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Fangshan Restaurant (Beihai)

Beihai Gongyuannei , inside Beihai Park's south gate, Beijing, China
+86 10 6401 1889
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good34%
  • Average26%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible9%
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“set menu” (4 reviews)
“songshan” (5 reviews)
“imperial” (4 reviews)
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Beihai Gongyuannei , inside Beihai Park's south gate, Beijing, China
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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Fangshan Restaurant serves Sichuan Cuisine. However it is not your ordinary Sichuan Restaurant but elaborate imperial-style restaurant featuring costumed waitresses . The restaurant is elegantly decorated with high painted ceilings with traditional Chinese art. Originally, it was a royal kitchen catering to the royal family....More

Thank TLin009
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Our guide showed us to this restaurant and it was great. It was good food and plenty of it and the setting was great. Frankly, several of the other reviews discuss it as "touristy", but we did not see that at all. We were the...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed May 8, 2017

A very unique experience. Our guide could not eat with us and I suspect that her Chinese dining experience may have been more authentic than ours. That being said I did watch Chinese people order and consume the same dishes that were presented to our...More

Thank Greg J
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Fangshan restaurant has recently moved from the inlet within Beihai park onto the north shore of the park. It is a restaurant with a long history and specialises in dishes prepared and eaten for the emperors of long ago. Surprisingly, the dishes are mostly not...More

1  Thank Kleinrhys
Reviewed May 27, 2016

A govt run restaurant to the east of Tiananmen Square, its popular with the tour companies and ours wa no exception. Its a nice building and very close to the main action around the square and the forbidden city but the food is decidely average,...More

Thank andycoldham
Reviewed February 26, 2016

This is by far the best Chinese food and experience to be had in Beijing. The food, ambiance, service and overall experience were superb. If you go to Beijin, you must hit Fangshan

3  Thank jacquescukierkorn
Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

The word Fang Shan literally means Imitate Royal Cuisine. The theme of this restaurant is to mimic the ambiance of the Imperial Ching Dynasty and the dishes is served. They used to have the waitress dressed in traditional court uniforms, this is no longer practiced...More

2  Thank Harold L
Reviewed October 1, 2015

Had an Imperial dinner that was easily our best dining experience in Beijing. The room was splendid and the food was fantastic. Service a little challenging but the food more than overcame expectations. The garlic shrimp were a masterpiece.

1  Thank TexaninRomania
Reviewed September 17, 2015

We had a group dinner in Fangshan Restaurant in Beijing. The restaurant is of large size and offer a choice of several halls and kind of private rooms. We had our dinner in a beautifully decorated rooms with the traditional round table in the middle....More

1  Thank TQ_Travel-Quest
Reviewed February 27, 2015

The location is very nice. Inside the Beihai Park in a temple. The decor is a traditional style. Same as the plates and cups. In the menu you can find fixed menus from 400USD up to 4500USD. There are some normal dishes with normal prices...More

1  Thank hemish1
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August 11, 2017|
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Response from Mark H | Reviewed this property |
I don't know of a link, but any decent concierge can handle this. Heck, I am not sure that you even need a reservation.
August 11, 2017|
Response from TLin009 | Reviewed this property |
We were guests of our Beijing friends . But I saw the restaurant contact posted as +861064011889. They have a Mandarin website. Just enjoy their numerous dishes! Am sure the hotel concierge will be happy to book for... More
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beihai Gongyuannei , inside Beihai Park's south gate, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighborhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: +86 10 6401 1889
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