Top 14 Vegetarian Restaurants in Beijing

Last updated by fadri at 2014/5/1

Top 1: Gong De Lin Vegetarian Restaurant

Gong De Lin Vegetarian Restaurant is now the only restaurant in Beijing that offers Buddhist-style vegetarian food. In 1922, it was set up in Shanghai by a master in Chang Ji Temple in Hangzhou. Beijing Gong De Lin Vegetarian Restaurant, set up in 1984, was exactly the same with the Shanghai Gong De Lin Vegetarian Restaurant. Its horizontal inscribed board hung above the front gate was written by Zhao Puchu, president of Chinese Buddhists Association.

The dishes here are all made by vegetables. However, the taste of the “meat” here is no different from real meat. What’s more, even the outline of the “meat”, like “ducks” and “fish”, are exactly like the real ones. So, veggies should not miss it.

Getting There: Tourists can take Bus 44, Bus 9, Bus 729, Bus 110, Bus 103, Bus 104 and Bus 723 to get there. Or, they can also take Subway Line2, get off at Chongwenmen Station, and walk west for about 200 meters. They cannot miss the restaurant.

Special Cuisine: cumin lamb shashlik, Gong De vegetarian duck, Gong De fish filets in hot chili oil, Gong De ham, bouilli with chestnut smell, salmon sashimi, sweet and sour spareribs etc.

Location: No 2 Qianmen East Street, Chongwen District. (north end of Qinian Street)

Average Consumer Expenditure: 80 RMB or so per person.

Opening Hours: 10: 30 a.m. – 9: 00 p.m.

Tel No.: 010-67020867 65112542

Top2: Jing Xin Lian Vegetarian Restaurant

When stepping into Jing Xin Lian Vegetarian Restaurant, people will first be impressed by the environment and atmosphere. There are statues of Avalokitesvara everywhere. On each table, people can see a card with some wise words on it. A row of lotus pots are standing against the wall. Even the cups are art work. Moreover, the dishes here are more beautiful of unique design. Even the names of them are poetic. So, customer who comes for the first time may even don’t know what the dishes really are from the names.

Special Cuisine: fish filets in hot chili oil, pumpkin soup, the lotus pool by moonlight etc.

Location: (Lidu Subbranch) 3rd floor of Lidu Holiday Hotel, No.6 Jiangtai Road, Chaoyang District. (Changhong Qiao Subbranch) Tongguang Building, No.12 Nongzhanguan Nanli, Chaoyang District.

Average Consumer Expenditure: around 230 RMB per person.

Getting There: To Lidu Subbranch, tourists can take Bus 401, Bus 408, Bus 416, Bus 420, Bus 657, Bus 677, Bus 682, Bus 701, Bus 707, Bus 967, Bus 983, Yuntong Bus 104, Bus 107 and Bus 111, and get off at Lidu Hotel Station. To Changhong Qiao Subbranch, tourists can take Bus 115, Bus 406 and Bus 431, and get off at Tuanjie Hu Station; or they can take Subway Line 10 and get off at Tuanjie Hu Station.

Opening Hours: 11: 00 a.m. – 11: 00 p.m.

Tel No.: 010-87036668 (Lidu Subbranch), 010-65923627 (Changhong Qiao Subbranch).

Top 3: Pu TI Yuan Vegetarian Restaurant

Located near the north gate of Taoranting Park, Pu Ti Yuan Vegetarian Restaurant is a antique house. It aims not only to provide vegetarian food, but also to spread Buddhist culture. So, the surrounding and atmosphere here is quiet and peaceful. Pu Ti Yuan Vegetarian Restaurant was rebuilt based on some yards of San Sheng An (Nunnery of Three Sages). It has three rows of houses. The front row is where customers take vegetarian meals. The middle row is composed of some halls for worshipping the Buddha. And there is a marriage tree in the back row, which witnessed the beautiful love of a princess in Ming Dynasty and a foreign young man.

All the dishes here are made of organic vegetable; and eggs are not allowed to be the material of dishes here. Even though, the dishes here are all tasty and taste like real meat.

