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Beijing Roast Duck Restaurant

Beijing Roast duck is renowned to be one of the most traditional Chinese dishes all over the world while among all the restaurants that serves Beijing Roast Duck, Quanjude Restaurant and Bianyifang Restaurant are the two most famous and enjoy a high reputation. Both the two restaurant brands have a history of over one hundred years but they represent two different schools of roast duck.

Quanjude

Quanjude is the better known one, founded in 1864, uses an oven without a door. A kind of dressing is spread all over the duck and the duck is hung in the oven over the flame coming directly from the burning of the fruit-tree wood. The cooking time is forty minutes. They have developed their own technique and are famous for outstanding quality.

There are 12 Quanjude branch restaurants in Beijing while the oldest branch restaurant can be found in Qianmen Shopping Street and the largest and the most splendid one is Hepingmen Quanjude Restaurant. The other two popular branches are Wangfujing Quanjude Restaurant and Fangzhuang Quanjude Restaurant due to its easily accessible from downtown.

Qianmen Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant

Qianmen Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant, is the oldest Quanjude branch and the representative of the time-honored Quanjude Brand dating back to a hundred years.

Address: No.30, Qianmen Street, Beijing

Tel: 010-67011379/65112418

Nearby Places: Tiananmen Square, Wangfujing Street, the Forbidden City, Liulichang Street

Hepingmen Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant

Hepingmen Quanjude is the largest roast duck restaurant, opened in 1979. It can totally accommodate over 2,000 guests dining at the same time.

Address: No.14, Qianmen Street (West), Xuanwu District, Beijing

Tel: 010-63023062/63018833

Nearby Places: Tiananmen Square, Wangfujing Street, the Forbidden City, Liulichang Street

Beijing Wangfujing Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant

Quanjude Restaurant enjoys a high reputation among domestic and overseas customers for its Beijing roast duck. They have developed their own technique and are famous for outstanding quality. The Wangfujing branch was established in 1959.The Wangfujing branch was established in 1959.The well-known All-Duck Banquet is headed by QUANJUDE roast duck and supported by over 400 dishes with QUANJUDE characteristic flavor.

Address: No.9, Shuaifuyuan Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing

Tel: 010-65253310/65228384

Nearby Places: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Liulichang Street, Hutong, Shichahai, Nanluoguxia

Fangzhuang Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant

Address: No.18 Pufang Road (Southeast Corner of Fangzhuang Huandao, near Carrefour), Fangzhuang, Fengtai District, Beijing

Tel: 010-67602009

Nearby Places: the Temple of Heaven, Kungfu Theater, Liyuan Theater

Olympic Village Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant

Address: Building A. Tianchuangshiyuan, No. 309, West Huizhong Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Tel: 010—64801686

Nearby Places: Olympic Green, the Summer Palace, Beijing Zoo

Beijing Jingxin Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant

Address: A2 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District

Tel: 010-64660895

Bianyifang

Bianyifang, founded in 1855, makes use of a closed oven and straw as the fuel, using this method ensures that flames will not go directly onto the duck. Before being put into the oven, a duck is filled with specially-made soup to make it possible to roast the duck outside and boil it inside at the same time.

Hademen Bianyifang Roast Duck Restaurant

Address: No.2 chongwenmenwai Dajie jia, Beijing

Tel: 010-67120505

Nearby Places: the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Wangfujing Street

Xingfu Dajie Bianyifang Roast Duck Restaurant

Address: No.36 Xingfu Dajie, Chongwen District, Beijing

Tel: 010-67116545

Nearby Places: the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Wangfujing Street

Anhua Bianyifang Roast Duck Restaurant

Add: No.6 Mid Road, the North Third Ring (Beisanhuan Zhonglu), Xicheng District, Beijing

Tel: 010-82081019

Nearby Places: the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Wangfujing Street

Yutingqiao Bian Yi Fang Roast Duck Restaurant

Add: No.73 Tiantan Donglu, Chongwen District, Beijing

Tel: 010-67020904

Nearby Places: the Temple of Heaven

The New World Center Bianyifang Roast Duck Restaurant

Add: 3F, 2nd II, Beijing New World Center, No.5 Chongwai Dajie, Chongwen District, Beijing

Tel: 010-67088069

Nearby Places: the Temple of Heaven

Da Dong Roast Duck Restaurant

Address: Building 3,Tuanjiehu Beikou, East Third Ring Road (south east corner of Changhong Qiao), Chao Yang District

Tel: 010-65822892

Hours: Daily 11am-10pm

Tel: 010-6582-2892/4003

Beijing Imperial Cuisine

Fangshan Restaurant

Address: No. 1, Wenjin Street, Xicheng District(Inside Beihai Park)

Tel: +86-10 6499-3285, 6491-0262

Average price per person: RMB200-250

Credit cards accepted: Visa

Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Dress code: Casua

Reservations required

Location: 20 minutes from Wangfujing Street, Beijing Grand Palace and Holiday Inn Crown Plaza hotels

Opened by former Forbidden City chefs, this restaurant serves the same dishes that China's emperors once enjoyed, and in a traditional setting in BeihaiPark. Popular venue for entertaining business clients.

Li's family Restaurant

Address: No. 11, Yangfang Hutong, Inside Desheng Door Street, Xicheng District

Tel: +86-10-6618 0107

Average price per person: RMB200-250

Li Family Restaurant is located beside Houhai Lake. It serves traditional imperial dishes in a cozy, informal atmosphere. The founder of the restaurant is said to be descended from the imperal court cooks of the Qing Dynasty. English menu availabe and reservation is needed.

