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Celestial Restaurant

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3F, No.1, Nanjing W. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
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+886 2 2563 2171
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11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Bintulu, Malaysia
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

That is my second time visit, what I like most is the duck skin really crispy and the dark sauce really tasty. What I don't like most is, service really slow u hv to wait for 1 hour for your meal to serve. My first time here everything was smooth n foods come on time,this time I come on Chinese... More 

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Thank aieyza
Singapore, Singapore
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Not the best Peking duck in Taipeh but close enough. We could not get a table at the better known restaurant or its branch and were recommended Celestial instead. It was crowded without being noisy. The Peking duck was good.....skin light and crispy and not oily or covered with a layer of fat. The wrap had good texture and thickness.... More 

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Thank Tkjuliet
Calgary, Canada
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127 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

People might raise their eyebrows when I say this, but my favorite dish here is the egg wrapped pan fried tofu. Not only it is extremely difficult to make due to the ultra soft tofu, but the flavor is just right, with the scramble eggs perfectly cooked around the tofu. The duck is also very good where they separate the... More 

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Thank Josephliyen
southampton
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153 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Was taken here by my Taiwanese hosts, entrance and lift to get into the restaurant are a bit shabby but don't be put off. I was told this restaurant has been there for years and is something of an institution. Waitresses are all mature and run a tight ship, watching them roll a duck pancake with chopsticks always makes me... More 

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Thank softywalter
Timaru
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542 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This restaurant is known for its Northern Chinese Cuisine particularly its Peking Duck. For the beginners in Peking Duck, every bits of the duck is being used to create different dishes: crispy skin as an appetizer, meat as the main, bone to be used for soup. You could order either a two dishes serving (appetizer and main), or three dishes... More 

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Thank wiredfrog
Ichikawa, Japan
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178 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

This restaurant serves very good North China cuisine. We just loved the Peking Duck. Also has dishes that has been altered to the local taste. These are also good. Very busy place to book before you go. Service is very efficient.

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Thank NineDragons
San Francisco, California
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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

We got the duck (of course) it came in three installments. First the duck was presented to us as a whole. We got to "okay" it - like a wine. Then skin with onions and plum sauce with pancakes. Then the meat. It was packed when we came. It was fun and delicious! Also note: It is on the 3rd... More 

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Thank Sean S
Dallas, Texas
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

We had lunch here for the Peking duck. This was delicious Peking duck. I think the duck was a little large but we ordered only one way so the amount was just a little to much. You can order the duck 3 ways if you want, but for a party of 2, one way is enough. We also had some... More 

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Thank simchah3
rhode island
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015

ITS all about duck. Since late 80's have eaten at this restaurant. usually leave too stuffed but happy. Duck roll ups, roast duck, fresh greens, Taiwan beer all so good Have recommended this place with confidence.

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Thank islandboy88
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Went here for my girlfriends birthday - in hindsight it was a mistake as the ambience is not suited to that - however that is not the fault of the restaurant! We ordered the duck for 2, and rather foolishly, some starters. The duck took an hour but was worth the wait. The skin was beautiful and the meat was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3F, No.1, Nanjing W. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
  • Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Taipei
  • Phone Number: +886 2 2563 2171

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