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Dianke Dianlai

Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Yunnan
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8 DAFANGJIA HUTONG (off Chaoyangmen Nanxiaojie) | Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
010-65120930
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Description: Delicious Chinese cuisine well prepared and beautifully presented in this...
Delicious Chinese cuisine well prepared and beautifully presented in this different, yet rewarding restaurant.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic tasting menu!

The small tasting menu is a masterpiece in it's simplicity I stopped counting the dishes after the 7th Strong, sweet, yes you find it all and you never tasted it before Very very hard to find the simple entrance "Door No 8 " in the small alley behind the new petroleum HQ

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The small tasting menu is a masterpiece in it's simplicity I stopped counting the dishes after the 7th Strong, sweet, yes you find it all and you never tasted it before Very very hard to find the simple entrance "Door No 8 " in the small alley behind the new petroleum HQ

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Beijing, China
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Yunnan food is among my favourite of the Chinese cuisines. Light, fresh, very much vegetable based. But a most recent visit to Dianke Dianlai was none of these things. Perhaps it was our mistake at choosing the more expensive of the set menus (189RMB vs 129RMB, I think) - or maybe the place just isn't what it used to be.... More 

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Sydney
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We were very well fed at this Yunnanese set menu restaurant, choosing the cheapest of the 3 options at 128 RMB per person, for 12 dishes. Our meal would be a very expensive and fancy degustation menu in a western city. Our 12 dishes were: Three soups, one based on a potato puree and two in lovely rich chicken broth;... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

One of the best restaurants I have been to, Noma included. Highly recommended! Where there in Oct 2012 and in August 2013, equally great!

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Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Since we are wai guo ren, I cannot verify the authenticity of the food but the taste and quantity were great. It is not easy to find the restaurant and no one speaks English but . . . . If you order their tasting menu 128rmb/pp you will leave very satisfied.

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Orinda, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

In planning our two week trip to China, we stumbled upon the TripAdvisor ratings of restaurants in each city. Beijing was going to be at the end of our trip, so we knew we'd be looking for something different. Indeed, it turned out that we had been treated to Peking Duck seven times in a week and a half. I... More 

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Ithaca, NY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

My husband and I arranged to dine here after reading reviews of other diners. Our hotel called to make the reservation for us. We did have a little trouble finding it, even with the detailed directions of other reviewers (for which we were thankful!). The meal was delicious, beautiful, and memorable. The service was attentive and friendly. We would recommend... More 

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Glasgow
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174 reviews 174 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

This place is a hidden gem. We did have a tough time finding the place and you should look at the photo on reviews of the front door which will hopefully help of you are visiting – and I recommend you do. We had pre-booked through our hotel and once we arrived we fumbled through the language barrier to choose... More 

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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011 via mobile

I had a business dinner last night in Beijing & decided at the last minute not to eat in the hotel so I quickly looked up trip advisor for a place close by. This place came up & I took a chance. It was excellent. 4 of us just arrived with no booking & were immediately seated. It was a... More 

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Magog, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

Yes it is hidden. It is in a hutong and has no particular sign outdoor other than the big number showing its address. Ince inside you will find that the staff speak practically no english. This is not a problem as it is a fixed menu. The only decision is whether to drink tea or beer.. There is plenty of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 DAFANGJIA HUTONG (off Chaoyangmen Nanxiaojie) | Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
  • Neighborhood: Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
  • Phone Number: 010-65120930

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Yunnan

Description

Delicious Chinese cuisine well prepared and beautifully presented in this different, yet rewarding restaurant.

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