The 10 Best Mongolian Restaurants in Beijing

Courtesy of Tangdou Xiansheng Shaomai and Lamb Chops
Courtesy of Tangdou Xiansheng Shaomai and Lamb Chops
Photo of Fran Lu
12 December 2017

Craving roast lamb, Kumiss (liquor fermented from mare’s milk), and suutei tsai milk tea, but don’t have time to make a short trip to Inner Mongolia? Then these Mongolian Restaurants in Beijing will make you feel as if you were there.

99 Yurts

Restaurant, Restaurant with Rooms, Chinese
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Named 99 Yurts, this Mongolian restaurant literally has 99 yurts as VIP rooms on open land in north Beijing. Its signature dish is roast whole lamb, a traditional Mongolian dish that the noble men regaled on their distinguished guests on special days in the past. Following the tradition, the roast whole lamb at 99 Yurts is served with a Mongolian singing and dancing performance.

Restaurant of the Inner Mongolia Building

Restaurant, Restaurant with Rooms, Chinese
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A true foodie in China must know that the Chinese provincial governments’ Beijing offices are the fool-proof choice for the best local cuisines, and so this also holds true for Mongolian food. Here, you can try their famous lamb shaomai and “Meat Cooked with Spring and Eaten with Hand” while appreciating the performance of Khoomei, a classic Mongolian throat singing skill.

Mongolian Camp

Restaurant, Restaurant with Rooms, Chinese
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Dining at the boldly decorated Mongolian Camp along with the traditional Mongolian singing and dancing performances arranged by the restaurant, it almost feels like you are in the middle of the vast grassland in Mongolia. The roast lamb there is perfectly cooked to be tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. Rumor has it that you may even see living goats outside the yurts.

Tangdou Xiansheng Shaomai and Lamb Chops

Diner, Restaurant, Chinese
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Tangdou Xiansheng Shaomai and Lamb Chops
Tangdou Xiansheng Shaomai and Lamb Chops | Courtesy of the restaurant

The small diner inside a residential compound is a hidden gem for Mongolian food. Opened by a Beijing guy who married to a Inner Mongolian lady, the restaurant’s signature dishes Shaomai and Lamb Chops are recognized by customers as “even more authentic than in Inner Mongolia.” The small family business has generous service, providing salted vegetable appetizers and salted milk tea for free.

Once Upon a Time in Mongolia

Restaurant, Chinese
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This is a fairly high-end Mongolian restaurant. Different from other restaurants where dishes are supposed to be shared, the dishes here are served individually. Many guests are attracted to the restaurant also for its wild architectural design – especially the tornado-like pillars in the hall.

Phoenix Mountain Mongolian Yurt Restaurant

Restaurant, Chinese
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Located in the Phoenix Mountain Tourist Resort, the restaurant is where you can enjoy delicious Mongolian food while appreciating the natural mountainous view of west Beijing. Other than the signature dishes of roast lamb and rainbow trout cooked two ways, its mixed seasonal vegetables dish is also on the guests’ bucket list.

Roast Whole Lamb from Inner Mongolia

Restaurant, Chinese, $$$
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Strictly speaking, this is not a restaurant, but a home delivery catering service. Once you order on their official WeChat account (ID: 来一头烤全羊) or by phone, a whole lamb will be delivered to your home in three hours accompanied by a chef, who will then roast your lamb on-site while explaining to you the roasting process. It is said that the lamb is transported from northwest China, where the lamb is of top quality, and is marinated for a whole day to make sure to bring out its full flavor.

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