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“I don't like Duck” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Qianmen Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant

Qianmen Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant
32 Qianmen Dajie | Chóngwén, Beijing, China (Tian'anmen / Wangfujing)
010-65112418
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Ranked #171 of 9,466 Restaurants in Beijing
4.0 of 5 stars 155 Reviews
Cuisines: Beijing Specialties
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Brisbane
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92 reviews 92 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“I don't like Duck”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Our "Peking Duck Dinner Deluxe" was organised by our Travel Agent in Australia prior to our journey. I don't enjoy duck at the best of times but while in Peking do as the Beijing people do. The Duck Soup is definitely to be avoided - I don't know how to describe it but for me it was terrible. Other duck dishes were fine. As we were having the Dinner Deluxe the food just kept coming. The service was good but the acoustics terrible. There was a large party of locals close by and a couple of very loud people within it - to add insult to injury a number of the party smoked during the meal. This is an occupational hazard when travelling in China; people do not think twice about giving you space and smoking is rife.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Manila
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“The duck is the bomb, but that's it.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The duck is awesome! Yeah it was oily, but it was very tasty and the skin, crispy. We tried other foods, duck dumpling and beef & mushroom and they are just OK.

We arrive there at 5:30PM and there was a long line outside. We were number 54. After a few minutes, they all let us all in one at a time and then we just picked out table.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Alor Setar, Malaysia
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“Overrated Original Outlet”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We passed by a few Quanjude outlets during our stay in Beijing but we insisted to dine in the original outlet at Qianmen - and what a disappointment indeed! First we were told the restaurant was closed and we were asked to dine at the fast-food dining area. Ducks and pancakes were served on disposable plastic plates and that totally killed the mood. Not much choice were available either. We did not border to order drinks at all. I felt ripped off by the outlet's reputation as the original location of the restaurant.... Disappointing indeed

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Beijng duck fast-food style -- poor quality and expensive”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

A very old Beijing brand, in a fast-food setting. Before dinner-time, only a single option of duck, pancakes and soup for ¥120 per person was available, along with various side dishes. The food was served on cheap, disposable plates and cutlery, and the duck was the worst I've ever had in Beijing -- 1 plate was barely roasted and all were fatty and swimming in oil. We cancelled the drink that was an eye-watering ¥165 for a jug!!

It was clean and was service brisk and efficient but not particularly bad by Beijing standards.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Berlin, Germany
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“Totally overpriced and not worth a visit!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Does not accept guests later than 8 pm... come on??? Then asks guests to go to their "fast food" shop next door and eat there. The duck there was DISGUSTING!!! Served on plastic dishes and very fatty and old and not crunchy... We paif 480 for three. When I heard that my friends had paid 300 for a duck at the Grand Hyatt Hotel restaurant, I was a little jealous... So avoid this place!

Visited September 2012
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