We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

“The best place to hangout: 2 Times at Bar Veloce and 1 time at Duck de Chine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 1949 The Hidden City (Sanlitun)

1949 The Hidden City (Sanlitun)
Ranked #40 of 12,493 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Beijing, China
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The best place to hangout: 2 Times at Bar Veloce and 1 time at Duck de Chine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Went to 1949 at Bar Veloce for late lunch with my love one. We had very good wine and talk here. Few days later, went there for second time, the manager recognised both of us and he offered us some panini and even extended happy hour time just for us! And then we went to Duck de Chine for dinner. Although we have to wait for half an hour, but it was worth waiting. The price was reasonable and their staffs were very attentive (compare to Quanjude. you are just paying for the brand!) Highly recommend this place for dining! Plus you can also visit their mini-gallery. However, if you dont want to wait, better make a reservation in advance. :)

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Bonnypaulbanta
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

128 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    73
    39
    13
    2
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
WORTHING
Level Contributor
36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“The most succulent Peking Duck ever!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I love Peking Duck so of course the best place to eat it is Beijing. Don't even think about going to any other restaurant, this is by far the best. The ambience is very modern, chic but elegant - maybe a little dark for some people but I loved it. The menu is extensive but the Peking Duck is to die for!! You MUST try it, you'll be back for more. Prior to going to 1949 my 12 & 14 year old sons complained about eating Peking Duck but once they tried it they ate the whole duck by themselves and we had to order more and more!!! It's so succulent and mouth-watering delicious that you can easily eat an entire duck by yourself. The wine menu is also excellent, a little pricey but wine is expensive in China. Indulge yourself, it's well worth the visit to Beijing just to go to 1949 The Hidden City - on that note, it is quite hidden, not easy to find but just keep asking people and you'll eventually get there. It's s hidden gem!!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank DIANNE L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney
Level Contributor
73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Very good Chinese fusion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

This is Chinese fusion so if that doesn't interest you, order the duck. This is what I did. Duck was excellent. Crispy lean and moist. Pancakes perfect. The rest of the menu is fusion... Service for china was very good.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank sydney888
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Hidden and worth finding for the serious duck lover”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Located down a dark, dimly lit alleyway, this multi-award winning, modern chinese restaurant is a must for anyone who seeks Beijing Duck.

We stumbled upon this restaurant by accident. Lured by the impressive, modern architecture and a glowing sign displaying"1949", we wondered into a car park packed with government, black european saloons and terracota warrior style statues.

Met by friendly and welcoming staff we were informed that 1949's signature dish was Beijing Duck. Compared to many, the duck ticked very box and served in a modern but classical style it is something to be applauded. We only ate the duck dish but will return to try other dishes in the near future.

I highly recommend 1949 to any traveller in search of the ultimate Beijing Duck experience

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank MarkCharnley
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Worth the visit and definitely every penny spent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Nicely tucked in the city. Beautiful ambiance. Unique, hip, modern and won't really hurt your pocket. Noticably it attracts professionals, business men and women. Food taste great, specially the noodle bar. Service is quick, all staff speaks ok...ish English. Will definetely return when back in Beijing.

    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Diesel19
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed 1949 The Hidden City (Sanlitun) also viewed

 
Beijing, China
 

Been to 1949 The Hidden City (Sanlitun)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing