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1949 The Hidden City (Sanlitun)

#33 of 9,331 Restaurants in Beijing
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Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Chinese, Asian, International
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Gallery 49 Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Beijing, China
010-65018881
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  • 67
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  • 12
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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
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Is a real hidden gem!!! Food awesome!! Peking duck can't go without it if you are in Beijing!! A great place to be entertaining and to impress business partner

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
dkqiu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is a real hidden gem!!! Food awesome!! Peking duck can't go without it if you are in Beijing!! A great place to be entertaining and to impress business partner

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Napa, California
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place! Mostly all foreigners, so clearly not a local's place. The food was amazing. I am not sure what all we ordered as we ate a ton of food. The Peking Duck was the highlight. They carve the duck table side so you can watch how they present it. ***I was told it is important to pre-order your duck... More 

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Thank JBridi
Sydney
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We had a long day out at the wall and went early - 6pm as we heard that you will probably have a wait. I think because it was winter and it was early we were seated immediately and 20 minutes later the gong went and our duck was delivered to the table and expertly carved and served. Fantastic flavour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Have been to this restaurants several times this past year. Always come back with pleasure. The Peking Duck is very good, as are the dim-sum and other Chinese dishes. If you are new to Beijing, you will realize that having many choices to pick from is a luxury. Have had many a great dish at this nice, trendy restaurant -... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I was here earlier this year. Just failed to review it then. This place did leave a strong impression so hence the review today. We did a business lunch. 8 people. Tried several of the dishes and all were very good. Historic atmosphere created with modern materials. Garden, ponds, fish etc... As with most Chinese restaurants, you will want to... More 

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Thank Seaton1975
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Great, trendy restaurant in Beijing. The duck is not to be missed. I am told only 1 duck per table and the duck is only on reservation in advance, but well worth it. The environment (an art gallery around this restaurant) makes it a very interesting place to go to, apart of course from the fantastic food.

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Paris, France
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Excellent Beijing roasted duck among other excellent dishes, good selection of red wines from South America as well as Austrlai/NZ. Worth the visit in particular for its trendy settings revisiting the standard courtyard atmosphere (replacing the red and gold Qing dynasty overwhelming Deco by streamlined zen reinterpretation of pre-Mao era sophistication). Private lounges very convenient for having relax cosy discreet... More 

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Thank eimbert
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

This area is really charming though difficult to find. Food is pretty good and service is not too bad. And of course, roast duck is a must.

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Thank Tan S
Madrid, Spain
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

A miracle in San Li Tun area. An old courtyard perfectly kept with different pavilions. offering different restaurant styles : Western, Beer Garden, an Art Gallery and the best one : the Chinese Restaurant, for me the best place to enjoy a fantastic Beijing Duck, plus many other delicacies. A must for Western people living or working in Beijing. Prices... More 

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Dornie, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Expensive, but really good quality tasty food. Hard to find, even the taxi driver had to let us out to hunt ourselves. Recommend you book, its busy. We were disappointed with most of the meals we ate in Beijing this time, having been there many times previously and always found the food excellent. This was probably our best meal during... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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: Chinese, Asian, International

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