Restaurants

Top Choice International in Drum Tower & Dōngchéng North

Georg

In a city glaringly short on international fine dining, the Georg delivers with its gastronomic menu of fusion cuisine. It's an enterprise by Copenhagen designer Georg Jensen, creating a refined, intimate space with…
Top Choice Xinjiang in Forbidden City & Dōngchéng Central

Crescent Moon Muslim Restaurant

You can find a Chinese Muslim restaurant on almost every street in Běijīng. Most are run by Huí Muslims, who are Hàn Chinese, rather than ethnic-minority Uighurs from the remote western province of Xīnjiāng. Crescen…
Top Choice Yunnan in Forbidden City & Dōngchéng Central

Lost Heaven

The Běijīng branch of the famed Shànghǎi restaurant, Lost Heaven specialises in the folk cuisine of Yúnnán province. While the spices have been toned down, the flavours remain subtle and light and are guaranteed to …
Top Choice Yunnan in Forbidden City & Dōngchéng Central

Little Yúnnán

Run by young, friendly staff and housed in a cute courtyard conversion, Little Yúnnán is one of the more down-to-earth Yúnnán restaurants in Běijīng. The main room has a rustic feel to it, with wooden beams, floorin…
Top Choice European in Forbidden City & Dōngchéng Central

Temple Restaurant Bites

A peerless location, housed in a Qing dynasty building beside the Forbidden City moat, Ignace Lecleir's new offering is a more casual version of his upmarket Temple Restaurant. The service is flawless, and the conte…
Top Choice Noodles in Drum Tower & Dōngchéng North

Punk Rock Noodles

Run by owner Ma Yue, and her merry staff of punk rockers, this restaurant is equally popular with workers and students as it with skinheads, all drawn by the delicious hand-pulled noodles. It also does inventive dis…
Top Choice Peking Duck in Forbidden City & Dōngchéng Central

Běijīng Dàdǒng Roast Duck Restaurant

Ultramodern Dàdǒng sells itself on being the only restaurant that serves Peking duck with all the flavour of the classic imperial dish, but less fat – the leanest roast duck in the capital. For some, it’s hideously …
Top Choice Yunnan in Sānlǐtún & Cháoyáng

In & Out

This fashionable, but laid-back and friendly restaurant specialises in the many cuisines of the ethnic minority groups in southwestern Yúnnán province. The flavours are authentic and, given its popularity, the price…
Top Choice Barbecue in Sānlǐtún & Cháoyáng

Home Plate BBQ

Serving up some of the finest southern American barbecue in town is this Texas-owned restaurant-bar that's all about slow-cooked meats, burgers and craft beer. Its charcoal-wood smoker sits proudly on display, loade…
Top Choice International in Běihǎi Park & Xīchéng North

4corners

Given this hútòng bar-restaurant is run by a Canadian-Vietnamese expat, it makes total sense it's known for its phở and poutine. Everything is made from scratch, including the curds for its poutine and baked baguett…