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Lao Beijing

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6738 7207   Website   2315   2   0
#07-14/15 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central Singapore 238896
 
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Serving authentic Northern Chinese fare, noodles and juicy dumplings, Lao Beijing is a favourite venue for family dining and cosy gatherings. Diners can expect to tuck into all-time favourites such as Traditional Roast Peking Duck, Beijing-style Sweet and Sour Fish, Xiao Long Bao, Shrimp, Pork and Chive Guo Tie, Dan Dan Noodles and many more delectable dishes. It has bagged numerous awards and retains its position as one of Singapore's top restaurants in Singapore Tatler's 'Best Restaurants' guide.

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Avg Price:
  • $10-$20
  • $20-30
  • $30-$50
  • $50-100
  • > $100
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Address:
Plaza Singapura #03-01
68 Orchard Road
Singapore 238839

Tel: +65 6738 7207
Fax: +65 6738 2582

Opening Hours:
Weekdays
Lunch: 11:30 - 2:30PM
Hi-Tea: 3:00 - 5:30PM
Dinner: 6:00 - 10:00PM

Sat, Sun & PH
Lunch: 11:00 - 2:30PM
Hi-Tea: 3:00 - 5:30PM
Dinner: 6:00 - 10:00PM

Last Order
Lunch: 2:15PM
Hi-Tea: 5:15PM
Dinner: 9:45PM


Tiong Bahru Plaza #02-12
302 Tiong Bahru Road
Singapore 168732

Tel : +65 6376 4466
Fax : +65 6376 0770

Opening Hours:
Weekdays
Lunch : 11:30 - 2:30PM
Dinner : 6:00 - 10:00PM

Sat, Sun & PH
Lunch : 11:00 - 2:30PM
Hi-Tea : 3:00 - 5:30PM
Dinner : 6:00 - 10:00PM

Last Order
Lunch : 2:15PM
Hi-Tea : 5:15PM
Dinner : 9:45PM


[email protected] Square
#02-11/12
238 Thomson Road
Singapore 307683

Tel : +65 6358 4466
Fx : +65 6358 4400

Opening Hours:
Weekdays
Lunch : 11:30 - 2:30PM
Hi-Tea : 3:00 - 5:30PM
Dinner : 6:00 - 10:00PM

Sat, Sun & PH
Lunch : 11:00 - 2:30PM
Hi-Tea : 3:00 - 5:30PM
Dinner : 6:00 - 10:00PM

Last Order
Lunch : 2:15PM
Hi-Tea : 5:15PM
Dinner : 9:45PM


Orchard Central
181 Orchard Road #07-14/15
Singapore 238896

Tel: +65 6509 1878
Fax: +65 6509 1879

Opening Hours:
Weekdays
Lunch: 11:30 - 2:30PM
Dinner: 6:00 - 10:00PM

Sat, Sun & PH
Lunch: 11:00 - 2:30PM
Dinner: 6:00 - 10:00PM

Last Order
Lunch: 2:15PM
Dinner: 9:45PM
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Average food and lousy service

My family and I visited the branch at Novena Square, and were appalled by the bad service and attitude shown by the staff. We asked for tea, but the staff took a very long time to serve us our tea, even though we reminded them a couple of times. Worse still, they served us the wrong type of tea, and when we told them of their mistake, the staff didn't even offer any apology. Bad start to our meal.

Food wise was okay. The roasted Peking duck was pretty decent, and was probably one of the better dishes. The other dishes, such as fried noodles and seafood dishes were mediocre and extremely forgettable. The steamed soup dumplings was a hit and miss. Some of them barely contained any soup inside, while some of the dumplings had skin so thick that we could barely chew and swallow them down properly.

The quality of the food here really varies, I've been to Lao Beijing a couple of times before, and there were times when the food was pretty decent. I don't know what happened, but if the quality of the food continues to drop, and with the poor service rendered by the staff, I'm pretty sure I won't be visiting this shop again.

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mediocre.

My family and I visited the Novena branch of Lao Beijing when there was some sort of promotion going on - I can't remember if it's a credit card or a groupon one. Despite the slightly cheaper prices, we weren't satisfied with the meal at all.

The food was decent, although the dimsum was not as good as Ding Tai Fung's, and the porridge not as good as Tung Lok's. Some of the dimsum were also not served piping hot, but more of lukewarm.

However, what really irked us was the poor standard of service. The waitresses seemed very rushed and harried, bordering on impatient, even though the place wasn't full. It really affected our dining experience.

