Beijing Dining

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Beijing cuisine has salty and rich flavors. Pork and mutton have been represented in Beijing cuisine since the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasty especially as a result of the dietetic influence of the Mongol and Manchus.

Beijing cuisine has been also much influenced by culinary traditions from all over China, especially from Shandong cuisine, one of the eight cuisines in China. Now Beijing food does not stress strangeness or uniqueness, only delicious food made from common ingredients with tastes that are very agreeable.

Beijing Duck is the number one yummy food in Beijing. Of course, Beijing offers more than its local Beijing cuisine.

You can find almost all the cuisines here coming from other parts of China or foreign countries – French food, American food, Japanese food, British food, German food, Indian food, Muslim food and much more. Read some descriptions and reviews of local restaurants around Beijing before you start to look for the yummy food you like.

General Information
Beijing Dining
Beijing has foods from all over China.
Beijing cuisine
As the Chinese capital city for centuries, its cuisine has been influenced by culinary traditions from all over China.
Beijing China Food Guide
What can you expect to eat in a real Chinese restaurant in Beijing.
Beijing Restaurants Frommers.com
Frommer’s Highly Recommended restaurants in Beijing.
Read Beijing Restaurant Reviews
by traveler reviews, recommendations, and candid photos for 204 Beijing restaurants at TripAdvisor.
Directory Listings for Restaurants
a complete list by thebeijinger.com.

Beijing Restaurants with a View
Capital M (前门M餐厅)
The letter “M” comes from “Michelle”, or Michelle Garnaut, an Australian restaurateur, the owner and founder of Capital M. This is Michelle’s fourth restaurant in China after the Fringe in Hong Kong, M on the Bund and Glamour Bar in Shanghai.
Blue Frog (Guomao)
Come to Blue Frog for brunch or dinner if you are intrigued by the bright CCTV Building, China Zun and neon-lit CBD ( Central Business District ). They have many food and drinks choices on the menu – burgers, beer, wine and their steaks and salads are also very good.
Xiao Wang Fu (Shichahai)
The Xiao Wang Fu restaurant commands a fantastic view over a broad water surface of Houhai ( Back Lake) near the Lotus Flower Market Bar Street on the west shoreline of the Back Lake.
China Grill
China Grill is one of the highest restaurants in Beijing and it is located on the 66th floor, Park Hyatt Beijing, No.2 Jianguomen Outer St., Chaoyang, Beijing.

Beijing Duck Restaurants
Peking Duck – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Peking Duck, or Peking Roast Duck is a famous duck dish from Beijing.
Beijing Duck Restaurants
Beijing duck is the local flavor of Beijing.
Ya Wang Roast Duck Restaurant ( Duck King )
official site. Ya Wang ( King Duck ) roast duck restaurant is not satisfied with traditional Beijing roasted duck and goes one step further.
Li Qun Roast Duck Restaurant
Read the Fodor’s review of Li Qun Roast Duck Restaurant.
Beijing Quanjude Roast Duck
Quanjude is the brand name of the most famous Beijing duck restaurant chains.
Da Dong Roast Duck
Dadong Roast Duck refers to the famous brand roast duck made by the upscale Dadong Roast Duck Restaurant which has two branches – Dadong Roast Duck Nanxincang (南新仓)and Dadong Roast Duck Tuanjiehu (团结湖).
Beijing Bianyifang Roast Duck
Bianyifang is the brand name of the earliest duck restaurant in Beijijng.

Beijing Imperial Cuisine
Chinese Imperial cuisine
Chinese imperial cuisine is derived from a variety of cooking styles of the regions in China.
Fangshan Restaurant
Offering Imperial Cuisine, the Fangshan Restaurant inside Beihai Park is a unique experience.
Ting Li Guan
The restaurant has a team of technical officers and skilled chefs that numbers almost a hundred.
Baijia Dazhaimen Review
Read the Fodor’s review of Baijia Dazhaimen.
Chinese aristocrat cuisine
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Li Family Restaurant
The restaurant’s imperial dishes are cooked and served by the Li family in a cozy, informal atmosphere.

