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Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
0.6 miles from Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
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Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

Brand new location, wide menu choice, mostly Chinese cuisine and Peking Duck. We took beef and chicken, sweet and sour, both OK. Basic service, almost no English, as in the majority of restaurants in Peking. Good prices. Note: maybe (I am not an expert) the...duck here is not at the same level of other places nearby, but at least you do not have to wait one/two hours in queue to taste it.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 10, 2019

My wife and I were recommended to this place by a tour guide as a place to eat lunch. I am American and my wife is Guatemalan, so we are both obviously not locals. The menu lists 2 prices, which our guide had explained that...the slightly lower price is for members. However, our waiter started telling us prices that were 3 times the non-member price. For example, a large-portion flounder fish entree had member price of 72 RMB and non-member price of 75 RMB. The waiter said for us it would be 225. I pointed at the 75 on the menu and asked why he was saying 225. He took a napkin and wrote 75+75+75=225. He did the same for another dish that had a non-member price of 36. He wrote 36+36+36=108. And he wanted to charge us 48 RMB for green tea. I could not speak enough Mandarin and the waiter could not speak enough English to explain why he was charging us 3 times the menu price. But my wife and I felt that they really just did not want us there. We were unwelcome and they would only serve us if we paid a very high price. After several attempts to get him to explain the pricing we stood up to leave and the waiter just said "Bye". He made absolutely no attempt to get us to stay and seemed quite content that we were leaving. Two days later, we had another guided tour with a different guide but from the same tour company. She took us to the Da Wan Ju location near the Temple of Heaven. I didn't realize it was the same restaurant/different location until our driver had already left or I'd have preferred to not eat there. This time our Chinese guide stayed and ate with us and they charged us the stated menu price rather than 3x the price. We have spent 14 days in China in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, and Beijing and have not experienced this type of discrimination at any other restaurant. We strongly recommend not supporting a business that uses this type of practices.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Third visit to Beijing. Third visit to this restaurant. It’s a place I make a mental note to visit everytime I’m in Beijing First thing I noted was how technology and neon lights have taken over this restaurant. It’s no longer quaint and a local...hidden gem. Interior is almost the same. Food standard so so. I still love their fish head dish and that’s about it. Try the “Kong Bak Bao” too. It’s fatty and juicy. Overall I’ll probably visit again. While I can get the same quality anywhere else in Beijing, it’s the memory of an old time fav that’s hard not to visit again and again as Long as I’m in Beijing.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

Obviously well liked by locals, we were brought here by our guide. We still haven't really had any great Chinese food and are starting to wonder where we can find some. Very bland dishes.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

This was a lunch stop on a tour. It's a large restaurant, we sat on the 2nd floor. You sign in for a table at a kiosk and get a receipt with your time. Our guide did this for us, but it's the first time...I had seen this system. The restaurant is very clean and staff very helpful. We had Peking Duck with a variety of sauces, veggies and fruits. We also ordered Sizzling Beef and Crispy Chicken. The meat in both dishes was tender and tasty.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

After a day of sightseeing, this was a great place to end our day with a wonderful, low cost dinner. The food was excellent and service outstanding. We had beautifully seasoned roast Mongolian lamb, scallion pancakes, and sautéed snow peas. That accompanied by a couple...of their large Yanjin beers came to the princely sum of less than US$25 (¥153). It took us a while to come our food decisions because the menu was just incredibly entertaining. Their translations of the menu were just hilarious, and some of the dish names provide all sorts of joke opportunities. My favorite were Fried Enema and Fried Ticklebox. The descriptions were also wonderful. That menu alone is worth a visit to this restaurant. I hope no one ever tells them how bad their translations are... or if they figure it out, they leave the menu as is.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

We were brought here for lunch as part of a private tour. The food was okay, but we did not receive any explanation as to how the service would work (it was our very first meal outside of the hotel). We only ordered a few...things and they seemed rather "Americanized," instead of authentic. Other guests (locals) watched us while we practiced using chopsticks, but we didn't mind the smiles and chuckles. The women's toilet is the squat variety -- another personal first! :-)More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

A real gem. Great atmosphere. Dishes around 45yuan and good portion sizes. English menu and very patient staff.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed May 10, 2017

Had a nice experience at this restaurant even though we were not that hungry when we reached there. Had some veggie and noodles in chicken soup that was nice. The beef was also good. Did not try the duck. Can recommend and the service was...good.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

We can here with our tour guide for lunch. You could tell this was a place for the locals by looking around. He ordered for our group and everything was fantastic! Especially the duck! I didn't think I would like it but it was fantastic!...If you are around this place while in Beijing, give it a try! I would definitely return!!More

Date of visit: April 2017
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