Beijing, the capital of the China, is definitely one of the most visited cities in the world. Every year, millions of visitors flock to Beijing to see the amazing sights and try the famous local cuisine. Must try dishes are the dumplings and the Peking roast duck – one of the most famous gourmet dishes of Beijing and one of the most popular foods in China.
Below we have listed five of the best places in town, where the nihao (welcome) is warm and the is food hot.Enjoy!
Black Sesame Kitchen started in May 2008 and is currently one of the best places to try real Chinese food and feel like you are at home. We have listed some of the best meals you can choose from the menu : The Pan Fried Pork and Pumpkin Dumplings, the Shitake Mushroom and Bamboo-Shoot Stir Fry, seasoned with Sichuan peppercorn, the imperial style Kung Pao and the red braised pork. For all the healthy food lovers – definitely try the Tofu which is really good. For a desert – the home-made cinnamon ice cream or the candied sweet potatoes. Good thing to know is that the vegetables are all purchased the day of the meal from a local market north of the Drum Tower. The quality is high and easy to taste. Make sure you have a reservation. The restaurant have bi-weekly cooking classes and every Friday from 7pm to 10 pm. Address:3 HeizhimaHutong, Dong Cheng District | Nanluoguxiang, Beijing 903, China (Houhai). Phone:+8613691474408. GPS:39.938814,116.402657.
Haidilao Hot Pot in Beijing is known for its service. It is one of the few places which the wait staff will pay attention to you, and comp you drinks if you have waited too long.The food is excellent and inexpensive.They use iPads for taking the orders. Pretty convenient ! Address: Mudanyuan, Beijing, China (Asian Games Village). Phone:010-62033112. GPS:39.927115,116.375427.
Dali Courtyard: The inside area looked lovely enough and is very tastefully decorated, and the courtyard is even more inviting. This restaurant has no menu; the chef prepares a meal to his fancy. With fresh ingredients and a Yunan influence, the food is unique, tasty, and healthy. Address: 67 XiaojingchangHutong,Dongcheng, Beijing, China (Houhai). Phone: 010-84041430. GPS: 39.942022,116.405168.
Duck de Chine: The interior is – sophisticated in a modern Asia way. The food is a fusion of west and east China. Try the duck liver pâté on toasts and lamb in steamed buns. The presentation and taste of the duck are also very good. A bit pricey but worthy. Address: 1949 Club,No.98 Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100027, China (Tian’anmen/Wangfujing). Phone: 010-65018812. GPS: 39.934223,116.458855.
Peking Duck Private Kitchen is probably not close to any tourist attractions that you are visiting. More in the business district than tourist area. However, it is one of the best restaurants to vist, especially for duck, which is really superb. Prices are reasonable and there is a great selection of good quality wines. The ambiance is relaxed and welcoming. Address: 2015 Vantone Center, 6A ChaowaiDajie, Chaoyang district, Beijing, China (Beijing Workers’ Sports Complex). Phone: 010-59071920. GPS: 39.920088,116.456323.