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“Vegan Buffet”

Xuxiangzhai Vegan Restaurant
Ranked #380 of 12,622 Restaurants in Beijing
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Beijing, Beijing, China
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Vegan Buffet”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

I returned there with some American friends. Unless you make reservations, they seat you around tables for eight in a large dining area. You pay first, then go up to the buffet and begin to browse. They have a very large selection of vegetarians dishes to suit different tastes (including some that are a little spicy, so be warned (usually with a red sauce). On the right, there is Japanese vegetarian food, including faux sushi. They have a sea weed cone which is a favorite. They make some things to request. The rear of the buffet area contains baozi, dumplings, and you can order a hot pot with your choice of ingredients. There is a lot of salad ingredients, and usually at least 3 soups. Make sure you leave room for desserts! They have some lovely mousses, I had blueberry, someone else had mango. For drinks, there are very soft drinks, juices and coffee as well as tea. And if this isn't enough, you can order from the menu! You are likely to see monks from the temple dining there, as well as people from all over the world. They used to have a special tea class, you should enquire at the desk. There is usually some staff who speak a little English.

  • Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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177 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Nice change of pace!”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

I had the lunch buffet for 68RMB which was excellent. Arrive early, especially if you have more than 3 people in your group. Arrived at 11:30, the place was already filling up quickly. By the time I left at 12:30, there was a wait for groups of 4-5, smaller groups were seated with others at the large tables.

The food was excellent, most "meat" dishes were various forms of bean curd. There were plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. I nice surprise was the extensive dessert selection. Most (maybe 3/4) of the dishes were labeled in Chinese and English which helped in figuring things out.

Staff was very friendly.

On the "Imperial College Street" which is quite interesting, visiting the restaurant combines well with a visit to the Confucious Temple across the street and the Llama Temple down the street. All are close to the subway.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Seattleflyer50
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Very clean and modern. Very tasty too!!”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

If you like to have a change from meaty Chinese food. This place is for you. You can choose buffet with variety of food either a la carte menu. There is desert and drink from buffet too. We eat too much because food is very nice. Staff is very helpful too.

Visited May 2013
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152 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Best food I had in China”
Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

I loved this place. The buffet was great, so many great vegetarian dishes. Great value for what you get. I would highly recommend this place for both vegetarians and meat eaters.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank Stodds73
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best vegetarian restaurant in Beijing”
Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

It is just amazing . The food is excellent , staff is friendly and you can try a lot of new dishes and tastes. I am not a fan of fake meat or fish, But there is enough choice.
Nice atmospere. A relief in China because sometimes it is difficult to find vegetarisme food.

  • Visited April 2013
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