Pure Lotus Vegetarian
12 Nongzhanguan South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
- Recommended for:
- Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, Education, Relaxation
Expert review of Pure Lotus Vegetarian
A bevy of Buddhist monks operate this marvellous restaurant where you can eat dishes that look and taste remarkably like fish, rabbit or beef, but contain… wait for it … no fish, rabbit or beef. It’s all bafflingly delicious and healthy. And for vegetarians unable to partake in Beijing’s delicious signature roast duck. Well, you can here. Sort of.
If you are vegetarian, you might well be put off by the idea of eating mock meat. Fear not, the tofu-centric menu has enough fresh, zingy dishes and beautifully presented Chinese classics to keep you distracted. Conversely, meat-lovers really will be wowed by just how spare rib-y the tofu spare ribs are.
Serene décor, low lights and soothing music imparts a spa-like atmosphere. Servers sprinkle rose water on your hands on entering.
Good levels of English from the efficient, welcoming servers.
Close to Tuanjiehu subway stop (Line 10), or a 10-15 minute walk east from Sanlitun Village.
Steer clear from the massively overpriced tea if you want to keep costs respectable. Expect to pay upwards of 150 RMB per person.
There’s a newer branch inside the Lido Holiday Inn, on the way to the airport.
More information on Pure Lotus Vegetarian:
- Price guide:
- Chinese, Vegetarian
- 12 Nongzhanguan South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
- +86 10 6592 3627
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Daily 11am-11pm
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times