Old Beijing Roast Duck
Amazing variety of dishes, much more unique than I could have imagined.
This place is a gem!
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The interior of the restaurant was really nice and the people working here were dressed professionally . The biggest problem was that most of them don't speak English. I came here to try their dineout menu and most of the food came out in appetizer portions which was disappointing for the price. I would come back though to try other things on their main menu.
We went to this restaurant for the Dine Out festival for the $70 2 person special. The peking duck was so good and the other dishes were fantastic as well.
Only issue was that my partner ordered a craft beer. The first one had gone bad and had floating bits in it, the second beer of the same brand had expired in Feb 2019. I would recommend the restaurant get rid of old beers that are now expired!
Eight of us took advantage of Dine-Out deal at lunch. We were served a feast: everything arrived at once: duck and pancakes, stir fries, salads, and soup, then dumplings and noodles. Because we were a large group, we got to enjoy all the choices on the set-menu. Everything was delicious. And friends who regularly visit China were favorably impressed. Excellent flavours and terrific value!
Really amazing food and service! The dishes are also beautifully presented and so many unique menu items. Mid-high end pricing but definitely authentic and worth trying out.
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We wanted Peking Duck and we got it. It was delicious. It was a cultural adventure as well. A terrific evening made better by our charming server, Daisy.
BBQ duck was tasty but beside this, nothing else. Server here only speaks Mandarin except I believe she is the receptionist that was able to communicate with English, not so well but at least we can communicate. For ordering food, I wrote it on a piece of paper for my server to input to computer, however she didn’t do a good job because there were 2 dishes never came. We ordered two desserts but only 1 came, we asked 3 times then decided to cancel after more than 30 minutes wasted. To top it off, no one actually clean the table during our dinner. Overall this is an experience and I don’t see any reason i should come again,
Real authenticate Chinese cuisine, great service, well prepared dishes just like in China, great atmosphere and well decorated just like in old Beijing.
The food is the definite strength to this restaurant until you observe into its open kitchen. Food safe practices are broken regularly as we saw chefs drop food onto the floor just to pick it up and put it back onto cooking surfaces. Ducks are left in the open in the basement unattended for hobos and flies alike to enjoy before served to customers.
Service is a memorable highlight as it is laughable as we had servers stare at our table all night as we had to ask for bowls after our soup arrived and glasses after our wine arrived. As servers continued to stand and stare blankly at our table, our dirty plates and dishes laid longing to be picked up like the last person that continues to dance even as the night club turns on its lights.
After a painfully long time of being neglected, exasperated, I got up to go to front counter to pay in shame for my unimpressed guests. Half of us were getting up when our server stopped us to tell us we cant leave because we haven't had our dessert yet.
When we sat back down, we looked in wide eyed comical horror as they scooped watery dessert out of a giant plastic container not 2 meters from our table into separate bowls. Not only were they disgustingly distinctly room temperature, they were grossly watery from the obvious lack of mixing the giant container of dessert before serving.
The server then struggled to find space to serve us a single bowl of aforementioned watery dessert as we all had dirty plates, cups and bowls scattered all over the table. This level of table service would be unacceptable at the busiest McDonald's let alone a restaurant where multiple servers stood staring blankly at our table the entire night.
To sum up... there is a Pacific Ocean between what they think they are offering and what is acceptable here in Vancouver. I give zero ducks if this place closed down. Their famous roast duck served on a kiwi slice and a pringle chip. It can be described like their service: an waste of potential and a travesty.
The food is a bit overpriced in my opinion.
Having had true Peking Duck in Beijing, I was excited to see this restaurant open. Beijing Roasted Duck is a true delicacy, and is perfectly prepared here in the traditional style. It was absolutely delicious, and worth the 88 bucks a duck!!! The crispy skin served w sugar, the thinly slices pieces cut on the diagonal, moist and flavourful. I would go back in a minute. Very true to the famous specialty restaurants in Beijing. The wait staff are young, but were very friendly. I think complaints from other reviewers can be chalked up to cultural differences, as most the staff are recent emigrés from China. Don’t expect them to anticipate your needs, things are different there. The Kung Pao shrimp also good, and the duck sausage with greens delicious. The night we were there they had a $35 per person multi course meal that was a good deal. It did all come at once, but we didn’t care, everything was tasty. And it was all served piping hot! When we are in China, usually the soup comes last, but here it was served first. Give it a try, the master duck chef knows what he is doing!
