Restaurants in Beijing

With an interior modeled after that of an historic Beijing courtyard home, this Cantonese restaurant offers one of the city’s most elegant dining experiences.

Some say this restaurant in the Grand Hyatt rests atop Beijing’s food pyramid. Made in China's ground-floor Dongcheng neighborhood location focuses on northern Chinese fare. Wood, steel, and an open kitchen behind glass set the atmosphere inside this 126-seat glitzy space.

Near the Forbidden City, this restored siheyuan (multi-building structure surrounding a courtyard) is home to one of American lawyer Handel Lee’s creations. Opened in 1997, this dinner-only restaurant specializes in its own brand of fusion, although dishes are mainly Asian or Western.

Reservations are essential here where a traditional 10-dish menu highlights classic regional ingredients (sea cucumber, abalone) in a 700-year-old former Buddhist temple.


When counting in Chinese, “qi” means “seven,” and this intimate restaurant offers fare from seven provinces, including Sichuan. The small space on the second floor of the Ritz-Carlton Financial Street in the Chaoyang district has seven private rooms of varying sizes.

There’s nothing better than fresh fruit on a plane. Stop at this clean kiosk—which sells fruit by weight or prepackaged—for mangoes, dragon fruit, green apples, and more.

Set right on the eastern edge of the Forbidden City, this restaurant is appropriately imperial in theme.

Central Asians and Uighurs, a Muslim ethnic minority of northwest China, convene here for large helpings of big-plate chicken.

Famed Chinese author Lu Xun wrote a short story about a student/vagrant named Kong Jiyi whose love of the bottle kept him from earning his degree.

This small shop was originally intended to sell handmade crafts, but the owner found so many people stopping in looking for coffee that he decided to make it a coffee shop.

Here, the plump bird is presented in heated rosewood boxes in an intimate dining room.

To a college student, “hot pot” might mean its ramen night again. But in Asia, it takes on an entirely different meaning: Ding Ding Xiang restaurant in the  Dongcheng neighborhood is marked by a “Hotpot Paradise" sign and serves Mongolian-style fondue.