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Gongdelin

158 Qianmen Nan Dajie, Beijing, China (Chongwenmen)
010-65112542
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Ranked #421 of 9,429 restaurants in Beijing
Cuisines: Vegan
Neighborhood: Chongwenmen
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.
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Neighborhood: Chongwenmen
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.
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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128 reviews 128 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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178 reviews 178 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Auckland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
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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137 reviews 137 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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Southern England
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

The food was good but slightly more pricey than thr Shanghai version! Worth a visit if you are a vegetarian in Beijing.

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asia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Food was well prepared and tasty, considering that this is a vegetarian outlet, where meat is not used to enhance the flavour of the dishes. There were quite a good number of dishes, with different tastes. I don't know the prices though since our tour guide took us there and the meal was part of our tour package.

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