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Kongyiji Restaurant (Shenchahai)

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Houhai South Bank, 2A Deshengmennei Dajie, Beijing, China
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+86 10 6618 4917
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Beijing, China
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I brought some visiting relatives to Kongyiji Restaurant recently. The previous time was 10 years ago. Compared to last time, their service has really dropped drastically. Manager and waiters were haphazard, some staffs are bad tempered or totally lack of interests at their work and not attentive. It's mostly the supervisors or manager's fault for not managing the staffs well.... More 

Thank Puppiepoppy
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Had dinner at this highly recommended restaurant on our first night (Saturday) in Beijing, but we were rather disappointed. Firstly the service wasn't great. The waiter and waitresses were like absolutely exhausted, so everything was slow to dish out. We didn't find the restaurant well kept either as there were a couple of flies hovering around our table. Do not... More 

Thank Wideye
Qingdao, China
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We stumbled upon this restaurant after a boat ride on the lake. Be early to get one of the four tables (out of about 100) that have lake view. I do not think they do reservations, so just be early. The food is inspired by Zhejiang. Bummer: They do serve Tangbao (汤包) which is hard to get as it is... More 

Thank Kurtenbach
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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493 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

Went there with a group of colleagues. We enjoyed the yellow wine and all the dishes they served us. The stinky tofu was a highlight for me!

Thank Ludo-Owen
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014

Just down fron Shichahai Shadow Art Hotel. Very helpful staff. Pictures to choose from. We were the only westerners. I always feel it must be an OK place if you are the only foreigners. Good price.

1 Thank Tripper100England
San Jose, California
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

We had our visit to Hou Hai lake winter this year. It was Chinese New Year 2nd day and almost all restaurant and eatery center were closed after 5pm. As we walked by the lake, we bumped into the only restaurant open there. It turn our to be a good surprise to us. The price range in menu were from... More 

Thank Hobbitsbaggins
Beijing, China
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

Kong Yiji is cantonese-style, with most of the Cantonese and Fujianese classics, but they also have many dishes which have the chef's own special stamp on them. Highly recommeded for groups of 4 and up.

Thank Tallyessin
Beijing, China
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103 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

Kong Yiji, named after a character in a novel by Lu Xun, is one of Beijing's most famous restaurants. It's located in a beautiful building on the south side of Houhai lake — don't go to one of the downtown branches if you want the full experience. It's Zhejiang style, with an accent is on fish rather than meat, though... More 

2 Thank Skakagrall
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

Loved the food and even more the atmosphere. Complements a day full of discoveries. Very reasonably priced.

1 Thank 344John344

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Houhai South Bank, 2A Deshengmennei Dajie, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighbourhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: +86 10 6618 4917

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