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22 Qianhai Lake E. Bank
Beijing, China
TEL: 86 10 6401-9581

With its burnished red tables, hanging lanterns, converted-cyclo chairs, and silk-clad waitresses, Nuage is a little slice of old Saigon in downtown Beijing. The sense of Vietnamese authenticity is only reinforced by the water views; the restaurant is set right on the Qianhai lake, where lovey-dovey couples can be seen strolling along waterside paths (for the best views, ask for a table on the beautiful roof terrace). The menu here is traditional—standout dishes include fresh mint-and-shrimp rolls; lemongrass-infused tilapia; and phô with rice noodles, beef, and snow peas. For dessert, try the light but completely delicious fried pineapple glazed with honey and sesame seeds.

Insider Tip:

Tip: If you’re taking a taxi here, have your hotel concierge write down the address to give the driver; the restaurant’s in a rabbit warren of streets where it’s easy to get lost.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Dinner
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Lunch
  • Private Room Available
  • Patio/Outdoor Seating
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Romantic
  • Reservations Required
  • Smoking Area
  • Views

Cuisine Type:: Vietnamese


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