Tiandi Yijia

Address: 140 Nanchizi Dajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
Telephone: +86 10 8511 5556

- Expensive

4

Exquisite contemporary Chinese in a VIP spot beside the Forbidden City.

I’d cycled past this place dozens of times and always assumed it was a private government club due to the shifty, suited bodyguard types outside. It’s not – rather it’s a singular, luxurious Chinese dining experience for anyone who can afford it.

Food and drink
4.3
90%
Service
4.1
90%
Food and drink
4.3
90%
Value for money
3.9
90%
Ambience
4.1
90%
Location
4.1
90%

Food and drink

Creative Imperial and Chinese fare that mixes classical traditions and techniques with unusual ingredient combinations. Try the foie gras with sake and the lao Beijing style appetizers.

Ambience

Beautiful, under-lit environment, though it’s so expansive it can feel a little empty on quiet nights.

Service

Accomplished and ever so slightly snooty - unsurprising for a place that takes itself so seriously.

Location

Close to the southeast corner of the Forbidden City.

Price advice

High end prices, especially the wine list.

Recommended for

  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Celebrity spotting
  • Romance
  • Trendiness

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