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Fu Hui Ci Yuan Vegetarian Cultural Restaurant

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 17 reviews )

53 Dong'anmen St, Dongcheng (at near Xila Hutong), Beijing, China, 100006

Fine dining ambiance, associated with Buddhist organization. No onion, garlic, shallot, chive, or leek used. Also caters to the mass vegetarian office workers by having weekday lunchtime pack meal at around RMB10, 15, 20. Try the blueberry mountain yam mashed placed on top of individual piece of hawthorn. Direction: Follow Dong'anmen St west until you get to Golden Jaguar, turn right and walk 100 meters, you'll see a red sign pointing right, go down that street (Xila Hutong) for 50 meters. Mon-Sun 10:00am-9:00pm

Category: Vegan-friendly, Buddhist

Reviews (17)

First Review by xraysez

A real find! - Edit

We were wandering in the area east of the Forbidden City, and saw a sign (in English!) "vegetarian restaurant 50 meters". We were so surprised and pleased, and just starting to think about a meal. Inside is a large, calm oasis, with high ceilings and dark furniture.

The menu has photos and we ordered 4 dishes. They asked us how spicy we wanted the food. All the dishes were delicious. We especially enjoyed the fern root noodles - a delicate seasoning that we had not experienced before.

Pros: Good food, Quiet atmosphere, in a hectic part of the city, Large variety of dishes

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highly recommended - Edit

Very nice location with an extensive menu (mock meats, vegetarian fish, veggies, tofu, soups, dumplings, spring rolls, steamed buns, desserts and teas and more).

We (3 girls) ordered 3x stir fried rice noodles, steamed buns, meat balls, pumpkin soup (my favorite), spring rolls and a tofu dish. All in all it was 183 CNY so ca. 8€ for each of us. The dishes were delicious and the meatballs tasted so much like meat that I couldn't finish them! Definitely recommended if you bring your non-veg family/friends.

The vegetables in the tofu dish were very fresh and yummy.

The staff was very nice.

There's an English menu.

We will come back soon (to get more pumpkin soup!!)

Pros: cheap, very friendly , super delicious, very nice interior

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good option near forbidden city - Edit

The directions to this restaurant in the description were very helpful and right on. Staff were super friendly and we were served by a woman who spoke English while other staff did not. The menu had pictures. The food was good, but not anything amazing in what we had- dumplings, eggplant dish and cold sausage. A good option near the forbidden city.

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delicious food! - Edit

This restaurant is close to the forbidden city and I went here after my tour in the forbidden city close to the east gate exit. The food is really delicious and good and I really like the place. Good atmosphere and warm and friendly staff. I would definitely go back!

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lovely food - Edit

Just popped in today as we were staying nearby - great food and service - tried what others below recommended and wasn't disappointed - they also sell Buddhist jewelry and snacks etc here - nice quiet restaurant with great variety on the menu

Pros: choice, quiet and relaxing , clean

Cons: nothing

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Sit upstairs! - Edit

Fuhuiciyuan has an extensive veg menu and a nice wait staff. The restaurant is fairly easy to find—it's just off Wangfujing in a quiet hutong. Sit upstairs in the tea parlor area; you must order tea there, but they have some specialty types that are nice, and you can still order off the full menu but with better ambience. I wouldn't say their food is the best in the city, but it certainly won't disappoint and it's worth a visit 4sure.
They speak enough English/the menu has lots of pics, so no worries for tourists who don't speak Mandarin.

Pros: big menu, large portions, nice waitstaff

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Some of the better food I've had in Beijing - Edit

Hidden just off the beaten track, Fu Hui Ci Yuan is a peaceful and delicious oasis for vegetarians in central Beijing. If you are tired of the bland, glistening and highly meaty offerings of the traditional local cuisine, this place offers a great selection of flavourful, spicy dishes ranging from pure vegetables to tasty vegetarian meats. The spicy vegetarian sausage and vegetable pot was the winner for me. Delicious teas also. Just be warned, the pin on the map is in the wrong spot. Follow the walking directions in the description and you'll be fine.

