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Garden At Lama Temple

#16 of 11,850 Restaurants in Beijing
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No.14 of Guanshuyuan Hutong, Yonghegong Inner street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100013, China
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+86 134 2628 6012
17:00 - 20:00
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I made a reservation for this experience for the last day of our 4 days in Beijing before moving on to Luoyang, We had a great time. The owner/host Joyce picks you up at a Costa Coffee near Lama Temple. She leads you into the hutong which gives you a real feel for the area. Joyce then teaches you how... More 

Thank Larry A
Montreal, Canada
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116 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The dumpling and pooled noodle classes are conducted by Joyce which combines professionalism, friendliness and knowledge. The four of us, my wife, two boys and I had a very pleasant late afternoon time making dumplings and noodle and also eating them. Joyce is helped by another lady and everything is so peaceful, funny, pleasant. It goes beyond dumpling making, the... More 

Thank thefoureyedpanda
Beijing, China
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I was born in Beijing. Read and write Chinese. Speak Beijing accent Chinese. From my appearance, people can not tell I have lived outside China for twenty years. The first warning sign is this "restaurant" doesn't have a local Chinese name at TripAdvisor website. But it didn't alarm me at first place. It was in a small lane (hutong). When... More 

Thank Earnfreenights
xue p, Owner at Garden At Lama Temple, responded to this review

Dear Earnfreenights Thank you for review. I am so sorry about your experience, we are a small Hutong studio restaurant near to Lama Temple. The place used to be residence of locals and then turned to be a noodle shop, and I got it at 2014. Since opened, our signature experience is " Cooking class of dumpling and pulled noodle",... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I've been craving dumplings ever since my husband and I arrived in China, but vegetarian fillings are hard to come by. We joined Joyce's cooking class yesterday evening where I was able to make my very own vegetarian dumplings with minced tofu, shitaki mushroom, celery, and glass noodles. Joyce was a great host and welcomed us with traditional Chinese tea,... More 

Thank Farah B
Wollongong, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We wanted a bit more of a relaxed night for our final night in Beijing. This class was exactly what we needed! Joyce arranged such an easy spot to meet us and from there just a quick walk to the kitchen. She gave us some delicious Lunar New Year treats as well as fresh fruit and delicious tea to get... More 

Thank Maddilyon02
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We were looking for something unique to do after a few action packed days in Beijing. We reserved a lunch session with Joyce for our group (4 adults and 3 kids). From the moment we arrived we felt very welcomed and a part of the action. She walked us through how to make the dumplings and noodles and took time... More 

1 Thank Rob C
Beijing, China
Level Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I have found Joyce' kitchen by accident while having a walk through the hutongs next to the Lama temple, and was very happy I did! I joined a cooking class and besides learning how to make dumplings with three different fillings, I got to know many stories and products of the traditional Chinese cuisine and cooking culture as the class... More 

Thank Beijingexplorer
puerto vallarta, mexico
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

What a great break from busy touring it was to spend time with Joyce in her lovely Huton space learning to make dumplings and noodles. Everything was super clean and organized. The ingredients were all fresh and savory. Joyce was spot on with our special requests. There was soothing music on. And after we ate Joyce, a friendly and balanced... More 

Thank RauanK
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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114 reviews
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

What a fun night we had! Making our own delicious dumplings and noddles ... delicious because Joyce the hostess and owner prepares the ingredients and guides you every step of the way... fun because, well ... how often do you get to make your own dumplings and noddles and eat what you make, plus Joyce was the perfect hostess and... More 

1 Thank CirceNiezen
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248 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This was a very enjoyable way to spend the afternoon. Joyce was such a wonderful hostess, she welcomed us to her cooking class with wine, rice wine, and nonalcoholic beverages should we have wanted them. The dumplings were delicious as were the pulled noodles. I would definitely recommend this class is such an enjoyable and educational way to appreciate Beijing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Chinese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.14 of Guanshuyuan Hutong, Yonghegong Inner street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100013, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing
  • Phone Number: +86 134 2628 6012
This is a studio restaurant, we host cooking and dinning party of dumpling and pulled noodle from 5:00pm-8:00pm, everyone could join in. If you are more than 4, we could also open in the morning. Please note: The join in cooking and dining party will be stopped after April 2017.

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