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- King JoinFirst to ReviewJul 04, 2012
It is hard for me to get really excited about King Join 京兆尹 for a few simple rea$on$, although it is highly touted by visitor guidebooks and various travel websites. I suppose you can think of this restaurant's cuisine somewhat parallel (but different) to the concept of the food served as seen on the Korean TV drama Dae Jang Guem 大長今, where eating to heal or for maintenance is the focus. Did I mention it is entirely vegetarian in here with relatively high price tags, at least by local standards? The theme is also entirely old school, as if you were transported back a couple of centuries ago, right into to the Qing Dynasty era (or earlier). Perhaps it is worth checking out for most out of towners just once, if only to understand the fascination with theme restaurants and to try some of their small plate$ (this one might just be the best yet that is not a gimmick, unlike toilet restaurant or nazi prison pub). It certainly is missing that Imperial dining experience vibe like those super high end banquets (for which you probably have to go to that exquisite place at Wynn's Macau or fly into Beijing) and I suppose this is the afternoon tea or snack version that's a few touches more low key.Recommended for:Vegetarian