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GongDeLin Sucai Restaurant

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158 Qianmen Nan Dajie, Beijing, China
Name/address in local language
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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South Bend, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Great for vegetarians and vegans. No questions about whether something is vegetarian but maybe cooked in chicken broth. No animal fat or meat in any direction. I am not a vegetarian but enjoyed the meal. Husband is vegetarian and enjoyed it more. Creative uses of soy products in all manner of shapes, sizes and textures make for some interesting mock... More 

Thank Amy R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Recommended by our hotel. Nice traditional setting. Extensive menu with photos and descriptions made ordering relatively easy. Portions sizes were generous. Nice tea selection. Professional service.

Thank josepht2016
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

My brother and I eat a vegan diet and we discovered that this eatery was about a 5 minute walk from our hotel. We arrived a little later than we would have liked (20 mins to closing time) and staff accommodated us. We ordered the spicy potatoes, the Sichuan mushroom dish and two portions of rice between us. We were... More 

Thank LaurasViews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant with our daughter who is a committed vegetarian. She is working in China and experiences real difficulty in sourcing vegetarian options on a menu. Virtually all the dishes on offer were forms of "mock meat". The food was well presented and enjoyable. Total bill for three including drinks was 255 yuan. Staff were very pleasant and... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

My Chinese colleagues took us here for an extensive meal here, 19 dishes in total. There were 2 dozen of us. Nearly all dishes had a 'meat' name, such as vegetarian duck, ham, eel, mutton, fish, etc. The food was beautifully presented and tasted great. If you did not know it was a vegetarian restaurant you could almost believe you... More 

Thank Rob S
Beijing, China
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The food was quite all right, the menu is nice, with acceptable English translations and lots of photos. We spent roughly RMB 60 per person. The staff looked a bit bored and were not overly helpful, but the food arrived pretty soon and was really quite good. They set up Buddha statues which is good, but I think they should... More 

Thank Gábor R
Woodside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Food: 4/5. There were some creative and interesting dishes. Tasty and flavorful. Good presentation. Can't go wrong with the fake meat dishes. However, pass on the vegetable buns and dumplings, the fillings were bland. They should change to chive or cabbage filling instead. Service: 4/5. Friendly and fast. Location: 3/5. Nothing special. Ambience: 4/5. Nice, clean and tastefully decorated. Good... More 

Thank Nancy S
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Lots of "fake meat" menu options. Food was good but not great. Traditional Chinese ambiance. Food was somewhat similar to other vege dishes at other restaurants.

1 Thank Philip M
Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

The food was very good. The staff was nice but had limited English so ordering was based on pictures in the menu. Presentation was very good as well. A bit on the pricey side though, but good if you want a nice dinner.

1 Thank C K
Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I had visited the place some...25 years ago. Was magical! Since then I truly became vegetarian and insisted heavily to visit the place with my fellow colleagues. Well, the old place had much more "charm"' at least as far as I can remember! We decided to go for the full "trial" with a "suite of some 15/20 dishes" rather than... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian, Vegan
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Qianmen Nan Dajie, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Chongwenmen
  • Neighborhood: Chongwenmen
  • Phone Number: 010-65112542
This is a great vegetarian Buddhist 'fake meat' place. You can get a large meal for $4 (Y30) a person. The menu is in clear English. Though the wait staff speaks little English, pointing to the menu works just fine.

Even my friends skeptical of all things tofu loved the place. The mushroom soup is amazing.

The restauranted is located one entertaining mile walk south of Tiananmen Square. Be sure to duck into some alleyways to your right and left along the way for an improv Hutong tour.

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