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Donghuamen Night Market

Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
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Donganmen Dajie | Dongcheng, Beijing, China
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: This vibrant & bustling night market can be found just off Wangfujing...
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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Late Night

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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Foodie heaven.

Great place to try your not usual snacks. A must for all goodies. Plain fun. So cheap. Went late at evening and had a great time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
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Plantation, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great place to try your not usual snacks. A must for all goodies. Plain fun. So cheap. Went late at evening and had a great time.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Definitely worth taking a look (this place opens up at night, so a nice mix of light and energy buzz is guaranteed), but I wouldn't recommend getting food there. This was the first (and only) place in Beijing where I felt being reaped off and rather easy to buy something wrong (unless you speak Mandarin). There is an actual food... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

What an interesting place this is with so many different foods on skewers. Octopus, Cockroaches, Starfish etc only for the brave me thinks.

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Salinas, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This place caught us a little off guard to say the least. We just stumbled into it on a very cold night, and were amazed at the food selections. From tarantulas and snakes to sea horses and sheep testicles and lizards and scorpions and unidentified meats that perhaps once meowed or said ruff-ruff. The old saying that "the only thing... More 

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Surrey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

This market is atmospheric and packed with Chinese families munching on things on sticks. Tripe, snakes, seafood, scorpions, grubs and unidentifiable things with legs along with the usual noodles. Some smells were just vile, don't know what they were. I wasn't tempted but it was interesting to see what was on offer.

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Chicago, Illinois
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a must see in Beijing. Vendors line one side of the street for about two blocks...everything is available. We ate dumplings, moo shoo duck, squid on a stick (both fried and grilled - grilled is better), fried bananas, corn on the cob, fresh fruit, pork (??) kebabs, and noodles. My daughter is living in Beijing and has eaten... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We spent a Sunday evening there and had a ball. Close to Tian'anmen square. Everything seemed tightly controlled and safe: all the food vendors wore the same uniforms. Lots of exotic things like grubs and scorpions on sticks, but they seemed more for tourist photos than for eating. Cabs are scarce late at night, and many try to overcharge.

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Melbourne - Australia
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a must do market. It is held along a narrow street and is wall to wall of food stalls. Anything that moves is on a stick and bbq, dumplings, octopus salad, sweet buns. Be careful while walking through there that you don't get stuck with a skewer, amazing

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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Walk to the Donghuamen Night Market and you see a long line of orange brightly lit market stalls all offering different types of food. Some still alive and wiggling but others like the crispy duck so tasty and cheap. Prices are clearly displayed. Whether you buy or not the stall holders are happy for you just to take photos. This... More 

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Singapore
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3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Certainly this is one interesting place to visit to see what the locals will eat. I was there with a camera and will be a good place to go if you are a photographer. A lot of local Beijing food but if you are a tourist please exercise caution in eating the food maybe not safe for your consumption. As... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Donganmen Dajie | Dongcheng, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
  • Neighborhood: Tian'anmen / Wangfujing

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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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