Dong Lai Shun Muslim restaurant primarily serves Muslim food with special flavors, and its features are fresh, delicious, and excellent. The restaurant is famous for its hundred-year history and the unique ethnic flavor of the Mongolian hot pot. The restaurant is also popular because of its perfect combination of Muslim architecture and a quadrangle courtyard, the beautiful antique ornaments, and the soft lighting that creates a comfortable atmosphere. Moreover, the attitude of the servers is good and the restaurant serves dishes quickly.
Chinese name: 东来顺饭庄 Dong Lai Shun Fanzhuang
Recommended dishes: mutton kebab (烤羊肉串), mutton cut by hand (手工切羊肉), pickled sweet garlic (糖蒜), sesame seed cake (烧饼), plum juice (酸梅汤), sliced tripe (百叶), beef in hot pot (肥牛), fried chop rice cake (驴打滚).
Transportation: Take Subway Line 1 and get off at Wangfujing or take Subway Line 5 and get off at Dengshikou.
Dong Lai Shun Muslim Restaurant Haoyuan Branch (东来顺饭庄好苑店)
Average price per person: 114 yuan
Address: 19 Jianguomennei Street, Dongcheng District (东城区建国门内街19号)
Tel: 010-65286666, 010-65241387
Bus routes: 10, 20, 24, or 674
Dong Lai Shun Muslim Restaurant Wangfujing Branch (东来顺饭庄王府井店)
Average price per person: 108 yuan
Address: 198 Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng District (东城区王府井大街198号)
Tel: 010-65139661, 010-65253562
Subway Lines: 37, 36, 120, or 126
Baikui Old Brand Restaurant
This restaurant, with a history of more than 100 years, is popular for its braised mutton with a special and authentic taste and nearly 200 types of Muslim food from all over the country. Those who love Muslim snacks will enjoy a variety with fine colors and flavors. The restaurant has the appearance of an ethnic building and looks modern with its hollowed-out windows.
Address: 1 Longfu Square Front Street, Dongcheng District (东城区隆福广场前街1号)
Tel: 010-84012373, 010-64060667
Transportation: Take Subway Line 5, get off at Dong Si, and walk west along Longfu Temple Street.
Baikui Old Brand Restaurant Jiaodaokou Branch (白魁老号饭庄交道口店)
Average price per person: 23 yuan
Address: 158 Jiaodaokou South Avenue, Dongcheng District (东城区交道口南大街158号)
Tel: 010-64060067, 010-64040967
Bus routes: 104, 108, 113, 803, or 758
Baikui Old Brand Restaurant Annei Branch (白魁老号饭庄安内店)
Average price per person: 20 yuan
Address: 195 Andingmennei Avenue, Dongcheng District (东城区安定门内大街195号)
Bus routes: 124, 108, or 104
Silk Road Impression Xinjiang Restaurant
The restaurant has the same name as the Silk Road, which played a significant role in trading between China and other Asian countries during ancient times. As its name implies, the restaurant primarily offers the tasty and fragrant food with Xinjiang special cuisine. In addition to its dishes, the clean and tidy restaurant provides a pleasant atmosphere by integrating western region culture with modern fashion and excellent service. Moreover, the restaurant provides ethnic singing and dancing entertainment in the evening.
Chinese name: 丝路印象新疆餐厅 Silu Yinxiang Xinjiang Canting
Recommended dishes: Xinjiang-style braised chicken (大盘鸡), yogurt (酸奶), mutton kebab (羊肉串), grilled naan (烤馕), dry fried noodles (干煸炒面), grilled mutton with rose willows (红柳烤肉), Xinjiang-style braised lamb chops with naan (馕包肉), and grilled bun (烤包子).
Average price per person: 63 yuan
Address: Floor 1, Heaven and Peace Commercial Building, 17 Hepingli Middle Street, Dongcheng District (东城区和平里中街17号天元和平商业大厦1楼)
Transportation: Take Subway Line 5, get off at Hepinglibei Street, and go out from Exit C.
