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Where to Eat Authentic Beijing Roast Duck?

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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 (全聚德烤鸭店)

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

Price: Around RMB150-180/person, 15% of 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 head quarter located, hence the flavor of duck in these two are most consistent, according to diners.

, Qianmeng Branch (全聚德烤鸭前门店)

Location: No.32, Qianmen Street, Chongwen District

Opening Hours: 11: 00 – 13:30, 16:30 - 20:00Tel: (010)67011379

Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant, Hepinmeng Head Quarter (全聚德烤鸭和平门店)

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 4-Day Beijing Culinary Tour may interest you. 

Quanjude Roast Duck RestaurantQuanjude Roast Duck Restaurant

Da Dong Roast Duck Restaurant (大董烤鸭店)

Compared to the long history of Quanjude, Da Dong is quite a newbie but no less tasty. Da Dong is renowned for their renovation on 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 duck served in Da Dong is less greasy, and it's said the restaurant is an appointed place for 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 it popularity.


Da Dong Roast Duck Restaurant, Tuanjie Lake Branch (大董烤鸭团结湖店)

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 (大董烤鸭南新仓店)

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, or let's satisfy the appetite with some photos of the roast duck first. 

Li Qun Roast Duck Restaurant (利群烤鸭店)

Unlike other big name roast duck restaurant, Li Qun sits in an old quadrangle. To get the restaurant, you need 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 exact the authentic Beijing local style that make 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