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Chef Too

Yansha
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Chaoyang Park Rd West, Beijing, China
010-65918676
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 14
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not the same anymore

This was the restaurant with the best steak and best spare rips in town. The steak is still very good, but everything else is down to just average. We would not recommend this restaurant anymore. The nice family charm of the restaurant is gone too. Now there is an ugly looking small shop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2014
Thomas C
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Suzhou
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Beijing, China
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

We decided on a whim to branch out from our favorites and try something new. We were the only table, although early, for a Thursday evening. His restaurant is too pricy for what you get. My husband and a I each had a bottle of warm beer. Had the waitress shown us the board with wines, we may have had... More 

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Thank joannb
Suzhou
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This was the restaurant with the best steak and best spare rips in town. The steak is still very good, but everything else is down to just average. We would not recommend this restaurant anymore. The nice family charm of the restaurant is gone too. Now there is an ugly looking small shop integrated in the restaurant which kills any... More 

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1 Thank Thomas C
Hong Kong, China
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

This is the second time I've been to Chef Too and this visit was a delicious as the last. I had the blue cheese salad to start and my wide the special shrimp remoulade with avocado. We shared and both were fresh and delicious. For mains I had the Cajun steak with creamed spinach and mashed potatoes. She had the... More 

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Thank Matthew F
Beijing, China
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This small restaurant a few blocks away from the large Solana Mall in the Chaoyang District of Beijing is a 'throw-back' to a slice of Little Italy mixed in with the international flair of Beijing. The food is great (mix of Italian, American, and some Chinese), the ambiance is white table cloth in a simple setting, and could easily be... More 

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Thank TNT1-Mobile
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Chef Too is what I would call an "expat dive" in China. That is, it's the kind of place where lonely expats (often accompanied by their Chinese girlfriends), flock to for mediocre and unimaginative food. They're proud of the sirloin steak, but I found it tasteless and tough. There are much better steaks in Beijing at better prices. The pasta... More 

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2 Thank Reasonableness
Camden, South Carolina
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Chef Too has recently reopened after a three month renovation, bringing good news and bad. The most obvious change is that the dining area on the left as one enters has been converted to a deli, leaving even fewer tables for diners. The result is a cozy, intimate atmosphere that I found more appealing. The bad news is that the... More 

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1 Thank johnmoncure
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Heard lots about their brunch and decided to try it out .. found it ok only. Service is good but food is average. Kids eat for free, which is good for the wallet but nothing else to shout about ...

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1 Thank Sharkrose
Singapore, Singapore
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87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We had brunch at Chef Too on a recent weekend trip to Beijing. The food was great, they have a really good menu, friendly service, and English speaking staff. The staff were very attentive and were happy to check with the kitchen about whether some of the sides were gluten free. Everything we ordered was made well, good standard American-style... More 

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Thank Jaya M
Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Child-friendly place. Egg Benedict, Beef Burger, Shrimp Bisque were all delicious. A good place to hang out with friends.

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Thank gooofygal
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

My grilfriend and I had a wonderful brunch at Chef Too. Thank good we did reserve. They were at least sending 20 people away because it was already booked out. The pancakes are of a big size and can be shared (we recommend it so) and are the best I ever had, not even in the US the pancakes were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chaoyang Park Rd West, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Yansha
  • Neighborhood: Yansha
  • Phone Number: 010-65918676

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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