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Dianke Dianlai

Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Chinese, Asian, Yunnan
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8 DAFANGJIA HUTONG (off Chaoyangmen Nanxiaojie) | Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

It was a treat from a friend who is a local Beijinger. The restaurant is in the hutong with a small entrance door which can be easily missed. There is no menu, but pre-set dinner in different prices per person. The dishes are small and come very quickly one after another. It's like taste testing Yunnan cuisine with a wide... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2015

The small tasting menu is a masterpiece in it's simplicity I stopped counting the dishes after the 7th Strong, sweet, yes you find it all and you never tasted it before Very very hard to find the simple entrance "Door No 8 " in the small alley behind the new petroleum HQ

Thank PlatinumSwe
Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Yunnan food is among my favourite of the Chinese cuisines. Light, fresh, very much vegetable based. But a most recent visit to Dianke Dianlai was none of these things. Perhaps it was our mistake at choosing the more expensive of the set menus (189RMB vs 129RMB, I think) - or maybe the place just isn't what it used to be.... More 

1 Thank JulietBeijing
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

We were very well fed at this Yunnanese set menu restaurant, choosing the cheapest of the 3 options at 128 RMB per person, for 12 dishes. Our meal would be a very expensive and fancy degustation menu in a western city. Our 12 dishes were: Three soups, one based on a potato puree and two in lovely rich chicken broth;... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

One of the best restaurants I have been to, Noma included. Highly recommended! Where there in Oct 2012 and in August 2013, equally great!

Thank JCederholm
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

Since we are wai guo ren, I cannot verify the authenticity of the food but the taste and quantity were great. It is not easy to find the restaurant and no one speaks English but . . . . If you order their tasting menu 128rmb/pp you will leave very satisfied.

Thank 888Paulw888
Orinda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

In planning our two week trip to China, we stumbled upon the TripAdvisor ratings of restaurants in each city. Beijing was going to be at the end of our trip, so we knew we'd be looking for something different. Indeed, it turned out that we had been treated to Peking Duck seven times in a week and a half. I... More 

3 Thank castriker888
Ithaca, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2012

My husband and I arranged to dine here after reading reviews of other diners. Our hotel called to make the reservation for us. We did have a little trouble finding it, even with the detailed directions of other reviewers (for which we were thankful!). The meal was delicious, beautiful, and memorable. The service was attentive and friendly. We would recommend... More 

4 Thank EagerReader
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

This place is a hidden gem. We did have a tough time finding the place and you should look at the photo on reviews of the front door which will hopefully help of you are visiting – and I recommend you do. We had pre-booked through our hotel and once we arrived we fumbled through the language barrier to choose... More 

4 Thank flan_1969
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2011

I had a business dinner last night in Beijing & decided at the last minute not to eat in the hotel so I quickly looked up trip advisor for a place close by. This place came up & I took a chance. It was excellent. 4 of us just arrived with no booking & were immediately seated. It was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Yunnan
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 DAFANGJIA HUTONG (off Chaoyangmen Nanxiaojie) | Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
  • Neighborhood: Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
  • Phone Number: 010-65120930
Delicious Chinese cuisine well prepared and beautifully presented in this different, yet rewarding restaurant.

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