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Where can I get the absolute best Peking duck in Beijing?

Of course I have to get Peking duck when I'm in Beijing! I don't mind if it's from a street vendor or even a Michelin-starred restaurant -- I just want to experience the best of the best.  Where should I go?

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  • Da Dong Roast Duck (restaurant)

    22号 Dongsishitiao Beijing 100007 010 8522 1111

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  • Duck de Chine (restaurant)

    Courtyard 4, Gong Ti Bei Lu, Chaoyang District Beijing 100027 86 10 6501 8812

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  • Quanjude Peking Roast Duck (attraction)

    30 Qianmen St Beijing 北京 100051

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  • Manning Field

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    Da Dong Roast Duck...its not close. touristy sure, but its the best. lived in beijing for 4 years and always took visitors here.

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      I like Da dong, too! · (0 likelikes)

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      That's good to know. Thank you Manning! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Susan Ho

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    Yes Dadong is very good, but for something less touristy, there's Duck de Chine in the 1949 - The Hidden City (where there's also some other nice restaurants, bars, and a great noodle place) and Made in China in the Grand Hyatt. Made in China in the Grand Hyatt has fantastic Peking duck (call ahead to reserve it) and also has a Beijing style foie gras wrap (also call ahead to reserve).

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  • Zoe Bollinger

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    By far the most famous Peking Duck is at Quanjude Peking Roast Duck The Chinese name is 全聚德烤鸭店. There are a few locations in Beijing now, but the original is in Qianmen. One of the really fun things about Quanjude is that when you order the traditional whole Peking duck you get a little note with the serial number of your duck. Quanjude also offers a huge variety of other duck dishes, so if you want you can eat nothing but duck the whole meal. You can get a good quality Peking duck at many small restaurants, and I would encourage you to try one somewhere else and compare, but for the whole duck experience Quanjude is the way to go. You probably do want to make a reservation, you can get in without one, but there is usually a wait.

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      Yum! This place sounds awesome! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Gina Gao

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    Besides Da Dong and Quanjude, one plance that you might want to consider is Liqun Roast Duck. It has most contradictory reviews. You either love it or hate it.

    I ref two reviews from "The Beijinger" for your reference:

    Love:"It may not be polished, and the roof may have some leaks, but nevertheless you couldn't recreate the interior of this place, or it's location in the hutongs, if you tried with a professional architect (well, maybe a Hollywood Set Designer could take a crack at it...). That said, this odd little space has been visited by many a famous politician, including several former US Presidents and many diplomats and ambassodors. Their pictures and names are on the wall coming in. The pile of fruitwood outside gives you a hint of what you're going to be eating inside. Call ahead to make a reservation or try your luck at showing up with a handful of patience. The duck is good."

    Hate:"well. I personally don't the setting but it is the most ghetto place I have ever ate at. It is really out of the way and appear to be slightly dirty. The food was no where nearly as good as i expected. The sauce was too salty and not sweat enough. The duck had this wierd almost dirty taste on the skin that wasn't right.
    To be fair, the duck wasn't bad, it was just really really average. On the plus side it was very fat. the pan cakes were thin. major problems:
    WAY overpriced especially when I am paying just for the food(the setting should be free) it was like 324 for two people.slightly dirty.I feel this is one of those restaurants that USED TO BE good back in the day. there are tons of celebs and foreign dignitaries on the wall but I suspect those were taken years ago."

    Well life is contradictory and you might want to have your own adventure.

    Here are some ranking for Beijng Duck in English, for your ref.

    http://www.cityweekend.com.cn/beijing/blog/beijings-best-beijing-duck-restaurants/

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/travel/2013-07/22/c_132561503.htm

    BTW I am also a member of Airbnb, so if you are also looking for a place to stay in Beijing, please check out:

    https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2909529

    https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3359184

    Thanks

    Gina


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      Wow, thank you so much Gina! Now I'm very curious about this place! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Zuoning Yin

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    There are no Michelin-starred Peking duck restaurants in Beijing. Most Chinese restaurants are not in the Michelin system event thought many of them are brilliant.

    Back to your questions, the most famous Peking duck restaurant is called "全聚德" (or Quanjude). It has a number of stores in Beijing. In my view, the one at 前门 Quanjude Peking Roast Duck is the best. Its address is:

    30 Qianmen St, Dongcheng, Beijing, China

    Phone:+86 10 6511 2418

    However, I think the ducks at Da Dong Roast Duck (大董) taste even better. Its address is:

    China, Beijing, Dongcheng, Dongsishitiao, 甲22号南新仓商务大厦1楼


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      Thank you Zuoning! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Sunny Zhong

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    The two famous restaurants that serve beijing roast duck are Beijing Bianyifang Roast Duck and Quanjude King Palace Restaurant roast duck restaurant , both of which have a history of over one hundred years.

    You can find quanjude roast duck restaurant on wangfujing street.

    Personally, I like BianYiFang better. They serve Chinese braise-oven duck. Their duck dishes are very tasty and less expensive than QuanJuDe.

    Both brand have many restaurants in Beijing. I know one Bianyifang roast duck restaurant in No. 16 Chongwenmenwai Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing. It is on the forth floor.

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  • Elizabeth Breaux

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    Without a doubt the best Peking duck in Beijing is at Duck de Chine!

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  • Nick Cheng

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    I'll recommend Da Dong Roast Duck

    More pictures of dishes: http://www.dianping.com/shop/13745584/photos

    Environment: http://www.dianping.com/shop/13745584/photos/tag-环境

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      Thank you Nick! · (0 likelikes)

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  • aaron yang

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    Quanjude should be a good choice for you taste the best Peking duck in Beijing. There are several in the city.

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      a good restaurant with the delicious duck · (0 likelikes)

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