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Bei Jing Dou Yi Chu Shao Mai Guan (Qian Men)

#130 of 11,846 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
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38 Qianmen Dajie, Beijing, China
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+86 10 6702 1555
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Originated in the 3rd Year of Emperor Qianlong or 1738 AD, this is one of place to taste the original recipe of shao mai.

Thank Ronald_Simanjuntak
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350 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I was taken by my Chinese hosts to this restaurant for a late lunch on a Tuesday. The restaurant is claimed to have a history going back 600 years. Downstairs was packed but upstairs was much quieter. Part of the menu, the part listing the dumpling choices, was in English and Chinese. However, if I had been by myself I... More 

Thank RossOrpington
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157 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant claims to have had the Emperor eat here but that was I think at least in part because nothing else was open and it was a fair while ago. There was no English menu and we gathered that diners had to supply their own drinks. The steamed dumplings were dry and tasted too much of ginger. There are... More 

Thank Dave_of_Perth
Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Had lunch there, had to wait outside for a bit, it is a big place, but was really crowded over lunch. The Shao Mai looks pretty, and taste delicious. Our whole family loved the meal. This is the best place for having Shao Mai. Beat Ding Tai Feng. Qian-men street was wonderful to check out, and eating here was great.

Thank Kelly P
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Decided to try this place out after reading about it in my Beijing guide book. It was definitely worth it and I returned on my last day to eat here again. Really great vegetarian dumplings.

Thank PrinceAlan
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Visited this place after the long wandering in Temple of Heaven (Tiantan park). Do not expect a shiny and tidy place, but you should come here for the food they serve instead of sightseeing. Waited for a couple of minutes to get a table, as the place was full of locals having lunch. The bronze tablet near the entrance says... More 

Thank Darkusso D
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

I cannot say the dumplings we had were not good, but after 15 days in china I can assure you we tried a lot of better tasting dumplings. I would say they were about average. The big problem was indeed the service, nobody speaks a word of English not even the basics (you would think in the capital and in... More 

Thank Lallina1977
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

Read quite a few China tourism websites that recommended this restaurant, but when we tried the dumplings there, we were disappointed. They tasted okay, but the dumpling skin was too thick and the filling wasn't very juicy. We had the cabbage with peanut sauce as well. It was quite good but there was too much sauce.

Thank PTTripPlanner
Treviglio, Italy
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

if u wanna try SHAOMAI u defenetly have to go there! just take the metro line 2 to Qianmen and then just go throgh the big portal and then go south ( NAN) u will see an entire street in "European" style.

Thank Lpmworld
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

still keep authentic steam dumpling. service is about average, you can't expect much on that. The point is this place is you have to know what this restaurant good at and famous for!

Thank ABostonian

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Qianmen Dajie, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Chongwenmen
  • Neighbourhood: Chongwenmen
  • Phone Number: +86 10 6702 1555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?