Fangshan Restaurant

Restaurant Fangshan Restaurant Xicheng, Beijing China Published on: 10-08-2016

11:00 AM - 08:30 PM
30.37 - 44.24 USD

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Fangshan Restaurant is an imperial court cuisine restaurant. It’s located in an antique house with the Chinese traditional style.

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Why Fangshan Restaurant is special ?

Fangshan Restaurant is the most famous one offering the luxurious Imperial Court Cuisine. The restaurant was opened in 1925 by imperial chefs of the former Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and caused a great sensation at that time. Fangshan means ‘imitate the imperial court cuisine' in Chinese. The restaurant is made up of three parts and it can hold 500 people eating at the same time. It is decorated in imperial style with the design of dragon and phoenix. Here is the best place to experience the life of the Chinese emperors in former days. Now, it serves nearly 800 kinds of Imperial Court Dishes. Among them, Man-Han Banquet is the most famous.

Must try dishes:

Man-Han Banquet

Bar-b-q pork chops

Roasted chinese sweet potatoes

Fried calimari

Whole cooked fish


How to get to Fangshan Restaurant?

Bus Route: 5, 13, 101, 103, 109, 810 (get off at Beihai Stop)

Selling points

  • Wonderful imperial chinese food
  • Stunning setting; great service
  • Good food, great environment
  • The emperors restaurant - Golden interior
  • Amazing decor and lovely view of lake


  • Main cuisine Speciality
  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget High-end
  • Alcohol YES
  • Air condition NO
  • Accept credit card YES
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian YES
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Fangshan Restaurant Xicheng, Beijing China

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  • Fangshan offers a selection of complete set-meals and fixed banquets ranging price from 100 RMB to 800 RMB per person depending on the selections.
  • Bus Route: 5, 13, 101, 103, 109, 810 (get off at Beihai Stop)
  • It's located inside the East Gate of Beihai Park, Jingshan Xiejie, Xicheng District
  • The restaurants’ traditional Qing Dynasty atmosphere, where the waiters and waitresses wear elaborate silk gowns and delicate platform shoes, still brings guests back in time to an imperial-style banquet.
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  • Guests who reserve a table on the second floor can enjoy a stunning view of the Beihai Park Lake.


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There are fixed menus for a set number of people. The service was great but, the food was not spectacular.

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wonderfull imperial chinese food and delicious yellow wine!!!

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One approaches the restaurant along the lakeside promenade (which is worthy of a cooling visit in the waning early evening summer heat), turning through the gate into the restaurant courtyard. A formal greeting by courtesans in authentic Imperial costumes (note the footwear) then ensues, before one is led across the courtyard into the sumptuously decorated main restaurant, which nestles into the rock of the island. If vivid golds and yellows, mirrors and chandeliers are not to one's liking, then possibly the menu will make amends. The waiting staff are extremely attentive and warm, and English and mime together produce both the desired result and the most charming of giggles and smiles. One may initially be offered a laminated set menu (prix fixe) in English for around $30 - persevere and the full menu is presented, with some of the most exotic dishes available in Beijing, and all of the classics, offered either a la carte or in various set menus, varying in price from around $25 to $150. The set menus around the $35 - $50 mark offer a hunger sating combination of classics and more adventurous dishes. All the fish dishes are marvellous (try the scallops), and the beef and chilli is exquisite. The desserts are typically cloying, but the overall experience is wonderful. Local beers, while well marked up, are still a bargain by Western standards. The local yellow wine list is truly overwhelming, and quite inexpensive. Reservations are recommended by some sources, but during early evening there was no shortage of tables. Warning: the restaurant does close early and promptly, at around 8pm, so aim to be there for 6pm or thereabouts.

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There are fixed menus for a set number of people. The service was great but, the food was not spectacular.

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