Bai Jia Da Yuan Restaurant

Address: No. 15 Su Zhou Street, Haidian District

Tel: 010-62658851/62654186

Average price per person: RMB250-300

The Baijiadayuan Restaurant lies within the famous " Yuejia Garden" in Suzhou Street, Haidian District, Beijing. It is famous for imperial court cuisine and the unique Baifu dishes. The restaurant is in the garden style of the Qing Dynasty. It has successively won the " National Special Grade Restaurant "honor.

Lin Hu Xuan Restaurant

Address: No.Jia 8 Huangsi Dajie, Dongcheng District

Tel: 010-84122679

Average price per person: RMB200-250

Lin Hu Xuan Restaurant is located at the east bank of the lake in Liuyin Park. Its elegant Chinese courtyard style and water glass wall, allow diners to feel the beat of the downtown city from a haven inside. Recommended dishes are: the stewed yellow shark’s fin, sansi shark’s fin,  Buddhist arhat lobster and sashimi with scallion. The chefs are not limited to one type or style and have developed a series of unique, healthy and modern dishes. It has become a popular place for local people looking for relaxing atmosphere with good food.

Mei Mansion

Address: No. 24 Da xiang feng Hutong, Xicheng District

Tel: 010-66126845/66126847

Average price per person: RMB200-250

Mei Mansion located in Daxiangfeng Hutong. It serves fabulous Huaiyang style cuisine. The restaurant occupies a elegant 200-year-old Beijing courtyard of about 1000 square meters which used to be a part of a mansion during the Qing dynasty. The waiters' wear traditional costumes and combines Chinese style garden provides a real Chinese cultural experience.

Ritan Inn House

Address: southwest corner of Ritan Park, Chaoyang district

Tel: 010-65919519

Average price per person: RMB200-250

Ritan Inn House is located in the southwestern corner of Ritan Park and has recently undergone an extensive renovation. The restaurant has been reborn as a high class venue for business dining or entertaining. Four specialties are on offer: Cantonese, Japanese, “French-style barbecue” and Guanfu Cai ( a style derived from the kitchens of those high officials of Imperial China). The royal garden-style environment is an attractive feature.

Chinese Restaurants

Jing Mian Da Wang Restaurant (Di'anmen Branch)

Address: No.35 Di'anmen Ave (West), Xicheng District

Tel: 010-62862150

Average price per person: RMB60-100

Jing Mian Da Wang Restaurant is of typical Chinese style and serves traditional-style food(mainly noodle) in a active Old Peking atmosphere. Waiters clad traditionally shout and cry around the room to announce customers arriving or leaving. Having the taste of the tasty noodles, usually eaten with a thick sesame and soy-based sauce, it is very noisy! You have some real experience of Old Beijing.

Beijing Ba guo bu yi Restaurant

Address: No.89-3 Dianmen Street (East), Dongcheng District

Tel: 010-64077788/64008888

Average price per person: RMB60-100

Beijing Ba guo bu yi Restaurant serves some of the heartiest and most authentic Sichuan fare in town with its traditional Chinese style decorations. Favorite dishes include dandan noodles in spicy peanut-sesame-garlic sauce, lazi jiding (chicken smothered by chilies), steamed fish served with chili-oil sauce and huiguorou (twice-cooked pork).

Beijing Ba guo bu yi Restaurant

Address: No.89-3 Dianmen Street (East), Dongcheng District

Tel: 010-64077788/64008888

Average price per person: RMB60-100

Beijing Ba guo bu yi Restaurant serves some of the heartiest and most authentic Sichuan fare in town with its traditional Chinese style decorations. Favorite dishes include dandan noodles in spicy peanut-sesame-garlic sauce, lazi jiding (chicken smothered by chilies), steamed fish served with chili-oil sauce and huiguorou (twice-cooked pork).

Xi Bei You Mian Cun

Address: No.88 Xiang Shan, South Road Hai Dian District

Tel: 010-62597028

Average price per person: RMB60-100

Xi Bei You Mian Cun brings Chinese North western cuisines to Beijing with cultures from Manchus, Mongolians, Chinese Muslims and Hans.

Hancang Hakka Restaurant

Address: East bank of Shichahai, Xicheng district

Tel: 010-64845151

Average price per person: RMB80-120

Hancang Hakka Restaurant is conveniently located on the east bank of Shicha Hai Lake and has a traditional Chinese environment and culture. It serves the very popular cuisine of the Hakka minority group.

Courtyard 7 Restaurant

Address: No.7, Qiangulouyuan Hutong, Nan Luo Gu Xiang

Tel: 010-64060777

Average price per person: RMB60-100

Courtyard 7 is located in central area of Nan Luo Guo. Its well designed Chinese style modeling,the layout makes it antiquity and rusticity. Its special featured restaurant provides new modern French dishes. Seating in Courtyard 7, you may see the fusion of eastern and western culture, and smell apart of old and new fashion air. Here, you can not only taste delicious gourmet food, but also can enjoy a piece of pure land and haven in such a busy city. Courtyard 7 welcomes you stay and enjoy.

Yizhan Restaurant

Address: No.2 Houguaibang Hutong, No. 188 Chaoyangmen inner street

Tel: 010-64010979

Average price per person: RMB80-150

Yizhan Restaurant is decorated in Yunnan style and serving Yunan food it provides a a show named "Song and Dance Ensemble Avanti" with a perfermance every night from  19:45 to 21:30.

