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“Great traditional Hotpot and lunch sets, good price too” 5 of 5 stars
Review of East 33

East 33
Ranked #388 of 12,496 Restaurants in Beijing
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Perth, Australia
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99 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great traditional Hotpot and lunch sets, good price too”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We stayed at the Raffles in Beijing and East 33 was available to us for breakfast as part of our stay but we had a dinner here one night.
It was a traditional chinese Hotpot, which they have from Thurs nights to Sunday nights. Sage Li from the hotel club lounge booked and accompanied us and introduced us to Colin, one of the restaurant maitre'd. He assisted us in choosing the right ingredients for the hotpot which they lovingly lay out chopped and ready for selection, from meats, seafoods, vegetables, mushrooms noodles of all different types. You can mix up your own sauce from chilli sauce, soy, xo, garlic & chilli sauce etc. herbs like chopped coriander, parsley, chives etc.
The. Colin brings out the hotpot which has a gas cooker under it for you to control the heat. You place your bowl of meats etc into the hotpot one person at a time, takes about 5 minutes in the seasoned oriental broth that they prepared. I had seafood, which my husband is allergic to, so he went first then I went second, so I got the added advantage of more flavour!.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Breakfast only”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

The variety of food for breakfast was amazing. I would doubt if there was an unhappy person who ate there. For traditional Chinese through to typical western style breakfasts are available.

Visited September 2012
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Fort Worth, TX
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Breakfast buffet not quite up to Hong Kong standards”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

Breakfast buffet not quite up to Hong Kong standards --- but close. Great variety of offerings: fruit, rolls, cheeses and cold cuts for a German breakfast. Eggs, ham and toast for an American breakfast. Noodles and vegetables for a Chinese breakfast. Or a taste of all of those and some Peking Duck and dumplings for a breakfast that will last you to dinner. Nothing was spectacular. Everything was very good, very plentiful, and very expensive. Saved us the time and expense of lunch so we felt it was worth it.

Visited October 2011
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