Never been charged $9 for a pot of tea before. Ordered the 4 course duck menu and charged $6 for rice flour wrappers which really should come with the set dinner. Had to ask for everything like changing plates between courses, refill tea.
Duck is roasted not fried but the skin was not crispy. Duck not marinated and we had to rely on seafood sauce for flavour.
Another dish we ordered was the apply platter which consisted of duck tongue, liver, tofu and gizzard for $30.
We were the first customers they had that day. The restaurant has very elegant and authentic decor. I was expecting the prices to be expensive. It turn out not to be at all. We could not order the duck as they only serve the whole duck and having only 2 persons, it was too much. We ordered six dishes and to my Cantonese taste buds, they definitely were authentic northern Chinese cuisine. If you like to sample their roast duck and cannot finish the duck within the group, you can go there on Sunday and they have a set meal for $20.
The First Lady server did not speak English. Any attempt to speak to her in anything else but mandarin she would just ignore you. We go back for the good foods. They need to up their service. Desserts took 35 minutes as they forgot to place the order.
We had the Dine Out dinner. The food was uneven. Soup was okay, the shrimp was excellent, the duck spring roll was mediocre. We went for the roasted duck - it was good except they served the duck skin with meat on (so the skin was not crispy enough). The crepe used to wrap the duck was good.
Unfortunately, the service was extremely poor. For example, the dishes were served out of order, and did not come for all of us at the same time. Some of us got soup then the spring rolls then the duck. Others got the spring rolls then the duck and the soup last. You get the idea. Also, they just brought dishes with no explanation as to what they are serving, and did not warn us that dishes for our group would not be ready for everyone at the same time. We ordered different soups and when only 2 bowls arrived, they never said which soup that was (can’t tell by appearance) nor why the others’ soup didn’t arrive till after the main course. Not once did anyone come to ask if our food was okay. The restaurant was not half full so they weren’t too busy.
I don’t know if they had untrained staff or simply don’t care about service. It’s a shame because the decor is nice and some of the food is quite good.
Our dine out experience gave us mixed reviews. First is the language barrier and comprehension of English with the servers. Our food did not come in the order as listed nor did we receive all the condiments for the duck dish. The Kale Shrimp Ball is not in a ball form. Its thin slices of greens with 4 shrimps. Our Main course was the Beijing Roast Duck for One Person: including duck meat duck skin, duck soup, and crepe. We never received the duck soup. Even though our reservations were at 6 pm, but it was always difficult to get the attention of the wait staff. Seemed as if they were only programmed to a specific table and look down as they head back to the kitchen. The table next to us waited half an hour before they received any dish, not even their appetizers. Not sure how new this eatery is, but very disorganized. I don't think their dine out menu selections and portions were worth $35/person for a fine dining restaurant.
The waiter kept getting our orders wrong and then he would give us someone else order. When we got the bill, they hovered over us and asked about tips.
Ordered from the dine out menu. All the food came at once instead of staggering all the courses so by the time we got to the main course it was lukewarm. Friendly service though.
very slowly serving dishes and no explaination for the delay
My girlfriend and I when here for Dine Out Vancouver and we had a fantastic evening. We tried both options on the menu and we were very pleased with what Old Beijing had to offer. The roast duck was stellar, and probably will be heading back for a go at their full menu.
Only thing that I could suggest is that they could do with a 'how to eat Peking Duck' as it would help new comers to your delicious Roast Duck.
The decor makes for a beautiful and peaceful atmosphere and the kitchen looks like it would be a pleasure to cook Peking Duck in. This coming from a chef that has cook roast duck at home.
The seating was a little uncomfortable the booth seats are lower then the chair seat making the people in the booth feel like a kid, and the back of the chairs are too hard so dig in a bit.
very good and authentic food, but terrible service— the servers were unhelpful (even rude at times), none of the food came in the right order, and they even forgot to make two of the dishes we ordered
Great food, the Perking Duck is delicious!
Pretty poor value... had better ducks elsewhere for way less...