Jardine Restaurant in Spring

Address: NO 12, Dongtucheng Road, Hepingli, Chaoyang District

Tel: 010-64489900

Average price per person: RMB50-80

Jardine Restaurant in Spring provides Hangzhou cuisine, Cantonese cuisine and  seafood. "Bao Chi Yan" The Abolone and sharksfin banquet is the best recommended. It is decorated in a European harbor style setting.

Lok Fu Restaurant

Address: Floor 5, No.33 Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District

Tel: 010-51365760

Average price per person: RMB50-80

Lok Fu restaurant is located in the heart of Sanlitun North Street, in the fashionable North-South District Village. The restaurant has 12 part serving Chinese dishes, noodles and Cantonese style dim sum. It is possible to buy wine off the shelf at the supermarket prices to enjoy with your meal at the restaurant.

Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant

Address: Huairou District, the east side of the Mutianyu island

Tel: 010-61621633

Average price per person: RMB60-100

Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant is near Great Wall of Mutianyu section. This garden style restaurant serves farmhouse dishes, specializing in rainbow trout, sturgeon and salmon. Its use of natural ingredients and fabulous taste will leave you with great memories.

Karaiya

Address: Sanlitun Village,19 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District

Tel: 010-64153535

Average price per person: RMB100-150

Karaiya Spice House as the name implies serves spicy Hunan food. Don't be put off, the spiciness has been toned down to allow the many flavors to shine though to make this a very pleasant dining experience. The bilingual menu and foreigner friendly staff make this a great destination. The trick entrance door is fun.

Din Tai Fung

Address: 24 Xinyuan Xili Zhong Jie, Dongcheng District

Tel: 010- 65331536

Average price per person: RMB100-150

Din Tai Fung is part of a world wide chain specializing in dumplings. The quality of the service and food is high and its Taiwan origins ensure that it is foreigner friendly and the prices reasonable.

Guo Yao Xiao Ju

Address: 58 Bei Santiao, Jiaodao Kou, Andingmennei Dajie, Dongcheng district

Tel: 010-64031940

Average price per person: RMB100-150

Guo Yao Xiao Ju Restaurant is a small family run establishment almost hidden is an alley, that serves extremely good Tan cuisine which originates in the Qing dynasty. You will not be disappointed.

Tianshunge Restaurant

Address: No.5 floor,Taizhenjia Building, No.31 North Tonghuihe Road, Chaoyang District

Tel: 010-65661829

Average price per person: RMB80-120

Tianshunge Restaurant is with buddhist decoration. It is complete with a collection of statues ranging from large Buddha bronze statue to tiny Buddha sculpture and fish tanks scattered well around the restaurant offers sense of peace and tranquility. The food is fabulous as well, serving the best of traditional Chinese cuisine. Highly recommend is Gongbaojiding and beer sautéed beef.

Qin Restaurant and Cafe

Address: No. 6 Xinyuan Xili Dongjie (Northeast of Yu Yang Hotel), Chaoyang District

Tel: 010-8451-7877

Average price per person: RMB100-150

Qin Restaurant is named for the ancient Chinese stringed instrument. It serves Jiangnan cuisine (encompassing Suzhou Cuisine and Hangzhou Cuisine) and provides a space for people who are interested in learning more about traditional Chinese culture and music.

The Red Capital Club

Address: No. 66 Dongsi Jiu Tiao, Dongcheng District

Tel: +86-10 6402-7150 (days); 8401-8886 (nights, weekends)

Average price per person: RMB250-300

Credit cards accepted: Visa, Master Card, Amex

Hours: from 6:00 p.m.

Dress code: Casual

Reservations required

Location: a 15-20 min. walk from the Swissotel, Beijing Asia, and Poly Plaza hotels.

This rustic restaurant is one of Beijing's best Chinese eateries. It is located in a recently restored traditional courtyard house, and decorated to resemble a Chinese home of the 1950s. The food, described as Zhongnanhai cuisine, includes old Beijing favorites and dishes favored by China's top leaders. Check out the wine cellar, located in the old bomb shelter.

Si He Xuan

Address: 4/F, Jinglun Hotel, No. 3 Jianguomenwai Dajie

Tel: +86-10 6500-2266 ext. 8116 or 8118

Average price per person: RMB100-150

Credit cards accepted: Visa, Amex

Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; 5:30 to 2:30 a.m.

Dress code: Casual

Reservations not required

Location: a 5-min. walk from the China World and Jianguo hotels; 10 min. from the Kerry Centre

This Beijing-style restaurant, furnished with simple Chinese wooden tables and stools, serves hearty noodle dishes, delicate dumplings, and other snack dishes. Check out the black and white photos of old Beijing on the walls. Si He Xuan regularly features special snacks from inland areas of China such as Yunnan and Shaanxi.

Xihe Yaju Restaurant

Address: Northeast corner of Ritan Park, Chaoyang District

Tel: +86-10 6506-7643, 6594-1915

Average price per person: RMB120-150

Credit cards not accepted; cash only

Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Dress code: Casual

Reservations not required

Location: a 15-min. walk from the Jianguo, Jinglun, Changfugong, Gloria Plaza, and China World hotels

This pleasant courtyard restaurant, located in RitanPark, offers spicy Sichuan dishes and Cantonese cuisine. A great place to dine al fresco in the spring and summer months.

The Courtyard

Address: 95 Donghuamen Dajie, Dongcheng District

Tel: +86-10 6526-8881 to 83

Average price per person: RMB100-150

Credit cards accepted: Visa, Amex

Hours: 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Dress code: Smart casual

Reservations required

Location: 10- to 15-min. walk from the Palace, Taiwan, Peace, Beijing, and Grand hotels

Set in a newly built courtyard house, this upmarket restaurant serves fusion cuisine--French-based cooking using Asian ingredients. Excellent place to discuss business. After dinner, enjoy a smoke and brandy in the cigar divan on the second floor overlooking the moat of the Forbidden City or enjoy works by some of China's leading contemporary artists in the basement gallery.

