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23 Shatan Beijie, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China (Houhai)
+86 10 8400 2232
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Ranked #4 of 9,425 Restaurants in Beijing
Price range: $20 - $150
Cuisines: European
Neighborhood: Houhai
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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Gallatin, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

It's so expensive you probably can't afford to go very often, but this is the best place in Beijing for a special occasion brunch, lunch, or dinner. The food is fantastic French-style cuisine, the service is the best I have ever seen, and the location is lovely and historic. It is elegant without being stuffy. And did I mention that... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

This is a review for service only. I have used TripAdvisor for many restaurants in the past, and am always hesitant to trust a review that ends with someone not eating in the restaurant. By all accounts the food is great, but we wouldn't know. We had an 8PM reservation, and were told to wait in the bar area. We... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Food was excellent and service impecable Location is somewhat hard to find Price is steep but I guess when you are in a 600 year old temple with an art gallery that's the price you have to pay

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

My trip advisor never fails me!!!! We arrived in China on oct 14 and decided to do reservation for my husband birthday on 23th. At first was kind of scary when the driver was taking us, beacuse the Temple Hotel is located at the end of an alley. But when we got there, the Hotel security is outside and were... More

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

Dear MariaVM70, Thank you very much for your kind words to us, we were truly glad that we were able to assist you in celebrating your husband's birthday during your trip to China. The opportunity to express our hospitality towards you are certainly most appreciated. We wish to thank you for visiting us and we wish to have the chance... More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

We've been going since the opening, and as a hard core foodie, I expect a high level of quality if I'm gonna spend the money. Temple never disappoints. You feel as if the staff will go out of their way to make your dinner exceptional, and if I had an important dinner meeting to impress clients I know I could... More

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

Dear wong33, Thank you for your generous comments to us on Trip Advisor, and for your longtime support to TRB. It is always a very pleasant feeling knowing that there are people like yourself who has been with us since our opening, who has kindly give us the opportunity to continuously express our hospitality towards you. We want to express... More

Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

We had an excellent dinner and evening at TRB. The service was just outstanding, from the beginning to the end. Surprising location. The perfect dinner at an outstanding restaurant. Thanks!

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

Dear Svein-Erik B, We are truly honoured by your kind praises to us, it give us excitements and motivates us to continuously improve ourselves so we can offer more enjoyable experiences to fellow customers and travellers like yourself. Thank you for visiting us here at TRB and allowing us to assist you with your dining experience. More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Made an online reservation a week before. Restaurant sent 2 emails with useful directions. Walked from Dongsi Stn, which took us about 20min. Taxis can be arranged by the restaurant for the return journey. Remember to ask for a table away from the kitchen. It's the busiest passage way in the whole establishment and the constant activity can be a... More

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

Dear MikeWangLC, Thank you for your detailed and insightful comments, we are not only glad to learn that we had the opportunity to assist you with your dining experience, but moreover, to learn from your reviews on how we can best improve ourselves. We are most grateful for you taking the time to share your experience, we will strive to... More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Would advise making a lot of effort to eat at Temple. Incredible restaurant set in an old temple but with a modern classy interior. Food is Michelin star quality. Had a three course meal but you get a lot of bang for your buck - amuse bouche/small dishes/palate cleansers aplenty between meals. Some interesting decanters of wine and skilful pouring... More

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

Dear Jonathan C, We would like to thank you for sharing your experiences at our restaurant with fellow trip advisors travellers and with us, it is a true delight to learn that you have found the dinner at TRB to be of an satisfactory wines. We are very happy to know that you have passed some enjoyable time at our... More

Oakville, Canada
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Driving down a dark narrow alley, being met by a gentleman who takes you the last few steps and you enter an entirely different world - the setting, decor and ambiance is just the beginning. You are gently greeted by any employee you may pass on the way to your table. The staff is very knowledgeable about the wine and... More

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

Dear Charlotte R, It is a great joy to learn of your liking to the experience you had with us, your generous words are much too kind are certainly encouraging. We shall continue to keep on improving ourselves so we could offer excellent hospitality to more customers such as yourself. Thank you again for giving us the opportunity to express... More

Beijing, China
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Will remember this for a long time. Went for brunch and had an exceptional Sunday morning. Took the menu with wine pairings and the servings were very generous. This is where foreigners should go when they come to Beijing (as a special treat!). Worth every RMB.

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

Dear GMF5, It certainly gives us much delight and gratitude to read about your loving comments, we are blessed to have the opportunity to welcome you at TRB over brunch and to assist you in passing an enjoyable sunday morning. We hope that we shall have wonderful opportunities alike in the near future to welcome you at TRB. More

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