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“A lovely countryside find”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Xiaolumian

Ranked #4,290 of 12,622 Restaurants in Beijing
Price range: US$4 - US$15
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Neighbourhood: Huairou Scenic Resort
Description: Xiaolumian is simplicity. Xiaolumian is a weathered stone farmhouse tucked under the Great Wall. Xiaolumian is the rhythm of the seasons. Xiaolumian is a noodle shop under Mutianyu Great Wall in the remote village of Yingbeigou. Open kitchen, private kang rooms, view terrace, trickling pond, chestnuts, pears, and persimmons.Perfect jump off for a walk on the Wild Wall on a quiet weekend getaway.OPENING SEASON AND HOURSApril- OctoberWeekends and Holidays 11:00-15:00
Queensland, Australia
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“A lovely countryside find”
Reviewed 12 July 2012

This small noodle hut is owned by The Schoolhouse and is a real find, although it was a little difficult to actually find! We read about it in the Luxe Guide and after our morning on The Great Wall at Mutianyu it was close by. The made to order noodles were absolutely delicious and the selection of soups, sauces and pastes to top them also very good. We sat inside the hut as it was a very hot day, but shortly after we arrived the place filled with families who sat in the pretty outdoor courtyard and garden. The staff were lovely and the service was very quick and friendly. A real gem! Lunch for 3 came to 190CNY.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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98 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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“Total rip off”
Reviewed 6 April 2011

The noodles and presentation was ok. We were not told that the price for noodles is without sauce and the sauce comes extra. We had 3 bowls of noodles and three soft drinks and then we paid around 300RMB... I was completely shocked. I expected not even half of this price. I have no clue how the owner can justify such high prices...since there are only local products to be used. I will never go back there, since you have a great meal in the school house for less or equal.

  • Visited April 2011
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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Xiaolumian, responded to this review, 16 April 2011
Xiaolumian is a restored stone farmhouse set amid a small private orchard with lovely views of the Great Wall. The garden and the trees are lovingly tended by a villager who helps us. The noodles are handmade on site daily and cooked bowl by bowl. The sauces are also prepared on site in small quantities from the best ingredients we grow ourselves or can find locally. The menu on-line and presented to each customer shows that noodles and sauces are offered separately and for what prices. The generous servings of other tasty fixings, fresh fruit, and barley tea are provided without additional charge. Xiaolumian is open for a la carte lunches only on weekends from Spring to Fall. We have many devoted customers who come back again and again despite the relatively high price for simple noodle fare, which is required for us to be able to provide not just the food but also the environment and the over-all experience. I really am sorry Xiaolumian was not to your taste. Thank you, though, for your kind mention of The Schoolhouse, another of the little sustainable tourism projects based on old buildings, employing local people, and serving local ingredients that we have set up around Mutianyu Great Wall. Many visitors to the area are, of course, on rather limited budgets and we frequently recommend other restaurants operated by our neighbors that offer hearty local fare. No one who visits is turned away without the best help and advice we can offer.
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San Francisco
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103 reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2010

We were not expecting the gourmet experience we had at this restaurant. We had pork dumplings that were crazy good and homemade noodles that were some of the best we've ever had. The noodles came with a lot of sides (sliced cucumber and tomato, ginger, garlic, cilantro, spring onions, chili oil and more), and were simply delicious.

The service was excellent (some English was spoken) and the beer was served cold.
I wish someone would open a branch of this restaurant in San Francisco!

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