One of the best ways to understand and learn about a culture is through its food and cuisine. Beijing is a paradise for food lovers as they can find many top-level restaurants in the city offering a wide range of Chinese Cuisine from different parts of the country as well as western and international dishes. Generally, it’s very hard to introduce the best restaurant in Beijing; however, we will name some of the popular ones in this metropolitan.
Best Beijing Restaurants
Pure Lotus (淨心蓮 )
You will be amazed by the menu of Pure Lotus Restaurant as you can see a wide range of vegetarian dishes such as Veggie Sausage, Peking Duck, etc. Pure Lotus is a paradise for vegetarians.
- Address: No.12 ZHongzhanguan South Li, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020 China
- Tell: +86 10 6592 3627
Dadong Duck 大董鸭
Dadong Duck is one of the best places in Beijing for trying Peking Duck with beautiful decoration and great service. It won’t take too long and for your order to be prepared in Dadong Duck.
- Address: Jinbao Place, No.88 Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing China
- Tell: +86 10 5169 0329
Here, you will have the Italian classic dipping sauce of sardines and olive oil in a Japanese wine bar, which can seem to be strange; however, you will like it. The restaurant specialty is bagna cauda dip, which is served with a bamboo basket of steamed fresh vegetables. Generally, you can have a variety of nice Japanese dishes in this restaurant.
- Address: 8 Maizidian Jie, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
- Tell: +86 10 6508 5517
Taste of Dadong 小大董
You can find one of the best Peking Ducks of Beijing in this restaurant with a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. The staff can speak a little bit of English and you can see the menu with lots of photos. The duck will be served with pancakes and delicious sauce.
- Address: LG2-11A, Parkview Green, No.9 Dongdaqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
- Tell: +86 10 8563 0016
Haidilao Hot Pot (海底捞火锅)
Haidilao offers one of the best hot pots of Beijing. You may need to wait 1-2 hours in peak seasons, but it’s worth trying. Shoe shines, board games, manicure station, 24/7 work hours, etc. are some of the features that can help you to have a better experience, especially at nights.
- Address: 8/F, In 88 Shopping Mall, No.88 Wangfujing Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing China
- Tell: +86 10 5762 0153
Moka Bros s one of the most healthy restaurants in Beijing and you can find different kinds of vegetarian food for different tastes. Also, gluten-free options are available for your order. Wraps, salads, and coffee are recommended in Moka Bros
- Address: Nali Patio D108 South building, NO.81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100027 China
- Tell: +86 10 5208 6079
Duck de Chine (全鸭季)
Duck de Chine is another Peking Duck hub in Beijing. The atmosphere is lovely and the duck sauce cannot be compared to anywhere else even in Beijing. The decor is traditional and relaxing.
- Address: 1949 Club, No.98 Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100005 China
- Tell: +86 10 6521 2221
The location of the restaurant used to be an electric factory. Home-made mala peppercorn sausage and pickled okra are perfect here and Japanese cuisine lovers should definitely try Japanese dishes in Okra 1949
- Address: 1949 – The Hidden City, Courtyard 4, GongTiBeiLu, Sanlitun, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100027 China
- Tell: +86 10 6593 5087
Jing Yaa Tang (京雅堂)
Jing Yaa Tang is not only famous for its duck but also it’s popular for the fantastic dim sum it offers. Also, you can try delicious dumplings here and the prices are reasonable. Homemade yogurt, cheese, smoked salmon as well as other Chinese and International foods can make a good experience for you.
- Address: 11 Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District The Opposite House, Beijing 100027 China
- Tell: +86 10 6410 5230
Mouthwatering chicken is the specialty of Transit restaurant in Beijing. The restaurant is famous for serving stunning Sichuan cuisine. Here, the alcohol is also served, and trying the cocktail is a must here. There are also many vegetarian options if you are not interested in meats.
- Address: N4-36 Taikooli North, 11 Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
- Tell: +86 10 6417 9090
Chuan Ban 川办餐厅
If you are a spicy food lover, Chaun Ban would be a great choice with various Sichuan cuisines such as shuizhuyu, a spicy oil-poached fish dish, and other hot foods! Staffs are familiar with English and you can find an English menu as well. If you are vegetarian, Chuan Ban will not be a good option for you.
