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“Tasty and good” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kongyiji Restaurant (Shenchahai)

Kongyiji Restaurant (Shenchahai)
Houhai South Bank, 2A Deshengmennei Dajie, Beijing, China (Houhai)
010-66184917
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Ranked #279 of 9,532 Restaurants in Beijing
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Zhejiang, Shanghai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Houhai
England
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Tasty and good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Just down fron Shichahai Shadow Art Hotel. Very helpful staff. Pictures to choose from. We were the only westerners. I always feel it must be an OK place if you are the only foreigners. Good price.

  • Visited October 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tianjin, China
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Dinner by the lake side”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We had our visit to Hou Hai lake winter this year. It was Chinese New Year 2nd day and almost all restaurant and eatery center were closed after 5pm. As we walked by the lake, we bumped into the only restaurant open there. It turn our to be a good surprise to us.
The price range in menu were from 500rmb to 20rmb. The dish turn out to be excellent and value for money. The ingredient were fresh and environment were nice. Food was well presented as well.
Strongly recommend for group of 4 and above with target spend 100-150rmb/people

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Beijing, China
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Cantonese-style in a great setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Kong Yiji is cantonese-style, with most of the Cantonese and Fujianese classics, but they also have many dishes which have the chef's own special stamp on them. Highly recommeded for groups of 4 and up.

Visited May 2013
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Beijing, China
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“One of Beijing's greatest restaurants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Kong Yiji, named after a character in a novel by Lu Xun, is one of Beijing's most famous restaurants. It's located in a beautiful building on the south side of Houhai lake — don't go to one of the downtown branches if you want the full experience. It's Zhejiang style, with an accent is on fish rather than meat, though there are some good chicken dishes. Some of the fish dishes go up to 500 rmb or more, but there are a lot of small dishes for which the asking prices are modest. We had a whole perch, broad beans cooked in cinnamon, dates stuffed with sticky rice, crab dumplings, and a few vegetable dishes etc. for under 150 rmb per head.

Past reviewers have noted a variable standard of service, perhaps inevitably for an institution like Kong Yiji, but it was excellent for us.

  • Visited March 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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2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food and ATMOSPHERE”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Loved the food and even more the atmosphere. Complements a day full of discoveries. Very reasonably priced.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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