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Old Beijing Dinner Tour

From US$70.00
  • An off-the-beaten-track dinner crawl through Old Beijing
  • Sample 15 different dishes at 3 different food stops
  • Escape the tourist track with a taste of authentic local food
Old Beijing Dinner Tour
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Beijing is the vibrant, history-filled capital of China, renowned for its diverse and delectable food. But you’ll have to get far off the tourist track to do it justice. Discover local, family-run establishments and authentic eateries during this insider’s dinner crawl through Old Beijing. You’ll take a guided stroll through one of the last surviving hutongs to taste the flavors that have fueled the city for millennia.

What to Expect

The cuisine of northeast China is an eclectic, savory mix of imperial food traditions and the humbler fare of local migrant populations. Beijing is the best place to sample regional specialties, but most visitors get stuck on the same tourist track.

During this insider’s food crawl through Lao Beijing, or Old Beijing, you’ll discover under-the-radar eateries and family-run restaurants. Sample traditional dishes alongside locals as you tuck into 15 different treats from three different food stops, along with local stalls. Tours are limited to 8 people for a personalized experience.

As you travel through the back alleys of one of Beijing’s last surviving hutongs, or traditional residences, you’ll learn about the diverse flavors that have fueled the city for millennia. Prepare to be treated to an edible history lesson as you embark on a fact-filled taste tour. Learn about the invasions of Genghis Khan as you tuck into a Mongolian hotpot, and explore the city’s displaced Muslim population through a taste of their grilled kebabs. Top off the evening with a Beijinger favorite—a family-run chicken restaurant—and a taste of the city’s one-of-a-kind jarred yogurt.

Reviews (134)
1 - 5 of 121 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
A Must

Loved this tour, I had arrived in Beijing that day on my own and had free time before joining a China tour. So pleased I did this one, Julia and Gaetan were very welcoming and informative guides the food was so good a great variety...More

Thank mariejZ183ZR
Reviewed 1 week ago
Exceeded My Expectations

I have visited Beijing several times and have often walked down the narrow alleys of the hutongs, peering into small family restaurants that I would love to have explored but didn't have the courage due to the fact that I don't speak the language. On...More

Thank Stuart M
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Beijing Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Stuart! Thanks for reviewing your experience with us, and we're glad you enjoyed our Old Beijing Dinner Tour with Candice and your fellow UnTourists! Our goal is to take guests off the beaten path and into some of the city's best restaurants that are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome time and great food

Really great food and even better guide. Gavin and Marco did a superb job explaining not only the food, but the cultural aspects of it. Highly recommended if you're in Beijing.

Thank mccardoso2
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Beijing Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your kind review. We're glad to hear you that you enjoyed our Old Beijing Dinner Tour and learned about the cultural aspect of the foods along the way. Thanks for your recommendation and we hope to see you again soon! Cheer.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Yummy, and excellent happy ending

We tried about 5 dishes (mongolian hotpot, dumpling, donkey burger, lamb skewer, wings with different spicy level), and 4 drinks (1 yogurt, 1 fruity drink, and 2 alcohol). All are very great!! I also surprise myself that I like the alcohol drinks the most considering...More

Thank megazettai
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Beijing Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for your review and joining us on your Old Beijing Dinner Tour! We're so glad you enjoyed learning about all the food, hutongs, the Chinese culture, as well as the local spirits and beers. We're also glad that you found the packet...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great time

I have such a great time on 9/27. I was there for a few days and this was one of the highlights for my trip. I speak Chinese and was not interested to do the Chinese tour where they take you to 'unknown' places where...More

Thank SidC619
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25 July 2018|
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Response from Jackie T | Reviewed this property |
I cannot remember if I provided that...but it is China, it is a Communist Country and we had to use our passports for many items, register and etc. But the dinner was worth it.
4 May 2018|
Response from missmccaskill | Reviewed this property |
Contact them directly, they are responsive! Google untourfoodtours and go under About Us and then to Contact Us and tell them what you need to see they can help. They will respond.
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22 April 2018|
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Response from tonibulg | Reviewed this property |
There will be some things you won’t be able to eat, but otherwise you’ll have fun! Believe me, you won’t leave hungry 😉. The dumplings were with two fillings- one meat other vegetarian, chinese ‚crepe’ too, mongolian hot... More