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Restaurants in Beijing

Beijing restaurants are famous for their Beijing Roast Duck, a regional speciality that you’ll find served up at many Beijing eating-houses. At the other end of the spectrum you’ll find Beijing street food built around the jianbing guozi (savory pancakes) sold from carts throughout the day. Many stands will open early for the commuter trade, close for a while and reopen late at night to catch the post-bar or post-club trade.

There are a couple of stand-out restaurants in Beijing, though, so if you want a name to give the cabbie to make sure you get an unforgettable culinary experience, try the Awen Tang Bao. This small eatery, with its subdued lighting and plain décor, serves food that’s anything but plain and subdued. In particular, the speciality baozi – steamed buns filled with hot soup – are a front-runner for the spot of Beijing’s best. Locals know to ask the waiter for a straw to suck the soup out with!

By contrast with the subdued traditionalism of Awen Tang Bao, you might want to try out the Red Capital Club, festooned with campy remnants of Maoism and offering both great food and a great atmosphere.

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  • Aria, Beijing

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The most fabulous of the restaurants in the sprawling China World Hotel, Aria attracts a hip, well-dressed, and largely Western-expat crowd. The sp... More
  • Arts Coffee Haven

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    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 ... More
  • Bed Tapas & Bar

    Designed by a New Yorker, this edgy lounge and restaurant is definitely not for the whole family. Bold canvases, antique opium beds, and polished c... More
  • Blu Lobster

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Irish-born chef Brian McKenna was something of a Continental wunderkind—by his early 20s, he’d already worked in several Michelin-starred European ... More
  • Capital M

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    On Beijing's oldest commercial street, established China restaurateur Michelle Garnaut draws the city's glitterati with seasonal, locally sourced d... More
  • China Grill

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Perched atop the 66th floor of the Park Hyatt hotel, China Grill provides diners an unparalleled vantage point of the city that includes views of t... More
  • Courtyard Restaurant & Gallery

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Da Dong’s

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The convivial atmosphere and tender duck pancakes make it one of the top places to try Beijing's most famous dish, peking duck. More
  • Dadong Roast Duck Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    For an authentic Peking Duck experience, locals swear by Dadong, just a 10-minute walk from Chaoyang Park Beach. After a complex process of inflati... More
  • Dali Courtyard

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Hidden among the back alleys of Beijing and within the Dongcheng neighborhood, the Dali Courtyard offers a quaint outdoor setting and authentic Yun... More
  • Din Tai Fung, Beijing

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Newbies are easily spotted when it comes to xiaolong bao buns: Just look for the telltale shirt stains from the soup-filled dumplings, which tend t... More
  • Ding Ding Xiang

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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 restauran... More
  • Donglaishun Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This Mongolian hotpot restaurant takes open kitchen to the whole new level, putting the diners in charge of adding ingredients to the simmering pot... More
  • Fresh Fruit Kiosk

    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, ... More
  • Gourmet Room

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar

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