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1949 The Hidden City

#93 of 11,830 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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98 Jin Bao St., Beijing, China
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Hong Kong, China
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
SF
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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Thank sophietitmarsh
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

As always excellent service, fresh food and wonderful service. The wine list is carefully selective, but affordable. The best friendly atmosphere and presentation available for business and family occasions in Beijing! IMO.....

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Thank NEILMC772014
Melbourne
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 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
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

It's one of the best places in Beijing to enjoy Peking Duck without too much noise and can pair with a nice bottle of wine. The food is not cheap but I think is of great value. Exceptionally good if there are foreign guests.

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
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?