Beijing, famous for its roast duck, has grown into a culinary city. The capital city has thousands of restaurants with cuisines from many different cultures. Here is your guide for the best places to have lunch, coffee, dinner & drinks in Beijing.
Mosto is one of Beijing’s hottest restaurants since the day they opened in 2008 in the Sanlitun’s Nali Mall. On the menu you’ll find exciting food inspired by the South American, Mediterranean and European cuisine. Start with the best rosé cosmopolitan you’ll ever drink. And try the tasting menu including five courses and an excellent wine pairing. The salmon, grilled beef tenderloin and bitter chocolate for desert are not to miss. All well prepared by the chef in an open kitchen, and served by friendly staff. The perfect spot for a romantic dinner.
Address: 81 Sanlitun Beilu | Nali Mall Patio, 3th Floor|Chaoyang District
Chinese address: 朝阳区三里屯路81号那里花园3层
If you feel like small dishes and good wine, this is the place to eat. Here you eat real tapas, made by the Spanish chef Alex. A great atmosphere, delicious pinchos, a wide range of good wines, and a smiling, dancing chef. Need we say more?
Address: 81 Sanlitun Beilu|Nali Mall patio 3th floor|Chaoyang District|
Chinese address: 朝阳区三里屯路81号那里花园3层
Migas is famous because of the rooftop cocktailbar. After 10AM people wait in the line to drink cocktails and watch the view over Beijing. But before you go upstairs, please sit down in the stylish restaurant on the 6th floor. Migas is headed by Spanish chefs who prepare tasteful modern tapas.
Adresse: 81 Sanlitun Lu| Nali Patio Mall 6th floor|Chaoyang district
In and out
The best place to try Yunnan food. This Lijiang-themed restaurant is staffed by Yunnan people clothed in traditional costumes. The restaurant is popular with locals and for their roast fish bundled with lemongrass, fried potato balls and rice with pineapple.
Address: 1 Sanlitun Beixiaojie|Chaoyang District|
Duck de Chine
If you want to try the Peking duck, this is the most stylish duck restaurant of Beijing. Also great during lunchtime to try the duck dumplings, or during the evening and watch your duck being roasted on the open fire while you’re sipping a glass of champagne at the Bollinger champagne bar.
Address: 949 – The Hidden City|Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu|Chaoyang District
Chinese address: 朝阳区工体北路4号院 (太平洋百货南门对面)
The newest restaurant in the Nali Patio with fine wines, meat imported from Tasmania and Fuji water. Aside the 7-8 different burgers, they serve salads, fresh juices and desserts. This is a great place for a lunch sitting behind de big windows that open on the courtyard.
Address: 81 Sanlitun Beilu|D110 Nali Patio|Chaoyang District|
Chinese Address: 朝阳区三里屯酒吧街81号那里花园6层
Lunch & Drinks
Moca Bros is one of the most popular spots in Beijing from the same owners as Mosto. It’s the perfect place for a healthy lunch or after work glass of wine.
Address: 81 Sanlitun Beilu|Nali Patio|Chaoyang District|
Cafe Flat white
Great spot for a sandwich or salad while visiting Beijing’s art galleries. Good coffee and healthy fresh juices.
Address:No.4,jiuxianqiao Road|D09-1, 798 Dashanzi Art District|Chaoyang
This bar’s motto is: “mean beans and bad-ass bread. Great spot for breakfast, afternoon tea or coffee.
Address: 70A Beiluogu Xiang|Nanluoguxiang|Gulou Dongdajie|Dongcheng District
Dance & Drinks
A cozy courtyard style bar, great for delicious cocktails. This is a place where you meet young alternative Chinese and foreign people.
Address: No.40 Beiluogu Alley| Dongcheng District|
Chinese Address: 东城区北锣鼓巷40号
The best roof top bar in Beijing with a stunning view in the middle of all the skyscrapers. You can’t leave Beijing without having one drink here. Also great for lunch and dinner (see above).
Address: 81 Sanlitun Lu| Nali Patio Mall 6th floor|Chaoyang district
James and Hooch – cocktail bar
This mysterious Chicago style cocktail bar is for the real cocktail lovers. Try different special cocktails made by bow-tied mixologists while listening to some funky jazz & soul music.
Address: 4 Gongti Bei Lu|Chaoyang district
Great wine bar with reasonable prices and tapas.
Address: 81 Sanlitun Lu |D405, Nali Patio |Chaoyang District
Chinese address: 朝阳区三里屯路81号那里花园D405室
Cheers makes you smile
It is the first of their wine stores who offer wines for sale per glass, which you can enjoy in the wine garden. Great wine, reasonable prices.
Address: 102-6 Sanlitun Lu| Building No.29|Chaoyang District
Chinese adresse: 中国北京市朝阳区三里屯路29号楼6门102室 (三里屯3.3大厦同侧向北100米)
Underground house club with the best music on Gonti West. Most nights resident techno DJ’s, and international artist.
Address: 33 Sanlitun Rd| Chaoyang district|
Chinese address: 工体西门向北100米(许仙楼餐厅后侧地下)
New York style fabulous cocktail bar with a colorful industrial chic interior. Drinks are reasonably priced and well made.
Address: Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (across from Rock and Roll Club)|Chaoyang District