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TRB

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Houhai
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No.23 SongZhuSi, Shatan North Street, Dongcheng District | Jingshan Park, Beijing 100009, China
+86 10 8400 2232
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: TRB serves contemporary European cuisine and is committed to providing the...
TRB serves contemporary European cuisine and is committed to providing the highest levels of hospitality for our guests. In creating our dining space, the Australian architectural and design firm Hassell emphasized the clean, light filled and thoroughly modern lines of what was once a television factory producing the capital's first black and white TVs. The history of the TRB compound spans 600 years: it includes ancient halls of worship, factories constructed after the Communist takeover and slogans left over from the Cultural Revolution. Renovation began in 2008, focussed on preserving all the layers of history and keeping as much as possible of the original structures.
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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Dinner

My good friend in Beijing suggested that we dine at Temple Restaurant, a renovated 600 year old Buddhist Temple in a downtown hutong. The decor, service and food were elegant and the waiter arranged a driver to return us to our hotel. Each course was served with a glass of champagne or wine and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Steven V
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White Plains, New York
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White Plains, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My good friend in Beijing suggested that we dine at Temple Restaurant, a renovated 600 year old Buddhist Temple in a downtown hutong. The decor, service and food were elegant and the waiter arranged a driver to return us to our hotel. Each course was served with a glass of champagne or wine and the setting was superb. I admit... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

For starters, the restaurant is difficult to find so do your research because its all worth it. I came in on a Saturday night but was informed that they are fully booked so I just made a reservation for Sunday night which they gladly accepted. I ordered the Spring Tasting Menu, a 4 course degustation menu and it was great.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We recently had dinner at TRB (Mar 31/15) on the recommendation of friends that had eaten there last year. What an outstanding experience! Not only was the food outstanding but the staff were even better. Our party of 4 was pampered and made to feel special. The unexpected extra's - white wine served with our appetizers - even though we... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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68 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Situated in a former temple, I would come again just to admire the design of the restaurant. Flowers, lighting, colors and furnishings provide a unique setting; you'll know right away that you're in a special place. The food and the service were, simply, excellent. Generally you'll recognize the items on the menu but each is prepared very well. And you... More 

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Mumbai
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We (my wife and me) had a lovely evening at TRB on 4 Mar 2015. Dinner was exceptional, and the service made the experience better. The restaurant deserves all the kudos it has been receiving and we will highly recommend the place. Worth paying a visit when in Beijing.

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Temple Restaura... B, Manager at TRB, responded to this review

Dear Arajgopal, Thank you very much for your kind compliments and your recommendation to other Trip Advisor readers. It was an absolute pleasure to have served you that evening, we are very glad you had a wonderful evening with us. Hoping for another chance for us to express our hospitality to you and your wife on your next visit to... More 

Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Once you step inside the restaurant and greeted by the Hostess, you just know it will be a unique dining experience. The menu had something for everyone. The food was presented very well and the portions were just right. When we first sat down, we noticed all the waiters moving at such high speeds and it made me a bit... More 

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Temple Restaura... B, Manager at TRB, responded to this review

Dear KathyDurr, Thank you very much for sharing your personal experience with us, it was an absolute pleasure to have served you that evening. We are very glad we have met your dining expectations. The TRB team is motivated by your kind compliments and is encouraged to keep up our performance. We hope to have another chance at expressing our... More 

Shanghai
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I tried this restaurant roughly 3 years ago, shortly after it opened and wanted to go back there to show my family the unique setting this restaurant enjoys. The last time our driver took over an hour to find it driving through the Beijing hutongs and making the experience even more mystical. Because of its fame it now makes it... More 

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Temple Restaura... B, Manager at TRB, responded to this review

Dear Shanghai-Hotelier, Thank you very much your generous compliments. Here at TRB, we enjoy seeing our valued guests take their precious time sharing their detailed personal experience. Detail, high quality food and service is a goal we strive to achieve on a daily basis. We are very glad to learn of your liking on our restaurant, food, and the service,... More 

Helsingborg, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Went with my wife and son (11). We tried 2 other top rated restaurants and this was by far the best one in Beijing. Both food and service was great!

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Temple Restaura... B, Manager at TRB, responded to this review

Dear Daniel S, Thank you very much for your likings to our restaurant. It was truly an honor to have our valued guest rate us as the best in Beijing. We are very glad you and your family had a wonderful time with us. We hope you come back again in the near future and we will recreate the same... More 

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We came here for a birthday meal and felt we needed to write a review. It's hidden amongst the hutongs of Beijing but we were blown away the second we walked in. The service is outstanding - we were flooded with complementary champagne and delicious courses and we were even given a birthday cake with a framed photo. Couldn't recommend... More 

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Temple Restaura... B, Manager at TRB, responded to this review

Dear Michael C, Thank you very much for your kind compliments, we are also very glad we met your dining expectations and to have assisted you in your birthday celebration. Nothing makes us happier than seeing our valued guests have a memorable time with us. It would be our pleasure to assist you on your next celebration. Hope to see... More 

Norway
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is one of my best restaurant meals ever, and to experience this in Beijing was a great surprise. The food and the wine they served us was both fantastic, and the attention and service the personel gave us is better than in any Michelin restaurant I have ever tried, being in Paris, London or New York. Thank you very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Temple Restaura... B, Manager at TRB, responded to this review

Dear PetOe, Thank you very much for your generous compliments. We are truly honored that our valued guests have so much confidence in us. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the food, wine and the time you spent with us. We sincerely hope for your return soon so we shall have another pleasurable opportunity to express our hospitality towards... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No.23 SongZhuSi, Shatan North Street, Dongcheng District | Jingshan Park, Beijing 100009, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighborhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: +86 10 8400 2232

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 150
  • Cuisine: European

Description

TRB serves contemporary European cuisine and is committed to providing the highest levels of hospitality for our guests. In creating our dining space, the Australian architectural and design firm Hassell emphasized the clean, light filled and thoroughly modern lines of what was once a television factory producing the capital's first black and white TVs. The history of the TRB compound spans 600 years: it includes ancient halls of worship, factories constructed after the Communist takeover and slogans left over from the Cultural Revolution. Renovation began in 2008, focussed on preserving all the layers of history and keeping as much as possible of the original structures.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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