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Aria

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Guomao
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ChaoYang District Jianguomen Outer Main Street 1, ZhongGuo Hotel 2 Floor, Beijing, China
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+86 10 6505 2266
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11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
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chine
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12 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I came with a friend for dinner because I always see article about your restaurant but never got the time to come over ! What a désappointement !! OMG your chef need seriously review is standard and the quality . My salad have 2 sardines from a teen and no seasoning, the halibut no seasoning and the saffron sauce was... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I have frequented this restaurant for fifteen years, and it remains one of the most consistently fine western restaurants in Beijing. It is the go-to western restaurant for a business lunch in the CBD, and the dinner menu is varied, reliable and properly presented servig a mixed crowd of hotel guests and local Chinese and expatriates. I highly recommend this... More 

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taipei
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Not easy anywhere in China to get quality imported wine at a reasonable price, so it was a real surprise to see a short and focused winelist and a super selection of wines by glass, including Dr. Loosen and Donnhoff from Germany, Pascal Jolivet from France and the iconic Cloudy Bay. Glasses were of excellent quality, service from the very... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Aria has all it takes to favorably impress your Chinese collegue or client, and at the same time you are 100% in your comfort zone with knives and forks and spoons, fine wine, sufficient but not extremely heavy dishes, soft music, 5*staff and really good seats. A two hour lunch is well within reach if you slow down the efficient... More 

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Beijing, China
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I went there during a busy lunch time. The service was so, so. They forgot to bring the bread and the napkin. Food is average. I had higher expectations since it is a restaurant belonging to the 5* hotel, China World (Shangri La)

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Beijing, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch at the bar and order the squid ink pasta。The set with one side dish salad and soft drink costs 99 RMB Net. The salad was ok BUT the pasta is not. Firstly the pasta is OVERCOOKED and somehow not enough spices. No second time for me!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The Aria bar never changes, at least not the last 8 years. Knowledgable bar tenders, friendly waitresses. Some of them even speak a bit of English. An outside seating was offered this hot fall. Notably the complimentary nuts were downgraded, possible reflecting a new economic reality? Prices did not change much, decent cocktail at 80 RMB.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Visit as part of a large business group. The restaurant has a nice layout, service is fast and friendly.I got a seafood starter, sirloin and chocolate cake. Regrettably the food was not well prepared and completely uninspiring. The restaurant has deep and expensive wine list - to put the food in second row ?! Not sure if the menu contain... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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225 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

The Aria is the breakfast restaurant for the hotel guests that are not in the Horizon club. Breakfast is good (not brilliant) but as a la carter lunch place there is no sense and that seems to influence staff as well. One would have hoped that moving the brilliant Adaman Japanese restaurant out to the new tower there is old... More 

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

visited the restaurant on a Sunday night 18:30, no other customers and we wanted a quick meal. The service is good and quick but the food was disappointing. Lot if items were not available and we kept changing a few times back and forward. My friend had the sirloin which was tough too eat, really chewy and also the side... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Bar, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ChaoYang District Jianguomen Outer Main Street 1, ZhongGuo Hotel 2 Floor, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Guomao
  • Neighbourhood: Guomao
  • Phone Number: +86 10 6505 2266
Description
Aria at China World Hotel, Beijing was named after the operatic song lyrics for the solo voice. The restaurant offers guests contemporary European cuisine that is complemented by an extensive wine selection and a stylish dining environment.

Guests are invited to enjoy pre- and post-dinner drinks at the wine bar against the backdrop of live jazz band. Also, Aria is an ideal location for business and corporate functions.

Awards

Best 50 Restaurants in China,Food and Wine Magazine, 2013
The Best Recommended Restaurant of Wine List of the Year, Time Out Beijing, 2013
Top 10 Five-Star Luxury Bars in Beijing, 2013
Best Bar and Cafe, Best Restaurant in Beijing and Shanghai Tatler, 2013
The Beijinger Recommends, the Beijinger's 10th Annual Reader Restaurant Awards, 2013
Editor's Pick Best Wine Selection, the Beijinger's Reader Bar & Club Awards, 2013
Best Wine Selection Honorable Mention, Cityweekend 2013 Reader's Choice Dining and Nightlife Awards, 2013
Best of Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator Magazine, 2013
The Wine List of Excellency of the Year, Australia's Wine List of the Year Award Committee, 2013
One of Top 29 Signature dishes in Beijing (Best food pairing wine),2013

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?