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1949 The Hidden City (Sanlitun)

#45 of 11,841 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
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Gallery 49 Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Beijing, China
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+86 10 6501 8881
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58 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 popular restaurant. People were waiting for us to vacate our table. On the way to... More 

Thank SL Y
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 reason for visiting.

Thank AndrewFrancesca
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The Rosted Duck is why we went there. Nice restaurant and good food was provided. The comment of our Chinese colleague was, that local people would never come to this place. On one hand side, food is expensive on the other hand side style of the location does not match with Chinese preferences. In western eyes the entire package was... More 

1 Thank 9999Trip
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Reserved; underground place to just eat and chill its not a pretentious expensive spot; the only let down is that too many young teens sipping their early years cocktails ; they have good henricks gin and tonic

Thank UtopianJournal
Hong Kong, China
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358 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

RECOMMENDED: 1949 is entered into from the courtyard of the complex (I entered the courtyard thru the art gallery). It's a quiet back section of the otherwise hectic Sanlitun area. A very nice setting, an equally nice selection of fine wines and appropriate service. I dare say nothing on the menu would be bad. So order freely. Reservations are usually... More 

1 Thank roadwarrior30
Makati, Philippines
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Its a nice place but could use some vegan options beyond the olive plate.Its not cheap but not bad for the area.

Thank Jason B
Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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640 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The garden enhances the comfortable ambience at this tucked away restaurant. We had a good dinner of Peking Duck. The service was very good. But the wines tend to be very pricey.

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Beijing, China
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115 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is really like a hidden city. I love the garden and also the decor. It is a great combination of the traditional Peking duck (served with a very special sauce) and Cantonese dishes, such as wild mushrooms and tofu skin rolls, sautéed scallops with asparagus, chicken feet, steamed shrimp dumplings. The service is perfect. A great experience!

Thank rdinbj
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I'd been here a few years ago and a return this week was memorable. Food is very good and the duck impressive (it should be though given expectations). The wine list is extensive but we took the chance on their special red (more than half the price) which was quite drinkable. We ordered more towards the end even though we... More 

Thank David P
Salt Lake City, Utah
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63 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We were lucky to get reservations at this extraordinary restaurant. The setting is around an interior courtyard and the interior is quiet and beautiful. The duck was exceptional, but the presentation was even more amazing! It is an art, and should be experienced at least once in a lifetime!

1 Thank Claire S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?