Today we take a look at 5 incredible Asian restaurants located in Beijing, China. Exclusivity, location, ambience and creativity were the main criteria for this top 5. Enjoy!
5.Duck de Chine
In a city famous for roast duck, Duck de Chine stands out from the crowd.
The restaurant’s industrial chic décor creates a very relaxed, classy ambiance, while the menu incorporates both French and Chinese duck-roasting traditions as well as other supporting dishes.
The chef team is composed by father-son Peter and Wilson Lam, Hong Kong natives who lived in Beijing for over a decade.
The house classic is the Peking duck cooked to perfection in a very unique way: 43-days-old, 2 kilograms duck roasted for 65 minutes on 40-year-old jujube wood, ready to be dipped in a house-made hoisin sauce and rolled into pancakes.
4. Tiandi Yijia
Right next to the Forbidden City lies the Tiandi Yijia. Don’t be scared when you come across a stout, burly doorman with a secret service garb, you are allowed in the restaurant.
The menu consists in a mix of classic & contemporary chinese food, with focus on Beijing dishes.
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3. Capital M.
If you’re into the best China-based restaurants, this name might sound familiar. That’s because it’s owner is Michelle Garnaut’s, an Australian restaurateur known by her flagship restaurant “M on the Bund”, in Shangai.
Capital M. serves a menu of modern European food as well as dishes from the Middle East and North Africa, and of course, Michelle’s signature dish, pavlova.
The restaurant offers an incredible view to a very special place, the Tiananmen Square.
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2. Black Sesame Kitchen
BSK has just recently moved to a very elegant courtyard near the Forbidden City and Jingshan Park.
The restaurant is famous for it’s communal dinners “Wine ‘n Dine” which offer a a 10 course meal and a generous pour of two wine pairings, as well as other type of dinning experiences like private events and cooking classes.
The menu offers simple, yet fine dishes from the chinese cousine.
1. Temple Restaurant Beijing ( TRB)
TRB is the hottest place to have dinner in Beijing right now. A fine dinning restaurant located in a beautiful historic setting is very, very hard to top off.
Standout dishes include a double play of lobster and goose liver on toast, smoked duck and truffle jus.
Located near Zhizhusi, a Tibetan temple, the restaurant has 120-seat capacity, but you might want to make a reservation first.