King's Joy

4.8
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$50 and over
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Vegetarian / Vegan

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Good Vegetarian Options
The King's Joy brand was founded more than half a century ago & it has matured into a major culinary force throughout the China region & internationally; garnering many international accolades & 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 & many other media outlets. In 2012, King's Joy again embarked on a venture to provide innovative, healthy & natural, vegetarian cuisine to the public promoting a mindful & sustainable lifestyle. November 28th 2019; Michelin launched its first guide in Beijing, awarding King's Joy as one of the only two; 2 star restaurants in Beijing. Lunch offers a la carte & set menus. Dinner is only set menus starting from 699RMB 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 899RMB per person with an additional 15% service fee.
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1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to King's Joy for my wife birthday and we had a unforgettable moment.
The place itself it wonderful and there is a harpist playing.
We took the 14 dish menu: it was outstanding!
The menu makes you discover many different kinds of food, all excellent and well-matched.
The service is also excellent, they prepared a special Chinese birthday meal for my wife and got her a small present.
Thank you again for our wonderful evening!

J
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

King's Joy is a must-visit restaurant for vegetarians and those wanting to experience vegetarian cuisine. The food was amazing, and it was such a joy to have vegetarian dishes that tasted like traditional Chinese dishes. The experience included organic and unique produce. The ambience was very romantic and the harp player made for perfect background music. Staff were very friendly, speaking both Chinese and English, and went above and beyond to make the night special.

NT
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good service, impressive experience, good presentation. Another dimension. I am not a vegetarian, but they brought vegetables to another level. Eyes opener !!
Pricey.

KB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food, service and ambience! Set menus and very good value for money. Harpist playing throughout tops off a fantastic place for dinner. I recommend trying the Chinese wine!

AP
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

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.

M
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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! :)

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

VW
China
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JJ
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

LA
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

LP
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

VG
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was amazing as was the food

JU
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

t
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

CH
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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!

BB
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

K
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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?

OE
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

k
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

PZ
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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