Best Restaurants of 2013 in Beijing

The Daily Meal has released Asia’s 101 Best Restaurants of 2013. Though the first prize was achieved by Wang ding Tai Fung dumplings in Taipei, there are also many great places in Beijing. Now let’s take a look.

1. Spicehouse(辣屋) 3_副本
Address: 3F Sanlitun Village South Area, 19 Litun Road, Chaoyang District
Address in Chinese: 朝阳区里屯路19号三里屯Village南区3楼
Tel: 010-64153535
Opening Hours: 10am-10pm
Price per Person: RMB106
Recommended dishes: Steamed Bullfrog, Small farm pork, Foie gras fried rice, Griddle Shredded chicken, Fire Shrimp, Sauté bullfrog, Fried pea tip

The Spicehouse is ranked 99th in the list. With red brick wall, old-school decorations, the place is full of cultural atmosphere. Serving mainly Hunan cuisine, every dish here is very spicy. If you are not a big lover of spicy stuff, this might not be the recommended place.

甲21号招待所2. South West Minority Dishes(甲21号招待所)
Address: 21A Tucheng East Road, North of Huixin East Street, Chaoyang District
Address in Chinese: 朝阳区惠新东街北土城东路甲21号
Tel: 010-64895066       13810602040
Opening Hours: 11am-2pm; 4:30pm-10pm
Price per Person: RMB85
Recommended dishes: Gluttonous bone, Dry stir agrocybe, Pineapple rice, Rice tofu, Fish in Sour Soup, Hot and sour shrimp

Apart from the name, what makes South West Minority Dishes a memorable place is also its Yunnan and Guizhou dishes. The Gluttonous bone is tasty. The Dry stir agrocybe is aromatic and crispy. After the meal, you can sip the plum juice and lean on the cushion to enjoy the tranquility of the place. Remember to make reservation in advance.

宝源饺子屋3. Baoyuan Dumplings(宝源饺子屋)
Address: North of Bldg.6, Maizidian Street, Chaoyang District
Address in Chinese: 朝阳区麦子店街6号楼北侧
Tel: 010-65864967
Price per Person: RMB49
Recommended dishes: Dumplings, Multicolored eggplant, Boiled fish, Mashed eggplant, Kung Pao Chicken, Cassava meat

The Dumplings served in Baoyuan Dumplings look a lot kike flowers, which is very appealing. With crystal-clear skin and rich and delicious fillings, the place is really a hot spot in Maizidian Street area. Don’t be fool by its front. This is truly a paradise for dumpling lovers.

三个贵州人_副本-239x300_副本4. Three Guizhou Men(三个贵州人)
Address: District
Address in Chinese: 朝阳区东三环中路39号建外SOHO东区7号楼0717室
Tel: 010-58690598/58690626
Opening Hours: 10am-10pm
Price per Person: RMB87
Recommended dishes: Fish in Sour Soup, Rice tofu, Gluttonous bone, mashed potato, Qian flavored jelly, Miao grilled fish, Guizhou noodles

The Three Guizhou Men is close to the Guomao Subway Station. You can indicate what kind of cuisine the place offers according to its interesting name. The ingredients of the Fish in Sour Soup are flown from Guizhou. The soup is mellow and the fish is tender. The interior decoration is simple, though the price is a little high.

1805. Fu Man Lou Restaurant(满福楼大酒楼)
Address: 38 Di’anmen Neidajie, Xicheng District
Address in Chinese: 西城区地安门内大街38号
Tel: 010-64053088/64043773
Opening Hours: 11am-2pm
Price per Person: 95RMB
Recommended dishes: Fresh mutton, Fresh lamb, hand-cut fresh mutton, sesame seed cake, shrimp balls, Sotong Balls, Sauerkraut

Featuring palace decoration style, the Fu Man Lou Restaurant features intense Beijing style. The place is usually joisy. The hand-cut fresh mutton is tender and taste and the Sotong Balls are chewy. The services here are very attentive. Half portion dish is available.

