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“A perfect lunch”

Xian Lao Man (DongSi)
Ranked #324 of 13,045 Restaurants in Beijing
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighbourhood: Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
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Neighbourhood: Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Went there by foot after the hutong visit. The place wad crowded at lunch time but they found us a table.
Bilingual menu paper sheet comes with a pencil, you highlight your choices. Extremely good dumplings, add the soy sauce for extra flavor. We took the olives+leek, beef+carrot and shrimps+vegetables. Plus spicy fried cauliflowers and a perfect duck breast.
Fast and clean, 5 dishes were too much for 5 persons but we fought with courage until the very end.
A place to return.

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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent lunch in this place catering mostly to Chinese tourists and locals alike. Excellent vegetable dishes and decent meat.

The downside: when you order sea urchin dumplings, you get a plate of 12 mixed dumplings of which two or so may contain the sea urchins ... hard to say, as no one in our company of 5 remembered tasting them, though those dumplings are 6 x the price of regular ones!

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

This was a lunch stop during a tour. It was one of our favorite meals while we were in Beijing. Restaurant is very clean, service was good. We had the Pork and Scallion and also the Beef and Carrot. The pork was our favorite. We ordered Fried Beans which were nice and fresh, just a bit of spice. We also had Sizzling Beef, Kung Pao Chicken and a Traditional Beijing Noodle with Soybean Paste. The meat in each dish was tender and veggies were fresh. Very good meal!

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Nice and warm restaurant, kind staff and english menu with pictures. Vegetarian dishes but good for everyone. Very tasty dumplings. I didn't find it noisy, maybe coz there weren't many people when I went. Perfect for trying local dishes and don't spend too much.

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

We were lucky to have a guide, so we had help ordering lunch. The pork & leek dumplings were awesome. This is a good lunch place frequented by many locals. Everything we ordered was good.

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