Beijing is a city that has a vibrant selection of Halal restaurants with some of the best Halal eateries in the country. With so many fantastic Halal food options in Beijing, it can be hard to decide what and where to eat. Here’s a collection of some of the top places to get Halal food, including new shops and plenty of old favorites.
Xi Lai Shun Restaurant
Xi Lai Shun Restaurant stood still since the 1930's and is regarded as the representative of Western Chinese cuisines. Located at No. 116, Bei Xinhua Street in Xicheng District, the restaurant is a two-story building, with two dining halls on the first and second floors as well as three private rooms on the second floor. Throngs of tourists dine at this restaurant each year for its delicious and sumptuous food. Malianliang Duck, Grilled Whole Lamb, Roast Young sheep, Quewo shrimp and chicken wrapped in cellophane are some of its most popular dishes. Waiters speak English and Arabic, and it is said that the restaurant's chefs have won two gold, two silver and a bronze medal in an international cooking competition.
Address: No. 116, Xinhua Street, North of Hepingmen, Xicheng District, Beijing
Average Costs: CNY 50 Yuan/Person
Business Hours: 11:00AM - 10:00PM
You Yi Shun Restaurant
You Yi Shun Restaurant is another long-standing restaurant in Beijing serving mouthwatering Muslim food for decades. The restaurant serves a unique fusion of Eastern Chinese and Western Chinese cuisines and their specialty is the instant-boiled mutton, cooked using unique cooking techniques. Other must-try dishes include whole sheep feast and their prestigious Tasimi, which is fried lamb fillet. Tasimi is one of the most distinctive dishesin Chinese Islamic cuisine. This restaurant is spacious and can serve up to 300 people at the same time.
Telephone: +(86) 010-82022934/62005848
Address: No.28, Huangsi Dajie, Xicheng District
Average Cost per Person: CNY 50/Person
Business hours: 9:00AM - 9:00PM
Hongbin Lou Restaurant has been open since 1853 during the Qing dynasty and is now considered as the No. 1 Halal Restaurant in Beijing. Initially it was built in Tianjin, but moved to Beijing in 1955 at the invitation of the premier Zhou. Since then, the restaurant is frequently patronized by prominent Chinese leaders. The restaurant is famous for its slow cooking methods of stewing, braising, and baking. Its menu is known for its unique, flavorful dishes and boasts some of the famous Halal Beijing cuisine, including Peking Duck, Shuan Yangrou (scalded lamb) and Feiniu Huoguo (succulent beef crock-pot).
Telephone: +(86) 010-68994566
Address: No. 8, Hongkang Road, Xihongmen Town, Daxing District, Beijing
Average Cost: CNY 70 Yuan/Person
Business Hours: 11:00AM - 10:00PM
Wangdelou Muslim Restaurant
Wangdelou Restaurant is located in the Di’anmen Wai Street and is very popular for its authentic Halal food. The restaurant has two floors with good dining atmosphere and is suitable for families. All the food here is Halal. Its most famous dishes include mutton and bread pieces in soup, fried shrimps, spicy bean curd, and scrambled beef fillet with preserved apricot.
Address: No. 26, Outside Street, Dianmen, Xicheng District, Beijing
Average Costs: CNY 60 /Person
Business Hours: 11:00AM - 9:30PM
1001 Nights Restaurant
Head for an Arabian night out to 1001 Nights Restaurant, an authentic Arab restaurant in Beijing with a special ambiance that brings your imagination to life. Enjoy the array of mouthwatering and addictively delicious Middle Eastern dishes such as the uniquely Syrian dish of Freekeh, Roasted Whole Lamb, and lots of Kebabs and the usual Middle Eastern fare. To top it all off, the restaurants matches it authentic cuisine with "Arabian palace" interiors and belly dancing shows. This is a good place for gatherings with friends.
Telephone: +(86) 010-59056316
Address: North side of Solana Mall, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
Opening hours: 11:00 – midnight
Average cost: CNY 50-80/ Person
Kao Rou Wan Restaurant
Kao Rou Wan was built in 1686, and is one of Beijing's most well-regarded Muslim barbecue restaurant. Kaorou Wan is famous for its unique tender roasted mutton and beef. It is so famous in Beijing that almost everyone knows the two Kao Rou Wan restaurants: Kou Rou Wan in the South and Kao Rou Ji in the North. It means that the best roasted meat you can eat is at Kao Rou Wan Restaurant. The restaurant serves customers with only tender meat from dairy calves. The meat are barbequed using specially prepared pine branches and wood strips and special seasonings. Its signature dishes are roasted mutton, roasted beef, and spicy lamb chops.
Phone: +(86) 010-68028180
Address: No. 58, South Inverness Road, Xicheng District, Beijing
Average Costs: 60 Yuan/Person
Business Hours: 11:00AM - 9:00PM