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“Good duck but that’s it ”

BeiJing Dadong Roast Duck (TuanJieHu)
Ranked #66 of 12,996 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 15 - USD 20
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Yansha
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

I’ve been coming to this specific Dadong location since 2002 and I’m sorry to report that it has gone downhill over the years. The duck is still good and they are still expensive but their food choices haven’t changed or innovated much in the 15 years I have been going. They also haven’t remodeled or rejuvenated the restaurant at all and the facilities are looking worn. It definitely doesn’t feel like the fine dining restaurant it used to be. To top it off, the flavors of the duck “nest” on my latest visited were lacking and the duck itself just didn’t seem as good.

There are so many choices in Beijing to have kaoya (Peking duck), it seems the heyday for Dadong is over.

Thank geetripper
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

First impressions were intimidating: 1) here is the largest restaurant menu you have ever seen & 2) you have 90 minutes to eat because we need to turn the table. It got much better.

Firey roast cauliflower, deep fried prawns in mayonnaise & Yangzhou fried rice each served fresh, hot and bursting with flavor. Da Dong is famed for roast duck but the skills of the kitchen are deep and wide. Duck skin was crisp and not too greasy. Service was discrete, attentive and professional. Easy walk from TuanJieHu station and nearby hotels. Not inexpensive but good value considering the quality of food & atmosphere.

Thank YUL-Voyageur
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting business dinner at Dadong. Started of with a selection of their starters, one even more inspiring than the other. Red cherries which were actually goose liver, fantastic tender and tasty beef cubes in dried chilly, bird nest shaped lettuce with ... I guess it was chicken. Main was roasted duck , eaten in three different ways: traditional pancakes (can't go wrong with that one), hollow rolls (reminded me indian kitchen ...) and a third less impressive way which I forgot already... tradition and focus on what's good is still the winning option. Next time - and I will be back - an assortment of starters, and a good old style Beijing duck. Drinks ? Good old Qingdao beer, well chilled yet served in wine glasses ;-)

Thank Hans H
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

After a long trip, our suppliet invited us to visit Beijng Dadong Roast Duck restaurant. Even it was already 21.30, they have send some office people to pre order our food. After 30 years visiting China it was really one of the best Beijing Duck! Thansk

Thank hiddie
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We ordered the big duck and some side dishes. The food came very fast and the duck was really good and crispy skin.
I was a little expensive, but it was worth it.

Thank Rasmus C
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