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“Crowded show, average duck”

Fangzhuang Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant
Ranked #406 of 13,178 Restaurants in Beijing
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

quite a huge institution, very crowded and loud; they make quite a show of cutting the ducks; however, as a fan of B. ducks, would rate the served food just arround average. besides, I missed some help in the form of a menu list, or a waiter, to explain what we were eating (beside the duck). the "just eat (whatever we bring you) and pay" attitude is not kind, especially not to the turists wishing to learn about the food of the country they are visiting. unfortunatelly this is quite a general situation in such restaurants. being hungry after a busy day on our tour, we did not complain really - but next time would choose another restaurant

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

This restaurant was part of our tour and that should be an indication that it may not be the best place to have Peking duck. Of the 10 people at our table, only 6 tried it and only 4 of us ate it.
I quite liked it, especially the duck pancakes. It was not as dry as some places and I was happy to eat it rather than try the other dishes. I wasn't fussed on the soup; it was a milk thickish consistency and not very hot.
Overall, I liked the duck but would try somewhere else rather than go back there.
Service was fast, filled up the table by pushing dishes to the edge. Bit like a production line. No real time to enjoy the occasion; just eat and bolt.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

This was an included feature in our tour, but I'd have to agree with other reviews that we found it overrated. Many different servings of duck, but the 4 of us left most of it. (I was the only person at our table not Chinese decent so this wasn't a meat & potato group) Probably the worst thing was the soup. It literally looked like dishwater. No one tried more than one spoon. Pretty touristy, crowded. The way the food was served (wham, bam) gave off the impression this place is frequented by tour groups a lot and not so much cook to order.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

our tour guide recommended this place for Peking duck, the moment i got here i sense it was touristy. the Peking duck seems like it was sliced by an amateur ie it was all uneven ie big and small chunks, it was slightly dry and the sauce with it tasted like marmite instead of hoisin. and the other good options served wasn't that great. so i wouldn't recommend this place at all.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

Lovely meal and a great atmosphere to experience the local popular franchised in the city. The way the duck is cooked and served differs from the Western style, the duck is sliced thinly and the skin is juicy with a thin crisp layer. The sauce is somewhat salty but that's the style in Beijing, whereas most of us prefer the sweetness of Hoi Sin Sauce the locals prefer the saltier version.

A waitress shows you have to wrap the duck in the pancake and it's enough to feed 4 people. We've also tried couple of cold dishes, not to our taste buds but we tried it and they offer a soup which is very salty. Northern parts of China love their red meat, so when you ask for chicken as a dish they always seem to push for the red meat option.

Service is average here, do note that they speak very limited amount of English and best come here if you have a tour guide or ask least can communicate with them.

Date of visit: April 2018
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