10 Best Peking Duck Restaurants In Beijing, China

10 Best Peking Duck Restaurants In Beijing, China
Kaitlin
Kaitlin 
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If it’s part of your travel goals to try delicious cuisine around the world, this article is for you. If you’re making a stop in Beijing during one of your travels, you probably already know that this sprawling city has some of the best food in the world. It is most known for its Peking Duck, a delicious and meticulously prepared dish popular around the world. Still, it’s best to experience Peking Duck right in Beijing. Many restaurants serve Peking Duck around here, so you can’t miss the opportunity to try this authentic Chinese dish. Read on for some of the best Peking Duck restaurants in Beijing, China.

What is Peking Duck?

Peking Duck is perhaps the most famous dish in Beijing and is considered one of China’s national dishes. Peking Duck consists of thinly sliced pieces of tender, roasted duck meat and crispy skin. The dish is said to have been on the menu for Chinese nobility as far back as the Yuan Dynasty. Since it has been around for centuries, the Peking Duck may be considered a perfected art in many Chinese kitchens.

The best way to eat Pecking Duck

When you order Peking Duck, the chef usually brings the duck out to the dining room and carves it in front of you. Before the duck is carved, air is pumped under the skin so that the skin detaches from the meat. The way they serve the duck is an art by itself, separating the skin from the white flesh.

The best way to eat Pecking Duck is by wrapping it in a thin crepe with hoisin sauce, a combination of vinegar, garlic, chilies, and fermented soybean paste, among other ingredients. A selection of veggies, such as cucumbers, spring onions, carrots, and bitter gourd, may be included on the side.

Peking Duck Restaurant Recommendations

1. Siji Minfu

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This beautiful restaurant is located near the Forbidden City in Beijing. Siji Minfu not only has delicious roasted duck but has other yummy dishes as well, such as deep-fried shrimps and duck soup. When you order the Peking Duck, they bring it out and slice it in front of you.

Siji Minfu

Address: China, Beijing, Dongcheng, No. 32 Dengshikou West Street Postal Code: 100006

Opening hours: 10:30am – 11pm (daily)

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2. Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant

Quanjude
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Quanjude was established back in the Qing Dynasty in 1864, known worldwide for its Peking Duck. It’s said that Pecking Duck can be served in 400 different ways here, a stunning feat. It is one of the oldest Peking Duck restaurants in China and highly respected food critics from all around the world have visited this restaurant at one point. Quanjude has eight branches in Beijing. You can even find one in Australia!

Quanjude

Address: 9 Shuaifuyuan Hu Tong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China, 100005

Website: Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant

Opening hours: 10:30am – 10pm (daily)

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3. Beijing Da Dong

Duck
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Beijing Da Dong is well-known among foreign visitors and ex-pats in Beijing. A nice thing about this restaurant is that servers like to interact with customers and show them the various ways how to eat Peking Duck.

Beijing Da Dong is one of the duck houses that cooks their duck more healthily. If you are diet-conscious, this would be the perfect place to try the national dish.

Beijing Da Dong

Address: China, Beijing, Dongcheng, Jinbao St. 88 5th Floor, Jinbaohui Shopping Center Postcode: 100005

Website: Beijing Da Dong

Opening hours: 11am – 10pm (daily)

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4. Jing Yaa Tang (景雅堂烤鴨)

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by The Opposite House Beijing on Saturday, August 9, 2014

Jing Yaa Tang is a Michelin-starred restaurant located in The Opposite House. It is a newer duck restaurant in Beijing, with Chef Li Dong’s mastery of the reimagined Chinese specialties and the amber-colored Peking Duck drawing foodies from all over. This restaurant is known for its theatrical interiors and its unusual method of preparing duck in a wood-fired oven.

