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TRB - Temple Restaurant Beijing

23 Shatan Beijie, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China (Houhai)
+86 10 8400 2232
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Ranked #1 of 9,384 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $150
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Houhai
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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Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Incredible. Don;t be frustrated if takes you a few minutes to find the place. It's totally worth the effort and adventure. It starts with the greeting at the door and finishes as they walk you out. The service, the food, the ambience, the pacing of the meal, are all tops for Beijing. Everyone in our family loved everything about the... More

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We went yesterday for our wedding anniversary, we booked a table for 8:30 pm and arrived at 8:45pm. But we got our table at 9:30pm. Even if champagne was offered to us to wait, it seems to us that in such restaurant where the standing is so high in terms of food, wine and service quality it is unacceptable to... More

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new norcia Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Our hotel concierge recommended this restaurant (which we checked out on TA first) and thoughtfully came with us to help us find it. Of course we got lost walking through the maze of the Hutongs. We eventually entered the old temple before we entered the very modern restaurant. What a retreat from the busy frantic Beijing! A classy modern restaurant... More

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

Dear glentromie, Thank you sincerely for letting us know that you have enjoyed your experience here at our restaurant, your words are certainly most encouraging. We shall certainly pass on your kind compliments to Laurent as I am sure it will be most encouraging for him to hear, thus motivating him to continue to keep up his good work. Thank... More

Brussels
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This restaurant put a smile of joy on on my face from start to finish... Everything about this place was special from the location, setting, service, food and wine. Temple rates very highly amongst the many Michelin restaurants I've eaten at and certainly more so for the experience. A mix of the best in Europe with a twist of China... More

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

Dear IHAIM, We would like to thank you sincerely for leaving your generous comments about our restaurant and are glad to learn that you felt joy while enjoying your dining experience. We are very happy to hear that our staff’s assistance has contributed to your enjoyment. We shall pass on the message to them as I am sure will motivate... More

Tel Aviv, Israel
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Everything is great there - Location: The surrounding area looks like the poorest neighborhood but this restaurant is located in an old temple is a gem. Service: Amazing. There are more waiters than customers... Food: Last time we were there a year ago it was good. This time it was amazing. I understand the chef was replaced. This is the... More

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

Dear idophir, We are truly happy to hear that you found your visit in our restaurant to be satisfactory. We highly value each customer’s opinion and your review is invaluable to us in improving our food quality and service. Thank you for your review and for taking the time to express your experience. We hope to be able to provide... More

London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We went there to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary and it ended up being one of the best dinners we've ever had, and we like or food and have been to many top restaurants. Location: The restaurant is located inside a temple that has been restaured. It is worth waking around to explore it and it even has a gallery... More

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

Dear maudes21, We are truly happy to learn you have enjoyed an excellent evening celebrating your 3rd wedding anniversary in our restaurant. Your likings to our setting, food and wine list are certainly are most encouraging and cherished. We shall pass on the message to Rick and Alicia as I am sure it will motivate them to keep up the... More

Beijing, China
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I recent went there with some friends. We really loved the atmosphere and the service the staff provided. However, we were not big fans of the food. We ordered the lobster bisque for soup and grilled chicken for the main course. The chicken was cooked dry and plain. Maybe we should give it another shot by order some of their... More

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

Dear Karen Xinyue Z, Thank for you choosing TRB with your friends. We are truly sorry to hear that you didn’t find your dining experience to be satisfactory. We highly value each customer’s opinion and your review is invaluable to us in improving our food quality and service. Thank you once more for taking the time to express your experience.... More

Munich
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Temple restaurant is a beautiful restaurant in an old temple - it's been converted into a restaurant - a really great place. We returned here for our two years anniversary dinner. It truly wonderful!!! They were so nice and generous to us. At the beginning, they brought us a glass of champagne (for free) as an aperitif and two pre-starters... More

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

Dear IsabelEngel, We would like to thank you for your review and your recommendations, we are delighted to learn that you have taken a liking in our restaurant. We were truly honored to be able to welcome you here at TRB on the occasion of your two years anniversary and to be able to assist you to celebrate this special... More

Beijing, China
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place is just amazing. The location is very hard to find and if you are a tourist and speak no Chinese you may struggle. I live in Beijing and kept having to ask locals for directions. However, once I found the place the lady seated me at the bar and gave my a free glass of champagne for finding... More

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

Dear xxhelen07, We are truly grateful for your review on our restaurant. We are happy to learn that albeit the difficulties in locating us, you have still found the experience at our restaurant to be a pleasurable one; the opportunity to assist you with your dining experience is certainly much cherished. Please pass on once more of our birthday wishes... More

China, Maine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have been there three times and I have never been disappointed. Fabulous food, taste, presentation, ambience and fantastic wine selections. Just getting there through the narrow jammed up road is a pain :)

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

Dear Heavan_0n_Earth We would like to thank you sincerely for leaving your generous comments about us and are glad to learn that you have enjoyed the dining experience. It was certainly our great pleasure to express our hospitality towards you. We are looking forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back at TRB for your fourth visit, hopefully many... More

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