Beijing Restaurants

Since imperial times, Beijing has drawn citizens from all corners of China, and the country's economic boom has only accelerated the culinary diversity of the capital. These days, diners can find food from the myriad cuisines of far-flung regions of China, as well as just about every kind of international food.

Highlights include rare fungi and flowers from Yunnan, chili-strewn Hunan cooking from Mao’s home province, Tibetan yak and tsampa (barley flour), mutton kebabs and grilled flatbreads from Xinjiang, numbingly spicy Sichuan cuisine, and chewy noodles from Shaanxi. And then there are ethnic foods from all over, with some—notably Italian, Japanese and Korean—in abundance.

You can spend as little as $5 per person for a decent meal or $100 and up on a lavish banquet. The variety of venues is also part of the fun, with five-star hotel dining rooms, holes-in-the-wall, and refurbished courtyard houses all represented. Reservations are always a good idea, especially for higher-end places, so ask your hotel to book you a table.

Beijingers tend to eat dinner around 6 pm, and many local restaurants will have closed their kitchens by 9 pm, though places that stay open until the wee hours aren’t hard to find. Tipping is not the custom although some larger, international restaurants will add a 15% service charge to the bill, as do five-star hotel restaurants. Be aware before you go out that small and medium venues only take cash payments or local bank cards; more established restaurants usually accept credit cards.

Yanjing, the local beer, together with the ubiquitous Tsingtao, is available everywhere in Beijing. A growing number of imported beer brands have entered the market, and Beijing has a burgeoning craft beer scene of its own. And now many Chinese restaurants now have extensive wine menus.

Sort by: 20 Recommendations {{numTotalPoiResults}} {{ (numTotalPoiResults===1)?'Recommendation':'Recommendations' }} 0 Recommendations
CLEAR ALL Area Search CLEAR ALL
Loading...
  • 1. King's Joy

    $$$$ | Dongcheng District | Vegetarian

    The miracle-worker chef transforms tofu, wheat gluten, mushrooms, and other vegetarian ingredients into delectable "fake meat" dishes at this...Read More

  • 2. Temple Restaurant Beijing

    $$$$ | Dongcheng District | Modern European

    Worship at the altar of Epicureanism, and surround yourself with serenity at the city's best international fine-dining restaurant, nestled in...Read More

  • 3. Aria

    $$$$ | Chaoyang | International

    Enjoy deluxe hotel dining amid murals and paintings of cheerful Italian Renaissance characters at Aria. Choose from three settings: the posh...Read More

  • 4. Baijia Dayuan

    $$$$ | Haidian District | Chinese

    Staff dressed in richly hued, Qing-dynasty attire welcome you at this grand courtyard house, the Bai family mansion. Featured delicacies (ordered...Read More

  • 5. Barolo

    $$$$ | Chaoyang | Italian

    Well executed Italian food in plush surroundings makes this luxury hotel restaurant as appropriate for a power lunch as for a romantic dinner...Read More

  • 6. Brian McKenna @ The Courtyard

    $$$$ | Dongcheng District | Contemporary

    With its unique perch overlooking the Forbidden City’s moat, the Courtyard made a name for itself as Beijing’s most romantic restaurant. Under...Read More

  • 7. Cepe

    $$$$ | Xicheng District | Italian

    The Ritz-Carlton's flagship restaurant stands out from the many other high-end Italian restaurants in the city for its focus on mushrooms. A...Read More

  • 8. Jaan

    $$$$ | Dongcheng District | French

    If you're looking for old-world elegance, this is the place. You'll be transported back to the 1920s, complete with antique piano, graceful...Read More

  • 9. Jing

    $$$$ | Dongcheng District | International

    East–West fusion cuisine is served in an ultramodern setting: there are polished red wooden floors, gauzy curtain dividers, and theatrical open...Read More

  • 10. Mei Fu

    $$$$ | Xicheng District | Chinese

    In a plush courtyard on Houhai's south bank, Mei Fu oozes intimate elegance. The interior is filled with antique furniture and velvet curtains...Read More

  • 11. Mio

    $$$$ | Chaoyang | Italian

    Playful creativity is the hallmark of this upscale Italian restaurant in the Four Seasons. Tokyo-based Spin Design Studio has taken colored...Read More

  • 12. Naoki

    $$$$ | Haidian District | Japanese

    Few restaurants in the capital are able to approach the level of refinement found at this Japanese haven, set in the restored imperial grounds...Read More

  • 13. Okra

    $$$$ | Chaoyang | Japanese

    This upscale sushi bar, restaurant and cocktail joint is the work of Max Levy, a New Orleans native who became the only non-Japanese sushi chef...Read More

  • 14. One East

    $$$$ | Chaoyang | American

    Contemporary fine dining with a major North American influence brings business travelers to the Hilton's flagship restaurant. In addition to...Read More

  • 15. Opera Bombana

    $$$$ | Chaoyang | Italian

    Although this Italian restaurant is in a shopping mall, it has a gorgeous interior and serves decadent food. Langoustine carpaccio, Wagyu beef...Read More

  • 16. Pure Lotus

    $$$$ | Chaoyang | Vegetarian

    You'd never guess, but this glamorous vegetarian haven is owned and operated by Buddhist monks. The warm jewel tones and traditional artwork...Read More

  • 17. Sureño

    $$$$ | Chaoyang | Mediterranean

    Housed in the city's hippest hotel, this chic, sceney eatery with an open kitchen is a great spot for people-watching over a glass of wine and...Read More

  • 18. The Southern Fish

    $$$$ | Xicheng District | Chinese

    At this achingly hip Hunan restaurant on the quieter side of town, the specialty is fengminiurou, a honey-cured beef that's stir-fried with...Read More

  • 19. Capital M

    $$$$ | Dongcheng District | Eclectic

    This is one of the few restaurants in the capital with both stunning views and food worthy of the divine setting in front of Tiananmen Square...Read More

  • 20. Duck de Chine

    $$$$ | Chaoyang | Chinese

    At what is hands-down the city's tastiest destination for Peking duck, the lacquered skin is simply more aromatically flavorful than the competition...Read More

No Restaurants Results

Please try a broader search, or expore these popular suggestions:

There are no results for {{ strDestName}} Restaurants in the searched map area with the above filters. Please try a different area on the map, or broaden your search with these popular suggestions: