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Chuan Ban Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Beijing Railway Station / Jianguomen
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No.5 Gong Yuan Tong Tiao, Jian Guo Men nei street, Beijing, China
Name/address in local language
+86 10 6512 2277
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Showing 35: English reviews
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I really didn't expect much since this was reviewed on CNN. So I had to go since my husband and I were craving sichuanese food. Their dan dan noodle was my favorite!!!!!! I wish I had ordered a big bowl! The little bowl was 10 rmb which is 1.50 usd. Seriously! Must order!!! Their chicken dishes were really tasty but... More 

Thank Nina N
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

I love scheuan food and have it every time I visit china or a Chinese restaurant. I had read a review that chuan ban is the official and most popular scheuan restaurant in Beijing. And didn't pay heed to a review right here that cooking was a hit or miss there. It was Definitely a miss for me The shrimp... More 

1 Thank Lakeoswegoor
Indianapolis, Indiana
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We were the only English speaking visitors that evening. Nobody on staff spoke English - we had a great time! Our young waiter tried to talk us into ordering two huge fish; they actually brought them out, but we had to just limit ourselves to one, since we were already quite full. There is a beautiful menu in English, but... More 

2 Thank Tatyana F
Beijing, China
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85 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Really enjoyed the Sichuan at this restaurant! As westerners, we were given an English menu; however, I noticed some classic Sichuan dishes were not in that menu, or at least we couldn't find them. However, we just ordered them by name: La Zi Ji (chicken with peppers), Dan Dan noodles, Gan Bian Si Ji Dou (green beans), Ma Po Tofu,... More 

Thank travelerinva801
San Francisco, California
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146 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

This restaurant is worth every ounce of aggravation to find it. Not at all easy to find, but you will be happy you got here. I was not sure I was in the right place at first, but it became clear that this is it. Unbelievably wonderful food at really bargain basement prices. Go early, say around noon, and you... More 

1 Thank Randall B
Beijing, China
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251 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

some 10 yrs ago, this little restaurant has been a favorite for local spicy food lovers. traditional seasoning, authentic sichuan flavor, and quite cheap. but now it's gradually losing popularity. the dishes are no longer as tasty as they were. not sure why. guess that the elder chefs have retired and their young successors are far less capable.

Thank tensaisimon
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95 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

SICHUAN CHUAN BAN My lengthy sojourns in spicy food countries has taught me to appreciate not only fiery Jalapeno peppers but also ginger , galangal, lemon grass, Szechwan pepper, small fiery “bird sht” peppers, makrut leaves, etc,etc Two Chinese provinces, Sichuan and Hunan are reputed for their non – bland cuisine. We wanted to try both. Our first was Sichuan... More 

Thank paulboop
Beijing, China
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2015

First of all, note that I said "Chengdu Cuisine" and not "Sichuan Cuisine". There are two competing schools of Sichuan cuisine, and this is Chengdu, not the spicier, saltier and oilier Chongqing cuisine. If you prefer Chongqing, there are better places to go, and some of your favourites might be missing from the menu. Also be aware that the portions... More 

1 Thank Tallyessin
Hong Kong, China
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2014

I have heard of this place for so long and finally came here for dinner. No reservation allowed but we did not really have to wait when we arrived at around 7:45pm on a Friday night. Every dish we ordered is perfect! 水煮鱼, 口水鸡 and the 毛血旺 are must ordered! The only thing to note is that they no long... More 

1 Thank Littlefoodmonster
Hong Kong, China
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154 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014

I went there after reading all the reviews, having seen the number of awards this place earns from expat magazines in the city, and the rave reviews it gets from enthusiastic fans. But I wasn't overly impressed. The mapo dofu lacked any spice, the shui ju yu was bland, the gan bian were limp, and overall the food was uninspired,... More 

1 Thank tsferguson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.5 Gong Yuan Tong Tiao, Jian Guo Men nei street, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Beijing Railway Station / Jianguomen
  • Neighbourhood: Beijing Railway Station / Jianguomen
  • Phone Number: +86 10 6512 2277

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?