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“Disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
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Ke Jia Cai
Qianhai South Bank opposite Lotus Lane, Beijing, China (Houhai)
010-64042259,010-64845151
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Ranked #3,598 of 9,380 restaurants in Beijing
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Vegan, Minority Chinese
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Houhai
Boston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2009

If this is one of the best restaurants in Beijing, then the city is in a sorrowful state. You can get a better meal at any Chinese restaurant in Podunk, U.S.A. I ordered pork. It looked tasty until I discovered that every piece was 90% fat. My wife had bland fried rice. The egg rolls were largely devoid of both flavor and content. This is the second night we've tried to get cheap in Beijing and struck out. Now we're thinking if we want a decent meal, we're going to have to pay for it.

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English first
Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good food - reasonable price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2009

In my opinion, this is one of the best restaurant in Beijing. Food is good and very reasonably priced.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Really good and inexpensive Chinese food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2008

While there are many good restaurants in the Back Lakes Area, Han Cang is a tasty, clean, and inexpensive rustic restaurant specializing in Hakka dishes. When I visited (June 2008) most of the customers were local Chinese, with most tables ordering the house specialty of salt baked whole fish. Since this was our first dinner in Beijing, we opted for the more conservative Hakka style fried rice. It came served in a wooden basket and was really delicious! We also had really good vegetable and chicken dishes there. Our favorite was a simple green bean sprout dish with garlic.

It was really easy to order from the menu, which had pictures of the dishes and English descriptions of the food. We ordered one rice, one meat, and one vegetable dish for two people. Cost for a very filling meal with tea or beer comes to about $10 USD pp, or about 140RMB. You can sit inside (usually air conditioned or with fans running) or outside on the covered patio with nice views of the lake.

Tip: Finding specific addresses in Beijing can be difficult, with street names continuously changing. Han Cang is the first restaurant on the right side when facing Qian Hai lake, across the street (Di'an men xi daije) from the north entrance of Bei Hai Park. The exterior of the restaurant has a lot of dark wood and a large exterior eating area.

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“The food has been in steady decline for years. there are so many better places to eat! don't bother”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2008

The food has been in steady decline for years. there are so many better places to eat! don't bother

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“if you miss m'sia/s'pore...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2008

if you miss m'sia/s'pore chinese food (soupy, steam fish, less oily, less spicy/ma-la), go to this place. nice ambience.

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