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Donghuamen Night Market

Donganmen Dajie | Dongcheng, Beijing, China (Tian'anmen / Wangfujing)
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Ranked #705 of 9,390 restaurants in Beijing
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Description: This vibrant & bustling night market can be found just off Wangfujing Street & it is a zoo of weird and interesting food & street snacks. Uighur Lamb skewers, Snakes, Grasshoppers, Starfish, Corn on the cob, Smelly doufu, Fried hearts & kidneys, Squid, Turtles, Frogs, Stuffed breads, Live seafood, Fried pancakes, Candied fruit, Scorpions on sticks.
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Yellowknife, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This may well be the most capitalist place I have ever visited in my life. The aggressive sellers, the sheer variety, and the endless smells, sounds and images make this a great wander. Food was good - though pricey (my poor haggling skills?) We chickened out on the scorpions on a stick. Creepy thing is that they are still alive.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Donghua men Night Market [sometimes referred to as the Wangfujing Snack Market] is just west of the main Wanfujing shopping district. (Find the corner of Jinyu Hutong and Wangfujing Daije and head west toward the Forbidden City). This snack food market gets going late in the afternoon when street vendors set up with an exotic array of fried &... More

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Beijing
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

For one beautiful moment, you can have people waving snakes on a stick in your face. You can even eat them if you want. I now know the point of money...

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96 reviews 96 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We went to the night market because we'd heard so much about it. It was absolutely packed with people, over-flowing garbage cans - and this was early in the evening - and the area reeked of old grease. Yes, it was fun to see the unique foods that they were deep frying. One of the female vendors of bizarre insect... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I read some of the other reviews, & I mostly agree , its crowded , ugly& a tourist trap, u get approached by all sorts of people rudely, even soliciting for sex.try some of the department stores on the upper floors, food is clean & well served ..

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London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

This is an amazing experience. There must be 50 plus different traders. Open every evening. I ordered beef with noodles but for the brave there were live scorpions on a stick, octupus, seahorse. Some things not even I recognised. But all at such low prices. Here you can buy your dinner for less than £1.00 and the traders try to... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews 101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This place was fun and overall I think one should check it out when in Beijing. I actually went twice. The first night I was there it was very busy. We ate a bunch of differnt things and most of them were pretty good, particularly the grilled lamb leg. It was fun/good enought for us to go back on a... More

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Amadora, Portugal
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

It's really fun. Went there after dinner at mall to eat dessert (strawberry caramel skrewer). Vendors offer us snake and sea horse, and offer chinese octopus and squid :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Hi ...its our fifth night in beijing and yet to find muslim restaurant near my hotel at jinyu hutong. While walking with my partner we saw this night market. Decide to walk along it if we are lucky to find muslim food. Saw a muslim signboard on one of the stall. When we look at the face of seller, we... More

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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121 reviews 121 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

This place is right in the centre of the city. The market is very near the Hilton Hotel Wangfujing. I have heard different stories about the opening and closing times of this street food market, but I was led to believe it is open from 4pm – 9.30pm. I went there around 7pm on a Friday night. There must have... More

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