TRB Hutong

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The restaurant is located inside a historical Temple courtyard-ZiZhSi that could be dated back to the Qing Dynasty. Interestingly contrasting with its ancient surroundings, the restaurant dining space, once served as the first black-and-white TV factory of Beijing, has been transformed by the Australian architectural and design firm Hassell, to a contemporary and minimalistic setting, emphasizing on the clean, light filled and thoroughly modern lines.
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Austin
77 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Where do I begin?! Delighted to have scored a reservation at the #1 restaurant in the world according to TripAdvisor! Made this my last dinner in Beijing before leaving next day back to States and TRB made it most memorable! Everything from the location (stunning & historic hutong), reception, my table in the corner with a view of the courtyard, the artistic presentation of the food, wine, setting, attentive staff, to the fond farewell was every bit worthy of why TRB is #1! For dinner, I enjoyed the Tasting Menu Selection. Each plate presented beautifully and just enough to enjoy. I literally was scraping each dish to get that last taste! Could go on and on but one must go to truly experience. From the looks of satisfied diners around me...happy filled stomachs! Since I was dining alone, I made my husband back home jealous with the pics sent and i attach a few here as well. Have to plan out the next trip to TRB and Beijing. Thank you TRB for a most delightful evening and delicious dinner!

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience, service, food, presentation are good .
We had set lunch, tea, coffee not included.

OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful, from service to presentation to taste. An absolute must if you are visiting Beijing

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our son got engaged.

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LA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My server Gabriel was a delight. It was truly a team effort, though, and every member of the staff was professional, friendly, and attentive. One of the best restaurant experiences in the world.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent. Superb. Amazing. A fantastic meal and wonderful service. Highly recommended

OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in the world? Can’t argue. Amazing unpretentious service, cool venue and fantastic food.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visiting Beijing for my wife’s 50th Birthday. This was truly the greatest dining experience ever. The very next day, TripAdvisor named TRB the #1 restaurant in the world. 10 Stars!!

k
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding meal and service. Beautiful setting. Expensive but worth it.

DS
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s definitely one of the best restaurant experiences I’ve ever had!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was impressed by the kindest staffs in Beijing.

KJ
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience was above our expectations starting from our arrival through the front doors to our departure in a private car arranged by the restaurant. The staff was phenomenal from the greeter to the waiter! The food was creative and delicious! One of the best meals we’ve had...any where in the world! Highly recommend!

MC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was top notch

RN
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were amazing! We were late because we had a hard time finding the restaurant, and they graciously seated us even though the kitchen was just closing. And, they accommodated a vegetarian without any advance notice. The food was delicious and the wine pairing was perfect. I can't wait to visit Beijing again just so I can go to this restaurant!

D
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place was lovely! We did not expect the place to be fancy as the outside structures were somewhat traditional and classic but when we entered the restaurant it was very elegant. The staff were kind and courteous as they always guided us on every meal and the wine pairings. Overall it was a memorable experience and I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends and to anyone looking for a romantic date place in Beijing. Thank you again for hosting me and my wife on our wedding anniversary!

b
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and an excellent service provided by Max and Peter!

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience4

Usually amazing service, probably the best in Beijing, but that day wasn’t a good day... 😔

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Adoro questo ristorante e quando sono a Pechino ci vengo spesso. Personale gentile, professionale, luogo davvero elegante e chic, atmosfera rilassante, cibo ottimo . Buon rapporto qualità prezzo ma le porzioni sono minuscole... lo consiglio

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OT
China
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!! I’m Italian, I’m used to eat well... and in this case I’m wordless! Cared and tasty dishes, friendly staff like never before! It was an experience, not only a dinner, really satisfied and compliments!!!!

HV
China
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best restaurant in Beijing, perfect atmospher, fantastic dinner and very good service. They deserve a Michelin Star!

BZ
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

The waitress should know the ingredients in the food better. If not they are very attentive

MP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Muy buena comida gurmet hay q ir con tiempo para disfrutar de todos los platos

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JL
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great attention to details! Lovely place for a dinner.

IV
Munich
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere in an old hutong! Outstanding service ! very delicious food! One of the best restaurants I have ever visited in China and around the globe.

CM
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice place, a little bit expensive but definitely a must in Beijing,

BB
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic, but the service was even better. We had the Seasonal Tasting Menu with wine pairings, and the level of detail in the service was so great, and so generous. Definitely a great place for a special occasion.

TH
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

ランチの予約時間を過ぎて到着したがちゃんと席をキープしてくれて笑顔で迎えてくれて救われました。汗だくで到着したので冷たいおしぼりを提供してくれて嬉しかった。食事も素晴らしく、サービスも完璧。ドレスコードは特になく、ポロシャツとカーゴパンツでも特段問題なさそうでした。Tシャツと短パンは避けたほうがいいと思いますけど。食事の量は結構食べるほうですが最後のデザートまで食べきれず、結構苦しくなったのでメインを160gではなく80gのステーキにしておけばよかったwでも美味しくいただきました。北京でこのレベルのフレンチを味わえたのは期待以上でした。また行きたいです。

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DZ
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

old temple tranfered in an amazing concept. extraordinary service!

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

one of the perfect experiences I’ve ever had at a restaurant! friendly staffs and delicious food:)

ST
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Attentive staff who are knowledgeable on food and history of the place

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food paired with impeccable service

e
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had dinner at TRB Hutong. Really enjoyed our evening. We both had the seasonal tasting menu with wine pairings. Excellent food and wine although I could not finish the wine or the food. Evening made more special by excellent staff and Mike, the manager. Mike spent a fair amount of time chatting with us, talking about the wines , the food and the restaurant and his life in China. The restaurant is not inexpensive but is a worthy splurge.

RE
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Although the overall quality is still high, being this my seventh time at TRB, I have noticed a lower level of the food offers.
It was a Sunday brunch, but this should not make the management think less about this important weekend meal.
There is quite a competition around Beijing so I expect TRB to make some better culinary effort to keep up its brand.

PB
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

for the "best restaurant in Beijing" the food taste was bland, the service was exceptionally slow and the overall experience a disappointment.

A great location and with huge potential, but the staff was below what you would expect when paying their price range and all the dishes were too general. Nothing stood out, nothing was truly memorable. With 7 pax coming from Europe, Russia and Singapore we would have thought that someone would like to come back, but unfortunately, with our experience, this was not the case.

Invest in bolder choices for your recipes (we had the Indulgence and the Seasonal Tasting menus on the table) and make sure your staff is a lot better trained to provide service, feedback and comment to requests.

G
Montreal
25 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Endroit chic, ambiance tamisée, service empressé et efficace. Rapport qualité/prix moyen Grande sélection de vins mais prix élevés. Au global une belle expérience agreable.

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LD
Houston
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was perfect. Ashi is the best waitress I’ve ever met.

LR
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding on every level! will definitely be returning to try the dinner menu.

GP
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There is a reason if this is the top restaurant in Asia.

AA
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I have more choice for this price level. Services are excellent while the dishes were a little bit disappointed or I should say not surprised.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly an amazing restaurant!