Places to eat in Beijing

  • Chinese Mc'Donalds
    Chinese Mc'Donalds
    by loja
  • Chinese Mc'Donalds
    Chinese Mc'Donalds
    by loja
  • Chinese Mc'Donalds
    Chinese Mc'Donalds
    by loja

Most Viewed Restaurants in Beijing

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo

    Jing Zun Peking Duck Restaurant: Fantastic Peking Duck dining and Great value

    by angiebabe Updated Feb 26, 2015

    I love the whole roast duck with hoisin sauce, spring onions and cucumber all wrapped into a pancake thing....maybe the first time I ever had that was when i was in Beijing in 1997, or I may have had it during my years in Sydney when I had many Chinese friends, but I have continued to indulge on a fairly frequent basis in London as Sainsburys supermarket package it all the required ingredients to take home and put it together yourself meal... and a Chinese restaurant near my home have it as part of their buffet.

    but being back in Beijing indulging in Peking Roast duck was an expectation and must-do.
    Thankfully with a travelling companion who hadnt been able to find the Qianmen Quan Ju De Kaoya restaurant the night we were going to meet up there, she had got a taxi to another duck restaurant with a good write up in the latest Lonely Planet guidebook that we both had the same edition of, the JingZun and raved about her duck dinner so we decided to go have duck and pancakes again tonight

    For 128 yuan you get about half the meat and skin sliced from the duck in front of you (you can see them being cooked in the window fronted kitchen), 20 pancakes, cucumber and spring onions, and sauce. (at the Quan JU De at Qianmen Dajie the other night 125 yuan bought only 6 pancakes, a small plate of duck, sauce and spring onions - enough for 1 person and without cucumber)

    Sharing the main Roast duck dish - with loads of filled pancakes, along with the potatio and beans dish, 1 glass of red and a cappacino my share of the bill came to 127 yuan - a great price for all that - and I felt like I had really eaten a lot!

    Also with Beijing being cold at the moment, great that the restaurant has radiators around the wall to keep the place warm

    We caught a taxi from Ditan park about 530 pm and there was almost no traffic on the road - cost 20 yuan. From the restaurant to the northern entrance to the Nanluogu Hutong where staying at the Beijing Downtown Backpackers hostel was only 18 yuan.

    Favorite Dish: The roast duck with pancakes and accompaniments.

    The roast duck was tastier and jucier, the skin was crisper. The sauce may have been the same but the whole overall satisfaction level was greater.
    Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay was available by the glass for only 35 yuan and I noticed that all the drinks - both soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, hot drinks such as coffee and chinese tea were all lower priced than seen elsewhere.

    If you want more cucumber, sauce, spring onions they are all only about 3 yuan per portion each. 8yuan for more pancakes.

    My travelling companion also ordered fried potatoe and beans dish - for 36 yuan - had a lot of chillie was quite hot but was very nicely cooked - she really enjoyed them.
    I had a cappacino for 12 yuan, small but nice coffee and good value - 2 of them would fit into a medium cup that elsewere is generally 40 yuan.

    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Budget Travel
    • Luxury Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • machomikemd's Profile Photo

    Golden Palace Restaurant: Restaurant and Cloisonne Factory in One

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 9, 2014

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Assorted Northern Chinese and Beijing Cuisine which are spicy in a buffett setting located in a big Cloisonne factory complex in Chang Ping District in the outskirts of Downtown Beijing near the Ming Emperor Tombs. This is the obligatory stop of most of the day tours (whether the big tour bus or the private van variety) of the Great Wall and Ming Emperor Tombs for the large Cloisonne Factory and the Restaurant. The Restaruant serves various international ala carte dishes for walk in guests and lunch buffets for the tour groups. It has a separate dining hall for the general tourists, a separate Halal Section for Muslims and a Vegetarian Section for Vegans and Hindus and practicing buddhists and all with different buffet choices.

