Jindingxuan have become one of the most popular chain restaurants in Beijing since its founding as Beijing’s first 24-hour restaurant in 1993.
The chain serves northern and southern favorites in small portions, with a vast collection of Sichuan, Shandong, Cantonese and Hangzhou dishes.
More recently, Jindingxuan has been popular for its commitment to green and healthy eating, and its dishes are cooked without additives, pigments or MSG. It also has its own farm where it plants vegetables. In 2011, the company was interviewed by BBC for being China’s first restaurant to remove shark fin from the menu.
Popular dishes at Jindingxuan include shrimp dumplings, tempeh chicken legs, ribs, steamed yolk bread, chicken with sticky rice and other foods served in steamers.
It also offers fried foods such as fried dumplings, Guilin chestnut cake and fried crepes stuffed with meat, as well as Beijing’s famous fried spring roll.
The restaurant’s meat dishes are also popular with diners. Chicken and duck are pickled with sweet syrup. It also serves burned duck and baiqie chicken.
Diners’ comments on dianping.com and other online comment website are mostly satisfying.
77 Hepingli Xijie, Dongcheng