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“Exellent Peking Duck” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 1949 The Hidden City

1949 The Hidden City
98 Jin Bao St., Beijing, China
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Ranked #91 of 9,390 restaurants in Beijing
Cuisines: Indian, Imperial Chinese
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Description: Branch of restaurant by the same name in Sanlitun, Beijing
Vejle, Denmark
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102 reviews 102 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Exellent Peking Duck”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Restaurant 1949 is not easu to find, but it is certainly worth to visit, I got my best Peking Duck ever.
The restaurant is not cheap, more wester style pricing, but the service and the quality of the food was exellent

Visited May 2013
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19 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Berlin, Germany
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A must for Beijing duck fans”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The dinner there was excellent - including options for the kids. The Beijing duck is clearly the highlight - don't miss it.

Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Pampered duck”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We could not leave Beijing without sampling the local dish so famous the world over. What an experience, with the combination of ambience, formal service and succulent duck fusing to create a memorable Peking evening.The chefs caressed each duck as it exited the oven, then it was carved and presented at the table with the flourish of a gong.
The only (tiny) flaw was the rapid service, with new dishes appearing in quick succession.
The structure of the building was enhanced by bronze warriors, great lighting and an uncrowded table arrangement.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pinetop, Arizona, USA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Delicious Peking Duck - a night to remember!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Five of us visited 1949 and enjoyed a bottle of wine prior to dinner. We then sauntered over to the restaurant, enjoying the statues and art along the way. We were delighted with the service, food, and experience we shared at this restaurant. The Peking Duck, always presented first, was a feast! Delicious, delicious, delicious. The additional plates were all fantastic as well - pepper beef, vegetables, scallops. Enjoy this restaurant. If I lived nearby, it would be a frequent visit for us!

Visited April 2013
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Guangzhou, China
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Hard to find, but nice place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Although a little difficult to find walking from wangfujing area hotel, it's a really nice place. We came here for the Beijing duck and weren't disappointed. I'm sure there are more local places (this feels like eating at Emeril's in Chicago) and cheaper places, but it's a very fancy and nice place. The service was fast, formal, and efficient (as always), and the food was great.

If you don't know anyone in Beijing, this is a great place to have your first Beijing duck.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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