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25
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Bad Dim Sum

My boyfriend and I were craving for Dim Sum when we came across Lao Beijing at Novena. Having had a couple of dinners here, I was pretty convinced they serve good Chinese food and thought that the high tea Dim Sum wouldn't be any disappointing. I regretted not taking a look at the menu before going in.

The piece of order slip was shoved onto our table and all I could see were the many choices of DUMPLINGS. They should really have named their High tea in a dumpling theme then. The buffet spread was almost of a pathetic size with just a few appetisers and some other fried food. We ordered a variety of them and to be frank, all tasted about the same with the same thick chewy skin and barely-there filling. Vinegar seemed to be the saviour of our meal with us exiting the restaurant with tummies full of dumpling 'skin' and vinegar. I guess you pay peanuts for peanuts. Fair enough.

I'll visit LBJ again for a decent main meal but the buffets, no thanks!

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Bad service

My family had decided to have high tea here one day, and had arrived a few minutes before it commenced. The restaurant (Velocity branch) was not very big, but the seats were mostly filled up.

When the waitresses started to bring the food to lay on the tables, everyone was eager to start eating and a long queue was formed. After about 20 minutes, almost every dish was wiped out and there were some customers who had just come in. The batches of food varied, some dishes were changed with every new batch that came out. However, the rate at which food was replenished was terrible. It took about 15 minutes for each batch of food to come out after the previous batch had been wiped out. For the customers that came early, it was alright as we were occupied with the food that we had taken. However, for the customers that had just arrived, they had to wait quite long before they could have something to eat.

In addition, for the noodle orders that could be made to the waitresses, the noodles took more than 20 minutes to come, and each portion only serves one person. The wait is not worth it, and the food was average. The fried items were a tad too oily for me. Definitely not coming back for another round.

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Delicious

I love Lao Beijing. From its store concept, to its menu and food, it is a must to visit this place.

There are lovely chinese drawings accompanying the menu, and I enjoyed appreciating the artwork which shows a small scene of the past. There are also set menus which ranges from $28/person to $400/person. Lao Beijing also has a Hi-tea Buffet, a Buffet and a Popiah Set Menu available.

Staff are amicable and it's a joy to relax here. Food served is prompt and is delicious even if one waited for around 15 minutes. My favourites are the Traditional Roast Peking Duck, a house specialty, as well as their Beijing-style fried noodles. Delicious.

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(Updated: December 16, 2012)

Great for high tea

Lao Beijing is one of the places to go to if you're craving for quality Chinese food. It's not the most pocket-friendly restaurant, but their high tea buffet is very affordable at only 13 odd dollars. Of course, given what you pay, you can't ask for much, so the lack of variety is to be expected. But that shouldn't be a problem for fans of Chinese food, especially if you love xiao long bao and their minced meat noodles, which wasn't bak chor mee but about as satisfying. The spread on the buffet table wasn't too bad but the best, for me, were the xiao long bao. We liked a couple of things on the buffet table too but didn't touch much of those because we wanted to save room for more xiao long bao.

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extremely bad service at Plaza Singapura outlet

I have always associated Lao Beijing with Dim Sum. I did not occur to me that they sell Chinese dishes as well. Because, every time I walk past the restaurant, I usually see their tea time dim sum buffet promotion.

Just last weekend, I decided to try the Lao Beijing at Plaza Singapura. We opted for the window seat but our view was blocked by the construction just in front of the shopping mall.

The service at this outlet is bad bad bad. Firstly, we ordered one of their tofu dishes and opted for no minced meat as my partner is a vegetarian. & I remembered that I reiterated that we do not want ANY MEAT IN THE DISH. But, apparently, they made a mistake and added in minced meat and my partner accidentally had some. What’s the worst thing? They did not apologies a single AT ALL! They actually looked frustrated instead! The staff put away our dish at the cashier and took a long time meddling something at the cashier before returning the dish back to the kitchen. He should have immediately brought the dish back for a change!

While waiting for the other dishes, another staff served a bowl of noodles on our table. But we did not order that at all. We told the staff that we did not order that dish and he STILL PUT IT ON OUR TABLE and said that it’s on our order sheet. Of course we refused to touch the dish and got another staff to check and after MUCH COMMOTION, they realized that they made a mistake and it belongs to the table next to us! Guess what the staff did? He just took the bowl from our table WITHOUT APOLOGISING FOR HIS MISTAKES! 2 mistakes in a row from 2 different staff without apologizing to your customers? I am totally condemning this restaurant. Oh… and while we were eating, the table behind us also lodged a complaint and requested to see their manager.

