Beijing Restaurant Guide – Beijing is a food paradise! Period. There are many restaurants available in every parts of Beijing from the cheap local hangouts to the most expensive Imperial Restaurants where a meal can set you off at about USD 1000 per person.
Today, I will be providing you a list of recommended restaurants (by my friends and I) that you should try in Beijing. They are not ranked in preferences as it is difficult to say which restaurant is clearly the better one. It’s a matter of taste.
Thus this list is not completed yet as I will be adding more restaurants to the list.
Beijing Restaurant Guide – Must-Try Restaurants
Quan Ju De
Peking Duck – Quan Ju De Roast Duck Restaurant
There are many Beijing Duck Restaurants throughout Beijing but when you have important guest and friends, there’s no better place than Quan Ju De. Quan Ju De Restaurant was founded in 1864 and most people believe that the recipe for Peking Duck was originated from here …
Peking Duck – Bianyifang Roast Duck Restaurant
Bianyifang Roast Duck Restaurant is one of the oldest restaurants currently in Beijing. The restaurant was first established in 1416, and a dispute among its owners in 1855 resulted in the branch that survives until today.
Dong Lai Shun
Hotpot- Dong Lai Shun Hotpot Restaurant
In Beijing, you can have hotpot restaurants with a wide range of prices. However, if you need to invite a small group of business clients or good friends to a hotpot meal, I would only recommend Dong Lai Shun Hot Pot
Sichuan Cuisine – Yu Xin Sichuan Restaurant
There are many Sichuan restaurants in Beijing but not all of them do suit my taste buds. Why? Some of these Sichuan restaurants put too much “Ma” spices (“Ma” means numbing) in their dishes. After much debates with my wife, our choice for Best Beijing Sichuan Restaurant is Yu Xin Sichuan Restaurant
Cantonese Cuisine – Beijing Ah Yat Abalone Restaurant
If my guests are from Asia, I usually entertain them in one of Asia’s most famous restaurant – Ah Yat Abalone Restaurant Why? Every food connoisseur in Asia knows Ah Yat!
Beijing Restaurant Guide – Romantic Restaurants
Vineyard Cafe Beijing
Restaurants for First Date – Vineyard Cafe
Vineyard Cafe is located in Wudaoying Hutong, around the corner from the LamaTemple. It is, at least to me, one of the hippest restaurant/bar to beseen in BJ. In Vineyard Cafe, it’s packed most nights with “Lao Wai” (expatriates) who love their pizzas and foreign imported drinks here…
Salt Resuaurant Beijing
Beijing Romantic Restaurants – Pass the SALT, please!
Why is SALT the most happening restaurant in Beijing now? The reasons are aplenty! Let’s start with my favorite aphrodisiac in Beijing besides Ginseng – the rich warm Chocolate Souffle with molten white chocolate center was HEAVENLY!
Beijing Restaurant Guide – Vegetarian Restaurants
Beijing Vegetarian Restaurants
A Monk’s Food Paradise – Baihe Sushi Restaurant
Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much when my wife told me that Baihe Sushi is one of the best vegetarianrestaurants in the city. The first thing that caught my eyes – Monks! There were many monks in the restaurant, in their yellow robes, enjoying the food …
Beijing Restaurant Guide – Muslim Restaurants
Beijing Muslim Restaurant
My Middle-Eastern Dream – Afunti Uighur Restaurant
You must be thinking that there are countless of restaurants selling kebabs and beer all over Beijing. You’re right. However, it is only at Afunti where you see exotic belly dancing. Better still, you can dance with her after the meal!
Beijing Restaurant Guide – Exotic Restaurants
Beijing Exotic Restaurant
Beijing Exotic Restaurant – Guolizhuang Restaurant
Guolizhuang is a restaurant where nearly every dish has a dick in it. You can have your choices of dog, yak, donkey, seal, and more. According to some Chinese medicinal tradition, you are what you eat…