寒舍_副本_副本6. My Humble House(寒舍)
Address: District
Address in Chinese: 东城区东长安街1号东方广场西3办公楼平台层
Tel: 010-85188811
Opening Hours: 10am- 2:30pm; 5pm-10pm
Price per Person: RMB258
Recommended dishes: Creamy almond tofu, Coconut seafood soup, Curry pineapple pork ribs, Salt baked chicken with yellow wine, Salad, Green crab spinach soup, Shrimp salad, Foie gras, Three-cup chicken, Rock salad

My Humble House is a restaurant from Singapore. The decoration is the same as its name, which is simple and low-key. There are a variety of creative dishes. The name of every dish fits a poem. With the combination of Chinese and Southeast Asian, every plate is worth trying.

马克南四合轩_副本-221x300_副本7. Brian Mckenna The Courtyard(马克南四合轩)
Address: 95 Donghuamen Avenue, Dongcheng District
Address in Chinese: 东城区东华门大街95号
Tel: 010-65268883
Opening Hours: 6pm-10pm
Price per Person: RMB970
Recommended dishes: Garden Salad, Terracotta Warriors, Risotto with Asian spices, Beef and bones

The Brian Mckenna The Courtyard is definitely the place that provides the most creative dishes. For example, the Terracotta Warriors is a dish in which the warrior squats in the chocolate mound. Inside the warrior is orange sauce, which involves molecular cuisine

thumb_副本8. Hatsune(隐泉日本料理)
Address: 2F, Bldg.C Heqiao Mansion, 8A Guanghua East Road, Chaoyang District
Address in Chinese: 朝阳区光华东路甲8号和乔大厦C座2楼
Tel: 010-65813939
Opening Hours: 11:30am-2pm; 5:30pm-10pm
Price per Person: RMB191
Recommended dishes: Motorola roll, Salmon sashimi, Hatsune salad, Butterfly roll, Various sushi, Baked Cod Fish, Sea urchin sashimi, Paper Pot, Rainbow Roll

The Hatsune offers the improved Japanese cuisine. Creative sushi is a highlight of this place, featuring not only attractive name but also unique taste. The abundant raw materials create the multiple levels of taste, which is really delicious. The place provides sashimi, tempura, teppanyaki and everything. With nice environment and acceptable price, this place does worth a visit. Reservation is recommended.

9. LE JARDIN BY TRANIST(渡金湖)渡金湖_副本-237x300_副本
Address: N4-36/37 North Area of Taigu Li, Sanlitun, 11 SAnlitun Road, Chaoyang District
Address in Chinese: 朝阳区三里屯路11号三里屯太古里北区N4-36/37
Tel: 010-64179090
Opening Hours: 12am-2pm; 6pm-10pm(last order)
Price per Person: RMB196
Recommended dishes: Mouth-watering chicken, Dan dan noodles, Mapo Tofu, Sticky ribs, Boiled fish, Stir dry shredded beef, Crab meat jelly, Braised pork

The Le Jardin by Transit is a Sichuan Cuisine Restaurant with French decorating style. The Chinese and Western mix and match is refined. Flowers are on every table. The tableware is creative and exquisite. With many foreigners sitting around, it really makes you feel like eating Chinese dishes in a Western restaurant.

1_副本10. Li Qun Roast Duck(利群烤鸭店)
Address: 11 Beixiangfeng Hutong, Qianmen East Street, Dongcheng District
Address in Chinese: 东城区前门东大街北翔凤胡同11号
Tel: 010-67025681/67055578
Opening Hours: 10am-10pm
Price per Person: RMB131
Recommended dishes: Roast Duck, Mustard duck foot, Salted duck liver, Salt and pepper duck frame, Duck rack, Duck Gut

If it is not the“利群烤鸭”on the wall, this place will surely be missed. The Li Qun Roast Duck is in a courtyard, with tables inside and outside the house. It is said that the cook of Li Qun Roast Duck used to work at the famous Quan Ju De. With Cheaper price, the place receives many foreigner customers.

