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“Good food in an original setting”

Crescent Moon Muslim Restaurant
Ranked #220 of 13,045 Restaurants in Beijing
Cuisines: Xinjiang
Neighbourhood: Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
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Neighbourhood: Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

A very interesting gustative and cultural experience in this nice restaurant. You will discover a different type of Chinese food. Dont expect the finest dishes, but the food is good and well served for a very reasonable price.

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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

This place is nestled amongst the Dongsi hutong. Takes around 15 mins walk from nearest subway station.

It was our virgin Xinjiang food experience but it was definitely very memorable one. The building has a dome shaped roof, it’s decor inspired by moorish Islamic accents & the traditional Uighur music adds to its authenticity.

The pilaf beef rice was outstanding with tangy tomato bits topped with lean slices of beef. We also love the lamb stir fried with shredded chives & celery, no lamby taste but a very flavorful blend of chewy charred meat with crunchy vegetables.

The highlight was their must-order: spicy Chicken stew with spicy flavors of ginger, garlic, dried chili, capsicums & black peppers. Has lots of potatoes & bell peppers too. Add the thick al dente noodles at the end of the meal to complete your satisfaction.

Great food! Pity their service did not quite match up.

Thank need2travel4ever
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

This family owned restaurant is in a back street of central Beijing, but taxis can take you right to the door and the metro is not far away.
If you like the food from Xinjiang province in the far west of China you are in for a treat. The food is delicious with plenty of choice for vegetarians. Service is good but a bit off-hand - who cares, I don't expect the waiting staff to behave as though I am their best friend! Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings the place is packed out.
Our recent dinner there was on a Sunday evening and it was very quiet - only two other tables occupied.
We enjoyed the Shaslik (lamb chop skewers) which arrived piping hot, the hand cut noodles in sauce, a light stem-lettuce and onion salad and spicy dry fried green beans. A dish of aubergine (egg plant) with tomatoes was really tasty - but for me the stand-out dish was the lamb & onion fried with cumin (LOTS of cumin!). I could eat that every day!! I drank pomegranate juice and the others drank Sinkiang 'Black' beer - it looks like a stout or Guinness but tastes like a light lager and is served chilled.

There are three steps up from the street into the restaurant so it is not disabled friendly, and there is no loo (toilet). So empty your bladder before you come, and bring some wet wipes for your hands!!
Never-the-less I really recommend it for a casual dinner/lunch.

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Thank Herschelian
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

No issue getting to the restaurant by taxi.

The food is excellent, had the lamb shaslik and some other local dishes that I forgot. The rose tea was nice. The staff don't speak English but the menu helped. No issues with ordering the food. As a summary, it's a very good halal restaurant in Beijing spealizing in Uighur food.

You will have to walk to the main road to get a taxi back. Took us some time to find a taxi. Alternaticely, could take a subway going back as there's a station within walking distance.

I would recommend for Muslims to visit the restaurant for a very good halal Uighur cuisine in Beijing.

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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This place you have to find, small neighbourhood. Attention no toilet in the restaurant. Airco works very well, to good after a time it becomes cold. The food itself is price quality very good. Pitty that the waitress forget her smile that day. Although a nice Resto if you want something else than Peking duck and other Chinese classics.

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