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Xu Xiang Zhai

#49 of 9,526 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
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Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Vegan
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A 26-1 Guozijian Dajie, Beijing 100013, China
010-64046568
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fabulous buffet with excellent choice

As non-Mandarin speaking veggies, we were worried about eating in China so I did a bit of research on Trip Advisor & it appears that there are more veggie restaurants in China than England! Every town seems to have at least one, often as part of a Buddhist Temple complex. We found this restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Bury St Edmunds, UK
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Bury St Edmunds, UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

As non-Mandarin speaking veggies, we were worried about eating in China so I did a bit of research on Trip Advisor & it appears that there are more veggie restaurants in China than England! Every town seems to have at least one, often as part of a Buddhist Temple complex. We found this restaurant on our first night in China... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This has got to have been the best veggie/vegan restaurant I have ever visited. The price of roughly 70 yuan for an all you can eat buffet (drinks, dessert, coffee included) is great value. There is more choice than any vegetarian buffet/restaurant I have been to. The food is of great quality, mostly Eastern but with a few Western dishes.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

What can you do with vegetables and fruits.... A awesome lot.... Lot of fresh good food, mock meat, soups,,puer tea and desserts.. At about 80 yuan, its a steal.... Ideal for a big brunch and you are good for the day... Biggishplace, well laid out, clean bathrooms... Service is ok, more care could be taken on explaining the concept of... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I went into this restaurant on a complete whim, having not read any reviews. I happened across it as I was wandering aimlessly round the temple area (all the temples were closed btw, they shut at about 4.30pm in winter time). I arrived around 5.00pm. I THINK it cost about 80 - 85 yen for the all you can eat... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

In a country where vegetarian food is hard to find, this place was my Disneyland. This restaurant is less than a minute's walk from Lama Temple. The buffet offers a huge choice and since everything in it is vegetarian, we were able to try various items without having to worry about ingredients. The food was very well prepared/presented and full... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We went here because of Trip Advisor reviews and expected something incredible. Finding the restaurant through the Hutongs from the Metro was fun, and the setting was very pleasant and friendly. But by 2030 on a Wednesday it was almost empty and the first thing we were told is that it would close at 2130 so there was little or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

As a non-vegetarian i must say that this is really an extraordinary restaurant. The quality of the dishes is great even though they are plenty of them. Normally buffet means many mediocre dishes. There is something for everybody. Even the prices are very reasonable. This came just in time after a very long morning walking. I would definitively visit again!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

After reading all of the great reviews on Trip Advisor, I decided to try this veg restaurant over some of the other veg restaurants highly rated on Trip Advisor or recommended in lonely planet. Unfortunately, I was disappointed in my experience. In the restaurant's defense, I should have visited this restaurant a bit earlier in the day. I got there... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I was reluctantly brought here for lunch with a client. I am not a fan of vegetarian food. But I was actually pleasantly surprised as to how edible all the food was. It actually tasted alright. Only problem is I got hungry again in an hour. Not bad value for money either. But still, not really my thing.

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Modi'in
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15 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I've eaten in a number of vegetarian restaurants in Beijing, and was excited to try this one -- particularly since I was going to be visiting the Confucius Temple. So first of all, in case it wasn't obvious from directions and other reviews: You can't miss this place. It's literally across the street from the entrance to the Confucius Temple,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: A 26-1 Guozijian Dajie, Beijing 100013, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
  • Neighborhood: Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
  • Phone Number: 010-64046568

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: Vegan

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