Special Cuisine: pig's large intestines, bean curd hot pot, mashed Chinese yam, arhat steamed pork dumplings, sausage fry rice, Tibetan style yogurt, fish filets in hot chili oil etc.

Location: No. 10 – 16 Heiyaochang Street, Xuanwu District. (right opposite the north gate of Taoranting Park)

Average Consumer Expenditure: 60 RMB to 100 RMB per person.

Getting There: Tourists can take Bus 40, Bus 613 and Bus 59, and get off at Taoranting Gongyuan Beimen Station. Or, they can take Bus 66, Bus 14, Bus 102, Bus 603, Bus 70, Bus 343 and Bus 23, and get off at Hufang Lu Station.

Opening Hours: 10: 00 a.m. – 10: 00 p.m.

Tel No.: 010-635573455 63546155 63542889.

Top 4: Jing Fun Cafe

Jing Fun Café is the first vegetarian western-style restaurant in Beijing. With rattan plaited sofa, cotton cushion for leaning on, white balustrade, antique wooden cabnit etc., the environment there can make customers feel at home. Jing Fun Café combines the concept of both western vegetarian food and Chinese vegetarian food. Like other vegetarian restaurants, the “meat” here both looks and tastes like real meat. the disserts there are both beautiful and tasty. Furthermore, the waiters are patient and nice as well. All in all, it is a restaurant that can make people relaxed and happy.

Special Cuisine: Panini, pickle fish, pizza, cake, mashed pupkin, five-color tower, nutlet biscuit etc.

Location: No. 1 Building of Bi Shui Yun Tian, Wanliu Middle Road, Haidian District.

Average Consumer Expenditure: 75 RMB or so per person.

Getting There: Tourists can take Bus 394, Bus 534, Bus 611, Bus 664, Bus 992 and Yuntong Bus 114, and get off at Bagou Nanlu Station. Or, they can also take Subway Line 10 and get off at Baogou Station.

Opening Hours: 10: 00 a.m. – 10: 00 p.m.

Tel No.: 010-82565205.

Top 5: Vegan Hut

Vegan Hut is known as the first vegan restaurant in China. “Vegan” means someone who eats no animal or dairy products at all, so it is more a philosophy than a diet rule. There are a lot of foreigners eating here. The environment here is common but comfortable. The overall color tone and light are warm. From the huge french window, customers can see busy people working in Jianwai SOHO. The food here are not luxurious, but healthy. So, it is a good choice for people to get a bite to eat when they are tired of rich food.

Special Cuisine: brown rice, Vietnam spring rolls, soya-bean milk ice cream, evergreen steamed dumpling, pepper vegetarian spareribs, Thailand-style roast fish etc.

Location: Room 9213, 2nd Floor, No. 9 Building, East Part of Jianwai SOHO, No. 39 Dongsanhuan Middle Road, Chaoyang District.

Average Consumer Expenditure: 50 RMB or so per person.

Getting There: Tourists can take Bus 9, Bus 28, Bus 37, Bus 57, Bus 113, Bus 348, Bus 627, Bus 666, Bus 668, Bus 683, Bus 686, Bus 707, Bus 728, Bus 729, Bus 801, Bus 802, Bus 810, Bus 938, Bus 974, Bus 976 and Yuntong Bus 107 to get there. Or, they can also take Subway Line 1, and get off at Guomao Station.

Opening Hours: 10: 00 a.m. – 10: 00 p.m.

Tel No.: 010-58699856 400-700-4258.

Top 6: He Tang Yue Se (The Lotus Pool by Moonlight) Vegetarian Restaurant

He Tang Yue Se (The Lotus Pool by Moonlight) is famous for its poetic atmosphere and poetic names of the dishes. The restaurant is surrounded by woods. The inner decoration has strong sense of Zen. Due to its wonderful and quiet environment, He Tang Yue Se is a good place for lovers to date. Based on the vegetarian food in temples, the dishes here combine the strengths of folk vegetarian food and royal vegetarian food. The cooks here are also inspired by the American and European vegetarian food. So, customers here can enjoy an extreme banquet. One more thing to add, the dishes here are all without spices, eggs and wines, so it is healthy to eat here.

