King's Joy

21 reviews
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$50 and over
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Vegetarian / Vegan
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  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Romance
The King's Joy brand was founded more than half a century ago and it has matured into a major culinary force throughout the China region and internationally. It has garnered many international accolades and awards. King's Joy has received recognition by La Liste to be ranked amongst the best restaurants of the world, coverage in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and many other media outlets. In 2012, King's Joy again embarked on a venture to provide innovative, healthy and natural, vegetarian cuisine to the public promoting a mindful and sustainable lifestyle. Lunch offers a la carte and set menus. Dinner is only set menus starting from 699 per person. In addition to our main dining hall, we provide a total of 7 VIP private rooms. If a customer wishes to reserve a room, the minimum expenditure is from 899 yuan per person with an additional 15% service fee.
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1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

King's Joy was definitely a disappointment. Rather than being a thoughtful exploration of vegetarian food, most courses were very similar in terms of texture and taste, albeit prettily presented. Everything could have used a pinch of salt. Exceptions were the fried rice course, which had very balanced flavours and the tripe course -- although the "basil sauce" was stuck to the plate which implied to me the plate was pre-sauced a few hours in advance. I also felt it was WAY overpriced. As my "celebration" meal at the end of a long journey, it definitely didn't live up to my expectations.

1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to many fancy restaurants but this restaurant sticks out as being one of the very few that I’m still reeling from more than 24 hours later! The service, pace of the dinner and experience were impeccable and set the bar! Thank you for having us as guests! :)

New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fabulous, memorable meal. An event, really. Expensive, but worth it for a special occasion.

1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Ambiance ! Good Food ! Perfect service !
Enjoyed the time we were there !

1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The experience from the start to end was amazing. Delicious & nice presentation of food.

1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We’ve not been to a Vegetarian restaurant before and this was just exceptional, every course was beautifully prepared and tasty we didn’t miss meat at all. I’m surprised it doesn’t have a Michelin star it’s that good.

1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was a perfect dinner for both. Perfect menus, perfect match with red Australian wine.

1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's the best and fanciest vegan restaurant I've ever been to. Okay, it's a vegetarian restaurant but they can customized your meal to make it vegan. It's on the more expensive side but for once in a while it's okay to splurge.

1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best restaurants we have been to. It is set in a siheyuan which is a historical type of residence with a 5 star ambience. Food was unbelievably good. Set course meal - each morsel was delicious.

The Goswamis

1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere was amazing as was the food

San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly and professional service. The food was so unique and exquisitely prepared and presented. Our best meal during our trip to China.

1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely setting, knowledgable and friendly staff that speak good English. Oh, and the food was outstanding too.

1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Impressive location, food and service.
Special arrangement after notifying the occasion of celebrating birthday! They took photo and gave me a copy with a nice photo frame

19 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best vegetarian restaurants I've ever dined at, beautiful ambiance highly recommended

1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Marked as a must-go restaurant in Beijing after seeing reviews online, and it definitely did not disappoint! Right opposite the road to Yonghe Temple, easily accessible by the subway and car. Hidden inside a beautiful Hutong, stepping onto the grounds of King's Joy is like taking a step into the past.

We came on a Saturday morning, the restaurant was packed, yet you did not need to shout to hear your friend talking. The tables were spread far enough for privacy and comfort. In the heart of the restaurant, underneath the sun-kissed roof, sits a lady playing the harp. So tranquil.

The menu was massive! You could either take your time flipping through the seemingly never-ending list of delicacies, or you could opt for their well thought-out set menu. We opted for the prior and (over) ordered whatever drew our attention. Every item was delightful, including stuffed lotus pancakes, red curry with scallion pancakes, eggplants, yam with special sauce, scrambled tofu and egg with pancakes, and stir-fried pea sprouts. Although we definitely ordered enough food to feed an entire family, we were left (very full) very satisfied. The beautifully aged pu-er tea was the perfect companion to the meal.

Neither me nor my friend was vegetarian, but at King's Joy, we did not miss the meat at all. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone around the area looking for authentic, delicious Chinese food, as well as a comfortable and tranquil environment to dine in.

1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

An truly amazing all veg dinner, I (as a steak lover) was surprised by the diversity of taste and beauty of plates. Go on, this is pioneering delicious work!

1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic all round ! Thank you for having us, it was amazing !!

2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Beautiful food, elegant surroundings, attentive but not overly intrusive waiting staff. Only comment is that over head lighting is too harsh. Candles or soft table lamps instead of harsh top spot lights?

1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff the ambiance the food eveeything was PERFECT! Totally loved it and will definately recommend to everyone, will consider coming back to Beijing just for King’s Joy. Also perfect for vegetarians as well.

Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I went with a friend who is vegetarian, and I had not expected much for vegetarian meals. This restaurant truly overwhelmed both of us with their beautifully crafted dishes, surprising textures and flavors, and presentation. We were snapping pictures away before we devoured the dishes. I think the chef should be awarded three stars with Michelin food guide.

1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. The food was delicious and the ambiance was quite magical.