Food Awards 2018: the winners

The best Beijing restaurants of 2018

Eating in Beijing is a serious business, so we care about getting it right. Over the past couple of months, the Time Out team have had the arduous task of sniffing down the best dining establishments in Beijing, with the help of our expert judges and of course, you, the readers.

We also collaborated with our friends at the Chinese-language edition of Time Out, bringing you even more choices of unmissable places to satisfy your culinary cravings.

Each category has two winners (picked by the English-language and Chinese-language Time Out teams) and three coveted Readers' Choice awards. Read on to discover the best restaurants of 2018.

Chinese Fine Dining

Editors' Choice (English): Beijing Kitchen

Editors' Choice (Chinese): Huai Yang Fu

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Beijing Kitchen.

Readers' Choice: Da Dong, Yanjintang, King's Joy

Chinese Casual Dining

Editors' Choice (English): In and Out

Editors' Choice (Chinese): Zen Restaurant of Qianmen

Readers' Choice: Underclouds, Jing Garden, Shaoshisan.

Chinese Everyday Eats

Editors' Choice (English): Zhang Mama

Editors' Choice (Chinese): The Whale Restaurant

Zhang Mama.

Readers' Choice: My Memories of Old Beijing, Bei 27 Hao, A Bu Noodles.

Asian Fine Dining

Editors' Choice (English): Yotsuba

Editors' Choice (Chinese): Hyoki


Readers' Choice: Sushi Kokoroya, Jumbo Seafood, Midorikawa

Asian Casual Dining

Editors' Choice (English): Beyond Yakitori

Editors' Choice (Chinese): Syukkou Yippyou

Beyond Yakitori.

Readers' Choice: Su Thai, Ji Kun Hainan Chicken Rice

International Fine Dining

Editors' Choice (English): TRB Hutong

Editors' Choice (Chinese): Wolfgang's Steakhouse

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TRB Hutong.

Readers' Choice: Opera Bombana, Combal by Tiago, Oyster Talks

International Casual Dining

Editors' Choice (English): Migas Mercado

Editors' Choice (Chinese): The Orchard

Migas Mercado.

Readers' Choice: Casa Italia by Tiago, Agua, Ping'andao

International Everyday Eats

Editors' Choice (English): Taco Bar

Editors' Choice (Chinese): Tribe Organic

Taco Bar.

Readers' Choice: Home Plate BBQ, Palms LA Kitchen & Bar, So Lounge

Café of The Year

Editors' Choice (English): Soloist

Editors' Choice (Chinese): SKP Rendez-vous


Readers' Choice: Enjoy Your Coffee, Maeda Coffee, Bracket

Lunch Deal of the Year

Editors' Choice (English): Bottega

Editors' Choice (Chinese): Tavola


Readers' Choice: Mosto, Maison Flo, 29 Grill

Brunch of the Year

Editors' Choice (English): Toast at The Orchid

Editors' Choice (Chinese): Algorithm

Toast at The Orchid.

Hotel Brunch of the Year

Editors' Choice (English): Bistrot B

Editors' Choice (Chinese): N'Joy

Bistrot B.

Chinese Hotel Dining

Editors' Choice (English): Cai Yi Xuan

Editors' Choice (Chinese): Horizon

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Cai Yi Xuan.

Readers' Choice: The Red Chamber, Grand Elite, Yipin Chinese Restaurant

International Hotel Dining

Editors' Choice (English): Jing, The Peninsula

Editors' Choice (Chinese): Mio, Four Seasons Beijing


New Restaurant of the Year

Editors' Choice (English): Sheng Yong Xing

Editors' Choice (Chinese): Hudson

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Sheng Yong Xing.

Readers' Choice: Cravings, Wulixiang, Bapo Kungfu Spice

Chef of the Year

Editors' Choice (English): Aniello Turco, Mio, Four Seasons Beijing

Editors' Choice (Chinese): 李冬, Jing Yaa Tang, The Opposite House


Another year, another win of Chef of the Year for Aniello Turco at Mio. When he can make a feast worthy of a king with just 100RMB, it's no surprise he's one of the most coveted chefs in town.

Readers' Choice: 段誉, 柴鑫, 江炳寿

Restaurant of the Year

Editors' Choice (English): Wolfgang's Steakhouse

Editors' Choice (Chinese): Huai Yang Fu

Wolfgang Steakhouse.

Restaurant Chain of the Year

Editors' Choice (English): Din Tai Fung

Editors' Choice (Chinese): Izu Yasaimura

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Din Tai Fung.

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