面酷_副本_副本11. Mian Ku(面酷)
Address: 2F, Fuma Mansion, 33 Guangshun North Street, Chaoyang District
Address in Chinese: 朝阳区广顺北大街33号福码大厦2楼
Tel: 010-84724700
Opening Hours: 11am-2pm; 5:30pm-9:30pm
Price per Person: RMB74
Recommended dishes: Three-cup chicken, Needle mushroom and beef roll, Pepper perch, Pingyao beef, Red berries yam

The Mian Ku is close to the Wangjing Kaide Mall. The noodles here are chewy. Remember to add some Shanxi Vinegar. The Shanxi cuisine provided here is a bit expensive. The environment is pretty cool. With black settings, the branch in Heping West Street looks more like a bar.

12. AlamedaAlameda_-223x300_副本
Address: Beili, Sanlitun North Street, Chaoyang District
Address in Chinese: 朝阳区三里屯北街北里
Tel: 010-64178084
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 12am-3pm; 6pm-12pm; Sat-Sun: 12am-12pm
Price per Person: RMB167
Recommended dishes: Steak, Cheese Bread, Caramel pudding, Filet, Lamb chops, Codfish, Scallops, Mignon, Risotto, Chocolate fondue

With white frame Glass House, wooden square table and eyeful greenery, the Alameda is definitely the place to spend your afternoon, feeling like sitting in a conservatory. From the English Menu, it isn’t hard to tell that the dishes provided here are not only Brazilian. The weekly new dishes are delicious, big and cost-effective. No wonder the place is usually crowed, especially at noon.

thumb_副本13. Nan Mang Zi(南蛮子)
Address: 107, Baochao Hutong, Dongcheng District
Address in Chinese: 东城区宝钞胡同107号
Tel: 010-84083372
Price per Person: RMB112
Recommended dishes: Salt and pepper milk cake

The Nan Mang Zi is close to the Baochao Hotel in Dongcheng District. The front looks small but the interior is spacious. Featuring refined and simple decorations and clean environment, the place serves a signature dish, which is known as the Salt and pepper milk cake. The unique dish, which is very popular among locals, is with special flavor. Definitely should try that sometimes.

14. Bellagio(鹿港小镇)鹿港小镇_副本_副本
Address: R.19, 6F Xidan Joy City, 131A Xidan North Street, Xicheng District
Address in Chinese: 西城区西单北大街甲131号西单大悦城6楼19室
Tel: 010-59716529
Opening Hours: 10:30am-10pm
Price per Person: RMB87
Recommended dishes: Three-cup chicken, Pineapple fritters Shrimp, Braised pork rice, Integrated ice, Pineapple rice, Mango ice, Fried tofu, Peanut flavored ice, Hainan chicken

Close to t he Juntai department store, the Bellagio houses refined and modern interior designs. The waitresses in this stylish restaurant are of short hairs. The Taiwanese cuisine is small but exquisite. The Three-cup chicken is the retained item. The chicken is sweet and a little spicy, like the New Orleans roast wings. Try the famous ice cream.

18115. Da Dong Roast Duck(大董烤鸭店)
Address: 1-2F, Xincang Business Mansion, 22A Dong Sishi Tiao, Dongcheng District
Address in Chinese: 东城区东四十条甲22号南新仓商务大厦1-2楼
Tel: 010-51690329/51690328
Opening Hours: 11am-12pm
Price per Person: RMB195
Recommended dishes: Roast Duck, Mustard duck foot, Salted duck liver, Saffron sauce cabbage, Foie gras, Duck tongue, Sea cucumber

With 8 innovative sauces, there are three ways to eat the roast duck in Da Dong Roast Duck. One way is to dip the crispy duck skin in sugar. It melts the moment you put it in your mouth. The second way is to smear sweet sauce on the lotus-leaf-shaped pancake and add some green onion, carrot sticks, cucumber bar and a few slices of the duck. The third way is to dip the duck dipped in garlic and sweet sauce. The place is crowed with customers from home and aboard at noon.

