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“You'd better try next door”
Review of Nuage

Nuage
Ranked #246 of 12,739 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Chinese, Vietnamese
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Houhai
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Each time I went to Beijing, I had lunch at Nuage. I shall not anymore. The location is beautiful with a view on Qian Hai lake and an old building with a very warm feel.
However, this is expensive for Beijing standards (I do not remember how much but the USD15 to 25 range advertised on Tripadvisor sounds correct), the food is good but not exceptional (Vietnamese food can sometimes be really nice, try Nha Trang in Hong Kong) and the service is awful.
This time I rembembered that this had been the case already when I came to Beijing two years ago and I had better remember before entering the restaurant!
The waitresses do not smile, are not responsive when you try to catch their attention and are not helpful. English is poor which is acceptable in Beijing but a bit surprising in such a location and a restaurant which obviously targets tourists (you will always find some westerners attracted by the beautiful venue)

There is a Chinese restaurant next door : much less romantic, without view and with the Chinese feel of busy, loud restaurants. If you are looking to eat something nice only, try this one instead.

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Reviewed August 6, 2012

In response to previous review - cheapness is a relative concept. Thought it expensive for what it was. However delightful setting and great service. Watched kite fliers round lake and heavy wooden finish to ex warehouse was lovely. Food was good but overpriced for what we had - duck in tamarind, spicy beef, coconut rice and ginger chicken rice, two singapore slings and. A couple of beers. Y 360 tasty but not exceptional and we have had some exceptional at a lower price.

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Reviewed July 18, 2012

A great little vietnamese restaurant in Beijing. The restaurant is located by the beautiful seas in a district that's vibrant and full of people in the evenings. The food was great and cheap. Don't miss the springrolls!

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Reviewed June 29, 2012

Ok - some if you are over duck and hot pot and want something (slightly) different, then I can highly recommend Nuage.

The service was great, the food was good and the location was excellent overlooking the lake.

Very enjoyable evening.

1  Thank Daniel H
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

Nice southeast Asian food in a touristy area. Dropped in because it looked slightly better than many of the neighbors, and were very pleased.

Thank stesath
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