Noroviruses are one of the main pathogens of acute gastroenteritis, causing frequent outbreaks worldwide every year that seriously affect human health. The GII.4 genotype causes most norovirus (NoV) infections and large-scale outbreaks. By contrast, the GI genotype is relatively rare. In this study, the whole genome sequence of a newly isolated ZD strain from a patient in Beijing, China, was sequenced and analyzed. The ZD strain genome consisted of 7,597 nucleotides and contained three open reading frames. Whole-genomic analysis indicated the strain was a GI.1 genotype, and no recombination site was detected in the genome. The histo-blood group antigen (HBGA)binding site associated with invasion of the GI genotype did not change, implying relatively conservative evolution. Phylogenetic analysis indicated the VP1 sequence of GI.1 strains could be divided into three clusters according to time of appearance: older (1968-2011), earlier (2011-2015), and new (2017-2018). Each cluster showed distinctive amino acid substitution characteristics, and the number of substitutions increased with time. The isolated ZD strain was in the new cluster. This study is the first to conduct a phylogenetic analysis of a GI genotype NoV isolated from Beijing. The results improve understanding of NoV diversity in China and can be a reference for further study of nondominant epidemic strains of NoVs as well as epidemic prevention and control.