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“The food is not worth the wait” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Qianmen Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant

Qianmen Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant
Ranked #79 of 12,604 Restaurants in Beijing
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Singapore
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The food is not worth the wait”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

This is the oldest Peking duck restaurant but definitely not the best. They have a very organized queue system and you could see how the ducks were being roasted while waiting. Perhaps good for first time tourists to Beijing to try but not a place for a second visit. Btw, we waited an hour for a table as they do not accept reservations.

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Cairo, Egypt
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266 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“a must visit and eat in, while you are in beijijng”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

the biggest restaurant you could see. every body speaks English. food is very nice and tasty. you will wait for more than half an hour to be seated. the food is clean, and of good quality. remember it closes at 9pm, so go at least 2 hours before that time. bon apetit.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Reno, Nevada
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191 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Great duck in no atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

Duck was delicious- be sure to make a reservation or be prepared to wait an hour in a crowded room. Room is enormous and busy, loud. Price is reasonable for the food quality. Many exotic parts of the duck prepared well.

Visited August 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Must eat duck stop...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

We had planned an all day layover in Beijing on our way from Sydney to Madrid and as part of that included a duck stop at this restaurant. Why this restaurant? Well, because a Chinese tourist website ranked it highly and besides, who can pass through 'Peking' without trying Peking duck? So like all the other mug punters in the misty cool afternoon air, we queued up for what was a class levelling crush for a table.

The decor resembled the garish interior of a 1980s cruise liner. A perfect setting for masked chefs and their sharp knives and stage managers in red and black shouting into walkie talkies. Lots of happy gasps and plenty of camera snaps for many of the patrons who, like us, had come for the show and not just the bird. Speaking of the bird, it took some doing for us to convince the waiter that we only wanted duck and not an additional 20 dishes.

The duck itself was sublime: a clean fatty taste, delicate flavour and not at all gamy. We almost had to secure a bank loan to pay for the tea. The beer was considerably more reasonably priced. We left full and with plenty of leftovers for our train trip back to the airport. Taking a toilet break at meal's end, I was directed by at least three restaurant staff at all stages of that transaction.

I would exercise caution to any patron contemplating making a break for the exit without first washing their hands...

  • Visited September 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good but overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

The restaurant is conveniently located and the food was good, but definitely high in fat. It wasnt really worth the price though compared to the other food available in the area.

Visited April 2013
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