Respond to Review of Pure Lotus - Changhongqiao
Review: Although this restaurant is expensive by Beijing standards, it is worth the splurge -- especially if you are vegetarian! (Besides, it's not expensive by US standards.) The ambiance is really interesting -- waiters dressed in long flowing robes, meditative music playing and videos showing, artistic menu, and outstanding presentation. And the food is excellent! The restaurant is a bit out of the way and hard to find. I missed it the first time myself, so here are the no-fail directions: take the subway (line 10) to Tuanjiehu. Exit at the North-East exit. You will be on 3rd Ring Road facing North. Walk south to the intersection and then make a left to go East on the North side of Nongzhan Guan Nan Lu. Walk about 1/2 a block and then go through the gate (and past the guard) into the parking lot. You can see the restaurant sign from here, and the restaurant is in the back right of the parking lot.