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“Taste of Greece on Hidden Quiet Lane.”
Review of Argo Restaurant

Argo Restaurant
Ranked #2,063 of 12,754 Restaurants in Beijing
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Description: Housed in a nicely decorated Chinese traditional courtyard near the Lama Temple, Argo Restaurant presents Greek Mediterranean cuisine at its best.
Reviewed April 5, 2011

Located on a lane of boutique cafes and restaurants, this area is set to become the next Nanluo Guxiang. At least this restaurant doesn't have a lot of competition on Beijing.
The prices for our meal were (in RMB) 30 for a small hummus plate, 40 per glass of wine (bottles start at 180-200), and 70 each for the lamb kabob and gyros plate.
According to my Chinese guest and first time Greek taster, the food generally lacked unique flavors and left her unsure what really made it special. The price was not worth it for her budget.
For myself it was nice and did remind me of Greece. I was surprised by the pork gyro and the tomato sauce covering the kabob.
Food was slow out of the kitchen despite being the only guests at the time. We recommend it for a taste of Greece, for non-budget travelers, and for the location.

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Reviewed November 7, 2010

This is authentic Greek food. My wife and I arrived in Beijing, having spent ten days in Greece the month prior, and we fell into this place by accident.

The owner is a Greek expatriate who has lived in Beijing for 30 tears, speaks beautiful English and Mandarin, and has just the right temperament for a restaurant owner--friendly, confident, engaging, but not overbearing.

Every plate is beautifully presented. On our first visit, we loved the mezze plate, lamb skewers, and moussaka.

We returned for a second meal within ten days, had the mezze plate again, a fabulous lentil soup, a so-so Greek salad (the dressing was tasteless), followed by a delicious lamb shank served with orzo.

On both occasions, we split a bottle of excellent wine for about US$30.

Relaxing, pleasant atmosphere. Highly recommended. Bring some friends and enjoy slow eating!

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Reviewed October 26, 2010

We highly recommend this Greek Restaurant. Great food with friendly service. Lovely courtyard!

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