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Fangshan Restaurant (Beihai)

Beihai Gongyuannei , inside Beihai Park's south gate, Beijing, China
+86 10 6401 1889
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good30%
  • Average28%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible10%
8 May 2017
“Westerner Authentic”
25 Sep 2016
“Good for an experience rather than the food”
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian, Fast food
Beihai Gongyuannei , inside Beihai Park's south gate, Beijing, China
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

A very unique experience. Our guide could not eat with us and I suspect that her Chinese dining experience may have been more authentic than ours. That being said I did watch Chinese people order and consume the same dishes that were presented to our...More

Thank Greg J
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Fangshan restaurant has recently moved from the inlet within Beihai park onto the north shore of the park. It is a restaurant with a long history and specialises in dishes prepared and eaten for the emperors of long ago. Surprisingly, the dishes are mostly not...More

1  Thank Kleinrhys
Reviewed 28 May 2016

A govt run restaurant to the east of Tiananmen Square, its popular with the tour companies and ours wa no exception. Its a nice building and very close to the main action around the square and the forbidden city but the food is decidely average,...More

Thank andycoldham
Reviewed 27 February 2016

This is by far the best Chinese food and experience to be had in Beijing. The food, ambiance, service and overall experience were superb. If you go to Beijin, you must hit Fangshan

3  Thank jacquescukierkorn
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

The word Fang Shan literally means Imitate Royal Cuisine. The theme of this restaurant is to mimic the ambiance of the Imperial Ching Dynasty and the dishes is served. They used to have the waitress dressed in traditional court uniforms, this is no longer practiced...More

2  Thank Harold L
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Had an Imperial dinner that was easily our best dining experience in Beijing. The room was splendid and the food was fantastic. Service a little challenging but the food more than overcame expectations. The garlic shrimp were a masterpiece.

1  Thank TexaninRomania
Reviewed 17 September 2015

We had a group dinner in Fangshan Restaurant in Beijing. The restaurant is of large size and offer a choice of several halls and kind of private rooms. We had our dinner in a beautifully decorated rooms with the traditional round table in the middle....More

1  Thank TQ_Travel-Quest
Reviewed 28 February 2015

The location is very nice. Inside the Beihai Park in a temple. The decor is a traditional style. Same as the plates and cups. In the menu you can find fixed menus from 400USD up to 4500USD. There are some normal dishes with normal prices...More

1  Thank hemish1
Reviewed 25 November 2014

The food is acceptable and the environment lovely. Typical Beijing style food, not spicy. The restaurant is located just at the water side at the far end of Beya park. The park is also well Worth a walk.

Thank Mikael K
Reviewed 1 November 2013

We relied on a recommendation in the Beijing Lonely Planet Guide, without checking first with Trip Advisor which turned to be a huge mistake; a waste of an evening and the need to eat in another place since we didn't touch any of dishes on...More

1  Thank Eddy S
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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  • Address: Beihai Gongyuannei , inside Beihai Park's south gate, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighbourhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: +86 10 6401 1889
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