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1949 The Hidden City (Sanlitun)

Gallery 49 Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Beijing, China (Beijing Workers' Sports Complex)
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Ranked #117 of 9,486 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Neighborhood: Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Greenville, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

in the area of 1949 you can choose from 3 diff restaurants: chinese / japanese / American - there is also a noodle bar & a craft beer bar (also serves food). I tried the noodle bar - it's delicious. the craft brews were awesome! went to both of these places within 1949 quite a few times.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Been there for a company dinner with about 15 people. The Beijing duck was delicious and also served with a small bun - gives it a completely different taste than in the normal pancake. When they serve the sauce they give it a little trick: stir the plate so that the 3 colors in the sauce become curly. Rest of... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Even though we had a booking and the restaurant was 3/4 empty, they repeatedly insisted a table next to the door was our designated table and could not be changed. They also were unwilling to make any adjustments to the menu ( my general yardstick for any good restaurant ) to accommodate our needs. When there were several mistakes (... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Love the contemporary arts displayed there and the set up. We took our friends from Europe and they were very impressive. Food were good in general and an excellent place to house your visitors.

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Beijing, China
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

On a summer evening on the outdoor patio....I love the paella with a fresh green salad and a bottle of white wine......Met a new client and she opted for the lunch menu- only 80rmb. Great choice of starters, we both had the grilled fish with a caesar salad..with coffee in the Taverna as it was beijing hot at noon- 36o.... More 

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Washington DC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had a party of 10, and so our hotel recommended this place. It was a very high end restaurant with wonderful atmosphere and good service. We ordered the duck and also a set menu for 4 plus 4 bowls of noodles with beef brisket for the children. Despite trying to be careful about the amount/cost that we ordered, it... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Beautiful place, good atmospere, good service but disappointing duck. The roast duck, though steaming hot, is fatty and not crispy. I was so disappointed after hearing its name for so long and trying it for the first time. Da Dong's is definitely better (having tried it twice). One minor issue: there are 2 bulky menus with beautiful pictures of the... More 

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Very expensive offering average food at best in a pleasant atmosphere with little experienced staff who do not speak English very well. The Peking duck was ordinary and they also charged separately for the Hoisin sauce not helping to prepare the pancake in which it is usually eaten. Hardly worth the expense!

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Received several recommendations from Chinese friends about that restaurant and we were not disappointed. Great atmosphere, excellent Peking duck and good service.

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Oslo, Norway
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Very hip and modern restaurant with amazing atmosphere. Its next to the Sanlitun shopping area and partydistrict. Very modern place. Good wine and the best Peking Duck I have ever tasted! We also learned about the different food on the menu from the chef. Good service and even better food!

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Additional Information about 1949 The Hidden City (Sanlitun)

Address: Gallery 49 Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Beijing, China
Phone Number: 010-65018881
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Cuisine: International

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