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“Forget appearances - you're here for the duck!”

BeiJing XiangManLou Restaurant (XinYuan)
Ranked #173 of 12,642 Restaurants in Beijing
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Northern California, today
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Forget appearances - you're here for the duck!”
Reviewed 11 February 2014

You can find much more impressive looking places, but you're unlikely to find such good duck and at such a good price point as well. Duck and all the fixings, properly served - take your time, enjoy - and book so you don't spend a lot of time waiting or be disappointed, because this place is appropriately popular with Beijingers.

  • Visited June 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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English first
Birchington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Don't be put off”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

by the unpromising exterior and the faded interior! I was taken by a Chinese friend who reasonably swears that the food is the equal of any in Beijing for its quality. It is very popular with locals and one needs to arrive early. Although the food is quintessentially Chinese there is a menu which illustrates all dishes. My host ordered for us both and we had enough for at least six persons. Fortunately he was able to take away what was left. Apart from fabulous Peking duck we also had a beef dish, a superb beef dish, excellent tofu in chillies and a remarkable crisp sweet and sour 'inside out' fish. And after the duck was duck soup. I have eaten in many restaurants throughout China and the food here was certainly comparable with the best.

  • Visited November 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Great Place for Peking Duck”
Reviewed 24 April 2013

Naturally there are many good Peking Duck restaurants in Beijing. Some have great reputations, some have great food, some have good prices. Xiang Man Lou brings it all together. You won't find better Peking Duck. It arrives a deep, even mahogany brown color and is carved with surgical percision by a specialist from the kitchen (a show in itself). The serving girls will assist with how it is eaten. Just the right amount of smokiness without being overpowering. Juicey, but not greasy, this is how it is meant to be. The price 168 y for a whole duck, includes all the condiments so it is extremely inexpensive and they will offer you the carcass carefully packed in a plastic bag to take with you. The menu offers many other Chinese specialties (we were the only westerners in the place the night we were there) so everyone can find something they will like. They serve hundreds of Peking Ducks. There is no tipping. Highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Bill_and_Janet_13
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“great Peking Duck”
Reviewed 16 May 2012

I'm a vegetarian in the real world - my one meat-dulgence is a duck meal when in Peking. Because you really really have to...

And this is very very good Peking duck

Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Michaeltbennett
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Madison, Wisconsin
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68 reviews
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“Great restaurant”
Reviewed 26 September 2010

We had a Peking Duck (Y100), beer (Y12) and two more dishes but couldn't finish and took one of them for next day lunch.
Not too easy to find but really worth it. Close to Yu Yang Hotel
http://www.savourasia.com/content/view/228/215/

Directions: Directions: The restaurant is on the same side of the street and a few doors down from the original Din Tai Fung, closer to the Yu Yang Fan Dian (Yu Yang Hotel). From Dongzhimewai or Gongti, turn north on Xindong Lu. When the road veers to the left (splitting right into Xinyuan Nanlu), make a U-turn, then your first (immediate) right turn. You will pass the Yu Yang Fan Dian on your left and then see Xiang Man Lou on your right.

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