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“Very impressive and good value for money”

Dadong Roast Duck (Nanxincang)
Ranked #11 of 12,645 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very impressive and good value for money”
Reviewed June 2, 2012

I went for a Sunday lunch without a reservation, got a table immediately and the duck arrived mere minutes later, so this could be an option for anyone unable to secure an evening spot. I see other reviewers have generally scored the service a bit lower than the other aspects, but in my view the service was very good. Maybe this depends a bit on how full the restaurant is when visiting. The duck itself tastes very good and the presentation of the condiments was top notch. Highly recommended for all Beijing visitors, just go to the Dong Si Shi Tiao subway station, take the Dong Si Shi Tiao South exit and the restaurant is in the Nanxincang pedestrian street right nearby, marked by several red lanterns.

  • Visited June 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Worth a trip there!”
Reviewed June 2, 2012

Simply good food. A place worth going in Beijing. The menu is so large that it took us 20 minutes to finish going through it.

The duck skin with sugar combination is simply unexpectedly scrumptious.

Visited May 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Roast duck in a modern setting”
Reviewed June 2, 2012

This restaurant has a modern western open plan design. Not like the other famous 7 storey Roast Duck restaurant in Beijing. We liked that.
We arrived late and the service was very slow by then. We simply ordered a roast duck with accompaniments for the 3 of us, and we were not disappointed.
It looked great, and tasted great as well.
The whole experience was fun, and price-wise it was reasonable given its very upmarket vibe.
Warning: I think we got a little ripped off on the tea...perhaps we ordered too much ?

  • Visited May 2012
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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Overrated and expensive”
Reviewed June 1, 2012

Contrary to what many reviews say, there is no "best" Beijing/Peking duck. Most are unique and good in their own way. As long as it's fresh, succulent and full of flavour, with a crispy light skin, it's good. We only had three nights in Beijing, so tried Da Dong because of the good online reviews. However, we were disappointed that the duck meat was dry, the skin was not crackling and, overall, the duck was not as piping hot as the ones we had at other restaurants. In fact, presentation aside, it was rather mediocre. The other dishes, too, were rather pedestrian and not worth the price we paid.

The ambience was nice but the service was not. The server we had was unhelpful and condescending. Mediocre food and terrible service make this restaurant a real miss for us.

  • Visited May 2012
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“Our nicest dinner in Beijing”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

We only had three evenings in Beijing and had to have the best Peking Duck. DaDong did not let us down. There were two of us and we ordered a half a duck. It is not on the menu, but they are more than willing to carve just a half. With an extra vegetable dish or two, it is the perfect amount. The duck dinner also includes a soup, fruit on a neat plate with dry ice, and a sorbet type dessert. The waiter showed us how to eat the duck and it was delicious. Their menu is in English and Chinese. My only comment is that they should have someone that is well versed in English, though it was not a problem to place our order. I highly recommend a reservation.

  • Visited May 2012
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