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“I go here everytime when i home” 5 of 5 stars
Review of TRB

TRB
No.23 SongZhuSi, Shatan North Street, Dongcheng District | Jingshan Park, Beijing 100009, China (Houhai)
+86 10 8400 2232
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Ranked #2 of 8,771 Restaurants in Beijing
Price range: $20 - $150
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Khon Kaen, Thailand
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“I go here everytime when i home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

i live in beijing. now i live in thailand. i go to china 2 in a year. then i go to eat here with my family. The food is good. The restaurant is beauty. It is not so expensive. But it is not so cheap. It is fair price. The people work in the restaurant are friendly. I go again in April in the next year to the restaurant eat. Sorry for my english.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Temple Restaura... B, Manager at TRB, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear Xing l,

Thank you for frequenting TRB. We are very honored to hear that you associate us to with home. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you and your family again during your next visit back in Beijing.
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Ekero, Sweden
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“great effort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

the position in the midst of hutong Beijing is fantastic in contrast to the outside world. Service and food and ambience efforts are really worth a visit.

  • Visited October 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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Temple Restaura... B, Manager at TRB, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Dear JonasHaggqvist,

Thank you for choosing TRB. We hope you had a memorable time here and we look forward to hosting you again in the future.
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Middlebury
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“Sublime”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This restaurant is amazing. Of course, your taxi driver will never know how to get there and you won't be sure how you'll get home (the restaurant had to cal us a "black" cab) but it's worth it. The restaurant is in this old temple and so artfully decorated. The food is sublime with "free" tastings between all the courses. The staff is uber friendly - they even provided us with a bottle of jam when we left - which was also beautifully presented.

Visited July 2013
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Temple Restaura... B, Manager at TRB, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Dear MavisTravelsFar,

Thank you for choosing TRB. We are glad to learn that you enjoyed our environs and the food. Due to our unique location, transporation to and from our restaurant can be a problem sometimes, that's why we would use professional valuet /chauffering service from a third-party company to make sure that our guests are well taken care of. We hope you can enjoy our complimentary homemade jam and we look forward to hosting you soon.
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Shanghai, China
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“Highly Recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Excellent, a must when you go to Beijing. Perfect in every way. Everything has been thought of thoughtfully - the ambiance, the service, great food - highly recommended.

It is an experience - but please make sure you make a reservations. It is always full, you need to make sure you have a table.

The location is in an alley (hutong) so better if you bring your own car and ask the concierge to write down the address and you have the restaurant number so if you get lost someone can direct you where to go to. The location is city center but hard to find but so worth it.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Temple Restaura... B, Manager at TRB, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear SonnyAng,
Thank you for the kind review and making the recommendation on us. Our team do spend an enormous amount of thoughts on how to keep improving ourselves and provide the best hospitality to our guests. We are very honored to receive such recognition and encouragement from you, and hopefully we can have the chance to host you again soon.
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Pulau Ubin, Singapore
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“Great All-Round Experience with Fantastic Service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Just had a fantastic lunch at TRB a couple of days ago as an end to our trip to Beijing and this place certainly lived up to all the hype and expectations from reading all the positive reviews here. Our taxi driver didn't know this place, so we made a call to the restaurant who directed the driver accordingly. Going down the small lane to TRB, you wouldn't have expected that there is a top restaurant in such a local neighbourhood, but it's there. :) We came much earlier than our reservation time (50 minutes earlier), but not an issue at all, no surprised looks, just a sincere welcome to our seat. Both hubby and I chose the lunch set and with an additional appetiser to share. To be honest, we felt that the appetisers were just okay only, maybe because they were part of the set, but the additional appetiser we ordered, the foie gras and lobster was fantastic. Such a simple looking dish, but oh so good. The main course and desserts are very good as well. I have to compliment the service as well. When we expressed our feedback on the desserts, the waiter explained to us why the appetisers were done in such a manner etc which I appreciate and accepted. The kitchen has messed up my hubby's dessert order, and sent out the wrong item. We raised the issue with our waiter who immediately checked and gotten the issue fixed. He even left the other dessert for us to finish. Who would have minded extra dessert? As a service recovery, he also very kindly offered us a glass of dessert wine each, which we declined, as I don't really drink, but I really appreciate the gesture and the initiative. If I had to nitpick, it would be the attention to details. I'm left handed, and my cutlery was always set for a right hander, even though I have moved my cutlery in front of the wait staff a couple of times. Just a minor minor issue. At the end of the meal, we took a walk around the compound, very very beautiful and tastefully decorated. I thoroughly enjoyed this meal and while taste wise this is not the BEST meal i ever had, but the service, the atmosphere and the surroundings made it a top class all round experience.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Temple Restaura... B, Manager at TRB, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear GetawayJunkie,
Thank you for choosing TRB. We are very glad to hear we lived up to your expectation and you enjoyed your experience here. The foie gras lobster is one of our most popular dishes, we are glad that you enjoyed it. To provide the highest level of hopspitality to our guests has always been our goal, so we are very grateful to hear your feedback and suggetions on how we can improve and become better, especially regarding the attention to details, which is what we regard as highly important. Thank you again for taking the time to write us this review, and we sincerely look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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