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Xu Xiang Zhai

#66 of 9,508 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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  • 41
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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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
Most recent review
An Amazing Vegetarian Restaurant with a Great Buffet!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Beth H
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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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 NEW

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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16 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We visited this restaurant as a mix of carnivores and vegetarians and all of us enjoyed the food! There are plenty of mock 'meat' dishes and all are very tasty. We went once for the evening buffet and it was fun to try all the different dishes available. We also went another time and ate from the menu and I... More 

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BANGKOK
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37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

You must go for the all you can eat buffet lunch...get there early. What amazing value! Would go here everyday if i could. great selection of fake meat dishes especially and the hot pots rock! :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

The place is quite nice but the buffet was almost empty as of 18:10 and they did not re-filled it. Most of the dishes were not warm anymore.

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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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