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South Beauty - Dongfang Square

Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Cantonese, Szechuan
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No.1 Dongchang'an Street,Dongcheng District( No.BB88 B1 Dongfang Square), Beijing 100025, China
010-85186971
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our first night's dinner in Beijing

We had arrived at 4:00 AM after a 13-hour flight, spent the day wandering around and shopping, and by dinnertime, wanted a taste of local food. Our concierge suggested South Beauty, which was about a 10-minute walk from our hotel. The staff was somewhat limited in their English, and neither of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had arrived at 4:00 AM after a 13-hour flight, spent the day wandering around and shopping, and by dinnertime, wanted a taste of local food. Our concierge suggested South Beauty, which was about a 10-minute walk from our hotel. The staff was somewhat limited in their English, and neither of us spoke any Mandarin Chinese, so all we could... More 

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A vast menu of everything in the Sichuan/Guangdong kitchen. I've been living in Chengdu for half a year and I still enjoyed the taste of the food here, even though "authentic" Sichuan food has been very casual for me. The quality of meat is good and they cater to Western tastes as well, in terms of the food not being... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We ate at the branch located at the World China Hotel Center that does not appesr on trip advisor. We came here due to the good name of the dpicy food andcwere not dissaponted. Terrific spicy dishes elegantly served with one of the best lobsters we had and a nice selection of wines. However everybthing was served too quicly, appetizers... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

First tried this place in Shenyang and was impressed with the quality of food and service, and that is why, we decided to try. However, this branch in Beijing is really the 'PITS".... Like any other cheap places to dine in Beijing, they forgot two of our dishes!!! after reminding them the food finally came...we refused to touch the food... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had a good time spent at this restaurant. The design was authentic, service was quick and the staff spoke English. I took the Ginseng soup and the roasted duck. From the latter, we ordered two but only one was delivered at last. A bit annoying, otherwise fine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have been to several South Beauty restaurant locations in Beijing and the quality and taste are consistently very good. I have had very good experiences every time no matter what location and believe that South Beauty is one of the best value for money restaurants in Beijing. If you like Sichuan food, I would definitely recommend going to South... More 

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Beaulieu, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Had dinner here with two local people I was visiting. Have eaten here before, but with the local guidance the experience was much better. We ordered a range of dishes with varying degrees of spicyness. All were excellent. What intrigued me was a dish they described as squirrel fish. It came as a whole fish with open mouth gaping at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Perhaps under the infuence of foreign Venture Capital investors, this chain is now catering more to tourists: menu in English and with photos, elimination of more unusual 'traditional' dishes, rise in prices. No wonder the clientèle nowadays is mainly foreigners, the opposite of what it was a few years ago. But quality is still pretty good, and it's not in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We had a casual business dinner at South Beauty (not the Wangfujing branch, but the branch near China Central Mall). The chain is famous due to paparazzi gossip (son of the founder married a famous Taiwanese actress) and reputation for business / "delicate" Sichuan food. To be honest I am not a huge fan of spicy, but I find their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

They used to have fantastic shrimps. But after the renovation the quality of food deteriorated. I hope they will get better again, as it was one of my favorite restaurants close to our office in Beijing

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Additional Information about South Beauty - Dongfang Square

Address: No.1 Dongchang'an Street,Dongcheng District( No.BB88 B1 Dongfang Square), Beijing 100025, China
Phone Number: 010-85186971
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Cuisine: Cantonese, Szechuan

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No.1 Dongchang'an Street,Dongcheng District( No.BB88 B1 Dongfang Square), Beijing 100025, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
  • Neighborhood: Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
  • Phone Number: 010-85186971

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cantonese, Szechuan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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