Don’t be confused by the “Kapok” logo on the glass or the advertisements for Western dishes on the outside of the restaurant’s entrance, which is set in a few steps from the street: this is actually a creative Sichuan-influenced fusion noodle house, run by a native Kulangsu woman who loves to smile. Her spicy pork noodles are outstanding.
The atmosphere is spiffed up to match the tastes of upscale modern travelers, with Mondrian-ish brown and beige blocks of color. Still, the place is still small and retains a homey, casual feel. There’s a wide variety of Chinese and Western dishes on offer, including steaks, pizzas, and pastas, plus some Sichuan noodle dishes.
A peaceful and expansive garden, shaded by trees, extends the dining or hanging-out experience into a large patio area.
The wine and whiskey list is also respectable, and hours extend until 10:30pm. This is a reliable local standby with a distinctly international feel.
Address: 46 Fujian Road, Gulangyu Island, Siming District, Xiamen City, China