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Old Beijing Dinner Tour

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
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Old Beijing Dinner Tour
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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.

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 (149)
1 - 5 of 136 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Highlight of two weeks & several cities in China

The location of this, walking through hutongs, was just incredible. The food at every place was ridiculously good too. It's been over a week since I did it and I am sitting here at home excited about how good the food was. Do this tour...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PatrickH3541
Reviewed 1 week ago
Highly Recommended

I highly recommend Old Beijing Dinner Tour. You will leave the tour with a ton of history about the Hutong history in Beijing, a full stomach, and maybe slightly buzzed. Our tour guide, Greg, was wonderful! Very knowledgeable and engaging throughout the whole tour. He...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rongchen88
Reviewed 1 week ago
My favorite things

Chicken with pepper and plenty of drinking Centuries of history to get you thinking Drinking yogurt with a refreshing zing These are few of my favorite things This was even better than I imagined it could be. We frolicked from stop to stop, tasting the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TheCheeseFerret
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Beijing Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for your awesome review - you made our day! We also hope we'll come to a point where we'll be in every major city, thanks for your support and we hope to eat with you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Katie was phenomenal!

My husband Jesse and I had the pleasure of being on Katie‘s dinner tour in Beijing. Not only was she extremely engaging, but she was knowledgeable, entertaining and all-around a wonderful guide. Second to her amazing work, was is the food. We ate some of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jacob M
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Beijing Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review, Jacob! We're glad you enjoyed eating with Katie and your fellow UnTourists. We'd love to see you again, we're in Shanghai too if ever you'll be there. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Lovely time, interesting food and great guide

I came to Beijing alone and wanted to taste as much as I could. Not always easy if you don’t speak the language. This tour offered a great way to explore the city’s food and drink in a way that you couldn’t without local knowledge....More

Thank May000
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Beijing Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We really appreciate you reviewing your experience UnTour. We designed our tours to take guests off the beaten path and into some of the city’s best restaurants that are popular with locals, but difficult to access if you don’t speak the language. We’re so happy...More

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WorrallFamily
July 24, 2018|
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Response from UnTourFoodTours | Property representative |
Hi Worrall Family! Thanks for contacting UnTour Food Tours. We do not require the ages of your family on our website, but Viator does require this for all bookings on their platform - not sure why! There's no age... More
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May 3, 2018|
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Hi Conconwong, I'm sorry you're having issues with Viator's website. If you contact us directly at UnTour Food Tours - we cannot share links on this platform, but you can find us easily with a search :) - and we will let... More
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Sally B
April 21, 2018|
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Hi Sally - Thanks for contacting UnTour Food Tours. All of our food tours in Beijing are vegetarian-friendly. While you will have to skip out on a few dishes, we will make substitutions wherever possible and make sure you... More
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