Hong Bin Building
Attention please! All Hong Bin Building restaurants will reopen in early September, 2012.
Hong Bin Building mainly offers a variety of Muslim dishes, such as braised oxtail and sautéed ox tripe with coriander. Founded in 1853, Hong Bin Lou is a time-honored Muslin restaurant and stands out for its many distinguished visitors, such as the former Chinese leader Zhou Enlai and former British Prime Minister Edward Heath. The pleasant ambience, unique decorations, and tasty and nutritious food and snacks attract visitors from all over the world.
Chinese name: 鸿宾楼 Hong Bin Lou
Recommended dishes: braised beef tendon in brown sauce (红烧蹄筋), fried fruit roll with sugar (糖卷果), fried peeled prawns shrimp with chili and peanuts (宫爆虾肉), fried and simmered beef tenderloin (扒肉条), mutton kebab (羊肉串), fried mutton fillet in sweet sauce (它似蜜), sautéed sea cucumber with green onion (葱烧海参), roast duck (烤鸭), vinegar-flavored moo shu beef (醋溜木须), deep-fried squirrel-shaped mandarin fish in sweet and sour sauce (松鼠鳜鱼).
Average price per person: 97 yuan
Address: 11 Exhibition Road, Xicheng District (西城区展览馆路11号)
Tel: 010-68994560, 010-68992569
Transportation: Take bus 15, 26, 45, 65, 101, 319, 489, 714, 614, or 697, and get off at Baiwanzhuang Dongkou stop (百万庄东口).
Hongbin Building Haidian Branch (鸿宾楼海淀分店)
Average price per person: 97 yuan
Address: 25 Haidian Street, Haidian District (海淀区海淀街25号)
Tel: 010-68992569, 010-68994560
Bus routes: 374, 528, or 634
The Barbecue Restaurant serves roast beef and mutton as its specialties, along with other stir-fried food. The restaurant, which also provides self-help style barbecue, is a Muslim cuisine restaurant with a history of over 300 years. It reopened in 2004 after repeated improvements. Its unique design and decorations with luxurious private rooms, spacious hall, and old-fashioned corridors show traditional Muslim features. The restaurant has developed its reputation in Beijing with unique tasting food and snacks, comfortable atmosphere, and considerate service.
Chinese name: 烤肉苑饭庄 Kaorouyuan Fanzhuang
Recommended dishes: braised abalone white with sauce (白扒鲍鱼), sesame seed cake (烧饼), sautéed ox tripe with coriander (芫爆散丹), fried fruit roll with sugar (糖卷果), fried shrimp ball with chili and peanuts (宫保虾球), fried mutton fillet in sweet sauce (它似蜜), braised oxtail (红烧牛尾), fermented dried mung bean juice (麻豆腐), and pea flour cake (豌豆黄).
Average price per person: 79 yuan
Address: 58 Nanlishi Road, Xicheng District (西城区南礼士58号)
Transportation: Take bus 15, 19, 42, 46, 56, 623, or 697, and get off at the Beijing Ertong Yiyuan Ximen (west gate of Beijing children’s hospital).
Barbecue Restaurant North New Bridge Branch (烤肉苑北新桥店)
Average price per person: 81 yuan
Address: 185 Yonghe Lamasery Street, Dongcheng District (东城区雍和宫大街185号)
Bus routes: 13, 117, or 684
Barbecue Restaurant Wanquan River Branch (烤肉苑万泉河店)
Average price per person: 78 yuan
Address: 69 Wanquanhe Road, Haidian District (海淀区万泉河路69号)
Bus routes: 374, 563, or 367
You Yi Shun Restaurant
Chinese name: 又一顺饭庄 You Yi Shun Fanzhuang
Recommended dishes: Braised oxtail (红烧牛尾), sautéed ox tip with coriander (芫爆散丹), fried mutton fillet in sweet sauce (它似蜜), fried shrimp ball with cashew nuts (腰果虾仁), roast lamp leg (烤羊腿), fried fruit roll with sugar (糖卷果), vinegar-flavored moo shu beef (醋溜木须), sweetbread soup (杂粹汤), roast duck (烤鸭), spicy lamb chops (香辣羊排), and gluten (面筋).