    Opens: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: they have a large selection of mostly chinese dishes and a sprinkling of international ones, ranging from assorted breads, meat dishes and seafood dishes and Halal dishes for muslims and assorted vegatarian meals for the Vegans and Hindus and Buddhists.

    have a seat buffett crowded me eating the food!
    Related to:
    • Beer Tasting
    • Food and Dining
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • machomikemd's Profile Photo

    Xin Dai Je Gung Restraurant: Near Olympic Village

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 9, 2014

    0.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    a mish mash of assorted chinese cuisine. The Xin Dai Je Gung Restraurant is located just a few meters away from the Beijing Oylmpic Subway Station Stop and is situated inside a large Commercial Complex that sells a variety of Souvenir Items and Jewelries. It offers various Northern Chinese dishes and then some, heavily laden with MSG and mostly meat based and starchy dishes. It has a large stage where various local performers do singing and other acrobatic acts for the mostly tourists people going here on a set lunch.

    Opens: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: your typical chinese dishes with msg like stewed pork, assorted noodles, braised mutton dish and a lot more

    the resto performer eating noodles stewed pork
    Related to:
    • Food and Dining
    • Beer Tasting
    • Wine Tasting

    Was this review helpful?

  • machomikemd's Profile Photo

    Local Beijing Small Restaurant: local Dongcheng District Beijing Restaurant

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 9, 2014

    0.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    If you are staying along the Dong Cheng District, there are many small eateres there in Dong cheng disrtrict offering the best of Beijing Cuisine and you can find them at the Meishuguan Back St and unfortunately they don't have english translations hence we don't know the name of this wonderful restaurant just a stone's throw from our hotel. If offers a variety of local Beijing Cuisine and street foods like the local Baozi Buns with different fillings, Spicy Sizzling Nanking Beef, Century Eggs with seaweeds, spicy hot pots and a lot more. the menus are all written in Chinese but they have pictures of the food so you can point to the waiters on what you like (they don't speak english)

    Opens: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: the century eggs with seaweeds that cost RMB 50 an order and the sizzling spicy nanking beef at RMB 40 an order plus the fried rice at RMB 35 an order, you could also order a variety of food here.

    front eat ordering spicy beef buns
    Related to:
    • Wine Tasting
    • Food and Dining
    • Beer Tasting

    Was this review helpful?

  • machomikemd's Profile Photo

    Shuangxin Restaurant: Beijing Cuisine at Kang Ming Hotel

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 9, 2014

    0.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Shuangxin Restaurant is one of the three restaurants in Kang Ming Hotel in the Dongcheng District that offers another dose of the spicy beijing cuisine. It has a large selection of various meats, dumplings, noodles, seafood and hot pots that characterized the spicy beijing cuisine which has heavy on dishes with starches that not feature rice that much as northern china is not the rice growing region. You can find a variety of Beijing Dishes at this restaurant like the Hot and Sour Soup, Peking Duck, Stir Fried Mutton, Braised Fish dishes fried tofu with egg wrapping and a lot more. a typical meal for two costs about RMB 300 per person.

    Opens: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: the spicy shrimp in 5 spices dish and the spicy peking beef and the anzhou fried rice.

    hungry eat glutton wow selections
    Related to:
    • Beer Tasting
    • Wine Tasting
    • Food and Dining

    Was this review helpful?

  • machomikemd's Profile Photo

    Kang Ming Hotel Banquet Hall: Beijing Breakfast Cuisine

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 8, 2014

    0.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    an authentic Beijing Cuisine , North Chinese Breakfast Setting.

    The Banquet Hall is where the typically large parties and functions are done in the Kang Ming Hotel and it also doubles as the buffet breakfast place if the main Breakfast place is full. The Banquet hall can sit more than 400 people and is usually only opened when there is again an overflow of hotel guests.

    Favorite Dish: you can have an assortment of typical Northern Chinese Breakfast goodies that are heavy on starch like breads, millet, assorted hot and cold milk based and yogurt based foods, assorted cereals and various egg combinations.

    buffett Beijing Cuisine pig oot my friend eating the hall
    Related to:
    • Luxury Travel
    • Food and Dining

    Was this review helpful?

