Restaurant 30 Qianmen St, Dongcheng, Beijing, China Published on: 05-08-2016
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Why Quanjude Qianmen Branch is special ?
Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant was founded in 1864. It has a history of 149 years. As an old and famous roast duck restaurant, Quanjude Roast Duck is almost the synonym of Beijing Roast Duck.
Through continuous innovation and development, Quanjude has formed distinctive cuisines with roast duck as its leading dish, including a "whole duck banquet" and more than 400 specialties. Known as "the first dish to taste in China", Quanjude Roast Duck is highly praised by heads of state, government officials, communities, and domestic and foreign tourists.
Qianmen Branch is the original restaurant of Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant with a history of 149 years. The restaurant has an area of 2,000 square meters and can accommodate 1,000 people at a time. Built in a classic style, the whole building is full of traditional Chinese characteristics.
How to get to Quanjude Qianmen Branch?
Transportation: take bus 20, 17, 53, 22 or the subway, and get off at Qianmen Station, then walk 50 meters southwards.
- Go here for the most Authentic Roast Duck
- Very interesting experience
- Attentive and enjoyable
- Great Group Dining Experience
- “Authentic Chinese Cuisine Experience”
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Medium
- Alcohol YES
- Accept credit card YES
- Serve breakfast NO
30 Qianmen St, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Tips for you
Roast duck can be tasted in three ways with different condiments. The first way is to pick a little sweet sauce with chopsticks and spread it on the pancake.The second way is to add mashed garlic and soy sauce on the duck slices; radish slices are also a good choice. The third way is to dip the duck slices in sugar, and it is particularly suitable for ladies and children.What to know
We had a business dinner at the original Qianmen street location with 8 people in a private room and had attentive English speaking service for our US visitors explaining the appetizers on the rotating table. I live in Beijing and there is great duck in many other places as well but it was nice to appreciate the history of the restaurant which was established in 1864 and now has the 5th generation of the family running it. Ive posted the picture of Fidel Castro dining there which you dont see often in restaurants around the world, even the musician, Yanni got a picture on the wall among famous world leaders. Conclusion - try it if you're visiting for the ambiance and at least once if you live in Beijing to get it off your bucket list.
The duck was great, but the service not so much. Come early! The closer to 8pm (when the kitchen closes) you come the grumpier everyone is