Special Cuisine: He Tang Yue Se, vegetarian duck, fish filets in hot chili oil, He Tang Qiu Se etc.

Location: (Zuojia Zhuang Subbranch) No.12 Building of Liufang Nanli, Zuojia Zhuang West Street, Chaoyang District. (Beijing Workers Gymnasium Subbranch) East Gate of Beijing Workers Gymnasium Subbranch, No. 8 Gongti North Road, Chaoyang District.

Average Consumer Expenditure: 120 RMB or so per person.

Opening Hours: 10: 00 a.m. – 9: 30 p.m.

Tel No.: (Zuojia Zhuang Subbranch) 010-64653299, (Beijing Workers Gymnasium Subbranch) 010-62680848.

Top 7: Jing Si Su Vegetarian Restaurant

Unlike other vegetarian restaurants, the price in Jing Si Su Vegetarian Restaurant is very cheap. Even so, the dishes are still tasty. The inner decoration in this restaurant is very simple, and so are the dishes here. Cooks here use little oil when they cook, so it is quite healthy to eat here. All in all, eating here is healthy and economical, so it is a good place when friends decide to eat out.

Special Cuisine: pumpkin porridge, alfalfa rolls, bean curd with crab roe, shredded pork with garlic sauce, pineapple fry rice etc.

Location: (Xizhimen Subbranch) Jia No. 30 Gaoliangxie Street, Xizhimen Wai, Haidian District. (Meishuguan Subbranch) Jia No. 18 Dafosi East Street, Art Gallery, Dongchen District. (Hepingli Subbranch) Crossing of Heping West Street and Qingnian Gou, Chaoyang District.

Average Consumer Expenditure: round 55 RMB per person.

Getting There: (Xizhimen Subbranch) Tourists can take Bus 26, Bus 16 and Yuntong Bus 103 to get there. (Meishuguan Subbranch) Tourists can take Bus 104 and Bus 108, and get off at Dafosi Station; or they can also take Bus 109, Bus 846, Bus 111 and Bus 103, and get off at Meishuguan Station. (Hepingli Subbranch) Tourists can take Bus 123, Bus 125, Bus 119 and Bus 104 Kuai to get there.

Opening Hours: 11: 00 a.m. – 10 : 00 p.m.

Tel No.: (Xizhimen Subbranch) 010-62255892, (Meishuguan Subbranch) 010-64008941, (Hepingli Subbranch) 010-64204839.

Top 8: Purple Pipal Fusion Cuisine Restaurant

Surrounding environment of Purple Pipal Fusion Cuisine Restaurant is quiet and romantic. From outside, it looks like a private club. In the hall, there is a cage of birds, and the chirps of the birds will make customers feel like in the forest. There are also some vegetarian dishes here that imitate meat. These dishes are usually made of soybean protein. Most of the material used here are imported from Hong Kong, so the quality can be guaranteed. Each dishes here has a beautiful names, which can whet the appetite of the customers.

Special Cuisine: Taiwan-style stewed chicken with three cups sauce, pineapple shrimps with deep-fried dough sticks, sweet and sour spareribs, mango pudding, purple sweet potato juice etc.

Location: (Zhongguancun Subbranch) Floor 1, C Building of Beijing Guoji, Jia No. 18 Zhongguancun South Street, Haidian District. (Liangma Qiao Subbranch) Floor 1 of Fu Jing Yuan Apartment, No. 46 Liangma Qiao Road, Chaoyang District.
Average Consumer Expenditure: round 100 RMB per person.

Getting There: (Zhongguancun Subbranch) Tourists can take Yuntong Bus 105, Yuntong Bus 10, Bus 332, Bus 697, Bus 634, Bus 808, Bus Te 6 and Bus 26 to get there. (Liangma Qiao Subbranch) Tourists can take Bus 682, Bus 419 and Bus 909 to get there.

Opening Hours: 10: 00 a.m. – 10: 00 p.m.

Tel No.: (Zhongguancun Subbranch) 010-62160089, (Liangma Qiao Subbranch) 010-84401855.

