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“Average German bar abroad”
Review of Paulaner Brauhaus

Paulaner Brauhaus
Ranked #103 of 12,713 Restaurants in Beijing
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: European, German, Bar, Brew Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Yansha
Description: Beijing's premier and most popular microbrewery, the Paulaner Bräuhaus, is the place for steins of great beer and hearty Bavarian hospitality. This award-winning restaurant serves traditional Bavarian and German dishes.The restaurant serves classical German dishes like Frankfurter, Thuringian sausages or Pork knuckle, but also has lighter meals like creamy potato or onion soup, or one of our crisp German salads all served in a genuine, spacious Bavarian setting.The expansive beer garden is the perfect place to relax with friends and family, enjoying a hearty meal and a glass of our home-brewed Paulaner beer. Listen to the swinging sounds of our nightly live band or be a guest during our famous Oktoberfest or Maifest. Paulaner Bräuhaus is a popular gathering spot for tourists, locals and foreign residents alike, so come and get a taste of the “Old World” flavor on offer here.
Frankfurt, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
418 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
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“Average German bar abroad”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

A typical German biergarten abroad. Chinese appear to love it. The Germans are happy to have a place that is a bit like home. The food is average German. They had a terrible band playing. But it was not German style. Beer was good though but that is not enough to pull the average rating up to more than three stars.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Evoqueen
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KempinskiBeijing, Manager at Paulaner Brauhaus, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Dear Evoqueen,
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us on Tripadvisor! Your comments are very important for us improve our service and product. Your comments have been shared with our management team and hope we could convince you to come back at the Paulaner Brauhaus!
Regards,
Hotel Management
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Excellent Food - But quite pricey”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

An excellent selection of beers here (as you would expect) including imported Alcohol-Free Paulaner which was good for me. The food was excellent too - a decent selection of wurst and the usual German fare - however, as you would expect, this restaurant is quite pricey compared to other places to eat in Beijing

Visited March 2013
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Thank rheadworth
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KempinskiBeijing, Manager at Paulaner Brauhaus, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear rheadworth,
Thank you for your positive comments about your recent visit at Paulaner Brauhaus. Your comments are of the most valuable to us and of great encouragement for us to strive our service from good to best. We are glad to learn that you enjoyed the alcohol-free Paulaner beer and typical Bavarian food.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon.
With warm regards,
Hotel Manager
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Tampa, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice food , nice people good beer”
Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

After one week in Beijing the german food was welcome.
The music is nice and the attendent were very helpful.
Recomend the eisbein and the sausages
The Paulainer beer alsi a good call

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Thank Rogerio N
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KempinskiBeijing, Manager at Paulaner Brauhaus, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear Rogerio N,
Thank you for sharing your feedback with fellow travellers on Tripadvisor. It is great to know that you enjoyed not only our well-known beer and food, but also the atmosphere in the restaurant. It is also a pleasure to hear that the staff was of good support to you. Your comments are of the most valuable to us to strive our service from good to best.
Hope to welcome you back soon at Paulaner Brauhaus located in Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center!
Regards,
Hotel Manager
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77 reviews
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“Best food in Beijing for me”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

I have been to a Hofbrau Haus in Germany and when you step into the Paulaner, you will think you are there. Very authentic food, beer, outfits, atmosphere, etc. Only reason I hate to say how wonderful this place is, is that it may become more crowded.

Visited November 2012
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Thank JoeGnsx
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KempinskiBeijing, Manager at Paulaner Brauhaus, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear JoeGnsx,
Thank you for choosing Paulaner Brauhaus located in Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center! We are delighted to hear that our restaurant recalled your time in Germany. We are glad to share with you that our Paulaner Beer Garden is now open, where you can enjoy our food with sunshine and breeze.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Warm regards,
Hotel Management
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
51 reviews
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“Good Place for friends, but over priced, and so-so food”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

We went here with a group of eight on a busy Friday night. Overall, the place was what we wanted for our group - comfortable, good sized tables, and a band started at 9. Some of our party was late, but they had no problem letting half of us sit and order a beer while the rest arrived. The place is noisy (but so where we), so that was fine. My overall gripe was it was expensive. For a place that makes the beer, the draft beer is some of the most expensive in Beijing. The food prices were moderate to high, but was just OK quality. My pork and ham were great, but the veal sausage was undercooked, and a friend had another undercooked sausage. They added a standard service charge to the bill - which for Beijing is unusal. After we settled the check, a few of us decided to get one more round of beers - and they hit us with another service charge. Our portion of the bill was almost 800 RMB for 2 people, which is quite expensive considering the mediocre food and that we had no wine, just draft beer.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank tpkinsl
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KempinskiBeijing, Manager at Paulaner Brauhaus, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear tpkinsl,
Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your last visit at our Paulaner Brauhaus Restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you and your friends have spent a great evening and enjoyed the atmosphere.
With great regret we have learned that the sausage was served undercooked, which was not the excellence in service you should expect from our restaurants. We've shared your feedback with respective departments and hope this will not deter you
Looking forward to welcoming you hopefully soon again to the Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center.
Best regards,
Hotel Management
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