Beijing Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Beijing

With literally tens of thousands of restaurants in the China's capital city, Beijing certainly has something for every taste and cuisines from every corner of the globe. Peking duck, perhaps Beijing's most famous dish, is served all over the city and not to be missed. This tasty dish is composed of roasted duck, with crispy skin, served with pancakes, sweet bean paste, cucumber and scallions. Diners wrap the duck and other ingredients into the pancake and eat.

Dumplings are another ubiquitous item and can be found everywhere, from street corners to fine dining restaurants. Another classic Beijing dish is zhajiangmian, made with thick wheat noodles, radish, cucumber, and other vegetables, combined with a sauce made from diced pork belly and sweet bean paste. You might see "imperial" cuisine touted at some restaurants, which derives from the kitchens of Beijing's former imperial palaces, and features pricey ingredients, elaborate preparations and fancy presentations.

If you opt to use chopsticks when you eat, don't wave them around, stab your food or stick them upright in your rice. All of these are considered in bad taste in China.

Find the Best Restaurants in Beijing

  • #1
    Cafe Cha - Shangri-La Hotel Beijing
    #1 of 13,267 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 309 reviewsTripAdvisor (309)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian, Chinese, Japanese, International
    No.29 Zizhuyuan Road 1/F Garden Wing, Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing, Beijing 100089 China
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  • #2
    F Bistronome - FB
    #2 of 13,267 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 589 reviewsTripAdvisor (589)
    $ - $$ | French, European
    No.1 Jianguomenwai Street, Chaoyang District NL7005, L7, North Zone, China World Mall, Beijing 100020 China
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  • #3
    Steak House (Macau Center)
    #3 of 13,267 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 156 reviewsTripAdvisor (156)
    Steakhouse
    No.8 Wangfujing East Street, Jinyu Hutong, Dongcheng District 1/F, Macau Center, Beijing China
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  • #4
    King's Joy Beijing
    #4 of 13,267 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 959 reviewsTripAdvisor (959)
    $$ | Chinese, Asian
    No. 2 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing, Beijing 100027 China
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  • #5
    BLD (Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel)
    #5 of 13,267 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 427 reviewsTripAdvisor (427)
    $ - $$ | Asian, International
    4/F, Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, No.61 Dongsanhuan Middle Road,Chaoyang District, Beijing 100022 China
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  • #6
    Choy's Seafood Restaurant
    #6 of 13,267 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 574 reviewsTripAdvisor (574)
    $$ | Chinese, Asian
    2/F Marriott Hotel, Haihang Mansion, No.26 Xiaoyun Road A, Chaoyang District Next to the US Embassy, Beijing 100125 China
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  • #7
    Il Ristorante Niko Romito
    #7 of 13,267 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 476 reviewsTripAdvisor (476)
    $$ | Italian, European
    Building 2 Courtyard No. 8 Xinyuan South Road, Chaoyang District The Bulgari Hotel Beijing, Beijing 100027 China
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  • #8
    TRB Hutong
    #8 of 13,267 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1953 reviewsTripAdvisor (1953)
    $$ | French, European, Contemporary, Caucasian
    No.23, Songzhu Temple, Shatan N St, Dongcheng Dist, Beijing 100009 China
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  • #9
    The Lounge (The Ritz-Carlton Beijing)
    #9 of 13,267 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 385 reviewsTripAdvisor (385)
    $$ | Bar, Asian
    No.83A Jian Guo Road, China Central Place, Chaoyang District 1/F, The Ritz-Carlton Beijing,, Beijing 100025 China
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  • #10
    Alice's Tea House
    #10 of 13,267 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 109 reviewsTripAdvisor (109)
    $ - $$ |
    No 81 Tieshuxie Street Dazhalan, Xi Cheng District, Beijing China
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  • #11
    Wan Li (Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel)
    #11 of 13,267 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 414 reviewsTripAdvisor (414)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Asian
    2/F, No.57 Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng Distrit, Beijing China
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  • #12
    Il Bar (The Bulgari Hotel Beijing)
    #12 of 13,267 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 235 reviewsTripAdvisor (235)
    $$ | Bar, Wine Bar, Gastropub
    Building 2 Courtyard No.8 Xinyuan South Road, Chaoyang District Bvlgari Hotel Beijing, Beijing 100027 China
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  • #13
    The View 3912
    #13 of 13,267 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 128 reviewsTripAdvisor (128)
    $$ | French, European, Contemporary, Fusion
    No.88 Jian'guo Road Unit 3912 Tower A, SOHO Xiandaicheng, Beijing 200021 China
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  • #14
    TRB Forbidden City
    #14 of 13,267 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 533 reviewsTripAdvisor (533)
    $$ | European, Contemporary, Caucasian
    No.95 Donghuamen Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
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  • #15
    Hulu by TRB
    #15 of 13,267 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 242 reviewsTripAdvisor (242)
    $$ | International, European, Contemporary
    S4-32 Taikoo Li South, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
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  • #16
    Asia Bistro
    #16 of 13,267 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 263 reviewsTripAdvisor (263)
    $$ | Japanese, Seafood, Asian
    1F JW Marriott Hotel Beijing, No.83 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
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  • #17
    Maison FLO
    #17 of 13,267 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 455 reviewsTripAdvisor (455)
    $$ | French, European
    No.18 Xiaoyun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100000 China
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  • #18
    The Lounge (Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel)
    #18 of 13,267 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 121 reviewsTripAdvisor (121)
    $$ |
    No.61 Dongsanhuan Middle Road, Chaoyang District Renaissanc Beijing Capital Hotel, Beijing 100022 China
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  • #19
    Lobby Lounge (Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel)
    #19 of 13,267 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 268 reviewsTripAdvisor (268)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Pub
    No. 57 Wangfujing Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
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  • #20
    O'Bar (NUO Hotel Beijing)
    #20 of 13,267 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 119 reviewsTripAdvisor (119)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Wine Bar, Pub
    5/F NUO Hotel Beijing, No.2A Jiangtai Road Chaoyang District, Beijing 100016 China
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