall I liked this place, good amount of fresh seafood for the price.
They did not take atm/credit cards yet so bring cash! They said they would in the future though.
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On my second visit to Let’s Burger Plus I found it to be a bit too brightly lit but the hamburger is still rock solid. I hear a bunch of people talk about how expensive it is but they do have burgers for 58 rmb. And for 98 rmb you can get the king of burgers that has so many layers of stuff that it basically has be eaten with a knife and fork. So I don’t really agree that it’s over priced. The burgers, however, don’t come with fries. Booo! I do like the condiment table off to the rear that has everything from wasabi mayo to fish sauce to plain old ketchup and mustard.
This is where I go to what the game. Arrive early and you’ll not only have a great seat with nothing between you and the TV but you’ll also be at the bar, where you can readily order beers throughout the match. Happy hour is the time to come if you are a session drinker. If you’re at the bar the waitress normally warns you when happy hour is about to stop. At that point you can order as many as you want and they will credit them all as happy hour priced (even though they arrive when you are ready to drink them). The bar snacks are potato chips made from real Idaho potatoes. As long as you’re there they will fill up your plate. If you’re ordering I would suggest going for the chicken wings, the hamburger, or the Rueben. Most of the other items on the menu (I’ve heard) are good but these are the ones I normally get. Lastly, service is better in this restaurant than any other in Sanlitun. The manager, Andy, knows hospitality and he is almost always on the premises. Even when he’s not the restaurant runs like a well oiled machine.
Good café surprisingly packed for Saturday afternoon. Fairly remote location unless you live in the Park Avenue apartments or the west gate of Chaoyang park. I suspect that is where they get all of their foreign customers. The sandwiches are good. The quiche are better. Coffee is excellent. After lunch they play surprisingly good music which gets louder as it gets closer to dinner. April Gourmet just outside the door.