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Xu Xiang Zhai

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Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
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A 26-1 Guozijian Dajie, Beijing 100013, China
010-64046568
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Veggie yumminess

Cheap (¥68pp), cheerful, tasty, plenty of choice for vegans too. The evening buffet (after 5.30pm) is quieter than lunch. It is Buddhist so don't expect alcohol.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Kathryn S
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Beijing Region, China
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Beijing Region, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Cheap (¥68pp), cheerful, tasty, plenty of choice for vegans too. The evening buffet (after 5.30pm) is quieter than lunch. It is Buddhist so don't expect alcohol.

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Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I really like meat, so I seldom eat in vegetarian restaurants, but this one, close to the Confucius temple in Beijing, seemed special when we passed it. And it is. You pay about 70 yuan in advance, and then a wonderful buffet is waiting for you. Choice is plentiful, with even some mock chicken and beef dishes. All sorts of... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is a huge buffet style restaurant near a big temple. There are a lot of choices. If you are vegetarian and worry in other restaurants what you might get, come here, as you can see it and all is vegan. This is a huge place in the middle of small Beijing Hutongs, you pay flat rate for buffet of... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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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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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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41 helpful votes 41 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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45 helpful votes 45 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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Shanghai Region, China
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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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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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