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Tian YuanKui KeZhan

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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73 Ming Qing Street, Pingyao County 031100, China
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+86 354 568 0069
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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246 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

We did really enjoy the food at this place. It did not cost much. Friendly staff.... We would Sure go here again for a dinner.

Thank Michel S
Jerusalem, Israel
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We ate there a large lunch meal. We enjoyed every dish of the 4 we had. The best food we ate after 3 days in the area. One warning - the English translation on the dish was not accurate on two of the dishes. So be ready for that.

Thank DannyD777
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248 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

The local speciaties are good (you have to like vinegar though) and the atmosphere pleasant. We tried the pancakes for breakfast: this was pure gum. We had to wait 25 minutes for tea. So, the comment is: RELATIVELY good, since there are few alternatives in Pingyao.

Thank Mikeworld
Hong Kong, China
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47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal here even if their main claim to fame is probably due to a huge presence on here! The restaurant is two floors with a fun layout. Funky decor with lanterns hanging. The staff was great and helped us with food recommendations. Unusual with the iPad ordering. Not sure that was more efficient but it was unique.... More 

Thank Cathy C
New Zealand
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

The dishes which we ordered are just average. I am unsure of the rave reviews probably by lots of foreigner window dressing the front windows of the restaurant. The menu is very similar to other restaurants in town!

Thank Teow
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We went there for a dinner and we were more than dissapointed. Our food didn't taste anything like Chinese cuisine. It was more like European version of Chinese dishes. Fried potatoes with sesame oil seemed more like frozen than fresh, beef was bland and overcooked and noodles were not only too salty, but also tasted like it was prepared at... More 

Thank Wojciech P
London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We ate here last night and I am surprised by these excellent reviews. We ordered the fried egg plant which was soaked in a thick tomato sauce. The dish was bland and tasteless. The beef dish we ordered was incorrect but rather than make a fuss we just ate it, also bland. Tourist trap. You will eat better at one... More 

Thank Laura W
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

We were in Pingyao for 2 days and had dinner and lunch at the restaurant. The staff was friendly and we enjoyed the dishes that he had recommended. We particularly loved the 紅燒茄子 which was not too oily or salty which was to our liking.

Thank Miranda L
Stamford, Connecticut, United States
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170 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

We ate here because of the reviews and based on what else we could see in Pingyao Ancient city it was probably a good choice. If you don't go in with expectations of meals similar to Beijing then you are okay. Nice decor and the restaurant has a nice feel to it with great staff and ordering off a tablet... More 

Thank Scott22-10
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157 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

We were recommended Tian YuanKui but were unsure when we entered the place as it seemed most touristy. The experience was better than expected, though overall, there seemed to be a tilt towards "Western" Chinese cuisine; most of the diners were international, rather than local tourists. Having said that, the local dishes were good and we particularly liked the handmade... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Ming Qing Street, Pingyao County 031100, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanxi  >  Pingyao County
  • Phone Number: +86 354 568 0069

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