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1949 The Hidden City (Sanlitun)

Gallery 49 Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Beijing, China
+86 10 6501 8881
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“peking duck” (39 reviews)
“chilli” (2 reviews)
“dim sum” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian, International
Gallery 49 Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Beijing, China
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1 - 10 of 111 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is good in both food and environment. The duck skin is baked in real fire. One of the best duck in bj. There are also sim sum in HK style. The XO sauce is extremely good. Recommend to buy one and take away....More

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent choice for a Beijing duck dinner . Taste is very good service too. Tables are not so close one to the other and that creates good privacy. Value for money

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Our hotel directed us to Da Dong for Peking duck. We arrived there and were very intimidated, to be honest. The menu was a phone book and we were ignored for about a half hour. So we up and left and found our way to...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Without a question, among the best duck in china...and you will pay for it also. 1949 isn't a chinese restaurant experience as the atmosphere is chic and romantic. I have been here 5 times in the past 8 years and it has never missed but...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

You enter a very modern exterior courtyard into a beautiful traditional Chines architecture. Lovely works of art on display. Excellent service and delicious food. All the servers speak enough English to be helpful. We had our whole family, party of 6, and had an unforgettable...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The Hidden City - 1949 is a very nice Beijing Duck restaurant which is frequented by local and foreign people in the same way. Food is very good but expensive at the same time. A bottle of Pinot Noir and dishes for three persons ended...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Worth for the Dim sum lunch. The duck and other dishes are good, suitable for a work meeting or a special celebration, but really overpriced for what you get. Bathroom is in the basement (not suitable if you're senior or disabled)

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

As indicated by many reviews, the prices are very high and the food is excellent but I wasn't expecting to be cheated so I am giving them a one star rating. The first instance was as we sat down the waiter asked if we wanted...More

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

A very good high class restuarant. Best duck I had on my trip. Very high quality dishes. High class restuarant. The only drawback I have is that I didn't have a reservation in advance so we only had the table for 1.5 hrs. A very...More

Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend 1949 for excellent food, service and setting. They are in an authentic setting with individual specialty restaurants and even a brew shop. Your experience of Beijing will be enhanced by a visit to this location. Excellent food even if duck is not your...More

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Questions & Answers
28 September 2015
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Response from kmcpdavis | Reviewed this property
My son has worked in Beijing for the past 2 years and when we last visited, he recommended this Restaurant as the best he has been to for Peking Duck. It is in an expat area, so prices are high for Beijing.

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gallery 49 Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
  • Neighbourhood: Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
  • Phone Number: +86 10 6501 8881
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