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“May be this is not a Maxim's !”

MaKe Xi Mu Restaurant (ChongWen Men)
Ranked #5,579 of 12,718 Restaurants in Beijing
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Chongwenmen
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Chongwenmen
Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“May be this is not a Maxim's !”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

The decor is uninviting with a very dark scheme; dark carpet, dark walls with dark pictures, dark furniture, even the white tablecloth looks small on top of another dark brown tablecloth underneath. The food is mediocore! The wine list pathetic! And worst of all, the service is so subpar even by Chinese fine dining standards that is unacceptable. I've been to places like the Aria in China World, Danieli's at the St. Regis, etc., they are not perfect but nothing like this; the wine is not poured, cutlery reused, no seafood fork, .......... Paris needs to look into this.

  • Visited April 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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English first
Evansville, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Maxims delivers for everyone. Located in the heart of the Chong Wen District in Beijing, Maxims offers high quality fine dining at a reasonable price. Service is what one would expect from an upscale restaurant. Guest of the Chong Wen Men Hotel receive complementary buffet style breakfast at the restaurant. It offers food that will please both Westerner and Chinese.

  • Visited October 2012
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Dallas, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“My Paris in Beijing”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

This Maxim's de Paris is located in Solona Shopping Area. Fantastic location and the restaurant is brilliant. I absolutely love the place. Great place to come and relax and have a glass of wine, beer and enjoy the food. Sure it is a wee bit expensive, but the staff more than make up for it. Aida who runs the bar is a very nice lady. Always looks after me and her english is perfect. I cant recommend another place to relax with friends more strongly than this place. You will find yourself feeling like your in Paris at any time of the day or evening you are in Maxim's de Paris in Solona, Chaoyang, Beijing.

  • Visited August 2012
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Barstow, California
Level 6 Contributor
344 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“A little bit of Paris”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

The food is very good. The service was excellent. It is expensive, but the ambiance is wonderful! Also, make sure you understand the tipping culture in China.

Visited June 2012
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“Incredible interior, great menu a real splurge but worth it. Lets you get away from the hustle and bustle of the...”
Reviewed November 24, 2008

Incredible interior, great menu a real splurge but worth it. Lets you get away from the hustle and bustle of the streets of Beijing and escape back to the atmosphere of Paris in the 30's. I loved it!

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