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
    F Bistronome - FB
    #1 of 13,334 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 752 reviewsTripAdvisor (752)
    $ - $$ | French, European
    No.1 Jianguomenwai Street, Chaoyang District NL7005, L7, North Zone, China World Mall, Beijing 100020 China
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  • #2
    The View 3912
    #2 of 13,334 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 221 reviewsTripAdvisor (221)
    $$ | French, European, Contemporary, Fusion
    No.88 Jian'guo Road Unit 3912 Tower A, SOHO Xiandaicheng, Beijing 200021 China
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  • #3
    Steak House (Macau Center)
    #3 of 13,334 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 226 reviewsTripAdvisor (226)
    $$ | Steakhouse, European, Contemporary, Diner
    No.8 Wangfujing East Street, Jinyu Hutong, Dongcheng District 1/F, Macau Center, next to Hilton hotel Wangfujing, Beijing China
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  • #4
    Cafe Cha - Shangri-La Hotel Beijing
    #4 of 13,334 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 326 reviewsTripAdvisor (326)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian, Chinese, Japanese, International
    No.29 Zizhuyuan Road 1/F Garden Wing, Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing, Beijing 100089 China
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  • #5
    TRB Forbidden City
    #5 of 13,334 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 632 reviewsTripAdvisor (632)
    $$ | European, Contemporary, Caucasian
    No.95 Donghuamen Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
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  • #6
    TRB Hutong
    #6 of 13,334 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2152 reviewsTripAdvisor (2152)
    $$ | French, European, Contemporary, Caucasian
    No.23, Songzhu Temple, Shatan N St, Dongcheng Dist, Beijing 100009 China
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  • #7
    Wan Li (Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel)
    #7 of 13,334 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 591 reviewsTripAdvisor (591)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Asian
    2/F, No.57 Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng Distrit, Beijing China
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  • #8
    BLD (Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel)
    #8 of 13,334 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 469 reviewsTripAdvisor (469)
    $ - $$ | Asian, International
    4/F, Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, No.61 Dongsanhuan Middle Road,Chaoyang District, Beijing 100022 China
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  • #9
    AZUR by Mauro Colagreco
    #9 of 13,334 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 163 reviewsTripAdvisor (163)
    $$ | French, European
    No.29 Zizhuyuan Road 1F, Valley Wing, Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing, Beijing 100089 China
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  • #10
    Choy's Seafood Restaurant
    #10 of 13,334 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 617 reviewsTripAdvisor (617)
    $$ | 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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  • #11
    Merci French Food by TRB
    #11 of 13,334 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 73 reviewsTripAdvisor (73)
    $ - $$ | French, European, Contemporary
    No.101 Chaoyang N Rd, Chaoyang District 5F-50, 6F-601, Chaoyang Joy City Mall, Beijing China
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  • #12
    King's Joy Beijing
    #12 of 13,334 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1046 reviewsTripAdvisor (1046)
    $$ | Chinese, Asian
    No. 2 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100027 China
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  • #13
    Alice's Tea House
    #13 of 13,334 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 126 reviewsTripAdvisor (126)
    $ - $$ | Fast Food, Taiwanese, Yunnan, Beijing cuisine
    No 81 Tieshuxie Street Dazhalan, Xi Cheng District, Beijing China
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  • #14
    Asia Bistro
    #14 of 13,334 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 357 reviewsTripAdvisor (357)
    $$ | Japanese, Seafood, Asian
    1F JW Marriott Hotel Beijing, No.83 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
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  • #15
    Il Ristorante Niko Romito
    #15 of 13,334 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 494 reviewsTripAdvisor (494)
    $$ | Italian, European
    Building 2 Courtyard No. 8 Xinyuan South Road, Chaoyang District The Bulgari Hotel Beijing, Beijing 100027 China
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  • #16
    Cocottine by FLO
    #16 of 13,334 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 76 reviewsTripAdvisor (76)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean
    no.9 Dong Da Qiao Lu, Chaoyang District LG2-22, Qiaofu Parkview Green Shopping Centre, Beijing 100010 China
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  • #17
    Maison FLO
    #17 of 13,334 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 532 reviewsTripAdvisor (532)
    $$ | French, European
    No.18 Xiaoyun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100000 China
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  • #18
    Hulu by TRB
    #18 of 13,334 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 309 reviewsTripAdvisor (309)
    $$ | International, European, Contemporary
    S4-32 Taikoo Li South, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
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  • #19
    Peacock Alley (Waldorf Astoria Beijing)
    #19 of 13,334 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 132 reviewsTripAdvisor (132)
    $$ | Cafe, Gastropub, Wine Bar
    No.5-15 Jinyu Hutong, Dongcheng District 1/F, Waldorf Astoria Beijing,, Beijing 100006 China
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  • #20
    The Lounge (The Ritz-Carlton Beijing)
    #20 of 13,334 Places to Eat in Beijing
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 386 reviewsTripAdvisor (386)
    $$ | 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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