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1949 The Hidden City (Sanlitun)

#114 of 9,523 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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  • 44
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect Peking Duck

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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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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Singapore
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 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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Teaneck,NJ
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42 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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