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1949 The Hidden City

#99 of 11,850 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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98 Jin Bao St., Beijing, China
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120 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though it is quite easy to get great Peking Duck in most capital cities, you still have to have it in Beijing! This is the place to come of you are anywhere nearby. Food was great. Service friendly. Kids loved being able to see ducks being prepared in different stages.

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1 Thank stevenbkk
Nowra, Australia
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We were told not to miss Peking Duck whilst in Beijing, and our hotel concierge directed us to 1949. The restaurant has a lovely decor. Despite arriving without a booking we were shown promptly to a table and an English speaking waiter looked after us very well. It is quite a treat when the chef arrives at your table to... More 

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1 Thank Emma D
Hong Kong Region, China
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

The roast Peking Duck was really nice. The best we have amongst the restaurants in Beijing. All other dishes are really nice too. You need to pre-order the duck when you make the table reservation or otherwise you will need to wait for an hour. There is no half duck you can order but it was really delicious and I... More 

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Thank MsNG1307
Hong Kong, China
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Very cozy Chinese themed restaurant. They actually have a real fireplace to roast the duck. They cut up the duck in front of you.

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Thank Vivian C
Faringdon, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Went here with a group. Service was excellent and great food to match. Fortunately, we had the menu, which meant we knew how to pace ourselves.

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Thank 440JOH
Melbourne
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

In a hidden location around the corner from the Legendale hotel, can be tricky to find! Set in a traditional Hutong style house, the restaurant's specialty appeared to be the Peking duck. There was however also a giant woodfire oven that almost smelt like they were producing pizzas... The duck was freshly carved up in front of the table and... More 

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Thank Holly K
Shanghai, China
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95 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The restaurant is set in interesting location off of the street. The décor and ambiance is classy and romantic with the tables smartly located and not overly crowded. The food was above average in quality and presentation, however I would not consider it the best value. The duck was excellent, but don't expect the variety of service that one would... More 

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Thank Chet D
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The ambiance is sophisticated but casual and not too loud, The gong signaling arrival of the duck and the carving chef adds excitement to the experience. We had a range of side dishes, all of which were delicious. The wine list was scant, quite expensive, and in the end, local beer turned out to be the best choice.

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Thank WanderersSF
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113 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Just within walking distance, it is behind jin Bao centre and legendale hotel. Love the gong sound when your duck is carved in front of u. Two of us managed to finish one duck plus one well fried kale dish, loved the attention to detail even when pouring tea, the presentation of the condiments to accompany the duck was a... More 

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Thank Bwkuah
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Most amazing peeking duck meal i have ever had, and trust me I've had a lot. There was little fat on the actual duck and the skin was amazingly crispy. Along with the lemon and almond chicken this was the best meal i have ever consumed! the service was average as the wait staff could barely speak english, but the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Jin Bao St., Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing
Description
Branch of restaurant by the same name in Sanlitun, Beijing

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?