As they say, "When in Rome!" You should try eating traditional Beijing food like a local at these highly recommended Beijing restaurants.
Beijing is famous for Peking Duck, which involves a delicious and unique method of spicing, roasting and cutting the duck. Once served, you make tiny dim sum-like burritos filled with onion, cucumber, sauce and duck cuts. Both Da Dong Roast Duck Restaurant and Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant are popular Beijing favorites for this local specialty.
The north is known for noodles while the south of China is known for rice. Try the local northern noodle option at Noodle Loft, a modern and beautiful setting to absorb an ancient traditional Beijing food.
The Courtyard offers the chance to soak up Beijing culture as well as delicious local food. Noble Court is very similar in that they are both cultural local hot spots with fine dining and a connection to the city's past through cuisine.
Hot Bean Cooperative has revolutionized the famous Chinese chicken wing eating scene with its hip restaurant in a hutong.The sides are cheap and delicious and extremely 'Beijing.'
Dongbeiren literally translates to East-North People and represents the traditional cuisine from that region, which includes Beijing. You'll enjoy the wheat and noodle based dishes as well as the fine breads and northern beers.
Finally, Fei Teng Yu Xiang, Xi He Ya Ju and Fangshan restaurants all offer traditional Chinese cuisine done with a bit of local flavoring added to make these restaurants traditional local favorites. You'll find similarities in these three establishments and, after trying a few options from this list you'll come to see a trend or two in Beijing's local cuisine.
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32 Qianmen Avenue
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Heping Xijie 3
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Donghua Men Dajie 95
10-min. walk, on north side of street
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1 East Chang An Avenue
Grand Hyatt Beijing
A1 Xinzhong Jie, Dongzhimenwai
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Northeast corner of Ritan Park
Chao Yang District
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1 Wenjing Jie
(inside the east gate of Beihai Park)
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