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Bei Jing Dou Yi Chu Shao Mai Guan (Qian Men)


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#239 of 12,232 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner


Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch

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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Chinese, Asian
Takeout, Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed March 16, 2019

This is, as far as I understood, one of the classic Beijing Dumpling restaurant, and since it have been doing dumplings since 1738, it should be. These dumplings were certainly very tasty – but I am not an expert – and the restaurant had a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Sigurd18
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Locate at a middle of Qian Men pedestrian street. Place is often fully booked so prepare wait for moment to get a seat. Food is really good traditional Chinese/Peking. Especially shoa mai is delicious as well as gabbage with sesam sauce. Stronly recommend that place.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank FlyfishermanBeijing
Reviewed June 6, 2018

If nothing else, I found the history of this restaurant dating back to 1738 quite intriguing and to have the emperor Qianlong dine there incognito is pretty amazing. Anyways, the main specialty of this restaurant are dumplings. We had quite a good selection of dumplings...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Della G
Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

Food , along with service is just mediocre. I have had better Shao Mai in Hong Kong, Toronto or New York. In fact I find their other dishes better than the Shao Mai. I don’t recommended purposely making the trip there, which we did and...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Watched all of the Chinese around us get food, unfortunately forgotten us and had to wait 45mins to get food. Dumplings were ok...

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank rachelo745
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

I am having Shao Mai seafood and pork, taste is not good as expected from its price. I had it in very local restaurant yesterday, taste is better with only 10 CNY, while here is 56 CNY. Pork has strange smell like not fresh, skin...More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed May 8, 2017

One of the best dinners we had in Beijing. Strongly recommend their shao mai. We have not tasted anything else but other dishes served in nearby tables looked also very good. They close quite early so make sure you do not arrive after 21h00 (this...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank M K
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

read about this restaurant from my Beijing guidebook, claim to be a famous restaurant which have to wait outside to be seated. suprisingly there were not much customers when we went for dinner. serving was ok, but food preparation was taking too long time. i...More

Date of visit: March 2017
1  Thank Arwenoob
Reviewed December 4, 2016

Originated in the 3rd Year of Emperor Qianlong or 1738 AD, this is one of place to taste the original recipe of shao mai.

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank Ronald_Simanjuntak
Reviewed November 4, 2016

I was taken by my Chinese hosts to this restaurant for a late lunch on a Tuesday. The restaurant is claimed to have a history going back 600 years. Downstairs was packed but upstairs was much quieter. Part of the menu, the part listing the...More

Date of visit: November 2016
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