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Who says you need to fly all the way to Beijing just to taste its famous pecking duck?

You don't have to fly all the way to Beijing just to taste the delicious and famous pecking duck. If you know the right restaurant to devour in this delicious tender duck meat, it is only Lao Beijing. With several outlets opened island wide, you save all the hassle to fly all the way to Beijing just for their well know pecking ducks and other Chinese cuisines. 

I often dine in Lao Beijing, Novena Square outlet. The best time to dine in is surfing dinner time where more Chinese delicacies are offered and dinner is just made perfect. On a side note, if you are dining in a big group, advanced reservation is advised as you will be surprised to find out the long the queue can get. 

The must try dishes include: definitely the pecking duck as I have mentioned, Beijing-style sweet and sour fish , the juicy steamed buns or what we always know as 'xiao long bao' and the braised spinach beancurd. Compliment all these delicacies with a pot of oolong tea and you are good to go. 

The staff will also provide you with a plate of steamed peanuts as your snacks while waiting for your order to arrive. Although the opening snacks might not seem very significant, but you will be surprised at how juicy and fresh the steamed peanuts are. You might want to ask for additional plates of the peanuts but additional charge will be imposed. 

So, for those who have not tried Lao Beijing, here is my advice for you: wait no more, try it over this weekend. 

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50
Best Part:
Pecking duck
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wonderful!

There is a Lao Beijing restaurant just opposite where I stay and it is a popular place for my family and I to dine at should we be lazy to travel. The round tables enhance the eat-together atmosphere as well. Small side dishes are served prior to the serving of the main courses. It is nice to have something to munch on while chatting with your friends or family members. I always appreciate that.

The food didn't take too long to arrive considering it was a weekend afternoon. The xiao long baos (I like to call it the soupy pork dumpling pouch) were juicy and flavorful! The soup oozed out as soon as I bit through the skin. Tip: hold your spoon at the bottom of the xiao long bao to catch whatever soup that might drip downwards. You wouldn't want to waste a single drop of that flavorful goodness! Meat was tender, fresh and had no icky smell. A joy to eat indeed. There are different kinds of xiao long baos available and I would recommend the plain ones and the ones with crab meat. The crab meat is in full pieces and you won't be disappointed. We ordered a few other dishes but I can't exactly remember what they were. It was tasty as well! Nothing tastes bad here.

I like the red bean pancake as well. The pancake was crispy and piping hot and in it lies a generous spread of sweetened red bean. It is the perfect dessert to have! As my sisters and father do not like red bean, my mom and I had it all to ourselves and despite the full meal we had, we could not resist not finishing the pancake. Service was good and the atmosphere of the place was conducive and comfortable to dine at. Highly recommended!!!

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Best place to go for dim sum/ Chinese food!

I’d say Lao Beijing is the best place for Chinese food because it is not just inexpensive but there is quality in their food too! I first tried dining at Lao Bei Jing a year ago and I’ve since brought many friends there because it is really too good to be kept to myself.

When I eat at Lao Beijing, I always go for their high-tea buffet. It’s cheap and the variety of food is widespread, for that price, at least. There’s always longan with almond jelly and nata de coco for dessert. The dim sum component consists of dumplings cooked in many different ways, siew mai, char siew pa etc. There are three types of noodles. I love the cucumber appetizer!

They also have Si Chuan Sour and Spicy soup which is very nice! Everybody should give it a try. And last but not least, the xiao longs baos! Everyone I know who has eaten xiao long baos before love it! How can you not?! It’s everybody’s favourite at the dim sum table and sold for high prices at restaurants. At this restaurant, you can have as many xiao long baos as you want! And that was what I did. I ordered 4 carts of it! And yes, we finished everything. Although you can get as many as you want, it’s not as lousy as those cheap ones. They are really nice and every dish put out meets quite a high standard.

Another recommended dish is the Zha Jiang Mian! With springy noodles topped with sauced pork, it beats the other 2 noodle dishes and one bowl isn’t enough for me.

And of course, what’s a must-have in Chinese restaurants is their tea! Their tea is fragrant and you can have as much as you want. Lao Beijing is great for people who want to get their fix of dim sum/ Chinese food and their money’s worth!

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