Average price per person: 60 yuan
Address: 28 Huang Si (Yellow Temple) Avenue, Xicheng District 西城区黄寺大街28号
Transportation: Take bus 123 and get off at Huang Si Dajie Xikou (黄寺大街西口)
Tulufan (Turpan) Restaurant offers delicious dishes that combine the Beijing style and Xinjiang style, such as simmered beef. It also serves seafood and other light vegetarian dishes. Since its opening in 1985, the restaurant has been popular for its good decor and high quality service. The light blue gate is decorated with white flowers, crystal chandeliers, Muslim characters, all creating a strong impression on guests. The folk music, clean tables and chairs, and considerate service give the restaurant a warm and inviting feel that is blessedly familiar.
Chinese name: 吐鲁番餐厅 Tulufan Canting
Recommended dishes: mutton kebab (烤羊肉), Xinjiang-style braised chicken (大盘鸡), fried mutton fillet in sweet sauce (它似蜜), vinegar-flavored moo shu beef (醋溜木须), fried fruit roll with sugar (糖卷果), roasted leg of lamb (烤羊腿), Xinjiang-style braised lamb chops with Nan-bread (馕包肉), fried mutton fillet in sweet sauce (它似蜜), braised oxtail (红烧牛尾), and grilled mutton with cumin (炒烤肉).
Average price per person: 68 yuan
Address: 6 Ox Street North Exit, Xuanwu District 宣武区牛街北口6号楼
Tel: 010-83164691, 010-83160247
Transportation: Take bus 10, 48, 717, or 88 and get off at Niu Jie, or take bus 6, 109, 38, 477, 57, 613, or 687 and get off at Niu Jie Lukou Xi (牛街路口西)
Nan Lai Shun Restaurant
Nan Lai Shun Restaurant mainly serves Muslim stir-fried dishes, seafood, open roasting duck, manual mutton hot pot, and a snacks banquet. The snack banquet offers a wide variety of snacks served as its staple dishes. The restaurant is outstanding; its external features include carved and painted beams and pillars in Muslim style and its internal features include modern decorations such as fascinating pendant lamps.
Chinese name: 南来顺饭庄 Nan Lai Shun Fanzhuang
Recommended dishes: Jellied bean curd (豆腐脑), Mutton kebab (烤羊肉串), fried butter cake (奶油炸糕), pea flour cake (豌豆黄), seasoned millet mush (面茶), sweetbread soup (杂粹汤), fried chop rice cake (驴打滚), quick-fried tripe (爆肚), bun stuffed with beef (牛肉包子), glutinous rice ball (艾窝窝), beef wrapped in pancake (门钉肉饼), fried sugar cake (糖耳朵). Address: 12 Nancaiyuan (South Garden) Street, Xuanwu District 宣武区南菜园街12号
Transportation: Take bus 423 or 56 and get off at Daguanyuan Ximen (大观园西门).
Cradle of Treasure Hot Pot
Cradle of Treasure Hot Pot is a Muslim restaurant with an old name that operates on Ox Street. Its specialty it the hot pot with a special flavor. The restaurant is credited with featuring fresh and tender mutton along with special ingredients. Moreover, the restaurant provides free pickled sweet garlic to each guest who dines in the restaurant. The two-storied restaurant with its simple decorations and delicious dishes is popular with people in the winter and the summer.
