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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
    King's Joy
    #1 of 12,859 Places to Eat in Beijing
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1283 reviewsTripadvisor (1283)
    $$ | Chinese, Asian
    No. 2 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100027 China
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  • #2
    The View 3912
    #2 of 12,859 Places to Eat in Beijing
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 432 reviewsTripadvisor (432)
    $$ | French, European, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Fusion
    No.88 Jian'guo Road Unit 3912 Tower A, SOHO Xiandaicheng, Beijing 200021 China
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  • #3
    Cafe Cha - Shangri-La Hotel Beijing
    #3 of 12,859 Places to Eat in Beijing
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 422 reviewsTripadvisor (422)
    $ - $$ | International
    No.29 Zizhuyuan Road 1/F Garden Wing, Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing, Beijing 100089 China
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  • #4
    F Bistronome - FB
    #4 of 12,859 Places to Eat in Beijing
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 830 reviewsTripadvisor (830)
    $ - $$ | French, European
    No.1 Jianguomenwai Street, Chaoyang District NL7005, L7, North Zone, China World Mall, Beijing 100020 China
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  • #5
    TRB Forbidden City
    #5 of 12,859 Places to Eat in Beijing
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 680 reviewsTripadvisor (680)
    $$ | European, Contemporary, Caucasian
    No.95 Donghuamen Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
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  • #6
    Wan Li (Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel)
    #6 of 12,859 Places to Eat in Beijing
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 635 reviewsTripadvisor (635)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Asian
    2/F, No.57 Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng Distrit, Beijing China
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  • #7
    Asia Bistro
    #7 of 12,859 Places to Eat in Beijing
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 380 reviewsTripadvisor (380)
    $$ | Japanese, Seafood, Asian
    1F JW Marriott Hotel Beijing, No.83 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
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  • #8
    Alice's Tea House
    #8 of 12,859 Places to Eat in Beijing
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 129 reviewsTripadvisor (129)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Fast Food, Taiwanese, Yunnan, Beijing cuisine
    No 81 Tieshuxie Street Dazhalan, Xi Cheng District, Beijing China
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  • #9
    AZUR by Mauro Colagreco
    #9 of 12,859 Places to Eat in Beijing
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 228 reviewsTripadvisor (228)
    $$ | French, European
    No.29 Zizhuyuan Road 1F, Valley Wing, Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing, Beijing 100089 China
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  • #10
    Steak House (Macau Center)
    #10 of 12,859 Places to Eat in Beijing
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 226 reviewsTripadvisor (226)
    $$ | Steakhouse, European, Contemporary
    No.8 Wangfujing East Street, Jinyu Hutong, Dongcheng District 1/F, Macau Center, next to Hilton hotel Wangfujing, Beijing China
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  • #11
    The Lounge (Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel)
    #11 of 12,859 Places to Eat in Beijing
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 132 reviewsTripadvisor (132)
    $$ |
    No.61 Dongsanhuan Middle Road, Chaoyang District Renaissanc Beijing Capital Hotel, Beijing 100022 China
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  • #12
    O'Bar (NUO Hotel Beijing)
    #12 of 12,859 Places to Eat in Beijing
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 135 reviewsTripadvisor (135)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Wine Bar, Pub
    5/F NUO Hotel Beijing, No.2A Jiangtai Road Chaoyang District, Beijing 100016 China
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  • #13
    BLD (Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel)
    #13 of 12,859 Places to Eat in Beijing
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 470 reviewsTripadvisor (470)
    $ - $$ | Asian, International
    4/F, Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, No.61 Dongsanhuan Middle Road,Chaoyang District, Beijing 100022 China
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  • #14
    Il Bar (The Bulgari Hotel Beijing)
    #14 of 12,859 Places to Eat in Beijing
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 243 reviewsTripadvisor (243)
    $$ | Bar, Wine Bar, Gastropub
    Building 2 Courtyard No.8 Xinyuan South Road, Chaoyang District Bvlgari Hotel Beijing, Beijing 100027 China
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  • #15
    Peacock Alley (Waldorf Astoria Beijing)
    #15 of 12,859 Places to Eat in Beijing
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 141 reviewsTripadvisor (141)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Gastropub
    No.5-15 Jinyu Hutong, Dongcheng District 1/F, Waldorf Astoria Beijing,, Beijing 100006 China
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  • #16
    The Lounge (The Ritz-Carlton Beijing)
    #16 of 12,859 Places to Eat in Beijing
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 374 reviewsTripadvisor (374)
    $$ | 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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  • #17
    Lobby Lounge (Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel)
    #17 of 12,859 Places to Eat in Beijing
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 271 reviewsTripadvisor (271)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Pub
    No. 57 Wangfujing Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
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  • #18
    TRB Hutong
    #18 of 12,859 Places to Eat in Beijing
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2123 reviewsTripadvisor (2123)
    $$ | French, European, Contemporary, Caucasian
    No.23, Songzhu Temple, Shatan N St, Dongcheng Dist, Beijing 100009 China
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  • #19
    Choy's Seafood Restaurant
    #19 of 12,859 Places to Eat in Beijing
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 605 reviewsTripadvisor (605)
    $$ | 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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  • #20
    Lounge ( Sofitel Beijing Central )
    #20 of 12,859 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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