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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 9,390 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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Beijing
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We went there with my wife without any purposes and we found and amazing place. The food are very outstanding , all staff are very polite with a nice sense of humor , all our evening was very nice. We are French and very difficult about food service and wine , but its a real first place to go if... More

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Hong Kong, China
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105 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I've lived in Beijing for a couple of years and have been faithfully dining at TRB for a while now. This weekend, my husband and I went for brunch - our last meal - at TRB before we moved from the Chinese capital. We've had a handful of memorable dining experiences in our time in China and this meal at... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The food, the staff, the property, the manager all were spectacular. Hidden in an alley. Modern a mixture of contemporary and a page out of 600 year old history. Everything was perfect. Including the personal tour of the property the manager gave us.

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

Dear BillyBiii, We are truly grateful for your review on our restaurant. We are more than delighted to hear that you have enjoyed a pleasant experience with us. We do indeed feel blessed to be located at such unique site. We are looking forward in having the opportunity to welcome you back at TRB in the near future and express... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I came here to celebrate her birthday. Each dish we ordered was excellent and unique. Additionally, we received multiple complimentary drinks and dishes! Our waiter, Rick, was funny and charming and put us right at ease. He really went above and beyond to make the meal the best we have ever had!

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

Dear Henry P, Thank you for leaving your comment and sharing your experience. We are very happy to hear that our waiter’s assistance has contributed to your enjoyment. We shall pass on the message to him as I am sure it will motivate him to keep up the good work. Thank you again for your review and please pass on... More

Beijing, China
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This has to be the best diining experience in Beijing this year. Excellent service, great wine list and delicious food. The total cost of the meal is not inexpensive, however great value for money when you take it all into account including Amuse Bouche, Sorbet etc. Well done and keep it up. Will be back for sure!

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

Dear BeijingEye, Thank you sincerely for letting us know that you have enjoyed your experience here at our restaurant, your words are certainly most encouraging. We will certainly continue to strive to provide our warm hospitality to our guests. Thank you again for your support and we look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back at TRB in... More

Beijing, China
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It took me a couple of days to think about whether I should submit a review about my unpleasant experience, I decided in the end that it should be shared. I've been to TRB many times for their lunch, dinner and weekend brunches since their opening, sadly my experience there a couple of days ago has really changed my opinion... More

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

Dear Katie T, First and foremost, I would like to express my deepest regrets and apologies to you and hope you could spare few minutes to read through my message. I could not have foresee that my insensitive words have generated such unpleasant sentiments for you and I do wish to thank you sincerely for sharing this with me, so... More

Beijing, China
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217 reviews 217 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Hands down best service in Beijing! This being my first time there I was highly impressed at how wonderful the staff was. They welcomed us with a glass of champagne and really made us feel at home. They also gave us free appetizers with our meal. The best thing about this place is they treated us with respect and made... More

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

Dear PresPJ, Thank you for your kind words to us, we are truly happy to learn you have enjoyed your experience here at TRB and we had assisted to create a pleasant visit. We shall certainly be looking forward to welcoming you back here at TRB in the future and create more delightful memories for you. More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My daughter, who is attending 2 months summer program in Beijing, brought her friends to TRB' brunch to celebrate her birthday. I asked if the restaurant could arrange the candle lit cake for a surprise! They responded with wonderful hospitality, and young ladies enjoyed special cakes and even the complimentary drinks! My daughter said the food was amazing and ambience... More

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

Dear Sarah C, Thank you for letting us know that we had been able to assist your lovely daughter in celebrating her birthday, it was our great pleasure to learn that she and her friends have enjoyed there time here at TRB on this blissful. We are certainly looking forward to having the opportunity to welcome you here in TRB... More

Oslo,Norway
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121 reviews 121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We are so impressed with this restaurant. Judging by the location you would not expect the cool and calm oasis inside the walls of this amazing restaurant. Everything is perfected down to the smallest little detail. The tables are strategically placed to minimize noise (hard to accomplish without a lot of textiles) and the decor is minimalistic and tasteful. The... More

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

Dear Tim_Norway, Thank you for the lovely words and it is a great delight to learn that you have enjoyed your experience here at TRB, your compliments to us are certainly not only flattering, but also greatly motivate us to continue to better ourselves and strive for providing excellent hospitality to other fellow customers. More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent design! We had a 3-hour long lunch just enjoying the food, the company, and the place. Highly recommend this place to anyone coming to Beijing! Paul, the Maitre D, personally take good care of his clients. He came by our table to check on us, have a small chat, and even took us for a... More

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

Dear Abby C, Thank you for the generous compliments you have showered us with, we feel truly happy to learn that you had spent a pleasant lunch time here at TRB and received attentive service from our staff. The opportunity to express our hospitality to our customers such as yourselves is certainly our biggest motivation in continuing to improve ourselves... More

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