Beijing Cuisine Restaurants

Time-honored restaurants in Beijing
Beijing with a long history has many time-honored restaurants.
Hai Wan Ju
Haiwan means “a bowl as deep as the sea,” fitting for this eatery that specializes in large bowls of hand-pulled noodles.
Kaorou Ji (BBQ Season)
Come here for lunch because the restaurant sits right on the water of Shishahai area.
Hua Jia Yi Yuan
Huajia Yiyuan is a restaurant with the feel of an old courtyard and the taste of Beijing’s new “Hua Family Cuisine.
Yuebin Restaurant
The very first privately owned restaurant in Beijing to open after the Cultural Revolution.Beijing Snacks

Beijing Snacks
Beijing has a time-honored history of producing various kinds of snacks.
Huguosi Snacks Restaurant
Huguosi Xiaochi. “Xiaochi” literally means “small eats” – snacks. There are many “small eats” in the famous traditional Beijing snack
Wangfujing Snack Street
Read reviews and get information for Dong Hua Men Night Market and other Beijing restaurants at IgoUgo.
Snack Food Streets in Beijing
a list of major food streets in Beijing.
Qianmen Commercial Street
An revamped old street has legions of time-honored restaurants.

Beijing Vegetarian

Where to Eat Vegetarian Food in Beijing?
Top 10 vegetarian restaurants in Beijing.
Beijing Vegetarian Restaurants
directory of natural health food stores and guide to a healthy dining.
Pure Lotus
quality of menu, decor, presentation and the way the food is prepared.
Tian Chu Miao Xiang
This is a good place to go if you happen to be in the vicinity of Beijing or Tsinghua Universities or the Summer Palace.
Still Thoughts Vegetarian Restaurant
Still Thoughts is a newcomer to the Beijing Buddhist vegetarian scene.

Beijing Hot Pot

Dong Lai Shun Restaurant
It is an old-brand restaurant chain in Beijing, with a history of hundreds of years.
Koufuju Hot Pot Restaurant
It is a typical Beijing hot pot restaurant in town
Haidilao Hot Pot Restaurant
Haidilao Hot Pot Restaurant is one of the most famous hot pot brands in Beijing
List of Hot Pot Restaurants in Beijing
A list of hot pot restaurants in Beijing

Teahouses in Beijing

Laoshe Teahouse
in Chinese,a unique place in Beijing showing the entertainments.
Zhang Yiyuan Tianqiao Teahouse
This teahouse operated by a famous brand of tea sellers features cross-talk performances.
Sentosa Tea House
Some nice tea makes you feel like you are going back in time to the old Shanghai.

Liu Xian Guan Teahouse
Liuxianguan is a classic Confucian-style teahouseForeign Food Restaurants in Beijing

1001 Nights
one of the best places in Beijing for Middle Eastern Cuisine..
Han Na Shan
Han Na Shan” is a Korean barbecue restaurant in Beijing.
Sorabol, Běijīng
Pricey chain from Korea serves well-prepared dishes like bulgolgi, Charcoal Barbeque
Beijing American Restaurants
a useful list of American restaurants in Beijing.
French Restaurants in Beijing
For those who love to eat French cuisines, Beijing has an extensive range of French restaurants.
Italian Restaurants in Beijing
The city has a great number of Italian restaurants.
Japanese Restaurants in Beijing
Specializing in offering you lip smacking Japanese delicacies.
Paulaner Brauhaus, Beijing
Paulaner Brauhaus, Beijing.
Very Siam
With its peaceful ambiance and exceptional dishes, Very Siam has built up an enthusiastic clientele.
Hatsune Beijing
Japanese delicacies like the fresh sashimi, tempura, grilled fish and sushi rolls are a must try outs at Hatsune Japanese Restaurant.
Beijing Foreign Restaurants
a list of foreign restaurants in Beijing.
Taj Pavilion
the best Indian food restaurant in Beijing.
Green T. House
dining should be part of a lifestyle experience.
Raj Indian Restaurant and Bar
Indian Style food at reasonable prices in an interesting courtyard.
Dini’s Kosher Restaurant
Jewish dishes. In everything it serves, it is true to the laws of Kashrut and everything is kosher
Rumi
Beijing’s only purveyor of Persian cuisine in a stylish minimalist setting.