Top 9: Bo Wei Tang Vegetarian Restaurant

Bo Wei Tang Vegetarian Restaurant is the most unique one among the numerous vegetarian restaurants. In China, the beginning of vegetarian food is due to the rules of Buddhist temples. So, many vegetarian restaurant are in a Zen atmosphere. The owner of this restaurant also believes in Buddhism; however, this restaurant is a simple and elegant western-style restaurant. The cook here is an experienced Cantonese cuisine cook, who attaches more importance of the original taste of the vegetables. No monosodium glutamate or food colourants is used. The only condiments are olive oil and purified water. Furthermore, this restaurant has cooperation with organic farm, so the quality of the cuisines here are much better.

Special Cuisine: flame bean curd, vegetable rolls, tomato bisque, twice-cooked pork often with chilli seasoning, crispy durian cake, pumpkin porrige, lily taro with pumpkin etc.

Location: No. 14-9 Anhuili Block One, Beiyuan Road, Chaoyang District.

Average Consumer Expenditure: around 60 RMB per person.

Getting There: Tourists can take Bus 1, Bus 656, bus 479, Bus 944, Bus 419, Bus 696, Bus 386, Yuntong 110 and Bus 113, and get off at Anhui Qiao Dong Station. Or, they can take Bus 387 and Bus 464, and get off at Huizhong Dong Lukou Station. Moreover, they can also take Bus 3, Bus 124, Bus 108, Bus 849 and Bus 426, and get off at Beichen Shopping Center Station.

Opening Hours: 11: 00 a.m. – 9: 30 p.m.

Tel No.: 010-57127280 64927559

Top 10: Yun Shui Ju Vegetarian Restaurant

Yun Shui Ju is in a secret corner of Beijing City, so the surrounding environment is quiet. The owner of this restaurant believes in Buddhism, and has kept a vegetarian diet for more than 20 year. The cook here is invited from Wutai Mountain, a famous Buddhist mountain. He used to cook for monks there. He is well-known for his fine knife work and unique design. It is said that he spends over 5,000 RMB every year to improve his cooking skills. Due to the secret location of the restaurant and the kindness of the owner, the price here is quiet inexpensive and acceptable.

Special Cuisine: fish filets in hot chili oil, lucky rolls, roast pork with vegetarian spareribs, delicious griddle dishes, puree bean curd strips etc.

Location: Building No. 2, Xinyuan Street, Chaoyang District.

Average Consumer Expenditure: around 50 RMB per person.

Getting There: Yun Shui Ju Vegetarian Restaurant is in a secret corner of Beijing, so there is no through bus going there.

Opening Hours: 10: 00 a.m. – 10: 00 p.m.

Tel No.: 010-64604500.

Top 11: Tian Chu Miao Xiang Vegetarian Restaurant

Not only the owner, but also the cooks here are Buddhists. They aim to spread Buddhist culture and healthy diet. The chef here has converted to Buddhism since 6 years ago. He is kind and peaceful. Encouraging people to pursue kindness and be will to help, the whole restaurant is filled with strong sense of Zen. It teaches how to cook for free regularly. Moreover, it provide wifi from 10: 00 a.m. to 10: 00 p.m. every day. So, it is also a good place to read, listen to music, get together with friends etc.

Special Cuisine: brown rice, sautéed beef filet with black pepper, roast steak, roast pork, fish filets in hot chili oil etc.

Location: (Tsinghua Subbranch) Romm 110, Floor 1, Chuangye Building, East Gate of Tsinghua University, Haidian District. (Chaowai Subbranch) Room 0260, Floor 2, Chaowai SOHO Building D, Yi No. 6 Chaowai Street, Chaoyang District.

Average Consumer Expenditure: around 53 RMB per person.

Getting There: (Tsinghua Subbranch) Tourists can take Bus 307, Yuntong Bus 110, Bus 319, Bus 331, Bus 333 (Waihuan), Bus 355, Bus 375, Bus 466, Bus 628, Bus 630, Bus 655, Bus 731, Bus 913 and Bus 951, and get off at Qinghuayuan Station or Shuangqinglu Station. Or, they can also take Subway Line 13, and get off at Wudaokou Station. (Chaowai Subbranch) Tourists can take Subway Line 10, get off at Hujialou Station and get out of the station at the southwest exit.

