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Cafe Sambal

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Houhai
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DouFuChi Hutong, JiuGulou DaJie, Beijing, China
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010-64004875
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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292 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

The first time we went here in our first week in Beijing we had a lovely meal and great bottle of wine. I let my friend order the food as she has family history in Malaysia so knew what she was ordering. All of the dishes that we tried were very flavoursome and the dishes were good size. The second... More 

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Asheville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

I travel a lot and write many reviews. I always read review on trip advisor before I book a hotel and go to a restaurant. I have always been pleased with the choices I make sometimes more sometimes less. The place is a disaster. I was the only one in the restaurant, which was strange as it was 6:30pm. The... More 

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Thank bobasheville
Scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Cafe Sambal is a malaysian restaurant on Gulou Dajie to the west of the bell tower. It is a hutong courtyard with a bar, three dining rooms and the kitchen set around a central courtyard. The rooms are really nicely decorated and the place is full of old wooden furniture. We have been to it several times and it is... More 

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Thank smudge41
Malaysia
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

I'm Malaysian. . Found this Restaurant in the shopping mall call Parkson. .the food that they serve are superb delicious. . It make me surprise with the taste. Very recommended to all expecially those who looking for Halal food in Beijing. .

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1 Thank Zack_Muhammad
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Came here with 4 other friends because it looked like a quiet enjoyable restaurant. We ordered the set menu for 4 and got a round of drinks. The drinks were underwhelming and overpriced but that's ok. The food was average Malaysian fare, but it wasn't until a cockroach landed on my food and then started to repeatedly climb up a... More 

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Beijing, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We went on a Saturday night and ate some really tasty food, We had the taster menu for 298 RMB and we were not disappointed. The food was very well made and had a variety of flavours. Even the dessert was amazing and I don't normally like desserts. It's in a nice area and it's a much more genuine hutong... More 

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Food- decent malaysian food. Ambience- nice cozy hutong space. Service- Horrible. The only reason i will not be going there again is because of the bad service. They couldn't care any less.

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Thank travelflooo
Houston, Texas, USA
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My wife and I have visited this restaurant every time I am in Beijing .. great food and service, in a unique setting: the courtyard of a old hutong house. Of all Eastern cuisines, Malaysian and Indonesian are my favourites - subtle and diverse flavours, hot and spicy if you want it. And Café Sambal does not disappoint - makes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

I'm a malaysian so was very excited when I found about this restaurant. I must say that it didn't disappoint. The food was authentic Malaysian and tasted great. Maybe it could be a bit more spicy but then I am Malaysian

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Thank az72az
London
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Cafe Sambal is a small, friendly cafe bar, converted from hutong rooms in the heart of Beijing’s old city, serving Malaysian food. It is round the corner from the Bamboo Garden Hotel, where we were staying. We were made to feel very welcome by all the staff from the moment we stepped in and the food, a mutton dish with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Cuisine
Asian, Malaysian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: DouFuChi Hutong, JiuGulou DaJie, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighborhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: 010-64004875

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?