- Address: No.5 Gong Yuan Tong Tiao, Jian Guo Men nei street, Beijing China
- Tell: +86 10 6512 2277
TRB Forbidden City
Having a great view of the Forbidden City, TRB Forbidden City is known as one of the best restaurants in Asia with great service and fantastic food. The price is reasonable and it offers European dishes with a build-your-own meal formula. Your visit to Forbidden City will be uncompleted without trying TRB meal!
- Address: No.95 Donghuamen Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
- Tell: +86 10 6401 6676
Lost Heaven 花马天堂
Located in the former American embassy, Lost Heaven offers Yunnan style and cuisine with options for vegetarians and vegans. The restaurant also offers Private Dining, Parking, Free WIFI, etc. to boost your experience.
- Address: No.23, Qian Men Dong Da Jie, Beijing China
- Tell: +86 10 8516 2698
Capital M is one of the best options in Beijing with a great view of Beijing city center from the terrace. The restaurant is popular for its European style food and atmosphere. Crispy suckling pig, smoked salmon, and Pavlova are among the highlights of the restaurant.
- Address: 3 Qianmen Pedestrian St, Beijing, Beijing 100051, China
- Tell: +86 10 6702 2727
The Southern Fish 渔芙南
The Southern Fish offers special southern dishes of China, especially from Hunan. The decoration is fantastic and it resembles an art gallery. Among the dishes, the face-meltingly spicy mashed green chilies with preserved egg are highly recommended.
- Address: 166 Yang Mei Zhu Xie Jie, Xicheng Qu, Beijing Shi China, 100051
- Tell: +86 8306 3022
The name of the restaurant can be translated as “100 dumplings” and as the name suggests, here you can try a wide range of dumplings with different fillings. The price is reasonable and the menu is in English.
- Address: 12A Xin Wenhua Jie, Beijing China
- Tell: +86 10 6605 9371
Qin Tang Fu
Qin Tang Fu offers Shaanxi province style and cuisine. The prices are reasonable but it has an acceptable standard. Noodle dishes and local sandwiches are highly recommended here.
- Address: 128 Dongsi N St, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
- Tell: +86 10 6406 0777
Dagui (大贵 )
Dagui has very nice and minimal decoration. Guizhou’s dry pot, cured meat (la rou), glutinous rice dishes, glutinous rice dumplings (yuan xiao), and cured meat are among the must-eats of the restaurants.
Xian Lao Man 馅老满酒家
Xian Lao Man offers a fantastic variety of dumplings at a great price. Also, Kung Pao chicken is perfect here. The restaurant is vegetarian friendly.
- Address: No.252 Andingmen Nei Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing China
- Tell: +86 10 6404 6944
Zhang Mama (张妈妈特色川味馆 )
Zhang Mama offers some of the best Sichuan Cuisine dishes in Beijing. Twice-cooked pork or huiguo rou is the classic pork dish in this restaurant, which is highly recommended. Gung Bao Ji Ding (Kung Pao Chicken), to Ma Po Tofu, Dan Dan Mian (spicy noodles), and Stir-Fried Cabbage are other highlights of the restaurant.
- Address: No.76 Jiaodaokou South Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing China
- Tell: +86 188 1119 5778
Dali Courtyard (大里院子)
Dali Courtyard is the best place for trying Yunnan style and cuisine. The price is perfect and the atmosphere is relaxing and traditional. If you are a vegetarian, Dali Courtyard is a good choice for you.
- Address: 67 Xiaojingchang Hutong, Dongcheng, Beijing China
- Tell: +86 10 8404 1430
Yun-er Town (云洱小镇)
In Yun-er Town, you can try excellent hot and spicy Yunnan dishes full of mushrooms, tea, and unusual flower blossoms. The atmosphere and interior design are great and warm.
- Address: 84 Beiluoguxiang, Dongcheng, Beijing China
- Tell: +86 10 8404 2407
The number of good restaurants in Beijing is much higher than the 22 restaurants mentioned above but the list can help you to avoid wasting your time looking for good restaurants in this huge city!