The Winners of the localnoodles 2010 Restaurant Awards are:
#1. Hatsune. Congratulations to this Sushi standard for commanding top spot in our hearts, minds, and stomachs.
YOU SAID: "The best in Beijing" "great food, ambience and service" "favorites are the pimp my roll, 119 roll and motorola" "a sweet deal"
#2. Maison Boulud. Beijing's only Michelin star Chef has more than French food lovers seeking his restaurant.
YOU SAID: "Excelling in quality, service, location and understated elegance" "Best experience in China." "Beijing has changed because of this restaurant"
#3. The Saddle Cantina. It's no surprise that Beijing's most talked about Mexican Restaurant landed the #3 spot.
YOU SAID: "best place to hang out in San Li Tun" "my go to bar for late evening" "most memorable evenings in Beijing"
#4. Element Fresh. One of the most popular restaurants in Sanlitun, it hasn't slowed since its opening two years ago.
YOU SAID: "Element Fresh has it all" "Their food is really good" "WOW!"
#5. Chuan Ban. Visiting the "Chuan Ban" is much more than a rite of passage, it makes you more of a Beijinger.
YOU SAID: "Chuan ban still has what it takes" "nicest Sichuan food you'll find anywhere" "food is really spicy"
#6. Duck de Chine - 1949. Duck de Chine and the compound it inhabits continue to be Beijing's best kept secret. Perhaps that's why everyone is searching for it.
YOU SAID: "1949 offers excellent Beijing Duck" "most expensive ducks in Beijing" "whole complex and experience is a pleasure"
#7. SALT. One of Beijing's defining restaurants stays in the minds of Beijinger's by constantly revamping their menu.
YOU SAID: "SALT is an excellent restaurant with exemplary staff, service and cuisine" "Magnifique!" " their praises are sung by many a Beijing Foodie"
#8. Ganges. A Beijing standard, Ganges immediately comes to mind when thinking of Indian fare.
YOU SAID: "my new constant diner spot" "best Indian I've had in Beijing, and possibly ever" "Where do you go from here? India?"
#9. Luga's. With five different businesses, no other restaurateur owns so much of Sanlitun's dining landscape.
YOU SAID: "Wow, people love this place" "quite packed late on the weekend" "Luga knows customer service"
#10. Din Tai Feng. Rated as one of the top 10 gourmet restaurants in the world, its the standard for Taiwanese food in Beijing.
YOU SAID: "an impressive place to bring visiting friends" "best dumplings in town HANDS DOWN" "I don’t know what took me so long to eat here"
The localnoodles' Restaurant Awards are tabulated from more than 8,640,000 searches done on localnoodles from May 2009 to May 2010.