Islamic foods play an important part in Beijing local cuisine. Muslim culture has been influencing northern and western China since the Yuan Dynasty (1271 – 1368). The special tastes fascinate gourmets from around the world.



Hantengri Muslim Restaurant

Hantengri Muslim Restaurant serves best in Xinjiang traditional dishes and special food of northwest China. There are more than 20 VIP boxes with ethnic decorations providing you excellent dining environment.

Sha Wan Chicken Pot (沙湾大盘鸡), Barbecued Beef (红柳烤肉), Meat with Naan Bread and Boiled Mutton are the recommended here. Also some specialties are available, Kanas Cold Water Fish Series and Braised Abalone, Shark's Fin and Bird's Nest.

Address : First Floor, Xinjiang Hotel, 7 Sanlihe Road, Xicheng District, Beijing, China.
Telephone : 010-68335599-8115
Service hours : 11:00AM – 12:00AM

Muslim Foodfare

Haha, the full name of the restaurant is terribly long, "Muslim Foodfare, Beijing Liaison Office of Bayangol Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang China". It is said that it ranked second Xinjiang-style restaurant in Beijing. The beef and mutton are fresh and soft, because they are all airlift from Xinjiang region, where famous in producing such great ingredients. The homemade yoghurt is in purely Xinjiang taste, which is a must for customers. The dining environment is exceptionally clean with state of the art menu system which is convenient for customers to take orders.

Dishes recommended : Homemade Yoghurt, Mutton Grill with Xinjiang Naan Bread, Boiled Mutton (in Chinese, it called "Mutton Eaten with Hands") and Xinjiang Rice ("Rice Eaten with Hands").

Address : 2 Zao Jun Miao, Haidian District, Beijing, China.
Tel. : 010-62115556 extension 62111856.

Niujie Muslim Food Mall

This Muslim Food Mall is in Beijing's Niujie Street Islamic Supermarket, which is the biggest food and commodity store for Muslims in China today. The sixty-odd stalls here sell Muslim delicacies from Xinjiang, Shaanxi and Guangdong regions of China.

Arabian Beef Cake is in fact a Chinese style cake, but the name is a gimmick at best for local customers. It is so crispy attracting many exotic food lovers! Muslim version of dumplings is as good as the Chinese original. The Time-honored Glutinous Rice Cake Shop and Wei's Cheese Store are excellent too. Rice and jujube cake (甑糕, Zeng Gao) consists of kidney beans and sweet bean paste that are sandwiched in two layers of glutinous rice cakes. It is quite sweet but not greasy.

Address : 2nd Floor, Niujie Street Islamic Supermarket, 1 Niujie Street, Beijing, China.

Wang De Lou Muslim Restaurant

This is an old brand of Muslim restaurant in China's capital city (address : 26 Outer Diammen Street, Xicheng District, Beijing City. Telephone : 010-64041818). Mutton and Bread Pieces in Soup (15 Yuan per bowl) is made strictly according to its original style of northwestern China. The bread is tore and put in the mutton soup while you taste it. The mutton is without the strong smell. The fried dishes are also great. Tofu's price is reasonable by the local standard, tastes excellent! However, the attitude of service is not quite satisfactory.



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