35 Xiaoyun Lu
HOURS: Daily 11 a.m.-midnight
COST: Most entrées between ¥100-500
METRO: Sanyuanqiao (Line 10)
After a thorny saga involving closures and takeovers, The Kro’s Nest reopened in the northeastern suburbs. The new venue has the same giant American-style pizzas and Western snacks that made the original branch famous, along with cool nest-themed decor, including slightly menacing cartoon bird statues and wooden decorations.
The huge space is hard to miss from the outside due to a multi-story painting of the black bird mascot. The Kro’s Nest is popular thanks to its reliable Western menu, including nostalgic desserts like funnel cake. The arcade games add to its charm, and the exposed brick interior keeps things hip.