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“Great Food, Even Better Atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Huajia Yiyuan (Hua's Restaurant)

Huajia Yiyuan (Hua's Restaurant)
235 Dongzhimen Nei Dajie,Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China (Beijing Workers' Sports Complex)
010-64037802
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Ranked #33 of 9,532 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $75
Cuisines: Chinese, Cantonese, Szechuan
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
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“Great Food, Even Better Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

As funny as it may be to say, Hua's was one of my favorite things about Beijing. I loved the hutongs and Great Wall, but was somewhat disappointed we picked a foggy day to go the wall. The Forbidden City and Tienanmen Square were overrun by hordes. But finding Hua's was the best! Everyone was very friendly, price was great, and the reviews are right, both foreigners and locals were here, so we didn't feel like we were being inauthentic in eating here. Great food (though we did order a couple of items of the "foreign friends' favorites), and great entertainment (music and food-related acts - noodle throwing, unicycle-riding while peeling a gourd, etc.) So great we went back the next night!

Also, great service; my mom must have looked cold, so one of the hostesses came over and offered her a shawl to keep wrapped around her during dinner.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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“nice food, great decoration”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I like their peking Duck and spicy crawfish.
They offered the spicy crawrish peel off the skin. which is excellent.
They have so many locations. easily find one near you and meet your needs.
we went their as our alumni event. they have a table that can sit 20 peoples.
great service and fair price.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Pure love! Great duck...great everything!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

If you are looking for simply fabulous Peking Duck, this is your restaurant! I have been to the Dongzhimen location multiple times and, if given a choice, I will not go anywhere else for duck. Making a reservation is definitely recommended, although tables can be obtained if you go at an early hour. The restaurant is gorgeous with an open courtyard and plants, etc. If you desire you can see the animals that will eventually be eaten. There are huge fish tanks you can choose your meal from, or take home for a later meal. The service is very good, especially when considering what kind of service is typical at restaurants in Beijing. One time we were there and one of our toddlers got sick. The staff helped us above and beyond to clean up and set everything right. They seemed sincere and helpful, and that is always appreciated when dining with children. Beyond that, everything we have eaten and ordered has been spectacular! I would go there any time to indulge in anything they have on the menu!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good Beijing cuisine!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Huajia Yiyuan has many locations, not all have cool shows. The one has shows is located on Guijie, its a street long full of restaurants and red lanterns. Huajia Yiyuan on Guijie is in a traditional Beijing courtyard style. An open yard surrounded by separated rooms. The shows are performed in the middle open yard, if you have a table there, the shows will perform right in front of you. The shows are very entertaining for all ages. I would recommend it for families with children and tourists.
The other location I went to has no shows. Its located on Wangfujing, inside the Macau building. Its more upscale and the menu is different.
The food is Beijing Sichuan fusion. I like spicy food, the Fish in Sichuan style is very tasty. Beijing roast duck is comparable to Dadong.
Its a shame that all restaurants in Beijing will not honor the no smoking sign! I would emphasize my no smoking request to the server, and try to get a table away from smokers.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Very tasty ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

We had a lovely tofu and mushroom dish, empress dowager aubergine, roast duck, sweet and sour fish and choi sum. All delicious. Shame about everyone smoking but that's the way of things here.

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