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The Big Smoke Bistro Grill

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Lee World Building, 57 Xingfucun Zhonglu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
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+86 10 6416 5195
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Very disappointed by the service and the food. We asked to see the manager (Chinese who didn't speak one word of english)to open our bottle in exchange of corkage fee and response was rude. The 2 burgers we ordered where just mediocre and the french fries tasted like old oil. This place doesn't worth it anymore.The owner is apparently Canadian... More 

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Thank Kaouther G
Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

With the team in Beijing we took our Sunday lunch here, and in between bites we talked shop. Very nice atmosphere, a baby at the table next to us, and the food was quite nice. The ladies chose chicken, and got an enormous goose-like bird on a wooden plank. Another collegue took the ribs, and was -picky as he is-... More 

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Thank 64mark13
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Great Burger and side dishes with a Chinese twist, this restaurant is very popular with my son and his friends who live locally, I don't drink alcohol myself so can't comment on the alcohol served but good choice of soft drinks, this was my first meal in Beijing after a long flight, it was delicious and filling and very reasonably... More 

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Thank shaznaz2015
Nova Scotia, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Tasty. But nothing to write home about. Their teapot cocktails are very charming and original. Being Canadian we went straight for the poutine! No cheese curds, but it was still pretty decent. Order an extra order of French fries to go with it, because there is what seems like a liter of gravy.

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Thank krista24
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We had a group of 6 turn up with no booking. The staff were hospitable and one of the owners was on hand too. Incredible food, BBQ based, and a great range of cocktails. Service was fast despite how busy they were. They only thing I can fault them on was the fact that the beer was warmish - this... More 

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Thank Ed K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Decent selection of craft beers and comfort food - think roast chicken and chips dripping in all kinds of cheese and gravy. Service was good, and while it is a little out of the way, it is within comfortable walking distance of Sanlitun etc.

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Thank NiMo79
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

So angry with this place. Nice surroundings and looks like a quality place. In fact food is OK, a little expensive for what it is is. But ok. Beers brewed on site, that's fine too. But warning / do not drink their cocktails. They are using cheap fake liquor to save money. Two visits and both times our group has... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Come to Big Smoke several times and enjoy the food every time. The burger was great. As other reviews the menu was short but good. Staff can communicate in English and also great vibe.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Went back for the old fashioned ! Had the signature beef shank most expensive thing on the menu ! Good thing the old fashioned was great ! Otherwise blacklisted for me for everything else ! 500 rmb disappointment ! Sorry ! Was just not good !

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Thank Ciregnuk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Eaten at Big Smoke 4 or 5 times. Each time had a great time. Food is very good. Beer is good based on my friend's assessment. (I'm a non drinker, so...) Nice relaxed atmosphere. Popular with the expats in Beijing especially the American expats. The burgers are among the best in the Sanlitun area of Beijing. Nice smoky flavor on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lee World Building, 57 Xingfucun Zhonglu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing
  • Phone Number: +86 10 6416 5195

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?