Opened in 1925 by former royal kitchen chefs, a meal at Fang Shen is an indulgent treat. Located deep inside the royal gardens at Bei Hai Park, this restaurant specializes in the cuisine favored by imperial China. Gold table settings, an attentive wait staff emblazoned in emperor’s attire, and course after course of elaborate, exotic dishes. The restaurant’s repertoire is nearly 800 dishes thick, from fish stir fry and elaborate sesame cakes with minced pork to sea cucumber dishes, you’re bound to like something. It’s an unparalleled dining experience.