Drum Tower & Dongcheng North restaurants

Top Choice Sichuan in Drum Tower & Dongcheng North

Zhang Mama

An absurdly affordable spice-fest, humble Zhang Mama is run by a multi-generational family of Sichuan exiles (including mama), all with mad wok skills. The signature is xiāngguō (香锅; ¥48 to ¥58), a humongous bowl of…
Top Choice Cantonese in Drum Tower & Dongcheng North

Jīn Dǐng Xuān

Dripping in red neon and lanterns, this raucous Chinese restaurant by the south gate of Ditan Park is a magnificent monstrosity that never closes – even for Chinese New Year! Four bustling floors of great-value Sout…
Dumplings in Drum Tower & Dongcheng North

Xiàn Lǎo Mǎn

No wonder this locals' favourite is always packed – for boiled or fried jiǎozi (dumplings) that are as delicious as they are light on the wallet, you can't go wrong. Ordering via a bilingual menu card is easy – just…
Dim Sum in Drum Tower & Dongcheng North

Furongji

Feast on modern dim sum at this stylish hutong joint run by the Orchid boutique hotel next door. Everything on the tick-box menu is deliciously creative; the shrimp spring rolls have a wasabi kick, and the curry-fil…
Sichuan in Drum Tower & Dongcheng North

Hú Dà

If you thought Peking duck was the city's favourite chow, think again. That accolade belongs to Hu Da's Sichuan-style spicy crayfish (málà xiǎolóngxiā, 麻辣小龙虾), little lobster-like critters cooked in chilli-red oil, …
Chinese in Drum Tower & Dongcheng North

Ghost Street

Ghost Street's rep as Beijing's most famous restaurant strip tends to flummox overseas visitors when they discover that, instead of Peking duck or other local eats, it's mostly Sichuan-style 'mala' (spicy and mouth-…
International in Drum Tower & Dongcheng North

Toast

Middle Eastern–inspired sharing plates draw the crowds to this stylish, all-weather rooftop restaurant run by the Orchid boutique hotel. Roasted lamb ribs with hummus, coconut chicken, spicy clams, kale salad and fa…
Vegetarian in Drum Tower & Dongcheng North

King's Joy

Aspiring to the Chinese notion that good health starts in the stomach, this graceful vegetarian restaurant serves fine-dining renditions of the meat-free cuisine enjoyed by Buddhist monks. Zen-like dining rooms hum …
Yunnan in Drum Tower & Dongcheng North

Dali Courtyard

Dali Courtyard has been serving the same set menu since 2006, and it still packs out nightly with (almost exclusively) foreign tourists. The secret, aside from the charming courtyard setting, is simplicity. No menu …
Korean in Drum Tower & Dongcheng North

Saveurs de Corée

This expat favourite still packs them in for some of Beijing‘s freshest and tastiest Korean dishes, such as bulgogi (marinated grilled beef slices), seafood pancakes, hearty bibimbap rice bowls and a standout select…