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GongDeLin Sucai Restaurant

Chongwenmen
Vegan
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158 Qianmen Nan Dajie, Beijing, China
010-65112542
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Dining options: Dinner
Description: This is a great vegetarian Buddhist 'fake meat' place. You can get a large...
This is a great vegetarian Buddhist 'fake meat' place. You can get a large meal for $4 (Y30) a person. The menu is in clear English. Though the wait staff speaks little English, pointing to the menu works just fine. Even my friends skeptical of all things tofu loved the place. The mushroom soup is amazing. The restauranted is located one entertaining mile walk south of Tiananmen Square. Be sure to duck into some alleyways to your right and left along the way for an improv Hutong tour.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Food: 4/5. There were some creative and interesting dishes. Tasty and flavorful. Good presentation. Can't go wrong with the fake meat dishes. However, pass on the vegetable buns and dumplings, the fillings were bland. They should change to chive or cabbage filling instead. Service: 4/5. Friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2014
Nancy S
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Woodside, California
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Woodside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Food: 4/5. There were some creative and interesting dishes. Tasty and flavorful. Good presentation. Can't go wrong with the fake meat dishes. However, pass on the vegetable buns and dumplings, the fillings were bland. They should change to chive or cabbage filling instead. Service: 4/5. Friendly and fast. Location: 3/5. Nothing special. Ambience: 4/5. Nice, clean and tastefully decorated. Good... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Lots of "fake meat" menu options. Food was good but not great. Traditional Chinese ambiance. Food was somewhat similar to other vege dishes at other restaurants.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The food was very good. The staff was nice but had limited English so ordering was based on pictures in the menu. Presentation was very good as well. A bit on the pricey side though, but good if you want a nice dinner.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I had visited the place some...25 years ago. Was magical! Since then I truly became vegetarian and insisted heavily to visit the place with my fellow colleagues. Well, the old place had much more "charm"' at least as far as I can remember! We decided to go for the full "trial" with a "suite of some 15/20 dishes" rather than... More 

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I first ate in Gongdelin about 20 years ago in the old location when they had dishes such as "leopards footprints in the snow" and "sunlight singes the snow capped mountains" and just loved it. I re-discovered it recently by accident but was sooo please to do so. It is much more modern in the new location opposite the Capital... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

Party of 12. Traveling through china and our first lunch stop with our tour guide. Great veg food. Loved the tofu options as well as the lotus root. They know what they are doing here at this restaurant.

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Vancouver, B.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

My wife and I had been to the Shanghai Gongdelin and wanted to try this one, so we took our son and his wife there for lunch. The location and interior are not as nice as the Shanghai outlet, but the food is just as good. The menu is extensive, with photos of every dish so you can order by... More 

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macau
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This is a nice vegetarian restaurant located not far away from the Chongwenmen Station. Even if you never want to be a vegetarian, this restaurant will definitely add good impressions to your trip in Beijing. The service is quite good as well. Average RMB$100.00 to RMB$150.00 per person.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We ( family of five) had a dinner here in October. Were looking forward to it. Conveniently located about five minutes walk from Novotel Xin Qiao where we were staying. (Turn right from the front entrance of the hotel and walk till the traffic lights - the restaurant if on the left). We arrived at 6pm. The restaurant had just... More 

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Gong De Lin Vegetarian Restaurant is situated at 158 Qian Men South Road, Xuan Wu District in Beijing. It is a wonderful escape from the tourist places and is easy to find. The dishes are pictured on the menu so it is not hard to figure out what you are ordering.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 158 Qianmen Nan Dajie, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Chongwenmen
  • Neighborhood: Chongwenmen
  • Phone Number: 010-65112542

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegan

Description

This is a great vegetarian Buddhist 'fake meat' place. You can get a large meal for $4 (Y30) a person. The menu is in clear English. Though the wait staff speaks little English, pointing to the menu works just fine. Even my friends skeptical of all things tofu loved the place. The mushroom soup is amazing. The restauranted is located one entertaining mile walk south of Tiananmen Square. Be sure to duck into some alleyways to your right and left along the way for an improv Hutong tour.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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