Xibei 99 Mongolian Yurt

Address: No.9 North Yongtai Road, Mafang Village, Dongsheng Town, Haidian District

Tel: 010-62991888/62995888

Average price per person: RMB100-150

Xibei 99 Mongolian Yurt is located on green grassland in Dongsheng Township, Haidian District. It is not a building but a series of Mongolian-style yurts surrounded by a flock of stone goats. It serves authentic cuisine from the steppes of the Central Asia.

Western Restaurant

Annie's Italian Restaurant

Address: East 3rd Ring Road just south of Nongzhan, Chaoyang District

Tel: 010-65911931

Average price per person: RMB150-200

Annie's serves up authentic Italian pastas and pizza. Its decor is warm and cozy, with a family-friendly atmosphere. You will enjoy not only the Italian cuisine but also the romantic environment. It has special play areas for kids where kids can make their very own mini-pizzas on table mats.

Bavaria Bierstube

Address: Palace Hotel, 8 Goldfish Lane, Wangfujing

Tel: +86-10 6512-8899

Credit cards accepted: Visa, Amex, and other major credit cards

Business hours: 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Dress code: Casual

Reservations not required

Specialty: best German food in Beijing. A quiet place for business meetings.

Big Easy

Address: South Gate, Chaoyang Park

Tel: +86-10 6508-6776

Credit cards not accepted; cash only

Hours: 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Dress code: Casual

Reservations not required

Location: a 10-minute taxi ride from the Zhaolong, Swissotel, Sheraton Great Wall, Landmark, Kempinski, and Kunlun hotels

Big Easy -- a New Orleans-type of place -- is notable for its Cajun dishes and other Louisiana specialties. Overlooking Chaoyang Park.

Danieli's

Address: Beijing International Club Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie

Tel: +86-10 6460-6688

Credit cards accepted: Visa, Amex, and other major credit cards

Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; 6:30 to 10:00 p.m.

Dress code: Smart casual

Reservations not required

Danieli's is Beijing's most elegant and best Italian restaurant. 15- to 20-min. walk from the China World, Jianguo, Jinglun hotels, and 10 min. from the Changfugong and Gloria Plaza hotels.

Justine's

Address: Lobby, Jianguo Hotel, 5 Jianguomenwai Dajie

Tel: +86-10 6500-2233 ext.8039

Hours: noon to 2:30 p.m.; 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Types of food served: sandwiches, pastries, specialty coffees

Credit cards accepted: Visa, Amex, and other major credit cards

Located 5 min. from the China World trade Center, Justine's is Beijing's best French restaurant, long popular with foreign businessmen and diplomats.

Maxim's de Paris

Address: No.2, Chongwenmen West Street, Chongwen District

Tel: 010-65121992

Average price per person: RMB400-500

"The Maxim's in Beijing keeps the style of Paris' Maxim in both its architecture and interior decoration. Many murals copied from the Louvre of Paris and the Forbidden City of Beijing, countless crystal glass mirrors, multi-colored glass windows decorated with colorful paintings make a stunning impression as you enter this ornate restaurant. It is easy to feel you are in an 18th century Venetian Palazzo as you gaze around the lavish decorations.

Brasserie Flo

Address: No.16 East Third ring road

Tel: 010-65955135

Average price per person: RMB200-250

FLO is one of the authentic French brasserie in Beijing. Aided efficient and considerate staff, customers enjoy a cozy environment and colorful countryside flavors.

La Ganche

Address: No.4 Gongti Road(N), Chaoyang District

Tel: 010-65859898

Average price per person: RMB150-200

La Gauche Restaurant located at the central area of CBD in Beijing,next to the embassy area and the famous Sanlitun Bar street.The dining room can hold up to 40 people at a time.Also,there is 15 VIP rooms with different modern and multiple culture style give you a different dining experience.

Vegetarian Restaurants

Pure Lotus

Address: Tongguang Bldg, 12 Nongzhanguan Nanlu, Chaoyang District

Tel: +86-10-6592-3627

Average price per person: RMB150-250

Credit cards accepted;

Hours: Daily 11am-11pm.

Dress code: Casual

Reservations recommended

It is run by genuine Buddhist monks, making the restaurant a clear favorite with vegetarians from all over the world. It offers a serene dining experience with exquisite meat-free versions of Chinese classics made from vegetables, as well as tofu in its infinite forms. Dishes like water-boiled "fish", “Buddha’s finger” and the stir-fried vegetables wrapped in lettuce leaves are highly recommended.

Lotus In Moonight Restaurant

Address: No. 12,Liufang Nanli, Chaoyang District

Tel: 010-51544800

Average price per person: RMB80-120

Lotus in Moonlight's well-prepared honest vegetable and tofu dishes mark a nice departure from the imitation meat offerings that previously defined vegetarian Chinese cuisine in the city. Fake chicken and fish, engineered from combinations of soy and taro, are still available here, but with less oil and more flavor than in other meat-free restaurants. Large front windows and skylights brighten the modern blue and yellow interior, suffused with an atmosphere of healthiness. Alcohol is banned, but the menu offers a long list of compelling and colorful herb teas, served in glass pots so you can watch the flowers steep.In Dong Zhi Men Wai area (just outside Second Ring Road), Chaoyang Northeast. Reservation Needed.

