Bianyifang Roast Duck Shop

While Bianyifang no longer operates from its original structure — a small workshop that produced duck and chicken food — it still holds its title as the oldest Peking duck restaurant in Beijing, carrying on the tradition that started during the Ming Dynasty. The restaurant opened its doors in 1416, when the Forbidden City was still under construction. Along with its storied history, Bianyifang claims its duck is cooked in a closed oven and — unlike ordinary roast ducks — never touches a naked flame. Prized for its thin, crisp skin, the duck is sliced in front of the diners by the cook. The meat is eaten with scallion, cucumber and sweet bean sauce with pancakes rolled around the fillings. Diners at Bianyifang enjoy an exceptionally high pancake-to-duck ratio, so you’ll never reach that maddening moment when you run out of wrapping.

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36 Xingfu St, Dongcheng, Beijing, China, 100061
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Opening times
Tue: 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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