Jing Yaa Tang (景雅堂烤鴨)

Address: Lower Ground Level, The Opposite House, Taikoo Li Sanlitun North, No. 11 Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China 100027

Website: Jing Yaa Tang

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm – 2:30pm (lunch); Sat - Sun: 11am – 2:30pm (lunch); 6pm – 10:30pm (dinner) (daily)

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5. Bianyifang (便宜的方形烤鴨餐廳)

Bianyifang
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Bianyifang is the oldest Peking Duck restaurant in Beijing, founded in the Ming Dynasty in 1416. As it’s been around for a long time, its Peking Duck preparation and flavors have been perfected over time. Bianyifang roasts ducks in a closed oven, which is said to make the skin crispier and tastier.

Bianyifang (便宜的方形烤鴨餐廳)

Address: QGP8+44M, Ronghua S Rd, Daxing District, Beijing, China, 102676

Opening hours: 10:30am - 10pm (daily)

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6. Duck de Chine 1949 The Hidden City

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Duck de Chine 1949 The Hidden City is located in a popular area in Sanlitun, Beijing. A hint on how the duck is cooked lies in the name of the restaurant. Duck de Chine uses both French and Chinese methods of preparing Pecking Duck. This restaurant stands out because of its in-house-made Hoisin sauce.

Duck de Chine 1949 The Hidden City

Address: China, Beijing, Chaoyang, Embassy District Gongrentiyuchang N Rd, 4 No. Courtyard 100020

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

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7. Jiuhuashan Roast Duck Restaurant (九花山烤鸭店)

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According to locals, Jiuhuashan Roast Duck Restaurant serves first-class Peking Duck without the grandiosity of more established restaurants. One of the “younger” Peking Duck restaurants in Beijing, it was founded in the 1990s.

This restaurant is said to receive a limited number of ducks per day so you better book your table as soon as you can.

Jiuhuashan Roast Duck Restaurant (九花山烤鸭店)

Address: 55 Zengguang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China, 100048

Opening hours: 11am – 10pm (daily)

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8. Dayali Roast Duck Restaurant (大鸭梨烤鸭店)

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Dayali Roast Duck Restaurant is a restaurant that not only serves Peking Duck but also dishes from other Chinese provinces. It was established in 1997 and has multiple branches around Beijing. However, the popular branch is located in the Haidian District.

Dayali Roast Duck Restaurant (大鸭梨烤鸭店)

Address: North Side of Shucun Dongkou, Nongda South Road, Shangdi, Haidian District

Website: Dayali Roast Duck Restaurant

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9. Liqun Roast Duck Restaurant (利群烤鸭店)

Li Qun Roast Duck Restaurant @ Beifengxiang Hutong, Beijing - panoramio
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Liqun Roast Duck Restaurant is located in an old hutong or alley in the Chongwen District of Beijing. It was founded in 1902 and is a family-run establishment. Liqun Roast Duck Restaurant always has long lines because of its popularity with the locals and tourists. While the restaurant isn’t flashy, the food is certainly worth the visit.

Liqun Roast Duck Restaurant (利群烤鸭店)

Address: 11 N Xiangfeng Hu Tong, Dongcheng, Beijing, China, 100051

Opening hours: 10am to 10:30pm (daily)

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10. Liu Zhai Shifu

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Liu Zhai Shifu is a family-run Peking Duck restaurant. The restaurant sits in a courtyard and was opened in the early 2000s. It’s a budget-friendly option for those who want a taste of local cuisine, and of course, the famous duck. It is well-known to the locals and is usually packed, so make sure to come early to secure a spot.

Liu Zhai Shifu

Address: 8 Meishuguan E St, Dongcheng, Beijing, China, 100009

Opening hours: 11am-10pm (daily)

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Try China's national dish

When you visit Beijing, make sure to try the famous Peking Duck. To narrow down the best restaurants, review our list and enjoy China’s national dish with the locals to taste what the fuss is all about.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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Kaitlin Mills is a Toronto-based freelance travel writer, luxury travel coordinator, and former ESL teacher. She enjoys traveling and immersing herself in local cultures. She loves to experience...Read more

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