Xu Xiang Zhai Vegetarian Restaurant

Address: 26-1 Guozijian Dajie, Dongcheng District

Tel: 010-64046568

Average price per person: RMB80-120

Xu Xiang Zhai Vegetarian Restaurant is located close to the Confucius and Lama Temples. It offers vegetarian food, both a la carte and buffet options, featuring mock meats, beancurd, veggies, sushi, soups, fresh fruits and dessert. The dining room is clean and the non-smoking environment is a plus.

Baihe (Lily) Vegetarian Restaurant

Address: No.23,Caoyuan Hutong, Beixiao Street, Dongzhimennei, Dongcheng District

Tel: 010-64052082

Average price per person: RMB80-150

Baihe (Lily) Vegetarian Restaurant is a great place to enjoy vegetarian cuisine. It is a courtyard-style house in a traditional Hutong neighborhood which includes both indoor and outdoor seating. English menu is available. Try the Suchang “sausage”; Baochao sanding, a stir-fry of diced carrots, “meat” and cashews; Jiangxiang candou, a stir-fry of lima beans with minced “meat”; and Qianceng Bing, layered pancake with thyme.

Baihe (Lily) Vegetarian Restaurant

Address: No.23,Caoyuan Hutong, Beixiao Street, Dongzhimennei, Dongcheng District

Tel: 010-64052082

Average price per person: RMB80-150

Baihe (Lily) Vegetarian Restaurant is a great place to enjoy vegetarian cuisine. It is a courtyard-style house in a traditional Hutong neighborhood which includes both indoor and outdoor seating. English menu is available. Try the Suchang “sausage”; Baochao sanding, a stir-fry of diced carrots, “meat” and cashews; Jiangxiang candou, a stir-fry of lima beans with minced “meat”; and Qianceng Bing, layered pancake with thyme.

Muslim Restaurants

A Fun Ti Restaurant

Address: No.2 houguaibang hutong, Dongcheng district

Tel: 010-65272288

Average price per person: RMB80-150

Credit cards not accepted; cash only

Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; 4:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Dress code: Casual

Reservations required

Location: a 15-min. walk from Full Link Plaza and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and a 10-min. taxi ride from the International, Palace, Taiwan, Peace, Beijing, Grand, and Holiday Inn Crown Plaza hotels

Afanti serves hearty Xinjiang cuisine from Northwest China: roast leg of lamb that almost melts in your mouth, spiced kebabs, and long doughy noodles washed down by Xinjiang Loulan red wine. All accompanied by colorfully clad Central Asian dancers twirling to the sound of booming Xinjiang music. One of Beijing's liveliest dining venues.

Ju Bao Yuan

Address: Bldg. 1, Niujie Xili, Xuanwu District

Tel: 010-83545602

Average price per person: RMB80-120

Ju Bao Yuan halal restaurant is located in the Muslim district and is a wonderful place to experience authentic hot pot. Their dipping sauces area excellent.  Lunch here, after visiting the Muslim district will be a highlight.

Kashgar Fanzhuang

Address: No. 60 Pen’er Hutong, Xuanwu District

Tel: 010-63582243

Average price per person: RMB80-120

Kashgar Fanzhuang is probably best Uygur restaurant in Beijing and offer all of the classic fare including roasted mutton and hand pulled noodles. The authentic food and the atmosphere make it almost like being in Xinjiang.

Red Rose Restaurant

Address: No.7 xiang,Xingfuyi Vellage,Sanlitun,Chaoyang District

Tel: 010-64155741

Average price per person: RMB50-80

The Red Rose is famous for Xinjiang style halah food such as Dapanji (chicken with handmade noodles and vegetables), roast goat or the popular lamb kebabs. The song and dance routines and beautiful Uigher dancing will add to your enjoyement.

Xilaishun Restaurant

Address: No.116, Xinhua Jie, Hepingmen Bei, Xicheng District

Tel: 010-66015996

Average price per person: RMB50-80

An old and famous Restaurant, Xilaishun Restaurant was built in the early 20th century and is decorated in traditional Islamic style with arch style gate. The restaurant specializes in roast duck, hot pot, garlic flavor roast lamb and other Islamic style food.

Asian Restaurant

Banana Leaf Restaurant

Address: Gongti bei Road, No.4 Yard, Chaoyang District

Tel: 010-65068855

Average price per person: RMB100-150

Banana Leaf Rastaurant has a Thai style layout and feature a performance during the meal. 5 performers from Thailand preform, sing and dance for the customers.

Ganges Indian Restaurant

Address: Building S9 3-1, The Village, 19 Sanlitun Road, Sanlitun, Chaoyang District

Tel: 010-64160181

Average price per person: RMB80-120

Ganges Indian Restaurant has been serving delicious, authentic Indian cuisine since 2005 with choice of Northern Indian recipes and Southern Indian style of cooking or the latest from the exciting fusion style of modern Mumbai. The decoration of the restaurant is a mixture of traditional and modern influences design which inflects the India of today.

Nuage

Address: No.22 Qianhai Lake East Bank, Xicheng District

Tel: 010-64019581

Average price per person: RMB200-400

Located in Beijing's historic Shichahai area north of the Forbidden Ity,Nuage feature a Vietnamese restaurant and night club.Nuage's stylish interior includes antique Chinese furniture as well as Vietnamese accents such as pedicabs with comforting wood as a major theme throughtout nuage's live floors.Enjoy the stunning views of Qianhai Lake and Coal Hill Park Pavilion to the south and Beijing's famed Drum and Bell towers to the north.

