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Kao Rou Ji

#162 of 11,857 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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14 Qian Hai Dong Yan, Beijing, China
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+86 10 6404 2554
11:00 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

When we started our trip we decided we would try everything offered to us. This turned out to be a good plan because we just ate what the guide ordered and had fantastic meals. We started with this delicious meat the was cooked on this huge griddle. You can actually watch the chef cooking it. You take the meat and... More 

Thank Anne G
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We went there for our first dinner in China. We were surprised, the meals were tasty and not too expensive. We suggest the "mutton" which is their specialty! The place is a bit crowdy and noisy (typical China:) ) ...do not expect a posh place!

Thank Chiara G
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Located next to the Houhai Lakeside area, in the middle of a busy tourist venue. It's a big restaurant - 3 floors and seemingly very busy and full. We had the traditional bbq lamb slices, jelly fish and some vegetable dishes, as well as a chicken soup. All very tasty and sumptuous except for the soup. Being a Chinese myself,... More 

Thank Wideye
Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Recommended by the concierge at the Grand Hotel. Located in lively but full of life area running alongside the lake. The area is worth a visit and this award winning restaurant serves traditional Chinese dishes. It doesn't have live music but there are plenty of places to visit after your meal. The whole experience is worth a visit when visiting... More 

Thank notrag07
Brighton, United Kingdom
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775 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 813 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I had lunch here. The restaurant is located near the Yindang bridge. I had a couple of mutton skewers, the vegan mushroom mix and the sour cucumber. The mutton was very chewy with a lot of fat. The two vegetarian dishes were quite bland. Service was excellent. The restaurant was very busy. I suspect I would have enjoyed the meal... More 

Thank John K
Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Great place to grab a bite while site-seeing the old hutongs of the Houhai area. Despite the area's transformation from traditional hangout in old Beijing to trendy western music bar district, at least a few old institutions have survived, including this halal eatery. Kublai Khan had many muslim advisers in court when he set up his capital in Dadu (Xanadu),... More 

Thank tao216
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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343 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

It was a cold night but we were obligated to eat on the boat as we cruised the lake. The food was prepared at the restaurant and served on a small boat that just fit the 10 of us snugly. There was no light so we could see what we were eating plus it was cold. The boat had no... More 

1 Thank Dianne H
Burley in Wharfedale, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

I went here with my colleague is a vegetarian and we stuck to just vegetarian dishes, of which there are quite a few for a BBQ style restaurant. Photo box menu with English translations guides you through. No music, which gives your ears respite from the plethora of music bars nearby. Sweet and Sour cucumber very good, the mint leaves... More 

1 Thank BurleyBoy-XLondoner
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Went a few times and every time the food was excellent you cannot go wrong and well priced They will set you up with an English speaking waitress or at least someone who understands Would highly recommend

Thank Vince C
Romeoville, Illinois
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223 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

My tour guide brought me here for Chinese BBQ on my first day in Beijing. Said it's popular amongst locals and for good reason. Excellent food, prices and service. Great location too. Highly recommend.

1 Thank Geo89_12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Qian Hai Dong Yan, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighbourhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: +86 10 6404 2554

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?