Top 4 Peking Duck Restaurants in Beijing

Top 4 Peking Duck Restaurants in Beijing

No trip to Beijing will be complete without a great Peking Duck experience and with countless tourist traps and restaurants offing subpar birds navigating the confusing culinary scene can be tricky. We have tried and tested four of the best Peking duck experiences in the city and our top pick, Duck De Chine 全鸭季, is a must-visit when in town.


#1 - DUCK DE CHINE 全鸭季 

The defacto location for Peking duck in the city, featuring superb crispy skin with minimal soft fat, a homemade sweet hoisin sauce and an ambiance which will take your breath away. As the gong strikes to signal the arrival of your bird, you sit in eager anticipation and watch your chef expertly slice up morsels of delicious duck skin. The Peking duck at Duck de Chine is an unforgettable experience and truly deserves to be the best in Beijing. Duck de Chine 全鸭季 Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100027

RATING: ★★★☆ - VERY GOOD
PRICE: $$$ - EXPENSIVE



#2 - QUANJUDE 全聚德

By far the most famous franchise on our list, QuanJuDe claims to have pioneered the true peaking duck technique over 600 years ago and has been serving it to-spec ever since. The name of the game at QuanJuDe is old school; consistently great duck every time and you won’t be disappointed. Just be prepared to take a queue number and wait in line, it’s that popular. QUANJUDE 全聚德 No.30, Qianmen Street, Beijing

RATING: ★★☆☆ - GOOD
PRICE: $$$ - EXPENSIVE



#3 - DA DONG ROAST DUCK 北京大董烤鸭


The most expensive bird on our list and also the most decadent; the duck at Da Dong Roast Duck 北京大董烤鸭 oozes musty aromas and robust flavors, however, lackluster service would be an overstatement and despite their incredible a la carte menu, few dishes other than the duck is worth ordering. If you must visit Da Dong take it from us and just order the duck. Da Dong Roast Duck 北京大董烤鸭China, 北京市东城区东四十条东四十条甲22号南新仓商务大厦1-2层

RATING: ★★☆☆ - GOOD
PRICE: $$$ - EXPENSIVE


#4 - BIANYIFANG 便宜坊

If a more localized restaurant is your type of thing, then BianYiFang is the Peking duck destination for you. Cheaper than the other options on our list, BianYiFang is the oldest Peking duck brand in the world and has been pleasing the palates of the locals for over 600 years. The duck's skin is slightly moist and is less crispy than its counterparts. However, condiments come included in the price and is definitely the best value for money Peking duck in the city. BIANYIFANG 便宜坊 5 Chongwenmen Outer St, ChongWenMen, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China

RATING: ★☆☆☆ - SATISFACTORY
PRICE: $$ - AVERAGE

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