Omar Khayyam

Address: Asia-Pacific Building, 8 Yabao Lu

Tel: +86-10 6513-9988 ext. 20188

Credit cards accepted: Visa, Amex, MasterCard

Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; 6:00 to 10:30 p.m.

Dress code: Casual

Reservations required

The premier restaurant serving Indian cuisine, Omar Khayyam is a 20-min. walk from the Jianguo, Jinglun, Changfugong, Gloria Plaza, and China World hotels.

Red Basil

Address: Sanyuan Dongqiao, North Third Ring Road(opposite JingxinPlaza)

Tel: +86-10 6460-2339

Credit cards accepted: Visa, Master Card, Amex

Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; 5:30 to 10:00 p.m.

Dress code: Casual

Reservations required

Red Basil is the place to try noveau Thai cuisine. Excellent place to discuss business, it is only a 5-min. walk from the Hilton Hotel, and 10 to 15 min. from the Kunlun, Sheraton Great Wall, and Kempinski hotels.

Sorabol

Address: Lufthansa Center, B1, 50 Xiao Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District

Tel: +86-10 6465-1845

Credit cards accepted: Visa, Master Card, Amex

Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; 5:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Dress code: Casual

Reservations not required

A great find boasting Korean barbecues and hot pots. Next to the Kempinski, Landmark, and Sheraton Great Wall hotels. Five minutes from the Hilton and the Kunlun Hotel.

Tibetan Restaurants

Tibet, a place of distance and mystery, is a dream out of reach for many dreamers and adventures. Fortunately, there are a few rare bubbles of Tibetan life a little closer to home - these five Tibetan restaurants listed below have stood here for years, opening a small window for us to enjoy the delicious and simple treats of Shangri-La and know more about Tibet before a visit.

Makye Ame 玛吉阿米

The Beijing Makye Ame is a branch of Makye Ame in Lhasa, Tibet. The Makye Ame is with a strong atmosphere of the Tibetan culture - hanging lamps of Tibetan handmade paper and woolen picture of “burning treasures”. Besides the elegant decoration, it offers great Tibetan foods from various Tibetan regions and a wide selection of drinks from home-brewed highland-barley wine to homemade pure yogurt, Tibetan barley spirit, Lhasa beer, yak butter tea and sweet milk tea.

The Tibetan folk show at eight o’clock every night will delight your dining at Makye Ame. Singing, dancing, and playing musical instruments, the performance combines traditional folk music with modern concept perfectly.

Tuanjiehu Branch

Address: 2/F, Club of Golden Lake Garden, No.23 Bai Jia Zhuang Dong Li, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100026 (Beside Beijing Youth Newspaper Building)

Tel: 010-6508-8986

Price: 80-120 RMB per person

Hours: Daily, 10:00-00:00

Jianguomen Branch

Address: 2/F, Xiu Shui Nan Jie, Jian Guo Men Wai, Beijing, 100020 (to the east of International Club)

Tel: 010-6506-9616

Price: 80-120 RMB per person

Hours: Daily, 10:00-00:00

Ganglamedo 冈拉梅朵

Address: 1/F, Great Hyatte Int’l Apartments, 38 Zaoying Beili, Chaoyang District 北京朝阳区枣营北里38号海悦名门公寓1号

Tel: 010-6592-3159

Hours: Daily 9am-2am

Price: 80-120 RMB per person

Well-decorated in bright colors and stunning pictures, Ganglamedo Restaurant offers beautifully presented traditional Tibetan food, with almost everything comes from highland, such as ingredients for stewed yak tongue, yak steak, yak butter tea. The dishes range from the traditional to the contemporary. They also have a selection of Tibetan beers. Nightly stage performances start at 8pm.

Qomolangma Restaurant 珠穆朗玛

Address: No. 149, Xigulou Dajie (inside Tibet Provincial office), Xicheng District 北京西城区鼓楼西大街149号西藏驻京办事处

Tel: 010-6401-8822 ext 2828

Hours: Daily 9.30am-2pm, 5-8pm.

Price: 80-120 RMB per person

Location: near Lama Temple, Confucius temple

Qomolangma Restaurant is located in the Tibetan Provincial Government Hotel, providing classic Tibetan cuisine. The yak meat jerky is especially recommended and worth a try. A Tibetan folk performance will be staged every Friday night from 19:00-20:00. Reservation recommended.

Yangjinma Tibetan Restaurant 央金玛藏文化餐厅

Address: No. 29 Zaoying Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 北京市朝阳区枣营路29号

Tel: 010-5867-0228/0226

Price: 100-200 RMB per person

Opening hours: 11:00-14:00, 18:00-23:00

Cheerfully decorated with colorful Tibetan art objects, Yangjinma Tibetan Restaurant is owned by the famous singer Han Hong. All the waiters and waitresses are Tibetan. The restaurant serves Tibetan food a la Qinghai including nutritious yak marrow soup and classic momo dumplings, and boasts a mini-museum of traditional Tibetan culture.

Can Su Feng 藏素风格餐厅

Add: Inside Lotus Lane, Houhai, Dongcheng District, Beijing北京市东城区什刹海荷花市场内

Tel: 010-8328-6766

Opening hours: 09:00-21:00

Price: 80-120 RMB per person

Located in Lotus Lane and decked out with the requisite Tibetan decor, this quaint Houhai restaurant boasts comfortable seating and candlelit tables, and serves a great array of vegetarian Tibetan food, such as red vegetable curry, pumpkin soup and a range of vegetarian specialties.

