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$69 - $97
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European, Contemporary, Caucasian
Sponsored by: TRB Forbidden City

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Top View
1. Top View
"truly special in that it has a magnificent view of the forbidden city"
Nadia T
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2. Fine Dining
2. Fine Dining
"On a par with London Michelin star restaurants."
Tony201020
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3. TRB Hospitality
3. TRB Hospitality
"probably got the best service in China and in the whole asia"
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Reviewed January 14, 2022 via mobile

So difficult to comment when perfect. Location always so amazing. All dishes are nice, tasty. Since July the new Chef is leading this place to the highest Hope hope several Michelin will be given to TRB Hutong !

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed July 5, 2021 via mobile

Some of the best food I have had in China. The food is simply amazing and we'll worth the price. We had a very romantic evening and walked around the Forbidden City after dinner.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 30, 2021 via mobile

Expensive ! Food are terrible Restaurant not clean Not fresh food even smelly I don’t know if this restaurant was good before but today it’s terrible

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed May 9, 2021

Booked on Open Table and asked for a table with a view given it was our anniversary. Arrived and everything was taken care of. Glass of champagne and dessert in addition to the menu we ordered which was the "Seasonal Taste Menu". King Crab, Salmon,...Barramundi, Wagyu beef to name a few of the dishes, all perfectly presented and delicious. We didn't opt for wine pairing and went by the glass and the recommendations were spot on. Loved the attentiveness of the staff and you could tell their enthusiasm as well, wanting to provide the perfect dining experience. And it was! One of the best meals we've ever had. Thanks also to Peter who was an amazing host, helped us to get a taxi and went out of the way to make this memorable.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 10, 2021

I have been here before for lunch awhile back, but this time was even better than I remembered. The service was just exquisite, whether you are a local or tourist, you can be sure the staff will be patient and take care of your needs....The food was really good, but what was the most memorable was the kindness of the staff and the service. They really made you feel special.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 6, 2021 via mobile

We had my boyfriend’s dinner here and it was amazing. We were served by Angelina and Ash and their service was superb. They spoke English and were very accommodating. Thank you for the great service ladies :) Food was amazing and each plate was immaculately...served and boy! was it delicious. We had a wonderful dinner and we will definitely be coming back.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 20, 2021

This was the best dining experience I've ever had and I'm in my 70s. The food and service are impeccable. The food presentation is like art work and it's beyond delicious. If I ever return to Bejing this is one of the first places I...will return to.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed March 18, 2021 via mobile

We celebrated our daughter’s 18 birthday here and were suitably treated. The service was better than excellent and the food beautifully and tastefully prepared. Certainly one of the top restaurants in Beijing and in a wonderful historical setting.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed January 29, 2021 via mobile

This was our first time at TRB and it was a surprise for my wedding anniversary. When we got there, we were welcomed at the door, our coats were checked in, and we were led upstairs. We were served sparkling wine and some appetizers to...try while we picked our meal. We chose to try all of the dishes and we were not disappointed. Some of our favorites were the lamb, langostines, and dessert. Everything on the menu was cooked to perfection and we even tried some things we’ve never tasted before. Peter was waiting on us that day and if you ever go to TRB Forbidden City be sure to ask for him. He was very knowledgeable about all of the dishes and he was very kind and friendly which made our dinner all the more enjoyable. We highly recommend TRB and will 10/10 go again! Thanks Peter!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed January 21, 2021

Been there several times since 2018 to 2020, the service and food quality was best in Beijing but not as good as those fine dining in Shanghai or not to mention Tokyo. But this time, when we revisit TRB forbidden city, the experience is so...good, they improved their service and especially their food, more creative and surprising taste. I would say this time, 2021, it will be the top restaurant in China.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 9, 2020 via mobile

It’s where we met and it’s just like where we met - thoughtful waiters and waitresses, delicious food and Beijing- fashioned “cozy” space. We hadn’t realized it’s our fifth (not the sixth, my bad) anniversary until my boyfriend was asked to move to Hong Kong...next January nor we had frequently revisited this lovely restaurant in the past years - what a pity! Thanks to all waitresses and waiters and chefs for giving us one more memorable dinner.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 23, 2020

We visited for the Saturday brunch and enjoyed the selection (many appetizers and 'brunchy' items, then we chose a main entree and a dessert. Everything was presented so nicely and as it was our anniversary, we got a special heart shaped cake for dessert, too!...Lovely service as expected from the TRB group. Next time, we will request the bay-window table which had a great view of the Forbidden City tower, wall and moat. (We didn't know there was an upstairs, but the view might be better from there, too). They were very accommodating with my food allergies, too.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 6, 2020

TRB Forbidden City is a definite place to visit when in Beijing, China! World class food and customer service! Coming to this restaurant has definitely been one of my highlights in the past 2 years that I’ve lived and worked in China. A special world...of thanks to Peter, our waiter for his excellent service and his attention to details. Will definitely come back. Definite value for money.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 31, 2020 via mobile

We had a good time at TRB Forbidden City celebrating our anniversary. Food was good , we loved talking with out server Ash, She's attentive and professional about the wine and knowledgeble about the food. Over all a great experience for a Saturday afternoon~ would...definitely recommend anyone looking for a nice brunch with a view! free flow champignon was unbeatable!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 19, 2020 via mobile

Visited for brunch yesterday. Had the pleasure of meeting some strong staff in Tina, the very unassuming manager, Angelina and Peter. Dishes as good as always, especially the starters. Consistently good. But looking forward to the new menu.

Date of visit: September 2020
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October 21, 2019|
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Response from 11czarinac | Reviewed this property |
I suggest around 3 hours so you can leisurely go through the whole experience.
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September 24, 2019|
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Response from medaka | Reviewed this property |
Meal only 200$ per person. Wines are expected here. So total will depends on what you order
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Response from 100rob | Reviewed this property |
I am afraid I don’t know that as we just had lunch. It could quite happily have been a menu that would have satisfied my dinner requirements as well. It is a very sophisticated professional outfit.
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TRB Forbidden City is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5