16. Susu(苏苏会)182
Address: 10 Xigang, Qianliang Hutong, Dongcheng District
Address in Chinese: 东城区钱粮胡同西巷10号
Tel: 010-84002699
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun: 11am-11pm
Price per Person: RMB123
Recommended dishes: Salmon Spring Rolls, Beef Pho, Curry Chicken, Codfish spring rolls, Chicken Pho, Braised Beef, Vietnamese spring rolls

As they say, the good wine needs no bush. With no signboard, the Susu is located in a small alley. Featuring simple and comfortable decorations, the small courtyard is a very casual place. The lunch menu and dinner menu is different. Serving Vietnamese, the place is a great spot for gatherings.

17. Dali Court(大里院子)183
Address: 67, Xiaojingchang Hutong, Gulou East Street, Dongcheng District
Address in Chinese: 东城区鼓楼东大街小经厂胡同67号
Tel: 010-84041430
Price per Person: RMB139
Recommended dishes: Lemongrass fish, Grilled shrimp, Grilled fish, Vermicelli, Mushrooms

The environment of Dali Court is exotic and tranquil. Serving Yunnan cuisine, the place is very popular among foreigners. Though the price is a bit higher and the dishes are small, it is quite delicious. Most of the dishes here are spicy.

前门M餐厅_副本-229x300_副本18. Capital M(前门M餐厅)
Address: 3F, 2 Qianmen Street, Dongcheng District
Address in Chinese: 东城区前门大街2号3楼
Tel: 010-67022727
Opening Hours: 11am-2:30pm; 6pm-10pm
Price per Person: RMB320
Recommended dishes: Protein cake, Desserts, Smoked Salmon, Roast suckling pig, Steak, Foie gras, Pan-fried turbot, Cocktail

The interior design of the Capital M is refined and warm. The candlesticks on the table create a romantic atmosphere. The tableware is extremely stylish. Most of the dinners here are foreigners with suits. If y ou have time, you should spend an afternoon here. Order a cup of tea and sit outside, watching the front views while enjoying the warm breeze.

19. Temple Restaurant Beijing1_副本
Address: 23, Beach North Street, Dongcheng District
Address in Chinese: 东城区沙滩北街23号
Tel: 010-84002232
Opening Hours: Lunch & Diner time
Price per Person: RMB524
Recommended dishes: Salmon, Foie gras, Lobster, Angus beef tenderloin, Cauliflower creamy seafood soup, Benedict, Homemade Smoked Salmon, Scrambled eggs and oysters with caviar

The prestigious French restaurant is actually located in an old Chinese ancient building, which makes it a little bit hard to find. With French windows, the environment is refined. The bread is sophisticated, delicious and healthy, and the smoked salmon is well deserved.

紫云轩_副本_副本20. Green T. House(紫云轩)
Address: 318 Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezhuang Town, Chaoyang District
Address in Chinese: 朝阳区崔各庄乡何各庄村318号
Tel: 010-64342519
Price per Person: RMB391
Recommended dishes: Ice cream, Four Seasons pastoral Vegetables, Scented Duck, Greentea Tofu, Stains codfish

After you pass the White Gate, an ethereal world will come to you. The layout and settings surprise you and remind you of imaginations all the time, which is pretty impressive. Specialized in creative western dishes, the garnishing is exquisite.

21. Duck de Chine (1949-全鸭季)1949-全鸭季-263x300_副本
Address: 1949, Unit.4, Gongti North Road, Chaoyang District
Address in Chinese: 朝阳区工体北路4号院1949内
Tel: 010-65018881/65011949
Opening Hours: 11:30am-2:30pm; 6pm-10:30pm
Recommended dishes: Roast Duck, Duck Liver, Shrimp dumplings, Duck Soup

The Duck de Chine is opposite to the South gate of Pacific Department Store. Dining in the open space in a small courtyard is really a nice experience. With many foreign customers, the Duck de Chine is a tranquil place to dine. Run by Hong Konger, the place is indeed a hot spot for Roast Duck lovers.

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