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Pure Lotus

10 Nongzhanguan Nanlu, Chaoyang District., Beijing, China (Yansha)
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Ranked #97 of 9,390 restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vegan
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Yansha
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151 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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Brooklyn, New York
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Some Beijing friends took us here and, yes, very expensive, but also an amazing dining experience. The food was excellent, as was the service and presentation. There are plants and air mists inside which provide a far better air quality than the polluted air outside. Our server spoke excellent English and gave instructions on how each dish was intended to... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Over a period of 5 years I frequented this restaurant whenever I was in Beijing, which amounts to a minimum of 6 times a year, and often I would go there multiple times during each trip, taking clients along for what invariaby turned out an amazing experience for them. And then it all changed. After an absence of a few... More

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Washington, Pennsylvania
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It's very very expensive, but it is a meal you will never forget. The taste of the food, the presentation, the decor all add up to a once in a lifetime experience.

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I live in Beijing and loved Pure Lotus when we first visited last year. We visited again 2 weeks ago and were really disappointed. Prices seemed to be at least double what they were previously (we heard others in the restaurant remark on this too so it wasn't just us). Some of the cheap items were gone completely (there used... More

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Potomac, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants in Beijing (where I live). I would go there to escape the city's chaos, have a great meal, and enjoy the serenity. I was willing to pay a lot of money for the food and the experience, but I won't do that any more. The menu has changed drastically. I can't... More

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Vilvoorde, Belgium
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We were looking for a vegetarian restaurant and read about one that was runned by some monks, so we thought that should be special and not to expensive. We took the subway and started searching. We had to ask somebody because it wasn't easy to find, and he led us to a big, big door. The door opened and a... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

It was one of my favorite restaurants in Beijing. In my memory this was such an amazing experience—totally blew away by overall creativities for dishes and environment, service was generally warm. Every time I looked forward to go back again. However things changed so much after a year. Food was so average, some dishes looked all right but didn’t taste... More

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Beijing, China
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

It used to be one of our favourite restaurant in Beijing. very createive vegetarian food, mainly based on mastering of tofu. We went 2 days ago afer few months that we did not go. Result: - Food quality went seriously down - Service was not very friendly ... but worse of all: pirces multiplied by 3! It used to e... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My first time here was quite accidental. I was in Sanlitun area and one of my friend was vegetarian, so we decided to give this a try. It was dinner time and we had to wait for 20 minutes, which was fine. We were skeptical when we entered the gate but as soon as we were inside, it was jaw-dropping.... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Heard a lot about this place but if you want an experience, visit one of the many vegetarian places near the Lama Temple where you can dine next to real monks. This place is pricey and somewhat pretentious. No beer, only. Very expensive bottled water and even more expensive and pretentious teas. The menu is hard to navigate (and pretentious!)... More

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