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Xian Lao Man (AnDingMen)

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Houhai
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No.252 Andingmen Nei Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
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+86 10 6404 6944
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing dumplings! I recommend ordering the carrot, coriander and tofu, cabbage and peanut, and chive and egg.

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Thank Samantha F
Singapore, Singapore
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82 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

The name of the restaurant in Chinese means "the filling of the dumplings is always in abundance". How true. Not only they are very cheap (average price is Euro2.40/10 pieces), they are delicious. However besides the dumpings, the other few dishes that I have tried aren't that fantastic nor cheap. ( I went there twice) The waitresses appeared to be... More 

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Thank Nicholas L
Aurora, Colorado
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743 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 463 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Our tour guide had suggested lunch here and when we saw the line, we figured it was good! Huge selection of dumplings! The mushroom and leek were our favorite! Yes we had a wait even for lunch but it was worth it. This place seems to be mostly popular with the tourists vs the locals.

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Thank Laurie S
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere was lively. More of a tourist trap than authentic dumplings compared to the Dian tan sum but had to say the service and price made up for it.

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Thank Joe W
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We ate here after visiting The Great Wall at Mutianyu. We ordered the Lau Man Dumplings, Fried Green Beans, Kung Pao Chicken, Lau Man Meat Pies and they made a simple chicken and noodles for our daughters. The dumplings were soft but crispy and really really full with lovely minced pork and huge pieces of prawn. The fried green beans... More 

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Aalborg, Denmark
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

We stayed in the Fangjia Hutong, and our hotel adviced us to visit this place for dinner. We ended up going here 4 out of 5 days! The restaurant is always filled to the brim with locals. The menu is in english, but the waitresses don't understand any english at all. Despite this, we were able to order what we... More 

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Orange County, California
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203 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Marginal Chinese food catered exclusively to tourist. We ate family style and ordered: Green Beans: good, but salty Sweet and Sour Chicken: cloyingly sweet...nasty Fried Rice: oily, bland Dumplings: crispy, but average Crispy Duck: not Peking style, overly crispy...almost burnt Throw in 4 teas and the bill came out to $60...$15 pp for unauthentic Chinese food...seriously?!

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Thank SoVerySoCal
Kuching, Malaysia
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530 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We had our late lunch after exploring The Great Wall Mutianyu Section. It was a hot summer day and this place was air-conditioned - which was a plus. We were so tired and hungry. We ordered a 2 meats, 1 cold eggplant dish and the fried dumplings. The food was very yummy especially the cold summer vege dish. Very refreshing.

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Thank swim_jess
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Went to this restaurant on a business lunch and loved it. Their dumplings are plentiful and tasty. would definitely go back. Service was friendly and prompt

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Thank hgillette
Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

We read about this restaurant in the New York Times and decided to try it. It was excellent dumplings! It is also very reasonably priced. There is such an extensive menu - with English words - and the dumplings are steamed unless you want them pan-fried (which costs a little more). You also have to order a minimum of 2... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.252 Andingmen Nei Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighbourhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: +86 10 6404 6944

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?