  • machomikemd's Profile Photo

    Ming Yuan Restaurant: Beijing Cuisine Resto in Hotel

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 8, 2014

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Beijing Cuisine Restaurant in our Hotel Kang Ming and they serve Buffett Northern Chinese Breakfast hence eating authentic northern chinese breakfast items hehehe. very different from the cantonese breakfast in the southern chinese areas like cantonese cuisines which have less spicy stuff and more meat dumplings for breakfast. Remember that chinese food is divided into 16 basic styles! (like Beijing, Sichuan, hunan, Shandong, Shanghai, Cantonese, Fuijian, Hainese, Shenyang, etc.). Northern Chinese Breakfast is less into meats but more into carbohydrates and vegetables like millets, bread, deep fried breads, rice congee. the only protein is by hot soy milk or by hard boiled eggs and poached eggs.

    Opens: 6:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: the brown rice cakes which taste like puto binan in the philippines and the crispy fried millet which taste like shing a ling again in the philippines and the deep fried mantou bread (siopao w/ out filling in the philippines). the congee was too plain ( I still prefer cantonese style heavy congee with assorted fillings like century eggs, pork intestines, dumplings and pork liver).

    let's eat the buffett steamed buns and rice cake (taste like puto binan) have some! yummy!
    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Food and Dining
    • Luxury Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • machomikemd's Profile Photo

    Ming Yuan Restaurant: Beijing Breakfast Cuisine in Kang Ming

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 8, 2014

    1 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    authenthic Northern Chinese Breakfast (more of Beijing Cuisine than Hunan or Sichuan Cuisine) and is the default complimentary buffet breakfast area of the Local four star Kang Ming Hotel. The buffet breakfast is open from 6:00 am to 10:00 am everyday and after which it becomes an ala carte restaurant fro,m 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, serving various Beijing Cuisine and Northern Chinese Cuisine Specialties.

    Favorite Dish: they have a good selection of local Northern Chinese Breakfast Choices which are heavy on carbohydrates and less on meats (unlike the Southern Chinese Breakfast) and less rice as the North is not a rice growing area. Breakfast items here are made from mullet, mantou fried breads, local baozi buns with sweet fillings, plain congee, assorted egg dishes and chinese sweets.

    the buffett have some more steamed buns wow taste like puto binan taste like shing a ling
    Related to:
    • Luxury Travel
    • Food and Dining
    • Wine Tasting

    Was this review helpful?

  • littlebush's Profile Photo

    Unknown: Ghost street

    by littlebush Written Sep 8, 2014

    Ghost street is the nickname of a section of dongzheimenei daije steer that is full of restaurant after restaurant for about a km on either side

    A few places have English on the menu or pictures even if they don't speak English u can point

    We are in a place for 77Y for 2 massive portions and a beer.

    Decent area for any kind of local food

    Was this review helpful?

  • littlebush's Profile Photo

    Unknown!: Peking duck

    by littlebush Written Sep 8, 2014

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    We didn't catch the correct/full name if this place but the Peking duck was great.
    It's located on the corner of Tiyuguan West and Fahuasi street, just 5min from the metro stop at the temple of heaven park.
    (It had written on it something like 'roast duck of northern Beijing').
    It specialises in duck

    We had a whole duck and some soy mushrooms.
    The duck was sublime.

    And a massive pot of green tea.

    Bill was 213Y and we was stuffed.
    Hardly any English spoken but we got by.

    Was this review helpful?

  • littlebush's Profile Photo

    Street food: Street food

    by littlebush Written Sep 7, 2014

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    There's plenty of places just scattered around to but street food

    And it's cheaper than anywhere else

    We tried a few things and nothing was bad

    Donghuamen street has a famous market each night. Be aware it closes early at 10.
    It had everything from starfish to locusts, from spiders to snakes and centipedes.
    We settled for Peking duck for 10Y (£1), which was great.

    Was this review helpful?

  • littlebush's Profile Photo

    Lakers: Live music with pizza in the art district

    by littlebush Written Sep 7, 2014

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Lakers cafe is located in the 798 arts centre.
    A great cafe selling western food at quite high prices but big portions.
    They have live music and it's a great spot with a good vibe to chill.
    Pizza and salad and toe drinks was 115,£11.

