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Old Beijing Dinner Tour provided by UnTour Beijing Food Tours

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  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Beixinqiao station
    Dongzhimen, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
    Departure Point: Beixinqiao Metro Station (Line 5) - Exit B. Taxi Directions: 北新桥地铁站B出口在东直门内大街和雍和宫大街路口的东北角. Public Transport Directions: By metro, take Line 5 to Beixinqiao. Walk out of Exit B of Beixinqiao Metro.Your guide will meet you at the street level entrance to Exit B.
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    UnTour Beijing Food Tours
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Hutong Tour
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Nuoyan Rice Wine Shop
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Ghost Street (Gui Jie)
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    210 Dong Si Bei Da Jie
    210 Dong Si Bei Da Jie, Dong Si, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100702
    The tour ends near the intersection of Dongsi North St & Dongsi 10th Alley, near the Zhangzizhong Rd Metro (line 5). 东四北大街和东四十条路口.
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Highlights
  • 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
  • Learn about the history of the city's culinary traditions
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 hutong culture through a taste of Beijing BBQ chicken wings. 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Beixinqiao station, Dongzhimen, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Duration
3h
Return Details
210 Dong Si Bei Da Jie, Dong Si, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100702
Inclusions
  • Tasting stops add up to a very large meal, and you will most likely not need to schedule a meal for several hours after the tour
  • Bottled water
  • Soft drinks & local alcoholic beverages
  • Guide fee
  • Post-tour welcome packet with helpful restaurant recommendations, local travel tips & so much more to help make your stay in Beijing easy & fun
  • Entry/Admission - UnTour Beijing Food Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Hutong Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Nuoyan Rice Wine Shop
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking advanced notice is required to be able to cater to any dietary restrictions.
  • Standard group size is 8, but in some cases groups can be up to 12 people with a second guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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PBlyth wrote a review Apr 2020
Tampa, Florida232 contributions41 helpful votes
The best food tour we took in China. Our guide was Celia who met us at the entrance to the Metro. We found her to be very friendly, fun and quite knowledgeable about her city and its food. We first grabbed some takeout dumplings with skin so thin you could see thru it and
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Operations M, Manager at Old Beijing Dinner Tour
Responded 15 Apr 2020
Thanks so much for taking the time to review our tour. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed all the food on your tour, as well as your time with Celia. We hope you'll come eat with us again soon!
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Oliver wrote a review Jan 2020
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We booked this tour due to a recommendation of a colleague of mine. We did not regret this. Our tour guide Celia (a local from Beijing with perfect English skills) led us to places we usually wouldn't have entered or even recognized as a restaurant. The choice of food an drinks
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Operations M, Manager at Old Beijing Dinner Tour
Responded 22 Jan 2020
Thanks so much for taking the time to review! We're so glad you enjoyed hanging out with Celia and trying the classic Beijing dishes in the hutongs. Hope you'll visit us again soon in Beijing or Shanghai!
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Stephanie wrote a review Jan 2020
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Celia was an amazing and knowledgeable host! She knows a lot about the history. She showed us around the magical hutongs and we tasted so many delicious typical Beijing foods of which many I hadn’t tried before but I can’t wait to have again. Also she showed us places where you
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Response from Operations M, Manager at Old Beijing Dinner Tour
Responded 22 Jan 2020
Hi Stevy - We’re so glad to hear you enjoyed both the food and the legends behind the dishes – and that you enjoyed meeting your fellow UnTourists! We honestly have the BEST guests in the world, and we love when the tour ends, but the friendships forged over food continue. Hope to see you again!
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StevenH wrote a review Jan 2020
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Celia is great fun to be around and she knows how to turn a group of strangers into instant friends for a night. There are tour guide who're in it for the money, Celia isn't one of them. She's the real deal and knows her stuff, not just the stuff she shows you but any question
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Operations M, Manager at Old Beijing Dinner Tour
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Hi Steven - thanks so much for reviewing! We've designed our tour so it feels like a night out with friends (albeit one friend who knows A LOT about food), so we're so happy to hear your experience with Celia and your fellow UnTourists felt like that. Hope to eat with you again soon :)
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xxzz9877 wrote a review Jan 2020
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We had a great time on this tour, led by Celia who knew so much about the real Beijing, and adapted the tour to our interests. The tour visited some classic sites, ticking off all the boxes we had for food we wanted to check out. And Celia provided us with extra information to
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Operations M, Manager at Old Beijing Dinner Tour
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Yay! We're so happy to hear that our tours were a great introduction to Beijing food and you enjoyed exploring the capital's classics. Let us know if you're headed to Shanghai and we can show you the best dishes down south.
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By: UnTour Beijing Food Tours
Rod_NBTBM
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Educational, Exploratory, Fun Food Feast!
So glad I joined the small group tour, exploring hutongs and little food outlets I would never have come across oth
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rogozhkinad
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Besy experience in Shanghai!!!
We joined the tour with my husband initially just to explore the food of Shanghai. But it made us understand Chines
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Nancy R
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Authentic Cuisine and Cultural Experience
I am a repeat customer of Untour. Always delighted. The food tours are one of the best ways to learn about China.
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168marisah
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Perfect Hutong tour for lunch
A group of about 12 of us went on a lunch Tour of the Hutongs. Our tour guides were Garth and Lily. They were both
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hooberh
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Fun and Informative
Being a Beijing local, I found it interesting to go on this food tour with foreign travelers. Our guide, Greg, was
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TomS738
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Amazing food in a place we would have never ventured
Celia was the best. Food was amazing, her explanations were on point, and the tour far exceeded our expectations.
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Chinatravel123
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Awesome
Hit all the local spots. Enjoyed lots of different foods and heard about the food and history. Leisurely stroll fro
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Joanne B
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Yum! Awesome! Can we do it again?
What can we say that hasn't already been said? Perhaps ... THANK YOU! We booked an evening food tour as we had
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Squeezeh
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Absolutely brilliant!!
Having done the dumpling tour in Shanghai we decided another Untour Food Tour was a must in Beijing and we weren’t
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erinpfaz
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Limited Vegan Options, Beware.
I decided upon this tour because I’d gone on other similar tours (not with UnTour) within China that were fabulous
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597craigl
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Food fun in Beijing
We met the guides at the designated subway exit and started our three hour fabulous journey through the hutongs of
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TCtravelAdvise
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Off the beaten path
Great experience. Small, local interesting restaurants and food stands. Would not be able to find without a guide.
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OB2762
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Great tour. Great food. Great guide.
The tour was really nice. The location and the food gave it a very authentic, Old Beijing feeling. The tour guide,
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Bringatowel42
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Really Cool Tour with Amazing Guide
This is a must-do if you’re in Beijing. Delicious food and an interesting way to learn about the city’s culture a
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Amy J
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Untours Breakfast in Beijing – Do not miss!
I arrived in Beijing on a Saturday in late August, and I was looking for a way to jump right in to the culture. Th
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