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Not for the unadventuring - Edit

This is by far the best food we found in Beijing. The flavors blew me away. Deep fried mushrooms with chili, some strange celery and unidentifiable peppercorns were one of the best dishes of my life.

Pros: Exciting, Nice ambience

Cons: none

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Great restaurant near Wangfujing - Edit

This was our favourite restaurant in Beijing (we visited Beijing in September 2014). The food is really great and the prices are reasonable.

The menu contains lots of different dishes and it has pictures for each dish.

The location is very central (near Wangfujing) and with the HappyCow map and description it is easy to find: Find the shopping mall with the Apple store at the front, walk west through the night market and turn right at the end of the street. Then right again and you see the restaurant at the right side of the street after walking a few meters.

Tip: Order the Beijing "Duck" for 68 RMB (2 persons).

Pros: Good food, Reasonable prices, Easy to find; central

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Nice Restaurant near Wangfujing Shopping Area - Edit

Wonderful restaurant short walk from Wangfujing Shopping District.
The Yam appetizer is very nice. Great food and very good atmosphere.
Be aware of the price before your order. Some of the dishes are quite cheap but some dishes are very expensive.
Also they seem to be an expert in tea. Some teas are very expensive.

Most of the food is vegan.
No english spoken but clear menu with pictures

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Glad we made the effort to find it - Edit

Went for lunch there based on Happy Cow reviews and wasn't disappointed. We had a tofu & mushroom hotpot and mushroom dumplings. Both were delicious.

None of the waitresses spoke English, but with Google translate we were fine.

Highly recommend

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Loved it - Edit

Really enjoyed eating here and can't wait to go back! We had the more affordable noodle soup dishes (at the back of the menu) which were all delicious. Also had the spinach pie once which was really good (though contains egg) but very big!

Staff seemed friendly and there was one lady that spoke English but I don't believe other staff did.

The juices seemed oddly expensive - we ended up with hot water!

Pros: Tasty food, Nice restaurant, Good price

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Central diamond in the rough - Edit

This is a lovely little place, as others have mentioned. It is down a side street, Xila Hutong, close to the grassy area of Donghuangchenggan. Its central location really sets it apart; a short walk from Tiananmen, and right off of the (in)famous Wangfujing Street. Wonderfully peaceful ambiance and a great place to duck out of the chaos around that part of town.

Friendly people and great food. They don't speak English, so if you want to avoid eggs, make it clear to them. Lots of great affordable noodle dishes right next to mind-blowing 500 RMB mushroom delicacies. Be careful where you point.

Had great Sichuan noodle soup, sausage hot pot, veggie meat pancakes. Lots of interesting options for the adventurous that I haven't seen on other menus. Highly recommended, support this neat little oasis!

Pros: Delicious food, Super friendly, Central

Cons: Hard to find, Can be pricey

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Amazing little gem - Edit

Just got back from this great spot! beautiful restaurant with GREAT service and amazing food! Try the mock chicken with bamboo, radish soup, eggplant, and of course the mashed yam with blueberry! SUPER good!

Pros: food, service, price

Cons: location

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Good food in a nice restaurant - Edit

The food is Chinese with a few mock meats. Menu is with photos and English. English is spoken too. Food was very good and the portions well sized.

Pros: good food, nice clean restaurant

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Tasty Tofu, nice atmosphere - Edit

Initially we coulbt find this, but if you turn left at the golden jaguar its down the first hutong, and has big English signs saying "vegan restaurant" and "vegetarian" so not too hard to find.
The food was very tasty especially the spicey tofu. The menu has English and pictures, but our server didn't speak any English, and we only know very basic Chinese. The food was well priced we spent 100Y and didn't finishes it all, we had dumplings, tofu, fries rice with fake meat, and 2 drinks, but the peanut soya milk was a bit unusual for my taste buds.
Big restaurant with bookshop inside. No seperate (scam) tourist menu, which is good.
The waiter did stand at our table while we decided what to eat, this might be part if the culture, and he wasn't pushy at all.

Pros: Non-smoking, Big portions, Well priced

Cons: Limited communication, Not clearly labelled vegan

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