Pure Lotus Vegetarian

Address: 12 Nongzhanguan South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
Telephone: +86 10 6592 3627

- Mid-range

4.2

Marvellously tasty mock-meat in a serene, Zen-like environment.

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.

Food and drink
4.2
90%
Service
4.3
90%
Food and drink
4.2
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Ambience
4.5
90%
Location
3.8
90%

Food and drink

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.

Recommended dishes

Serene décor, low lights and soothing music imparts a spa-like atmosphere. Servers sprinkle rose water on your hands on entering.

Ambience

Good levels of English from the efficient, welcoming servers.

Service

Close to Tuanjiehu subway stop (Line 10), or a 10-15 minute walk east from Sanlitun Village.

Location

Steer clear from the massively overpriced tea if you want to keep costs respectable. Expect to pay upwards of 150 RMB per person.

Price advice

There’s a newer branch inside the Lido Holiday Inn, on the way to the airport.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Mature travellers
  • Education
  • Relaxation

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