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Cafe Sambal

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Houhai
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DouFuChi Hutong, JiuGulou DaJie, Beijing, China
Name/address in local language
+86 10 6400 4875
Today
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many things are united here. Good food (a fusion of Malaysian and Chinese cuisine with an international touch), a place to feel good and love for details. Recommended is the creation with chicken in a fantastic sauce. Friendly service at one of the tables in beautifully furnished séparées and interesting conversation partners at the bar. Everything in the typical Hutong... More 

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1 Thank Stefan H
Beijing, China
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121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Although not luxurious, the restaurant is nicely decorated with furniture, vases, old tables and the like. The food is nothing innovative but still good and nicely prepared and presented. Friendly and proactive service.

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Thank Marc_from_China
London, United Kingdom
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321 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

The first time we went here in our first week in Beijing we had a lovely meal and great bottle of wine. I let my friend order the food as she has family history in Malaysia so knew what she was ordering. All of the dishes that we tried were very flavoursome and the dishes were good size. The second... More 

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Thank Craig1976
Asheville
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116 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

I travel a lot and write many reviews. I always read review on trip advisor before I book a hotel and go to a restaurant. I have always been pleased with the choices I make sometimes more sometimes less. The place is a disaster. I was the only one in the restaurant, which was strange as it was 6:30pm. The... More 

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Thank bobasheville
Scotland
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Cafe Sambal is a malaysian restaurant on Gulou Dajie to the west of the bell tower. It is a hutong courtyard with a bar, three dining rooms and the kitchen set around a central courtyard. The rooms are really nicely decorated and the place is full of old wooden furniture. We have been to it several times and it is... More 

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Thank smudge41
Malaysia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

I'm Malaysian. . Found this Restaurant in the shopping mall call Parkson. .the food that they serve are superb delicious. . It make me surprise with the taste. Very recommended to all expecially those who looking for Halal food in Beijing. .

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1 Thank Zack_Muhammad
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Came here with 4 other friends because it looked like a quiet enjoyable restaurant. We ordered the set menu for 4 and got a round of drinks. The drinks were underwhelming and overpriced but that's ok. The food was average Malaysian fare, but it wasn't until a cockroach landed on my food and then started to repeatedly climb up a... More 

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1 Thank Erik C
Beijing, China
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

We went on a Saturday night and ate some really tasty food, We had the taster menu for 298 RMB and we were not disappointed. The food was very well made and had a variety of flavours. Even the dessert was amazing and I don't normally like desserts. It's in a nice area and it's a much more genuine hutong... More 

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1 Thank Gar-jing
New York
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

Food- decent malaysian food. Ambience- nice cozy hutong space. Service- Horrible. The only reason i will not be going there again is because of the bad service. They couldn't care any less.

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Thank travelflooo
Houston, Texas, USA
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107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

My wife and I have visited this restaurant every time I am in Beijing .. great food and service, in a unique setting: the courtyard of a old hutong house. Of all Eastern cuisines, Malaysian and Indonesian are my favourites - subtle and diverse flavours, hot and spicy if you want it. And Café Sambal does not disappoint - makes... 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
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
Asian, Malaysian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: DouFuChi Hutong, JiuGulou DaJie, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighbourhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: +86 10 6400 4875

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