• Jing Lian Zhai - Xizhimen

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  • White Vegetarian

静莲斋 at 高粱桥斜街甲30号梅苑饭店1-2楼 is located near a Buddhist temple, and the restaurant's interior has a refined and tranquil literary atmosphere. Known for imperial cuisine, "Spring River Water.".

Venue map for Jing Lian Zhai - Xizhimen
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6 Reviews

First Review by luana


Points +868

21 Oct 2017


Excellent Chinese food including many mock-meats as well as vegetable-based dishes. The famous dish of theirs is a braised mock fish, in a deep sauce with lotus root and other things: the flavour is deep and satisfying and the mock fish has amazing textures. Their mock duck pancakes are also great, the filling having a crispy crust and full roast flavour (though my colleague thought it was a bit too oily).



Points +321

13 Sep 2017

Tucked behind building

Jing Lian Zhai (on Gaoliangqiao Lu, not the buffet at Suzhou Lu), 170905
Reasonably easy to find although it is tucked in behind a building and not very visible from street.
Good selection. Good food though a bit oily. Service okay. Pleasant atmosphere though hot on night we were there. Reasonable prices.

Pros: REasonable food, Good quantities, Reasonable prices


Points +24

Mostly Veg
21 Mar 2017

Great for Lunch Before/After Visiting the Zoo

I think everyone will have an easier time finding this place these days. Search on your mobile for the name in Chinese 静莲斋 jìng lián zhāi and look for the location at 北京西直门店 Běijīng xizhímén diàn. From the street you'll see their sign with a green leaf and you'll have to walk around the corner from gate. It's a very short walk from the Zoo's far northeast entrance by the aquarium.

We went on a Saturday with our 2-year-old before visiting the zoo. They had a baby chair for us instantly. The place was pleasantly busy, but not too loud or crowded. Atmosphere was nothing too special, but clean enough. And the staff were all very nice.

The menu is awesome and huge (and bilingual). We ordered two little fake sausages which our toddler gobbled up! I remember we tried the fake duck, which was ok. Also, the fake beef stew was hardy and generously portioned. We shared some noodles too -- nothing special, but good. I think we could have ordered better. Such a big menu! We'll definitely go back.

They accepted payment by WeChat wallet, which is always nice. Since they are Buddhist there are lots of books, beads and other trinkets to buy too.

Also note IMPORTANT: they can deliver! There are three locations in Beijing. I have ordered using the Baidu app (百度外卖).

Updated from previous review on 2017-03-21

Pros: good food, good atmosphere, can deliver!

Cons: busy on the weekends


Points +21

30 Mar 2015

hard to find but worth it

I searched for this place for about an half of the hour! It's hidden but thanks to the photos of the other reviewers I found it. You just should cross the road and find the banner with green leaf. The stuff didn't speak English at all, but the menu is doubled in English, and there are a lot of pictures. You should know - the portions are HUGE. It's written in the menu. I've tried some dumplings and there were 20 pieces in my portion. But they can pack everything for you. The prices are good, about 15-20 RMB in average. Didn't like the noodles. Lots of locals there. The stuff is very friendly.

Pros: Great food.

Cons: Hard to find.


Points +69

17 Nov 2013

Cold place

This place is at least 10-15 minutes walk from the subway XiZhiMen. It's placed in a courtyard.
The atmospehre is not very cosy and in winter it's quite cold inside.
We ordered several kinds of bamboo, which were all delicious. But the menu is not too different from other vegan or vegetarian restaurants. Some mock meat dishes tasted real, even though their look and texture didn't - scary...

Cons: cold atmosphere


Points +1942

08 Aug 2009


I arrived at 12:00. The restaurant was half-full. Kind of noisy due to several kids there.
The food was oily, but the taste was still good. You have to wait some time for the dishes to be served. RMB 50 per person and I was really full.

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