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Aug 4, 2006 02:51 AM

peking duck in berkeley, ca

riding the waves of peking duck in sf thread...

i once been to a resturant in north berkeley, i can not recall its name. you walk in and there's 2 levels, all i know is they had the best peking duck i've ever had in the bay area and they also had a more then generous chicken salad. it's not far from telegraph, and a stroll from campus.

anyone know?

i want to say it's called 'great wall' or 'great china' ?

a name and address would be greatly appreciated.


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  1. if you use the Search function on the top of this page, put in Great China, you can find this post too:

    Google or Yelp for address:
    Great China Restaurant
    2115 Kittredge Street
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    (510) 843-7996

    that took less than 5 min.

      1. Try the "double skin" (mung bean noodles) salad.

        Their tea-smoked duck is also great.

        1. I follow the duck forum and the Great Wall peking duck was a two out of five stars.Soggy, limp and bland taste skin. The tea smoke duck was much better. We had both, I was very dissapointed after I travel so far to give it a try. As a tourist in a foreign state I relied on these reviews and this place was way off the mark.

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          1. re: xymmot

            The positive reviews on this board are for Great China (in Berkeley), not Great Wall, which I believe is in Oakland. I don't think I've ever heard anything positive about Great Wall--certainly not about the Peking duck specifically.

            I have never had soggy skin at Great China, and actually find their Peking duck on par with some that I've had in Beijing and in Taiwan.

            1. re: abstractpoet

              Isn't Great Wall on College a Vegi/Seafood/Faux Meat place also?

              1. re: abstractpoet

                I'm betting that they mean Great China. OP seems unsure. I love Great China, but must admit that the Peking Duck was a dry last time I was there (just a couple of weeks back). The skin, however, was still lovely.

                1. re: lexdevil

                  Yeah, the only minor criticism I would make is that the ducks they use seem a tad bit too lean to me--a slightly fatter duck would lead to a juicier final product, but I don't know if that's just a matter of the ducks that are readily available in this area.

                2. re: abstractpoet

                  Sorry, I meant Great China on Kittridge, anyway, the peking duck was sub-par. I travel a lot and now I find a quest to find the best Peking Duck in USA. I have been all over the world and travel to the far east twice a year. I am always looking for great chinese food anywhere and try recommended sites. Great China was a disappointment. There was better food in old Chinatown in SF, but to the point there is good food everywhere, you just have to find it. I stumble upon Great Eastern on Jackson, it was great, good service and their BBQ plate with jellyfish was to die for $13.00.

                3. re: xymmot

                  I also prefer Great China's tea-smoked duck, though the couple of times I've had their Peking duck the skin was crisp.

                  Daimo's my favorite for Peking duck.

                  1. re: Robert Lauriston

                    I wish I had more time in SF, I heard that Five Hapinness has the best and wanted to go there