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“One of the best Peking Duck in Beijing”

Guo Guo Sifang Roast Duck
Ranked #121 of 12,714 Restaurants in Beijing
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“One of the best Peking Duck in Beijing”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

I stumbled across this restaurant in Dianping website by accident. The reviews from the local Chinese were quite good and I was keen to try. The peking duck is definitely much better than the more popular Quanjude's or Dadong's peking duck. The skin is crispy and not fatty or oily at all. The meat is tender and well marinated. Other than the usual cucumber and scallion strips as condiments, some honeydew strips are provided as well. We had a lunch set for 2 costing US$35 which include cold dish, beancurd dish, pork, vegetable and peking duck. The quality of the other dishes were excellent as well. As an overseas Chinese who have tasted a number of Peking ducks iin China, Hong Kong and Singapore, I can truly say this is one of the best.

The service in the restaurants is a bit hit and miss. When I went looking for a table, all the waiters ignored me. However, once I was seated, the service is attentive, helpful and prompt. A reservation is recommended to avoid hanging around by the entrance while being ignored.

The restaurant is on the street level facing a small street. If you go by the Jintong East Street (where Millennium Hotel is), walk to the opposite end of the block and you will be able to see the restaurant. The entrance is facing a small patch of green next to Jinghua North Street.

  • Visited October 2013
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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“Fantastic duck”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Surprisingly cozy modern European atmosphere; low lighting, would have been perfect for a more romantic dinner date, but great with friends as well. On the expensive side (approx. 30 Euro for a course menu), but you get a lot of different side-dishes to try, and the staff are quite flexible in regards to the menu (some side dishes can be replaced with others).
The main reason to go - delicious, properly prepared Peking Duck, some excellent side-dishes (and some not so great, though I suspect it might be just a matter of personal preference). Some really good surprises (never thought I'd like jellyfish).

Unfortunately quite far from any subway stations, have to walk at least 15 mins, but that didn't stop us.

  • Visited May 2013
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Durbanville, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Last night, at Private Kitchen, was excellent. The Peking Duck, the restaurant's signature dish, was spectacular. The skin crispy and the meat succulent. What made the dish more special is its presentation, and the chef using his cleaver like a small paring knife, was impressive. (Only 3 minutes t carve the bird!). The assortment of vegetables that we ordered, were equally excellent. Its location close to our hotel, made it an easy 10 minute stroll, and helped work off the meal afterwards.

  • Visited October 2013
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“Great duck”
Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Duck excellent, veg dishes very good. Also recommend gong pao chicken, dried fried Sichuan green beans.
The location on the map is very wrong. Line 6 Dongdaqiao Station or Line 10 Jintaixizhao (exit A) are the closest subway stops. Both are about a 5-7 min walk to the restaurant. The Vantone Bldg is next door to Chaowai Soho on Chaoyangmenwai Dajie (Street). The nearest hotels are the Grand Millennium and the Kerry.

  • Visited September 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“Decent Duck”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Location slightly difficult to find (Vantone Center) but pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. Based on TA reviews and the fact I've been to the other Beijing Duck recommendations (Dadong, Quanjude etc) and not tried this one, I decided to give this a go.

The duck is roasted well, juicy and succulent with crisp skin - the way I like it. It doesn't have the atmosphere of the other restaurants where they cut and slice the duck in front of you but you can see them roast the ducks as the ovens and chefs can be seen behind the large glass window. Service is fine, not super attentive but no issues at all.

Apart from the duck, we ordered several 'cold' dishes - black fungus, vegetables as well as the extremely delicious duck liver which although not entirely dissimilar to the foie gras in the West, it is rich in flavour but not as buttery or heavy as the Western equivalent. If you are with friends, colleagues or family who just want to dig in without the fuss, this is a great place to come. The Tsingtao beer in the hard silver canisters are awesome - sadly they wouldn't let me keep one (they reused them).

As mentioned above, if you want to impress friends or family who've never had Beijing duck in Beijing then take them to the other places. They all serve decent Beijing duck - however, for something extra special I would actually choose the Philippe Starck designed Lan Club where the whole decor, design and various rooms add to the whole experience (this was a few years back so not sure how it fares now).

  • Visited May 2013
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