The Muslim faith forbids its followers from certain foods such as animals killed without prayers, dead livestock, ferocious beasts and birds, horse, donkey, dogs and pork and the halal food meets all these criteria. The most consumed cuisines in Beijing are halal dishes, imperial court dishes, and Shandong foods. In recent years, this country’s capital has seen tremendous advancement in Xinjiang dining scenes with good halal eateries continually being established. It is safe to say that some of the best restaurants in Beijing are halal. Check out this top picks of high-rated halal restaurants in Beijing for a smart dining experience.
Have a unique dining experience in this 660-seating capacity restaurant which is considered as the best and the oldest restaurant in Beijing. The restaurant was initially built in Tianjin in 1853 and in 1955, Premier Zhou Enlai suggested its movement into the beautiful capital, and since then, it has been patronized by prominent leaders and the community for its unique dishes and dining scene. The extensive menu features halal best standards including the much loved Muslim Moon Cake, Muslim Glue Pudding, Muslim roasted duck in a stove and instant-boiled mutton.
Address: 11 Zhanlanguan Rd, Xicheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100037
Opening hours: 11am - 2pm (daily)
2. Xinjiang Crescent Moon Uighur Muslim Restaurant
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Unlike so many other halal restaurants owned by Han Chinese and Hui Muslims, the Crescent Moon is run by the Uyghurs, a minority ethnic group in China. Although the menu in this stylish restaurant is a bit more expensive than other run-of-the-mill Xinjiang eateries in Beijing, their delightful offerings are unchanging. Join the many other patrons from Central Asia and Uyghurs based in Beijing and enjoy outstanding standard Muslim dishes and extensive English menu. You shouldn’t miss their chewy noodle options, lamb skewers, and the sizzling foreleg of lamb.
Xinjiang Crescent Moon Uighur Muslim Restaurant
Address: 16 Dongsi 6th Alley, DongSi, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100001
Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)
3. Indian Kitchen
Feed your curb appeal by the beauteous decor of this restaurant, consisting of a stunning carving of Rathi and Devendran in the elegant wall, the framed divinities and the excellently caved woods in the spacious and cozy Indian Kitchen. Then go ahead to feed your palate with the eatery’s sumptuous menu of halal treats that are Indian and completely halal including the lassi with handcraft yogurt, vegetable paneer, tandoori chicken, and more. There buffet lunch during weekdays is something you should experience if you wish to try out a range of halal treats.
Address: 2 Sanlitun N Alley, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100027
Website: Indian Kitchen
Step into the first floor of this charming and spacious restaurant in Di’anmen Wai Street for some delicious snacks and luncheonette or the eye-catching and spacious second floor for some mouthwatering, authentic Chinese Muslim cuisine. Some of the must-try cuisines in Wangdelou include the crude pancake in mutton soup, the braised mutton and the much loved preserved apricot beef. The atmosphere of this restaurant is cozy and family-friendly; the food served are strictly halal, and it’s alcohol-free.
Address: 26 Di'anmen Outer St, ShiChaHai, Xicheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100007
Opening hours: 9am - 10pm (daily)
5. Tumaris Xinjiang Style restaurant
Are you in search of some healthy and delicious Chinese Muslim dishes or a perfect venue for party, leisure and dinner event? Then the Tumaris Restaurant is your ideal spot, a 400-seat capacity halal eatery with beauteous decorations depicting stunning European architectural design with western countries’ attributes. Savor some of their specialties including lamb in naan, roasted goat, barbecued kidney, kebabs and much more. Also, step into this charming restaurant from 7 pm - 10 pm daily for some fantastic music from Uyghur Musicians with bellydancers as you enjoy their best offerings.
Tumaris Xinjiang Style restaurant
Address: 237 Chaoyang N Rd, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100001
Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)
6. Xinjiang Bazhou Jinsite
Enjoy a large portion of authentic Xinjiang cuisines in this elegant eatery tucked away in an alley. Although this restaurant is not as popular as others in the region, its unique dining experience is worth the try. Savor some sizzling crushed peanuts, with thoroughly cooked potato, spicy and tender chicken, laulan mutton chops and their praise-worthy yogurt that is pure and thick. The halal eatery also offers tasty snacks including thick-skin steamed stuffed bun and the roasted stuffed bun all well flavored and served adequately.
Xinjiang Bazhou Jinsite
Address: ZaoJunMiao 2Hao Xinjiang Ba Zhou ZhuJing BanShiChu Nei, Beijing, China
Opening hours: 11am - 1:30pm, 5:30pm - 9pm (daily)
The Axiya restaurant boast of a traditional Chinese courtyard, which is rare to find among the Xinjiang food restaurant. Have an outstanding gastronomic experience in the common area of the patio or kick back in the dining rooms which are booths designed for separate guests. Enjoy some of the fantastic dishes of halal standards including the large plate chicken, and the roast lamb and beef. Their customer service is also outstanding and highly regarded.
Address: A45 Fengtai N Rd, Fengtai Qu, China, 100070
Opening hours: 11am - 9:30pm (daily)
8. Mu De Lou
Set in a residential property close to Niujie, a famous halal food street, is the Mu De Lou, a standard halal eatery renowned for its best-served Pekin roast duck and other delightful offerings. Although they were negative reviews based on the customer service not being too favorable, down in Beijing, it is usual among non-touristic eateries. Join the large crowd in this cozy restaurant for some sizzling specialties such as oxtail and roast lamb skewers and indulge in a memorable dining experience.
Mu De Lou
Address: Guanganmen Inner St, Haidian, Beijing Shi, China
9. Ju Bao Yuan
Some of the best halal restaurants in Beijing serve the mutton copper hotspot and one of the best eatery to enjoy the best of this cuisine is the Ju Bao Yuan. The restaurant has two branches, all located in Nuijie and mostly associated with the long queue of patrons who want to get a slice of their unique offering. Have a taste of the tender hand-chopped mutton with an attractive pink color. One other fantastic dish served in this restaurant is the sesame seed, so much enjoyed that the eatery limits the amount buns a particular customer could order. To avoid the long queues, remember to make your reservations.
Ju Bao Yuan
Address: 5-2 Niujie St, Xicheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100053
10. Khan Baba
Like to try some sizzling, spicy Pakistani cuisines? Then look no further than Khanbaba. The restaurant opened in 2007 and has attracted a vast audience with its renowned halal Pakistani food of high standard and unique taste. Visit any of their two branches in Beijing, one in WuDaoKou in Haidian district and the other in Sanlitun Soho Building in Chaoyang district for some outstanding halal treats including beef tikka, lamb tikka boti, chicken tikka boti, a wide selection of soft drinks and other pleasing offerings.
Address: China, Beijing, Chaoyang, Workers’ Stadium N Rd, No. 8 Sanlitun SOHO Shopping Center 2-511
Website: Khan Baba
Get the best of halal foods
If you are familiar with halal foods, then you must have tried the sumptuous whole sheep banquet, if not, then this is your opportunity to taste the best of it. For comfortable dining and the best of the fresh yet dense flavored Muslim cuisines, visit one of these top halal restaurants in Beijing.
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