Lei Garden Restaurant Review, Beijing, China

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Lei Garden

89 Jinbao jie, Dongcheng District, 3rd Floor Jinbao Building

Beijing, China, CA

86 010 8522-1212

86 010 8522-136 (Fax)

Lei Garden Website

Lei Garden Beijing China Exterior

Lei Garden is a Cantonese Chinese restaurant based in Hong Kong, with serveral locations in China and Singapore. We loved their Hong Kong IFC location and had to visit them when in Beijing. They opened in 2006 and are located next to the Regent Hotel, on the 3rd floor right above a Ferrari dealer. They serve dim sum on the weekends and have waiters that understand English. We found the menu lacking some dishes present at their Hong Kong location like squab. There were some dishes missing from the menu that our server alerted us to.

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Lei Garden Beijing China Interior Decor

Decor, Vibe – Fancy upscale location with elegant furnishings, Asian accents, and classy decor. Well dressed upper class folks, businessmen, and many Hong Kong visitors were dining.

Menu Pictures (Click to zoom into any picture)

Lei Garden Beijing China Menu 2

Lei Garden Beijing China Menu 4

Lei Garden Beijing China Menu 3

Picks:

Lei Garden Beijing China Roasted Duckling

Roasted Duckling (98¥, $1=6.8¥) about 2lb in size, making it like a small Chicken. It was cooked like Cantonese squab is. Perfect skin, very nice flavor, tender meat.

Lei Garden Beijing China Salted Chicken

Lei Garden Beijing China Salted Chicken 2

Salt Baked Chicken (148¥) was wrapped in parchment paper and cooked in sea salt. It had thick skin but very good chicken flavor. This small chicken had tons of bones. They do not use hormones to create large chickens.

Lei Garden Beijing China Empress Lobster Soup

Empress Lobster Soup (128¥) was a special dish. Rice was present in the soup along with some fried rice kernel on the surface. Little chunks of lobster meat were present. The soup had a subtle light flavor and a silky smoothness to it. Surprisingly, this was not expensive.


Lei Garden Beijing China Char Siu Roast Pork

BBQ Pork (68¥) – Char Siu was meaty, tender, and juicy. It reminded us of the best in Hong Kong. Fabulous.

Lei Garden Beijing China Crispy Pig

Crispy Pig (68¥) – Roast pig needs to be ordered in advance, so this is the next best thing. Simply awesome thin crispy skin, a fat layer, and then nice tender pork meat underneath. They don’t have this quality of stuff in the USA.

Lei Garden Beijing China Steamed Eggs

Steamed Egg (78¥) with Shrimp was cooked perfectly and included high quality shrimp making it simply awesome. Again nothing rivaling it in the US.

Lei Garden Beijing China Grapefruit Pudding

Mango Sago with grapefruit was refreshing after this big meal. A little bitterness though.

OK:

Lei Garden Beijing China Daily Soup

Lei Garden Beijing China Soup Guts

Daily Soup (118¥) was dong gwa with black chicken. It was long boiled but had a mish mash of flavors. Lots of tender beef and veggies for those into long boiled meats.

Lei Garden Beijing China Vegetables

Vegetables (58¥) Chinese Broccoli was a big dish of green that were cooked fine. Lots of broth though.

Lei Garden Beijing China Pei Pa Tofu

Peipa Tofu (88¥) had some papaya in it and was average. It was not very tender. A forgettable dish.

Pans:
None

Lei Garden had very good service with accessible servers, lots of fast refills, plate changes. The waitress did make some good recommendations. The food was largely very good to excellent. We continue to recommend Lei Garden and wish they would open a location in the USA. This is probably one of the better Cantonese restaurants in Beijing. They seemed to be pushing wine heavily and even gave us free tastes.

Lei Garden Overall Rating: (Super 3.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Super)
Service Rating: (Excellent)
Atmosphere Rating: (Excellent)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Dressy
Hours:Daily 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:30 - 9pm
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes
Prices:12 - 1988 ¥

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