    Was this review helpful?

  • spocklogic's Profile Photo

    Duck de Chine: One Duck, Two Systems

    by spocklogic Updated Jan 22, 2014

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Duck de Chine (全鸭季) is a restaurant that is part of of the "1949 - Hidden City" dining and entertainment complex, which also includes Gallery 49, Taverna+, Noodle Bar and Club 49. You can see the website for descriptions of these other places, but suffice it to say it's sort of a collective area containing "restaurants, bars, gardens, events spaces, art gallery, and private member's club" as the web site says. Well, there is some sense of that in this place as it seems a shared area, but this review is about the restaurant Duck de Chine in perspective, decor and dining.

    Hard to find? You betcha. Worth the trouble? You betcha. Let's get this straight on how to find the place. It's down a street in back of the Pacific Century Place, south gate apparently, and look for two large statues of bearded Chinese men holding spears - go into the entrance between them. I give the address here in Chinese:

    朝阳区工体北路4号院 (太平洋百货南门对面)

    and provide a photo of the restaurant card in photos here for reference too.

    With that said, the place has a nice decor inside. Rustic looking like an old factory with brick walls and wooden beams in the ceiling, but with a skylight above and windows running the length of the dining area. The large red lamps above each table and the pretty green scene with ducks covering one side wall gives the space some color and cheer. It's industrial design with traditional elements in mind. Nothing fancy about the place really, but it has a certain ambiance.

    The menu is large and plenty to choose from, though I guess as the namesake implies, duck is a specialty here. Apparently it is "One Duck, Two Systems", that merges Chinese and French duck roasting traditions. Sure, the french are famous for duck dishes too, so vive la différence, Oui? In Chinese this might be something like: Wànsuì chāyì, shì (萬歲差異,是). Hope I didn't mess that up too bad and cause an international incident!

    Everything was splendid here, and the roast duck is carved near the table as usual, which is always entertaining to watch. I have to admit, I am not really an aficionado of Asian cuisine, but know what I like when I eat it. This is some great tasting food here. I was with some friends familiar in Chinese ways. They ordered and I enjoyed! Good choices all around and it was a splendid lunch here in experiencing what Duck de Chine had to offer. Give it a try if you're in Beijing and enjoy the art works around the place outside the restaurant too.

    Favorite Dish: The Dim Sum dishes were outstanding!

    Duck de Chine entrance Duck de Chine decor Duck de Chine meal selections Roast duck fixings Art to enjoy outside the restaurant

    Was this review helpful?

  • spocklogic's Profile Photo

    Orient King of Dumplings (Weigongcun): It's All About the Dumplings

    by spocklogic Updated Jan 19, 2014

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Orient King of Dumplings (东方饺子王) is a chain of restaurants in Beijing with a number of locations throughout the city. They serve over 30 kinds of dumplings (jiaozi) depending on the filling: pork, beef, shrimp, cabbage, leek, eggplant and more in many combinations of ingredients too, such as Sam Sun dumplings (leek, shrimp and egg). They can be prepared in a few different ways too:

    1.) Boiled dumplings (水餃; pinyin: shuǐjiǎo; literally "water dumpling") - like a soup
    2.) Steamed dumplings (蒸餃; pinyin: zhēngjiǎo; literally "steam dumpling")
    3.) Pan fried dumplings (鍋貼; pinyin: guōtiē; literally "pan stick") or also referred to as (煎餃; pinyin: jiānjiǎo; literally "dry-fried dumplings")

    The dumplings themselves are not very large, but make a good mouthful and are served in generous quantity, so much so it's almost impossible to eat them all while still hot. The ingredients taste quite fresh and there are various sauces and oils for dipping too. It is said that some of the best Chinese dumplings in the world are to be had in Beijing in restaurants such as this one. The restaurants serve many other things too, but it's all about the dumplings here, as the restaurant name suggests. The price is very good for quantity and quality too. I highly recommend a Beijing dumpling dining experience!

