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“Tiny restaurant, big flavours!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Taste - the delights of Yunnan flavor

Taste - the delights of Yunnan flavor
Ranked #14 of 11,275 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Yunnan
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Xi'an
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Tiny restaurant, big flavours!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

An amazing little restaurant very close to the Double happiness courtyard hotel. Only six tables so be prepared to wait, but it is definitely worth it! Staff are friendly and speak English. The food is out of this world, amazing flavours, beautifully cooked and reasonably priced!

Visited June 2013
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Tring
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310 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Small but brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Only 10 seats in the restaurant. The prices were reasonable, but not cheap. Expensive for this type of restaurant. The food was excellent - but brought to the table in any order. We had a bottle of excellent Tibetan red wine for 160y. The sweet and sour soup was amazing - full of wonderful herbs, spices and twigs! Highly recommended because everything is cooked to order and well above average in quality.. Large portions. Worth booking as there are so few seats.Expect about 200-250y for a meal without wine.
Highly recommended for the experience.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Superb food & Good Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I was struggling with finding somewhere I wanted to eat for several reasons. On my last night at the Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel I gave this one a go. It was rated highly on a Trip Advisor, as high as 21 in the whole of Beijing. I guess it piggy backs a little on the hotel but thats not to be frowned at. Prices are higher than you might pay elsewhere but the food is amazing. I wish I'd tried it sooner.

It's a very small restaurant, 3 tables that sit 2 and one larger table that seems to take 5 at a push. There are some stools round the edge if its mega busy. In the height of summer, the traditional holiday periods, I'd recommend making a reservation. The menu has English translations and the waitress speaks decent English.

My first night I had;

Hekou Springroll (Veg) - Fried & served with dipping sauce
Jingpo's Bamboo Rice - Sticky rice steamed inside a bamboo tube
Sliced Beef and Pineapple Slices (not on website but was on menu)
Fried Goats Cheese with Sugar
3 large Tsingtao
1 homemade Plum Liquor (STRONG)
Total Price 210Y

I went for an early dinner the next day before heading to the train station too and had;

Hekou Springroll (Veg) - Fried & served with dipping sauce
Mango Chicken— Fried cubes of boneless breast & sweet sour mango
White Rice — Regular Plain Rice
1 large Tsingtao
Total Price 95Y

They proudly display their Trip Advisor awards on the wall. I was also offered a knife and fork if needed. Because its so small, it's cooked fresh. That fresh in fact that when I had the mango, the cook went to the shop to buy some! If you're staying at the Double Happiness, get yourself down there. It's on the same alley, not to far from the entrance of the alleyway.

Visited May 2013
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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Tiny little gem...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Situated on a narrow hutong, at first glance you may walk past. Seating only very few people this is well worth a visit if you are in the area. Clean, neat with good service and great food. The rice served in the bamboo was delicious and visually appealing. Huge portions! If you're not too hungry consider sharing...

  • Visited May 2013
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A small but nice place in a strange area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Yunnan is our favorite chinese food. Therefore when we stay in the nearby hotel the double happiness, we were happy to try this one out. We were not disappointed. Nice atmosphere, good food and quick service. Try the lamb and the small aubergine!
Prices were too high for chinese standard. About 25€ pp, without wine.

  • Visited May 2013
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