Quan Jude Roast Duck
No. 32 West Road, North-Sanhuan Haidian District
Beijing, China, CA
Chinese name: 全聚德烤鸭店
Quan Jude Roast Duck is the oldest Peking Duck restaurant, having been started in 1864 and has many branches. Quanjude together implies perfection, union, and benevolence. The location we ate at, is one of the newest and is located in North-Sanhuan Haidian District of Beijing. We have been told that other locations are not as good. They have over 60 company-owned and franchised restaurants in China, Hong Kong, and Australia. The chain is closely affiliated with the government.
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Quan Jude Roast Duck is so serious they give you a postcard with a serial number of the duck you ate! They roast their ducks over a fire.
Decor, Vibe – Clean, modern, Chinese decor with nice color schemes and comfortable chairs. Public dining rooms downstairs and private suites with TVs and even private bathrooms, upstairs. The restaurant was full of locals enjoying their duck. Lots of big parties.
Menu Pictures (Click to zoom into any picture)
Massive menu with lots of beautiful pictures and English descriptions.
Roast Duck (Peking Duck) (198¥) Was carved table side and included an authenticity card with a prize drawing offer.
Peking Duck Skin
Skin was crispy, almost as good as Da Dong. Meat is juicier and more flavorful. No smokey flavor though. Less condiments for the duck. The server did show us how to officially make a Peking duck serving.
Condiments were separately priced.
Perfectly made Roast Duck (Peking Duck)
How To Eat Peking Duck
We had the remaining bones deep fried which made them tastey but not fully edible.
Beef with Peppers had very good flavor due to the complex sauce. Very tender meat. This was not a spicy dish.
Inside of Pumpkin ball
Glutinous Pumpkin balls with coconut outside and corn inside, were slightly sweet, chewy, and good.
Mushroom Soup had several kinds of sliced mushrooms and other goodies. Very good broth that was probably simmered for hours. It was not salty and had Mandarin touches like green onions.
Purple Yam with Blueberry sauce (22¥) was refreshing. Great for hot summer days.
Duck flavored dumplings (12¥) filled with turnip was something we’ve never tried but very good nonetheless. Mild duck flavor.
Steam Dates (22¥) with honey were served cold and unaltered. Good for fresh date fans. This is a typical appetizer.
Cold Beijing Jello was a huge dish of wiggly jello. Perfect for a hot day.
Gai Lan Vegetables (42¥) were pretty average but nice and devoid of salty sauces. Lots of quantity though.
Duck livers cooked in salt water (28¥) is an acquired taste. This is not foie gras.
Duckling shaped crispy cakes (12¥) is a kid friendly gimmick that is only worth ordering to appease the little guys.
Roasted Duck Leg with Honey (48¥) was served cold and was not very good as it lacked flavor. It should have been sweet but was not.
Salted Roasted Qing Yuan Chicken (56¥ half) was also not good. We were told that these might be full of hormones.
We had a private room at Quan Jude Roast Duck with our own server, so service was good but could have been better. Prices here are more reasonable than Da Dong Roast Duck, and the non duck dishes are better, making this a well rounded restaurant. If you want a Quan Jude Roast Duck, make sure you carefully pick the location, as many Quan Jude locations are not in the top echelon. This location is very conveninent for those visiting the Summer Palace.Restaurant Map: