Restaurants

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 Han Chinese, rather than ethnic-minority Uyghurs from the remote western province of Xīnjiāng. Crescen…
Top Choice Sichuan in Drum Tower & Dōngchéng North

Zhāng Māma

The original Zhāng Māma, on nearby Fensiting Hutong, was such a hit that you had to wait up to an hour for a table. At this newer, larger branch, they've more than halved the wait, and it's worth it. This is arguabl…
Top Choice Beijing in Sānlǐtún & Cháoyáng

Taste of Dàdǒng

This casual concept eatery from Běijīng‘s duck maestro Dong Zhenxiang (of famed sister restaurant, Dàdǒng Roast Duck) lets you enjoy a portion of his famous roast fowl without having to order the whole bird. It's a …
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 Běijīng's more down-to-earth Yúnnán restaurants. The main room has a rustic feel, with wooden beams, flooring and furni…
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 Peking Duck in Sānlǐtún & Cháoyáng

Shéng Yǒng Xìng

Set within a beautifully-styled second-floor dining room, this contemporary Chinese restaurant serves nigh-on perfect Peking duck, roasted at a higher temperature for a less oily bite. Upgrade to the fancy duck opti…
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…