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1949 The Hidden City (Sanlitun)

#34 of 8,706 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
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We asked our guide for a recommendation for Peking Duck whilst in Beijing and he suggested 1949. we loved it and were not disappointed with the food. The service was good but typical Chinese style (you have to do a bit of waving for them to serve you). The food was great, we loved the atmosphere... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We asked our guide for a recommendation for Peking Duck whilst in Beijing and he suggested 1949. we loved it and were not disappointed with the food. The service was good but typical Chinese style (you have to do a bit of waving for them to serve you). The food was great, we loved the atmosphere and all in all,... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

From my point of view the best restaurant for roast duck in Beijing, The staff is really nice. Anything you want to eat there will be incredible. The price is perfect, not really expensive in relation with the quality of the food. Everytime I go to beijing I go there.

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Beijing Region, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My favorite Peking Duck restaurant in Beijing. The sauce is very unique and tasty. We also like the dimsum which is good deal at lunch time. The deep fried abalone is fantastic.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went for lunch with colleagues. The Peking duck came steaming hot and was cut expertly in front of us. Lovely ! The rest of the food was good too.

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Santa Barbara CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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: International

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