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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

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“Wangfujing is a large area with several huge shopping malls to the east of the Forbidden city. It’s a good spot to go for to shop for designer goods, but the prices are similar to those in other countries, so don’t expect anything cheaper than back home! It’s night market is the real gem of the area. A crowded, narrow collection of streets that sell a bizarre collection of snacks, including scorpions, spiders and various grubs and insects! It’s a good place to test how strong your stomach is! You can get here on bus line 58.”
  • 11 locals recommend
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“GREAT jiaozi (dumplings), meat and vegetarian, bustling atmosphere. Great selection. You may need to wait for a seat during peak times.”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“A french restaurant in an ancient tamale count yard, which has 600 years' old. And the buildings are all wood structures. There are also many modern arts in this yard and a gallery.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“Excellent Peking duck - which you must try during your stay in Beijing - and an impressive place for tasting a whole range of Chinese food, from reasonably-priced dishes to fancier fare.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“The Best Beijing Roast Duck place in Beijing with super clean environment. Price: $$$ Food: 5 stars”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“Authentic Italian trattoria, hidden in the hutongs of Beijing. Take a table on their veranda, sit back and observe the traditional ways of Beijing's hutongs (alleyways).”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“Open 24 hours, perfect for early morning dim sum or late night snack. Be sure to go during off-peak hours, otherwise expect a longer wait time. They have evening discounts from 10pm to 6am. If you get a seat by the 2nd floor window, you can see the Lama Temple.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“Quanjude is a Chinese restaurant known for its trademark Quanjude Peking Roast Duck and its longstanding culinary heritage since its establishment in 1864 in Beijing, China.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“A popular hutong restaurant for Guizhou food, a southern province with lots of herbs and spice.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“This is a very popular place for Beijing Duck which is the food you must try in Beijing! 非常受欢迎的北京烤鸭店,你一定得尝尝!”
  • 1 local recommends
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“It's a street that's open until late, serving all manner of Chinese food. A good option is Huajia Yiyuan at #235, for courtyard dining.”
  • 1 local recommends
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“Great selection of cheeses, wines, western food and drink brands, as well as locally produced foods, and essentials such as washing powder and shampoo.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“Great price, cozy little bar with fantastic creative drinks. Try the mala mule - a spicy take on the moscow mule.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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