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 13,229 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 282 reviewsTripAdvisor (282)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian, Chinese, International
    No.29 Zizhuyuan Road 1/F Garden Wing, Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing, Beijing 100089 China
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  • #2
    Steak House (Macau Center)
    #2 of 13,229 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 134 reviewsTripAdvisor (134)
    Steakhouse
    No.8 Wangfujing East Street, Jinyu Hutong, Dongcheng District 1/F, Macau Center, Beijing China
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  • #3
    F Bistronome - FB
    #3 of 13,229 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 489 reviewsTripAdvisor (489)
    $ - $$ | French, European
    No.1 Jianguomenwai Street, Chaoyang District NL7005, L7, North Zone, China World Mall, Beijing 100020 China
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  • #4
    King's Joy Beijing
    #4 of 13,229 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1000 reviewsTripAdvisor (1000)
    $$ | Chinese, Asian
    No. 2 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing, Beijing 100027 China
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  • #5
    The Lounge (The Ritz-Carlton Beijing)
    #5 of 13,229 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 383 reviewsTripAdvisor (383)
    $$ | 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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  • #6
    BLD (Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel)
    #6 of 13,229 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 420 reviewsTripAdvisor (420)
    $ - $$ | Asian, International
    4/F, Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, No.61 Dongsanhuan Middle Road,Chaoyang District, Beijing 100022 China
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  • #7
    Il Bar (The Bulgari Hotel Beijing)
    #7 of 13,229 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 231 reviewsTripAdvisor (231)
    $$ | Bar, Wine Bar, Gastropub
    Building 2 Courtyard No.8 Xinyuan South Road, Chaoyang District Bvlgari Hotel Beijing, Beijing 100027 China
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  • #8
    Lobby Lounge (Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel)
    #8 of 13,229 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 267 reviewsTripAdvisor (267)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Pub
    No. 57 Wangfujing Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
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  • #9
    Il Ristorante Niko Romito
    #9 of 13,229 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 445 reviewsTripAdvisor (445)
    $$ | Italian, European
    Building 2 Courtyard No. 8 Xinyuan South Road, Chaoyang District The Bulgari Hotel Beijing, Beijing 100027 China
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  • #10
    TRB Hutong
    #10 of 13,229 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1915 reviewsTripAdvisor (1915)
    $$ | French, European, Contemporary, Caucasian
    No.23, Songzhu Temple, Shatan N St, Dongcheng Dist, Beijing 100009 China
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  • #11
    The View 3912
    #11 of 13,229 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 103 reviewsTripAdvisor (103)
    $$ | French, European, Contemporary, Fusion
    No.88 Jian'guo Road Unit 3912 Tower A, SOHO Xiandaicheng, Beijing 200021 China
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  • #12
    Alice's Tea House
    #12 of 13,229 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 100 reviewsTripAdvisor (100)
    $ - $$ |
    No 81 Tieshuxie Street Dazhalan, Xi Cheng District, Beijing China
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  • #13
    Wan Li (Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel)
    #13 of 13,229 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 386 reviewsTripAdvisor (386)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Asian
    2/F, No.57 Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng Distrit, Beijing China
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  • #14
    The Lounge (Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel)
    #14 of 13,229 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 115 reviewsTripAdvisor (115)
    $$ |
    No.61 Dongsanhuan Middle Road, Chaoyang District Renaissanc Beijing Capital Hotel, Beijing 100022 China
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  • #15
    TRB Forbidden City
    #15 of 13,229 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 515 reviewsTripAdvisor (515)
    $$ | European, Contemporary, Caucasian
    No.95 Donghuamen Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
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  • #16
    Choy's Seafood Restaurant
    #16 of 13,229 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 523 reviewsTripAdvisor (523)
    $$ | Chinese, Asian
    2/F Marriott Hotel, Haihang Mansion, No.26 Xiaoyun Road A, Chaoyang District Next to the US Embassy, Beijing 100125 China
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  • #17
    Lounge ( Sofitel Beijing Central )
    #17 of 13,229 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 159 reviewsTripAdvisor (159)
    No.2 Jianguomennan Avenue Sofitel Central, Beijing 100022 China
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  • #18
    Asia Bistro
    #18 of 13,229 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 260 reviewsTripAdvisor (260)
    $$ | Japanese, Seafood, Asian
    1F JW Marriott Hotel Beijing, No.83 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
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  • #19
    O'Bar (NUO Hotel Beijing)
    #19 of 13,229 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 114 reviewsTripAdvisor (114)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Wine Bar, Pub
    5/F NUO Hotel Beijing, No.2A Jiangtai Road Chaoyang District, Beijing 100016 China
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  • #20
    Food Studio (Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel)
    #20 of 13,229 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 313 reviewsTripAdvisor (313)
    $ - $$ | Asian, International, European
    Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel, No.57 Wangfujing Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing China
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