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1949 The Hidden City (Sanlitun)

#47 of 8,804 Restaurants in Beijing
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Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
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Gallery 49 Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Beijing, China
010-65018881
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Definitely worth going

Great Peking duck (which I now understand should be referred to as Beijing duck) and very close to the 4 Seasons which is helpful in a city of crazy traffic. Rest of the food was very good

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Santa Barbara CA
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Santa Barbara CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Great Peking duck (which I now understand should be referred to as Beijing duck) and very close to the 4 Seasons which is helpful in a city of crazy traffic. Rest of the food was very good

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Beijing, China
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6 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It's a lovely place and hidden gem in Beijing and in fact, they opened another location in Jin Bao Street last year with almost the same concepts and restaurants. I usually prefer to visit the Sanlitun location since it's easier to access and also much more other things to see near by. The pecking duck restaurant is definitely over priced... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This place may be designed for travelers, but it still did the trick for us. We loved the traditional Beijing Duck and rolling up our own pancakes... It is expensive, but trustworthy and the portions are quite large! Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Been here many many times and will definitely come again!! The food is awesome, their duck is one of the best around!! Awesome enviroment, friendly staff and great service!! High recommended!!

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Attached to the art gallery the walk in has a feel of being in the Forbidden City and this gets you in the right mood of the meal to come. Going through the large wooden door you enter a dark cosy environment that suits the style of the place well. The food is excellent and the Duck speciality is as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Came for a business dinner last night and was truly impressed. The courtyard is very beautiful with a cool bar and nice sculpture garden, very hip. Food was outstanding, and service and was perfect. Highly recommended.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

If you're looking for Peking Duck, this is the only place to go. The duck comes whole to your table where an expert carver comes to deliver the most tender, crispy morsels to be shared.

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We knew before visiting this Restaurant that it was famous for its Peking Duck, so we did not bother looking at the Menu, we just ordered the Peking Duck. We were not disappointed. The Duck was perfectly cooked, expertly carved at your table and delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We visited this resturant with friends earlier this year. We had the Peking Duck which was amazing. I would also recommend the apples covered with spun sugar for desert.

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The food is just so so nothing to recommend, .the price is over price compare with other beijing duck restaurant.

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

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  • Cuisine: International

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