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The Big Smoke Bistro Grill

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Lee World Building, 57 Xingfucun Zhonglu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
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Annapolis Valley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Tasty. But nothing to write home about. Their teapot cocktails are very charming and original. Being Canadian we went straight for the poutine! No cheese curds, but it was still pretty decent. Order an extra order of French fries to go with it, because there is what seems like a liter of gravy.

Thank krista24
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

We had a group of 6 turn up with no booking. The staff were hospitable and one of the owners was on hand too. Incredible food, BBQ based, and a great range of cocktails. Service was fast despite how busy they were. They only thing I can fault them on was the fact that the beer was warmish - this... More 

Thank Ed K
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Decent selection of craft beers and comfort food - think roast chicken and chips dripping in all kinds of cheese and gravy. Service was good, and while it is a little out of the way, it is within comfortable walking distance of Sanlitun etc.

Thank NiMo79
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113 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

So angry with this place. Nice surroundings and looks like a quality place. In fact food is OK, a little expensive for what it is is. But ok. Beers brewed on site, that's fine too. But warning / do not drink their cocktails. They are using cheap fake liquor to save money. Two visits and both times our group has... More 

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North Male Atoll
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Come to Big Smoke several times and enjoy the food every time. The burger was great. As other reviews the menu was short but good. Staff can communicate in English and also great vibe.

Thank jamecook06
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

Went back for the old fashioned ! Had the signature beef shank most expensive thing on the menu ! Good thing the old fashioned was great ! Otherwise blacklisted for me for everything else ! 500 rmb disappointment ! Sorry ! Was just not good !

Thank Ciregnuk
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Eaten at Big Smoke 4 or 5 times. Each time had a great time. Food is very good. Beer is good based on my friend's assessment. (I'm a non drinker, so...) Nice relaxed atmosphere. Popular with the expats in Beijing especially the American expats. The burgers are among the best in the Sanlitun area of Beijing. Nice smoky flavor on... More 

Thank RWR2016
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

The Big Smoke is a very cool venue that has a number of different small rooms and bars. It has excellent craft beers and the food is very good

Thank Grantie0702
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

I have visited The Big Smoke a couple of times with groups of friends and both times have been a bit disappointed in the food. The restaurant/bar itself is very nice; sort of shabby-chic style with cocktails in jam jars and teapots. The menu looks very promising with loads of yummy dishes. Unfortunately when the food arrives it's simply not... More 

Thank Leesuzy71
Macau, China
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108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Good service, great food, nice atmosphere, working WIFI... I have nothing bad to say. Try their pulled pork!

Thank Paul S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Barbecue
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lee World Building, 57 Xingfucun Zhonglu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing
  • Phone Number: 010-64165195

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?