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Pure Lotus Vegetarian (Changhong Qiao)

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No.12 ZHongzhanguan South Li, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020, China
010-65923627
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing atmosphere and presentation but PRICEY!

This is a place like not like many others in terms of food presentation. If you want a dining experience, this is place. At night, you are guided to the restaurant by men with lamps and presented with a huge statue at the entrance. The menu is the length of the table and one is carved in wood... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
k2aron
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San Francisco, California
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

An amazing vegetarian restaurant that excites the 5 senses. Food generally made from fresh ingredients. Service staff are well trained and explanation of each dish was done when served. Very pricey but well worth every penny.

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1 Thank CodyKow
Lehavim
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We have enjoyed excellent restaurants all over the world, and this had to be one of the finest. The decor, ambiance, attentive service, cuisine and plating create a total, sensually and spiritually stimulating experience. Upon entering the restaurant we were seated in the expansive waiting room, where we were brought warm aromatic cloths in bronze bowls and served freshly brewed... More 

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Thank Bar Y
Shanghai
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I have been visiting this restaurant since 2005 and the prices have risen to the point that this restaurant's main motivation is greed, rather than serving the customer. There is no reason that vegetable based food should cost this much money other than a unfortunate drive for profits and total abandonment of the core principals that this restaurant (at one... More 

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2 Thank TeaRiffic222
San Francisco, California
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is a place like not like many others in terms of food presentation. If you want a dining experience, this is place. At night, you are guided to the restaurant by men with lamps and presented with a huge statue at the entrance. The menu is the length of the table and one is carved in wood. The presentation... More 

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Thank k2aron
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

tastes like pork, texture like sausages, but it's veg. Definitely worth a visit. It's a tad pricey - but it gave me a good story to tell.

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Thank dheerajc545
Beverly Hills, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I have been going to this restaurant for a number of years. While I am a vegetarian, even I was able to eat the Peking Duck (made of tofu) and my husband said it tasted like Duck! I love the atmosphere and the service. The Mocktails are so incredible. The place is run by monks--I think that is still the... More 

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Thank Cynthia C
Singapore, Singapore
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Pure Lotus used to be my favorite vegetarian restaurant in Beijing and I've been going there since 2004. It WAS my go-to place to showcase how vegetarian cuisine is done right to my out of town friends. And without exception, everyone was bedazzled! Then after just a little more than two year's absence, I returned with my colleagues ... and... More 

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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I had been here a year ago and I was excited to go back because of the super cool ambiance, but since I'd been here before I didn't check the reviews before we left. What a mistake! The prices have increased to 800 RMB/person = 130 USD! One of our friends who came along said when she came here and... More 

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2 Thank LilyK89
Beijing Region, China
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

It used to be one of my favorite restaurants in Beijing. I've been dining there for nearly 6 years, until they decided to change the menu and all prices X 4 times. If you are planning to spend well over $100 per pax minimum then you can go check it out. The worst part of it was the last time... More 

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5 Thank GMGafencu
Beijing Region, China
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is very popular with foreigners and also very beautiful and expensive. It's something different from typical restaurant that we go to.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No.12 ZHongzhanguan South Li, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Yansha
  • Neighborhood: Yansha
  • Phone Number: 010-65923627

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?