    As it is sometimes impossible to find such restaurants on your own if you are a Westerner, some guidance in directions is warranted: This restaurant is located at the corner of Zhongguancun S Street and Xueyuan South Road nearby the Weigongcun metro station (Subway Line 4). I give the addresses here in Mandarin, Pinyin and English for your reference:

    Address in Chinese: 海淀区学院南路86号
    Address in Pinyin: Hǎidiàn Qū Xuéyuàn Nán Lù 86 Hào
    (Qū = District; Xuéyuàn = College; Nán = South; Lù = Road; Hào = Number)
    Address in English: 86 South College Road, Haidian District

    Readers may be interested in these links as well:

    For other locales of Orient King of Dumplings, see - Orient King of Dumplings locales
    For a link to this locale and photos of many dishes, see - Orient King of Dumplings (Weigongcun)
    For a take on the authentic taste of Chinese cooking (specifically dumplings), see - Authentic Taste of Chinese Cooking
    For general info on Chinese Dumplings (Jiaozi), see - Wikipedia entry on Jiaozi

    Favorite Dish: The dumplings, of course, but especially steamed Sam Sun dumplings (leek, shrimp and egg)

    Orient King of Dumplings (Weigongcun) Orient King of Dumplings dining Table & Menu Dumplings a plenty Dumpling dishes - Table posing

    Was this review helpful?

  • blueskyjohn's Profile Photo

    Dali Courtyard Restaurant: Home cooking and courtyard experience

    by blueskyjohn Updated Oct 13, 2013

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The entrance is not much to look at and you will wonder if you are in the right place. There are only little signs directing through the Hutong to find this place.

    This is an amazing courtyard restaurant that is very small. They have the courtyard dining as well as dining indoor of a traditional Hutong. The other amazing thing at Dali is that there is no menu. What they are cooking for the day is what you get.

    Today, my meal started with a mint and tofu dish that was excellent and a jasmine flower and dandelion leaf salad. Next came out a mushroom dish that was equally as good. After this was a quickly fried shrimp and kaffir lime leaf. They were serving a fish dish but I asked for a beef dish in place. Wish I stuck with the fish. Finally came out a chicken dish. White rice is served with the meal. You can order a drink from a menu. I had the Dali vanilla tea which I highly recommend. It come in a pitcher with vanilla and mint. Unfortunately they will not add more water when you are done.

    Overall this was an excellent lunch meal and would definitely go back.

    Hours:
    Monday 12:00–2:00 pm, 6:00–10:30 pm
    Tuesday 12:00–2:00 pm, 6:00–10:30 pm
    Wednesday 12:00–2:00 pm, 6:00–10:30 pm
    Thursday 12:00–2:00 pm, 6:00–10:30 pm
    Friday 12:00–2:00 pm, 6:00–10:30 pm
    Saturday 12:00–2:00 pm, 6:00–10:30 pm
    Sunday 12:00–2:00 pm, 6:00–10:30 pm

    Favorite Dish: The tofu and mint dish as well as the Jasmine flower and Dandelion leaf dishes were excellent. Also, loved the Dali Vanilla Tea.

    My favorite two dishes. Mushrooms were so good.
    Related to:
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Food and Dining
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

Beijing Hotels

See all 1358 Hotels in Beijing

Latest Beijing Hotel Reviews

Radisson SAS Hotel Beijing
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 6 Reviews
Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 5 Reviews
Novotel Peace Beijing
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 13 Reviews
Metropark Lido Hotel
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 4 Reviews
Courtyard By Marriott Beijing
Good (3.0 out of 5.0) 8 Reviews
The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 4 Reviews
The Peninsula Palace Beijing
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 5 Reviews
Days Hotel And Suites Beijing
Good (3.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
Shangri-La Hotel Beijing
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 2 Reviews
Presidential Hotel Beijing
Best (5.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
Beijing Yuandong Hotel
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 6 Reviews

Instant Answers: Beijing

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

51 travelers online now

Comments

Beijing Restaurants

Travel tips and advice posted by real travelers and Beijing locals.
Map of Beijing