Opening Hours: 10: 00 a.m. – 22: 00 p.m.

Tel No.: (Tsinghua Subbranch) 010-62797078, (Chaowai Subbranch) 010-64892248.

Top 12: Xiang Yang Xiao Zhu Vegetarian Restaurant

Xiang Yang Xiao Zhu Vegetarian Restaurant is simple but warm. On one wall of it, there hung many photos of sime Tibetan children, which are keepsake of charity activities. The hall of the restaurant is filled with solemn and elegant smell of incense. Most of the customers here are monks, lay Buddhist and office workers. Due to its quiet environment, this restaurant is the favorite of many lovers. The owner of this restaurant is a romantic Tibetan. So, the atmosphere here is quite poetic. The owner open this restaurant, instead of making money, only to achieve the peace in his mind. So, the price of dishes here are very low.

Getting There: Tourists can take Bus 300 Kuai Waihuan, Bus Te 8, Bus 422, Bus 361, Bus 425, Bus 718, Yuntong Bus 201 and Bus 367 to get there. Or, they can also take Subway Line 13, and get off at Dazhong Si Station.

Opening Hours: 10: 00 a.m. – 10: 00 p.m.

Tel No.: 010-82112104.

Top 13: Bai He Su Shi Vegetarian Restaurant

Bai He Su Shi Vegetarian Restaurant is also know as Vanilla Garden. And from this nickname we can know that the surrounding environment and inner decoration here is quite gorgeous. The food here, even without eggs, onions, leeks, garlic, chives or shallots and other condiment, can still create different tastes like sourness, sweetness, bitterness, pungency and saline taste. There are two kinds of dishes here: one is all vegetarian and the other imitates the tastes and appearance of meat. So it provide customers enough choice, and customers can choose according to their own tastes.

Special Cuisine: Pumpkin soup, multi-layer steamed bread, vegetarian drumsticks, Chinese yam soup, fish filets in hot chili oil, sweet and sour spareribs, satay hot-pot etc.

Location: Jia No. 23 Caoyuan Hutong, Beixiao Street, Dongzhimen, Dongcheng District.

Average Consumer Expenditure: around 78 RMB per person.

Getting There: Tourists can take Subway Line2, get off ar Dongzhimen Statioin, and get out of the station from Exit A. Or, they can take Subway Line 5, get off at Beixinqiao Station, and get off from Exit B. They can also take Subway Line 13, get off at Dongzhimen Station and get out of the station from Exit A. If they choose to go there by bus, they can take Bus 106, Bus 107, Bus 117 and Bus 635, and get off at Dongnei Xiaojie Station. They can also take Bus 674 and Bus 406, and get off at Beixiaojie Nankou Station.

Opening Hours: 10: 00 a.m. – 10: 00 p.m.

Tel No.: 010-64052082 64054282.

Top 14: Ji Xi Bao Di Vegetarian Restaurant

Located near the famous Summer Palace, Ji Xi Bao Di Vegetarian Restaurant is really a land of idyllic beauty. There is a large pool of lotus in the restaurant, which can be seen from any corner of the restaurant. So, it is indeed pleasant to sit in the hall, drink a cup of tea and appreciate the wonderful scenery—the lotus pool—outside the window. So, Ji Xi Bao Di is a place where people can get relaxed and refreshed. The vegetarian food here is nutritious and healthy, for all the vegetables used are non-GMO food. Besides, the menu here changes with the changes of the twelve solar terms in China. And if you cannot eat all the dishes you have ordered, you can pack not only your dishes, but also the fresh lotus leaves in the pool. Lotus, which can help prevent many kinds of deseases, is an important raw material of food.

Special Cuisine: pork chop with black pepper, braised meat balls in brown sauce, codfish chop, spicy drumsticks, filet steak, vegetarian ham, vegetarian sausage etc.

Location: No. 50 Kunminghu Road, Haidian District.

Average Consumer Expenditure: No information.

Getting There: No information.

Opening Hours: 10: 00 a.m. – 10: 00 p.m.

Tel No.: 010-62878726

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