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“Overpriced, poor food”

Bei Jing Dou Yi Chu Shao Mai Guan (Qian Men)
Ranked #219 of 12,715 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood: Chongwenmen
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Chongwenmen
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Overpriced, poor food”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

We visited this restaurant following Lonely Planet recommendation. What a disappointment! The food was overpriced, the dumplings were average and dry and the service was so so. We paid more for this average meal, which was only a lunch, than at some restaurants where we ate peking duck fro dinner. Give it a miss!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Tash28
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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“famous story & great food (traditional Beijing dumplings)”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

it's said there's a famous story about its history - long time ago there's an empire of China returned to the capital from a long & tiring journey, and ate there before arriving the Forbidden City, and was impressed very much... good story, but I care about the food more...:P

They serves all kinds of Beijing dumplings, but most famous for their varieties of steamed dumplings. We tried 4 kinds, veggie, pork, Three kind of Freshness, (veggie mixed with seafood), and something others. The dumplings were severed with lovely appearances, and tastes very nice too. But the most impressive part are the cold dishes! Too many dishes I want to try but didn't get space to try many.... The veggie salad, chicken & rice noodle, and some other one are recommended.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Echo F
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Madison, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great Dumplings, good value”
Reviewed October 11, 2010

This restaurant was recommended in the Lonely planet Beijing guide and was really a great finding. Food was great, we had dumpling including the specialty of hair crab (very good).
It's a great option if you are doing Tienanmen square, es very close. I was about $10/person but it could be cheaper if you don't go for the crab dumplings.

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