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1949 The Hidden City (Sanlitun)

#62 of 8,784 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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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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
Good Food, good location

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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15 helpful votes 15 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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