Vietnamese Restaurants

Vietnamese food offers a bright mix of sweet, sour, spicy and salty; rich broths, crunchy fresh fruit and vegetables and ample use of basil and mint. As distinct as Vietnamese cuisine is, it has been influenced by several sources: Chinese Cuisine, French Cuisine, Thailand Cuisine and Indian Cuisine. Compared to other South-east Asian food, Vietnamese food offers a fresh flavor; Vietnam shares many of its characteristics with China. Vietnamese adopted Chinese food and added their own styles and flavors to the foods, which shows more exotic than Chinese food; In comparison with western food, Vietnamese cuisine use herbs abundantly to reach a balance between fresh herbs and meats.

Though Beijing lags behind Shanghai and many major Western cities in both quantity and quality when it comes to Vietnamese restaurants, there still are some of Beijing’s best Vietnamese restaurants that you should make a try.

Pho Restaurant 西贡

Pho Restaurant is conveniently located right across from Nanluoguxiang.It is small, but nice decorated with dark-wood furnishings, Pastel walls and a slightly bizarre selection of movie posters on it. It serves great Vietnamese food. You should try their drip coffee which is only 12 RMB hot or cold and their delicately wrapped fresh spring rolls.

Address: 200 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing 北京市东城区鼓楼东大街200号

Tel: 010-6404-4578

Price: 100-200 RMB per person

Hours: Daily, 11:00-23:00

Le Little Saigon 西贡在巴黎

Address:141 Jiu Gulou Dajie Yi, Xicheng District, Beijing 北京市西城区旧鼓楼大街乙141号

Tel: 010-6401-8465

Hours: Daily 11:30-midnight

Price: 100-150 RMB per person

Le Little Saigon is among Beijing’s most popular French-Vietnamese restaurants. It is a quaint little place located across from the bell tower. The decor of the first floor with vintage photos reminds you of Paris. The rooftop terrace, under a mature tree, is perfect for shaded outdoor dining overlooking the nearby Drum and Bell Towers.

This French-owned bistro offers Vietnamese classics like spring rolls, pho and pork nems – grilled pork rolls as well as French stewed lamb and chicken terrine.

Nuage 庆云楼

Address: 22 Qianhai Lake East Bank, Xicheng District, Beijing 北京市西城区前海东沿22号

Tel: 010-6401-9581

Hours: Daily 11:00-14:00, 17:30-22:30

Price: 150-200 RMB per person; Add 15% service charge for rooftop dining

Nuage is located in Beijing’s Houhai area. This long-running for around 10 years restaurant serves classic Vietnamese cuisine besides nicest views in town. The view from the Nuages' rooftop patio is unbeatable: diners overlook the Drum and Bell Towers on one side, Houhai on the other, and Jingshan Park clearly visible in the distance.

The portion of dishes at Nuage was not too much and tends a little pricey side. But it's still a good place to try, especially for a romantic dinner.

Pho Lemon 法拉满越南牛肉粉

Address: Shop 106, Block 4, China Central Place (Huamao), 89 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 北京市朝阳区建国路89号华贸中心4号楼106号

Tel: 010-6598-1870

Price: 50-80 RMB per person

Opening hours: 11:00-23:00

Pho Lemon is a Hong Kong based chain of Vietnamese restaurant that serves classic North Vietnamese dishes. Set lunches range from RMB 48-78, depending on entree selection. The restaurant’s generous portions and unique atmosphere are a welcoming addition to Beijing’s dining scene.

Mekong Riverside Cuisine 湄公河畔法式越南餐厅

Add: B1/F, Tower 2, Prosper Center, 5 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 北京市朝阳区光华路5号院世纪财富中心2号楼地下1层

Tel: 010-6562-8555

Opening hours: 11:00-14:00, 17:00-22:00

Price: 50-80 RMB per person

Mekong Riverside Restaurant is located in the basement of the Prosper Center beside the food court. The restaurant is decorated in colonial French style, with tables topped by white tablecloths and candles, creates an intimate atmosphere for diners. Mekong Riverside Restaurant consistently serves up decadent and offers Vietnamese food with a French twist. The staple pho is well executed, and the breaded shrimp stands out among the appetizers.

Pho88 越南河粉

Add: Wanda Plaza East 15-1-30, No. 93 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing (near Dawang Bridge, opposite SOHO Modern City) 北京市朝阳区建国路93号 万达广场东区15-1-30 (大望桥附近、SOHO现代城对面)

Tel: 010-5820-8180

Opening hours: 9:00-23:00

Price: 50-100 RMB per person

Va Va Voom 越时代

Add: Unit S4-32, 3/F, Tower 4, The Village Sanlitun, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 北京市朝阳区三里屯北路19号三里屯Village南区4号楼3层S4-32

Tel: 010-6416-3732

Opening hours: 10:00 – 24:00

Price: 80-120 RMB per person

Va Va Voom Restaurant under Beijing Vietnam Times Dining Management Co., Ltd was founded on Jan 18, 2009. With a prime location at Sanlitun Village, Va Va Voom offers traditional Vietnamese cuisine and drink. Daily discounts on spring rolls, Viet paper rolls and its selection of wine are not to be missed. Decked out with white tables and comfortable white chairs, this cozy eatery is spacious yet intimate with warm lighting and little partitions, which creates one of the finest dining experience in town.

Muse 妙巴黎越南小吃餐厅

Muse has been serving French-Vietnamese cuisine in Beijing for some time. Muse’s interior is tastefully decorated in the style of a French neighborhood brassiere with its brick walls that are peppered with photos. The food at Muse isn’t completely Vietnamese – there’s some French and Indochinese fusion – but it’s good and so is the speedy service.