Address: Unit 5-2, 1 Xili Commercial Building, Niu Jie (Ox Street), Xuanwu District (宣武区牛街西里商业1号楼5-2号)
Transportation: Take bus 10, 48, 88, or 717 and get off at Niu Jie (牛街)
Dragon Restaurant, with more than 220 years of history, primarily serves the mutton hot pot in a traditional copper pot. It got its name from the visit by Emperor Guangxu of the Qing Dynasty. The restaurant enjoys a great reputation for its best-selected mutton, skillful processing, complete ingredients, and fragrant stable. The three-storied restaurant is roofed with yellow glazed tiles that embody the style of ancient Chinese architecture.
Chinese name: 壹条龙饭庄 Yitiaolong Fanzhuang
Recommended dishes: Mutton hot pot (涮羊肉), mutton kebab (羊肉串), hand-cut mutton (手切羊肉), beef wrapped in pancake (门钉肉饼), mutton (羊肉), and beef boiled in hot pot (肥牛)
Average price per person: 61 yuan
Address: 27 Qianmen Gate Street, Chongwen District 崇文区前门大街27号
Tel: 010-63037895, 010-63044638
Transportation: Take bus 5, 8, 17, 22, 48, 59, 66, 71, 82, 120, 126, 301, 626, 646, 690, 492, or 792 and get off at Qian Men (前门)
Dragon Restaurant Taijichang Branch (壹条龙饭庄台基厂店)
Average price per person: 55 yuan
Address: Building 2, East Street Qianmen Gate, Chongwen District
Bus routes: 9, 41, 110, or 744
Ah Lan Restaurant
Ah Lan Restaurant offers tasty lamb spine hot pot as its specialty. The restaurant is popular not only with ordinary people but also the stars, as is shown by the shopkeepers’ photos taken with famous guests. The red lanterns hanging in front of the gate show the restaurant’s general festivity and its clearance. Good sanitation and warm service also attract guests.
Chinese name: 阿兰菜馆 Alan Caiguan
Recommended dishes: Roasted lamb shank (羊棒骨), fermented dried mung bean juice (麻豆腐), braised oxtail (红烧牛尾), quick-fried tripe (爆肚), boiled noodles with mutton (羊肉氽面), and shredded Chinese cabbage in sauce (凉拌白菜心).
Average price per person: 70 yuan
Address: Building 2, South Side, Dongli Heaven Temple, Chongwen District 崇文区天坛东里南区2号楼
Transportation: Take bus 25, 36, 39, 43, 525, 610, 685, 686, 723, 957, or 958 and get off at Dongce (东侧).
The restaurant is well known for its Muslim-style dishes featuring fresh, exquisite, and delicious seafood. Its location next to Longtanhu Lake takes the fancy of people, especially guests who dine here after visiting the lake. The green chair covers, yellow tablecloths, and simple but elaborate decorations give the restaurant a feeling of peace and harmony. The restaurant is also praised for its warm service and clean setting.
Chinese name: 准噶尔餐厅 Zhungaer Canting
Recommended dishes: Xinjiang-style braised chicken (大盘鸡), yogurt (酸奶), mutton kebab (羊肉串), grilled bun (烤包子), stir-fried hand-pulled noodles (拉条子), grilled mutton with cumin (炒烤肉), Xinjiang-style braised lamb chops with Nan-bread (馕包肉), spicy sautéed lamb feet with black pepper (胡辣羊蹄), roast fish (烤鱼), and special-flavored fish (大盘鱼).
Average price per person: 70 yuan
Address: 8 Longtan Lake Park, Chongwen District 崇文区天坛东里南区2号楼
Tel: 010-67180018-65, 010-67180018-66
Transportation: Take bus 8 or 561 and get off at Long Tan Hu (龙潭湖). The restaurant is approximately 290 meters from there.
Yijin Garden Restaurant
Yijin Garden Restaurant enjoys a great reputation for creating Muslim dishes in Cantonese style by combining traditional Muslim cuisine and other Chinese styles. It is the only one five-star restaurant built and managed to follow Muslim customs in the capital city of Yuan Dynasty Ruins Park in Beijing. Covering an area of 4,000 square meters, the restaurant has 25 Ming-Qing Dynasty-style private rooms and one large hall with a glass roof and carved pillars that looks grand, luxury, and glorious.
