Shenzhen Restaurant Review: Nayuki's Fantasy Factory

By Rakini Bergundy, January 7, 2020

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The Place

Nayuki, a popular tea slash bakery chain, has opened its first megastore in Nanshan’s Coastal City mall. Born and bred in Shenzhen, Nayuki’s newest concept – dubbed Nayuki Fantasy Factory – expands its repertoire to include an international selection of baked goods, cakes, steaks and, yes, even craft beers on tap. 

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While this may seem a bit all over the place, Shenzheners are (literally) eating it up. We visit on a Saturday afternoon and the store is absolutely packed. The 1,000 square meters of space is divided into multiple areas: a bakery, two bars, a fruit tea bar, arcade games and a retail section. 

The Food & Drink

The shop offers Chinese-, French-, Danish-, Japanese- and Italian-style pastries, but as the saying goes “jack of all trades, master of none.” Of the wide variety available, nothing particularly stood out to us. 

Nayuki offers Starfield artificial meat products so we scoop up a Starfield mini burger (RMB48) and Starfield burrito (RMB28) along with two croissants (RMB18 each) and a savory egg pastry (RMB16). We ask the staff if it’s possible to heat up the burger, but we’re unfortunately told no (lame!). The burger, although cold, is pretty tasty and has a bit of a kick to it. The burrito is even spicier than the burger and we’d probably skip it next time, along with the hard, crusty croissants. 

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What’s exciting, though, is that the shop offers 20 beers on tap (RMB40-90 a glass). All the popular Chinese craft brews like Jing-A, Bravo, NBeer and more are available from 10am, so that you can get your drink on bright and early.  

The Vibe 

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Nayuki continues to draw crowds with its bright, stylish atmosphere and sleek branding. The shop has a huge outdoor seating area, and is a popular spot to post up and socialize (or play mobile phone games) while sipping bevvies. While a great spot to catch up with friends over small bites, don’t arrive hungry and looking for a satisfying meal.

Price: RMB80
Who’s going: millennials, tea lovers, gamers
Good for: hanging out, tea time, casual brews
Nearest metro: Houhai (Exit H), 4 minutes’ walk

Open daily, 10-2am. See listing for Nayuki’s Fantasy Factory

[All images via That’s]

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