Juicy, whole ducks roasting over fragrant pear wood greet you upon entering this simple courtyard restaurant in a ramshackle hutong neighborhood. This family-run affair, far from the crowds and commercialism of Quanjude, offers a more austere setting for Beijing's signature dish, though the place might be a little too rustic for some. It's also a little tricky to find: it's about a five-minute walk east from Qianmen Donglu, and you may have to stop to ask for directions
until you start seeing duck graffiti and arrows pointing the way.
11 Beixiangfeng Hutong, Zhengyi Lu, Beijing, 100051, China
Feb 23, 2006
Skip the big tour bus-catering Peking Duck restaurants and head to Li Qun where you might well be the only foreigner. But they will take care of you and the food is spectacular. The rotisserie is a sight to be seen itself, and the courtyard setting gives you a chance to see Old Beijing while you eat copious amounts of crispy duck.
Aug 17, 2005
My wife and myself had a wedding anniversary dinner there. My wife could not swallow a spoon, so dirty was the place. But i enjoyed every minute of it. The spitting of the chinese on the ground, the dished being washed in trouble water, the gas bottles being changed next to smokers. By the way, the food was excellent if you can live in such surroundings. People stand in line to get in.