Chinese name: 伊锦园 Yijin Yuan
Recommended dishes: Roast lamb back (烤羊背), steamed baby cabbage with chopped garlic and vermicelli (蒜蓉粉丝蒸娃娃菜), stewed beef en casserole (罐焖鹿肉), roast whole lamb (烤全羊), sweetbread soup (羊杂汤), roast lamb chop (烤羊排), roast lamb leg (烤羊腿), braised oxtail (红烧牛尾), steamed cold rice noodles (凉皮), and stewed ox tendon en casserole (罐焖牛筋)
Average price per person: 178 yuan
Address: East Gate, Yuan Dynasty Capital City Ruins Park, Beitucheng East Road, Chongwen District 朝阳区北土城东路元大都城垣遗址公园东门
Tel: 010-84652288, 010-84650088
Transportation: Take bus 119 or 515 and get off at Yu Hui Nan Lu Nan Kou (育慧南路南口).
Tumaris Restaurant, Xinjiang
Tumaris Restaurant is known for its special Tumaris-style lamb chops that are stewed and then deep-fried. Supplies are almost flown into Beijing from Xinjiang, ensuring that the food is fresh. The splendid hall decorated with ancient fashion ornaments brought from Turkey and some chariot-designed tables and chairs are interesting and attractive. The private rooms, given names of Xinjiang places or sights, are uniquely decorated in an ethnic style to create a western region world and familiar dining ambiance. Xinjiang-style singing and dancing performances can be seen from both the hall and the private rooms.
Chinese name: 新疆突玛丽斯餐厅 Xinjiang Tuli Masi Canting
Recommended dishes: Mutton kebab (羊肉串), Xinjiang-style braised chicken (大盘鸡), yogurt (酸奶), Xinjiang rice (手抓饭), Tumaris-style lamb chops (突玛丽斯羊排), Turkey-style roast bun (土耳其烤包子), Xinjiang-style braised lamb chops with Nan-bread (馕包肉), roll with yogurt (酸奶卷), and sautéed beef filet with black pepper (黑椒牛柳).
Average price per person: 90 yuan
Address: Floor 3, Fuxing International Center, 237 Chaoyang North Road, Chaoyang District 朝阳区朝阳北路237号复星国际中心3楼)
Transportation: Take bus 126, 420, 440, or 750, get off at Guan Dong Dian Bei Jie Xi Kou (关东店北街西口), and walk east 50 meters.
Xinjiang Muslim Restaurant
Xinjiang Muslim Restaurant is popular with both Chinese and foreigners, especially Muslim visitors, because of its location directly opposite the northern entrance of the Worker’s Stadium. The restaurant serves halal dishes such as mutton kebabs and mutton pies.
The restaurant is characterized by its floorshow, which consists of many belly-dancing acts with snakes, live music played by the Uyghur band, and other performances. The restaurant also provides hookahs for men to rent if they want to put their feet up after the meal, smoke, and enjoy the show.
Chinese name: 新疆红玫瑰清真饭店 Xinjiang Hongmeigui Qingzhen Fandian
Recommended dishes: Xinjiang-style braised chicken (大盘鸡), Xinjiang-style braised lamb chops with Nan-bread (馕包肉), roast whole lamb (烤全羊), grilled Nan-bread (烤馕), sautéed sliced noodles (炒面片), special flavor eggplant (风味茄子), grilled mutton with cumin (炒烤肉), fried mutton fillet in sweet sauce (它似蜜), stir-fried hand-pulled noodles (拉条子), grilled bun (烤包子), and Xinjiang rice (手抓饭).
Average price per person: 90 yuan
Address: Lane 7, 1 Happiness Village, Sanlitun, Chaoyang District 朝阳区三里屯幸福一村7巷
Transportation: Take bus 110, 115, 118, 120, 416, 431, and 701 and get off at Gong Ren Ti Yu Guan (Worker’s stadium/工人体育馆).