Sanlitun area 三里屯

Add: 1/F, Tongli Studios, 43 Sanlitun Bei Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 北京市朝阳区三里屯北街43号同里楼1层

Tel: 010-6415-6388

Opening hours: 11:00-23:00

Price: 80-120 RMB per person

Chaoyang Park 朝阳公园

Add: No. 1 Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 北京市朝阳区朝阳公园西路一号

Tel: 010-6586-3188

Opening hours: 11:00-23:00

Price: 80-120 RMB per person

Specialty Restaurants

Dali Courtyard

Address: 67 Xiaojingchang Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District

Tel: +86-10-8404-1430

Average price per person: RMB100-150

Chinese bank cards accepted only;

Hours: Daily 10am-9.30pm.

Dress code: Casual

Reservations recommended

Location: a 10-min. walk from the Wangfujing Street

This charming little courtyard restaurant is one of the city’s most unique outdoor venues. It brings the fresh flavors of Yunnan Beijing, serving dishes like ru bing (grilled goat cheese), grilled chilli fish, spicy stir-fried mushrooms, crossing-the-bridge noodles (guoqiao mixian), fried shrimp and stir-fried wild vegetables (ye cai). Cocktails and wine are available. Advanced reservations are recommended, especially for the candle-lit outdoor terrace.

Pure Lotus

Address: Tongguang Bldg, 12 Nongzhanguan Nanlu, Chaoyang District

Tel: +86-10-6592-3627

Credit cards accepted;

Hours: Daily 11am-11pm.

Dress code: Casual

Reservations recommended

It is run by genuine Buddhist monks, making the restaurant a clear favorite with vegetarians from all over the world. It offers a serene dining experience with exquisite meat-free versions of Chinese classics made from vegetables, as well as tofu in its infinite forms. Dishes like water-boiled "fish", “Buddha’s finger” and the stir-fried vegetables wrapped in lettuce leaves are highly recommended.

Vineyard Café

Address: 31 Wudaoying Hutong,north of the Confucius temple, Dongcheng District

Tel: +86-10-6402-7961

Average price per person: RMB100-150

Credit  cards accepted;

Hours: Daily 11.30am-11.30pm.

Dress code: Casual

Reservations recommended

Location: near Lama Temple, Confucius temple

The Vineyard Cafe is a home away from home bar/restaurant situated in a traditional Hutong Beijing street. The Vineyard Cafe's menu has plenty of European and American dishes including pizza, burgers, quiche, soups, salads and steaks, while also providing a range of dishes to satisfy vegetarians. Wine from all over the world is sensibly priced to suit a variety of palettes. For beer drinkers there is also good selection of beers including choices from Britain, Belgium and Australia.

Pass By Bar

Address: 108 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District

Tel: +86-10-6400-6868

Average price per person: RMB100-150

Credit cards accepted;

Hours: Daily 9.30am-2am.

Dress code: Casual

Reservations not required

Location: a 10-min. walk from the Wangfujing Street

This bar was opened in 1999 and relocated to a courtyard house in 2002. The Tibetan prints and wooden masks adorning the walls and a vast selection of reading materials makes the Pass-By Bar more gathering place than a nightspot. It serves great Italian food as well as a decent range of pizzas and pastas. A separate nonsmoking area is available which is almost unheard-of in a Beijing bar.

No. 16 Courtyard Restaurant

Address: 4 Dajinsi Hutong (south of Yinding Qiao), Xicheng District

Tel: +86-10-8625-2725

Average price per person: RMB120-180

Chinese bank cards accepted only;

Hours: Daily 10.30am-10.30pm.

Dress code: Casual

Reservations required.

Location: a 10-min. walk from the Wangfujing Street

It is a quaint little restaurant north of the Yundian Bridge, Hutong area. This open-air courtyard restaurant specializes in Imperial Chinese Cuisine and serves abalone, shark's fin, tea shrimp and other seafood dishes. The restaurant has only a few tables, so a reservation is a must.

Annie's Italian Restaurant

Address: East 3rd Ring Road just south of Nongzhan, Chaoyang District

Tel: 010-65911931

Average price per person: RMB150-200

Annie's serves up authentic Italian pastas and pizza. Its decor is warm and cozy, with a family-friendly atmosphere. You will enjoy not only the Italian cuisine but also the romantic environment. It has special play areas for kids where kids can make their very own mini-pizzas on table mats.

Summer Palace

Address: 2F, China World, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District

Tel: 010-65052266

Average price per person: RMB200-400

The Summer Palace is unusual among Being's thousands of restaurants because it serves both Cantonese and Huiyang style dishes and does them very well. Dim Sum is one of their specialties. Decorated in 1930's Shanghai style, you won't be disappointed in any aspect.

My Humble House

Address: 1 East Chang'an Ave., Beijing Oriental Plaza Podium Level W3 (west of Grand Hyatt Hotel’s entrance)

Tel: 010-85188811

Average price per person: RMB200-300

My Humble House is high end restaurant the serves Chinese fusion food. The décor is suburb and the food is good.

Lan Club

Address: Fourth Floor, LG Twin Towers, B12 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District

Tel: 010-85188811

Average price per person: RMB250-400

Lan Club is an exclusive lounge and restaurant in Beijing with a large number of art treasures and antique furniture. Designed by French artist Philippe Starck, Lan has a fresh oyster bar, a luxury cigar room, a red wine chamber, a classic English bar and a restaurant serving some of Beijing's most delectable contemporary cuisine.

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