Where to Eat Authentic Beijing Roast Duck?

We've been receiving this question from our customers which is quite understandable. Usually, travelers who take a tour to Beijing or a China tour including Beijing will stay there only for several days, and it may not that easy to find the right place for the authentic Beijing Roast Duck even though one can find this dish on the menu of most of the restaurants in Beijing. Here are several places for choice, both widely acclaimed among Chinese people and foreigners.

Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant

Quanjude is a true household name in China for Beijing Roast Duck since 1864. The restaurant has been sticking to the method once employed by the court of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911AD) to cook the duck and is famous for its traditional flavor. Besides roast duck, many duck-related dishes are also served here.

Price: Around RMB150-180/person, 15% of the service fee will be charged.

Note: Quanjude is always crowded and waiters always seem in rush. If you decide to taste the duck in this famous restaurant, be prepared for its “lively” atmosphere.

Address: Quanjude has 11 branches in Beijing; among them, the Qianmeng Branch is the oldest one and Hepinmen Branches is where the headquarter is located, hence the flavor of duck in these two is most consistent, according to diners.

Qianmeng Branch

Location: No.32, Qianmen Street, Chongwen District

Opening Hours: 11: 00 – 13:30, 16:30 - 20:00

Tel: (010)67011379

Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant, Hepinmeng Head Quarter

Location: No.14, Qianmen West Street, Chongwen District

Opening Hours: 11:00-14:00, 16:30-21:00

Tel: (010)83193100

If you want to taste the authentic Beijing Roast Duck of Quanjude during your stay in Beijing, our 5-Day Beijing Culinary Tour may interest you. 

Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant, Beijing China

Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant

Da Dong Roast Duck Restaurant

Compared to the long history of Quanjude, Da Dong is quite a newbie but no less tasty. Da Dong is renowned for its renovation of traditional dishes, e.g. it uses less-sweet sugar to go with duck skin which brings a tender texture and richer flavor to the duck. Most diners agree that the duck served in Da Dong is less greasy, and it's said the restaurant is an appointed place for the British and Japanese Embassy to treat their VIPs.

Price: Around RMB150-180/person 

Note: Da Dong offers a handbook to each table showing diners a variety of ways to eat a roast duck. Reservation is strongly suggested considering its popularity.


Da Dong Roast Duck Restaurant, Tuanjie Lake Branch

Location: Bld. 3 Tuanjiehu Northern Gate (south of Changhong Bridge)

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Tel: (010)65824003; 65822892

Da Dong Roast Duck Restaurant, Nanxincang Branch

Location: 1-2/F, Nanxincang Int'l Building, A22, Dongsi Shitiao

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00

Tel: (010)51690329Da Dong Roast Duck Restaurant, Jinbao Street Branch

Location: No. 88 Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00

Tel: (010)85221234

How to make roast duck? How to eat it? Check out more about Beijing Roast Duck.

Li Qun Roast Duck Restaurant

Unlike other big-name roast duck restaurants, Li Qun sits in an old quadrangle. To get to the restaurant, you need to walk for around 10-15 minutes in Beijing's winding Hutongs first. Dishes served in Li Qun are more of a homemade style, and the decoration of the restaurant is kind of humble compared to others. However, it is exactly the authentic Beijing local style that makes it so intriguing to diners. 

Price: Around RMB150/person

Note: Li Qun is located in a small courtyard with humble decoration, while some love the original local style, others may find it less interesting.

Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00

Tel: (010)67025681; 67055578

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