Mei Mansion

Restaurant Mei Mansion Shichahai, Xicheng, Beijing China Published on: 06-08-2016

11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Restaurant
Food
A-la-carte
Fine Dining
44.24 - 294.90 USD

Mei Mansion is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
Mei Mansion Family Feast is in Dafengxiang Hutong, Houhai district. It offers foods that Mei Lanfang (a master of Beijing Opera) had during his lifetime.

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Why Mei Mansion is special ?

Must try dishes:


- Red-braised pork


- Hors d'Oeuvres of chopped quail


- Bruised Pork Ribs


- Fish or Shrimp filled Dumplings


- Stir Fried Beef with pickled Green Chillies

Selling points

  • Red-braised pork
  • Hors d'Oeuvres of chopped quail
  • Bruised Pork Ribs
  • Fish or Shrimp filled Dumplings
  • Stir Fried Beef with pickled Green Chillies

Facilities

  • Main cuisine Speciality
  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget High-end
  • Alcohol YES
  • Accept credit card YES
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
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Duration
4.0 days
Estimated
143.03 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
12 places

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Mei Mansion Shichahai, Xicheng, Beijing China

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Tips for you

  • The set-meal menu changes daily and must be ordered in advance.
    Reservation
  • When enjoying the Mei cuisine, classic and original opera from the gramophone gives you a chance to appreciate the charisma and charm of the opera master for whom the restaurant is named.
    What to see
  • Call ahead to book a private Peking opera performance in the courtyard with your dinner – and make sure to ask for a guided tour through the courtyard’s rooms and artifacts.
    Experience
  • While dining in Mei Mansion, guests can also enjoy classic original voice of Mr. Mei in a phonograph.
    Experience
  • The mansion is divided into 4 halls: plum, orchid, bamboo, and chrysanthemum. They are separated by a water wall, curtain wall and pools.
    Space

Reviews

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This was the food highlight of our trip to Beijing. The setting is beautiful and they start with a mini tour as you are being seated. There are a lot of opera artifacts and others such as a rickshaw. You start out when you make a reservation by picking a price level. We had the help of a Chinese graduate student who worked with the restaurant to pick a menu that we would like. I think that they will put together a menu for you or will work with you to include things that you would like. I lost track of the items that were served, but I think there were 8 main courses, 4 appetizers, 2 soups, and a dessert. The food was excellent as was the service. We were in a room with about 4 tables and we were the only one that was occupied. We had a wonderful server who stayed with us the whole time. The only difficulty is getting to the restaurant. Cabs can't go there directly since the streets are very small. You can walk from where the cabs drop you off or you can do a bike cab. We chose the menu for 500 Yuan (about $80) which I think was either the least expensive or close and it was wonderful. Don't miss the experience. It was well worth it.

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Mai Mansion was opened by the son of the famous Chinese opera star, Mei Lanfang, who was celebrated throughout the world during his tours in the 1930's. His personal memorabilia decorate the place--including his costume headress, fan, dressing table and so on--and there are photos of him with celebrities like Mary Pickford, Constantin Stanislavski, the Mayor of Chicago and many more who revered him for his artistry--he was famous for performing as a female character in the operas. The decor is from the 20's and the food is the kind of thing Mei liked to eat after rehearsals and performances. The food is presented beautifully by a team of attentive servers wearing 1920's Chinese dress. I had the best tofu I've ever eaten--silken, subtle, with a flavorful marinade coating the exterior. Everything was delicious, and overall the food was more subtle than what I had in other Beijing restaurants. The decor and atmosphere is also elegant and understated, with the look of the 20's throughout. We were the only diners in the entire place on the Saturday we went for lunch and the door to the restaurant was unmarked in the alley where it's located. The original location of Mei Mansion is being renovated, so I'm not sure if this is a new location or a temporary one. I believe reservations are required. Expect to spend RMB300 - 2000. www.meifujiayan.com/_d269981674.htm

TripAdvisor View more

This was the food highlight of our trip to Beijing. The setting is beautiful and they start with a mini tour as you are being seated. There are a lot of opera artifacts and others such as a rickshaw. You start out when you make a reservation by picking a price level. We had the help of a Chinese graduate student who worked with the restaurant to pick a menu that we would like. I think that they will put together a menu for you or will work with you to include things that you would like. I lost track of the items that were served, but I think there were 8 main courses, 4 appetizers, 2 soups, and a dessert. The food was excellent as was the service. We were in a room with about 4 tables and we were the only one that was occupied. We had a wonderful server who stayed with us the whole time. The only difficulty is getting to the restaurant. Cabs can't go there directly since the streets are very small. You can walk from where the cabs drop you off or you can do a bike cab. We chose the menu for 500 Yuan (about $80) which I think was either the least expensive or close and it was wonderful. Don't miss the experience. It was well worth it.

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