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3-Hour Private Old Beijing Hutong Dinner Tour

3-Hour Private Old Beijing Hutong Dinner Tour

By UnTour Beijing Food Tours
Beijing’s dinner time cuisine is so much more than the crowded tourist markets featuring bugs and mystery meat on sticks! Join this small group food tour as you explore delicious, traditional dishes shoulder-to-shoulder with Beijingers in a traditional Hutong neighborhood. You’ll meet your bilingual guide and small group at a convenient location, then head out to try traditional dishes that Chinese chefs have been perfecting for thousands of years.
per adult (price varies by group size)
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 3h
Start time: Check availability
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German, Chinese, English

  • Guide fee
  • Soft drinks & local alcoholic beverages
  • Post-tour welcome packet with helpful restaurant recommendations, local travel tips & so much more to help make your stay in Beijing easy & fun
  • Bottled water
  • 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
  • Hotel Pick-Up (if selected)
  • Entry/Admission - UnTour Beijing Food Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Hutong Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Nuoyan Rice Wine Shop
What's not included
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Gratuities

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • If you chose the hotel-pick option, tour guide will pick you up in your hotel lobby or outside your AirBnB (within the pick-up zone). Please provide a detailed address of your hotel or AirBnB (English and Chinese characters please). We will take a private car or public transportation to the tour start point, depending on which pick-up option you have selected.
  • Beixinqiao station, Dongzhimen, Dongcheng, Beijing, China, 100009 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.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • China, Bei Jing Shi, Dong Cheng Qu, 东四北大街210号 邮政编码: 100009 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.

  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6445P14

  • Please wear comfortable shoes and come hungry
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking advanced notice is required to be able to cater to any dietary restrictions.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

A note from 3-Hour Private Old Beijing Hutong Dinner Tour
  • Green health QR code required
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with 3-Hour Private Old Beijing Hutong Dinner Tour?
How much is 3-Hour Private Old Beijing Hutong Dinner Tour?
3-Hour Private Old Beijing Hutong Dinner Tour price starts from $272.00. Discover and book 3-Hour Private Old Beijing Hutong Dinner Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the 3-Hour Private Old Beijing Hutong Dinner Tour cancellation policy?
3-Hour Private Old Beijing Hutong Dinner Tour cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book 3-Hour Private Old Beijing Hutong Dinner Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides 3-Hour Private Old Beijing Hutong Dinner Tour?
3-Hour Private Old Beijing Hutong Dinner Tour is hosted by UnTour Beijing Food Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact UnTour Beijing Food Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book 3-Hour Private Old Beijing Hutong Dinner Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6445P14

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from $272.00
  • You'll start at
    Beixinqiao station
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    UnTour Beijing Food Tours
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Hutong Tour
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Nuoyan Rice Wine Shop
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Ghost Street (Gui Jie)
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    China, Bei Jing Shi, Dong Cheng Qu, 东四北大街210号 邮政编码: 100009
    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.
    See address & details

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UnTour Beijing Food Tours
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  • academicjess
    The best food tour I've been on
    I feel full and happy even just thinking about this tour! Definitely go hungry, you're going to eat so much and it’s going to be impossible to have any kind of self-restraint. I’ve been in China a while but there was so much I’d never tried before, as well as Beijing classics, including the longest youtiao in the city! My faves were the doufu nao (literally tofu brains, but so much more delicious than it sounds), mungbean juice ( a real surprise) and the ‘donkeys rolling in the dust’ sweet treats, that I’ve been looking out for everywhere since then but I think our guide, Garth, found the only place in China that serves them warm. He was a big highlight – it felt like touring with a local celebrity, even people passing on the street were stopping to say hi! This is way more than just a food tour – I learnt so much about Beijing, China and Chinese along the way. He obviously knows loads, but he explains it in such an engaging, conversational way. And because the stories were linked to different foods, I’ve found I actually remembered them when I next ate that food. Food tours are my go-to when I travel, and this is the best I’ve been on anywhere. I really can’t recommend it enough, and I’ll definitely be doing their dinner tour next time.
  • SJK604
    A wonderful culinary experience!
    We visited Beijing in July 2019 (sorry for the late review!) Our tour guide Julia was very informative and was able to answer all of our, and our 7 year old daughters questions about the food and areas we walked through. We enjoyed so many of the different food options it's hard to choose a favourite, but what made the the experience was eating in the restaurants and little pop-ups in the back streets where the locals usually eat. I particularly loved walking through the Hutongs and seeing streets and alleys you probably wouldn't normally walk down if you were just visiting a city. I felt we saw the real side of Beijing and not just the popular sights! My family and I highly recommend this tour!!
  • PBlyth
    Terrific Dinner Food Tour
    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 brought them to a loud and authentic Mongolian hotpot place. The lamb and vegies were all good. From there it was onto an upscale rice wine bar for some delicious wine sampling. Yum!!!! Then onto donkey burgers - like small hamburgers except sweeter. She also introduced us to a favorite couple of street foods - one a crepe with fried tofu skin - out of this world and Mongolian yougert with honey. I would eat both of them every day if I could. After that we ate biang biang noodle soup with pork belly and vegies - good and the last was an old gambling den converted into a chicken wing place with fiery hot fried chicken wings. By the time we were done I was stuffed with great food and we were sad to say goodbye to Celia who was a terrific food guide! Do not miss this food tour! It is great!!
  • pannsen
    Super tasty local food -- lots!
    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 was superb. Our favourite was the Mongolian Hot Pot. Celia was really nice and added much to the atmosphere by explaining local customs, stories about the Hutongs and the history of the meals served. At the end of the day we ware totally stuffed and happy.
    Celia is amazing! This tour is so much fun and so delicious!
    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 would normally not end up. The group was fun - it was like hanging out with a group of friends. Book this tour! It’s worth it!
  • stevenharz
    Fun & Insider tour
    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 you might have will be answered thoroughly. Expect to taste real local cuisine and gain access to spots you won't get into as a laowei
  • Rod_NBTBM
    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 otherwise. Kelly, our fantastic guide, was extremely knowledgeable about the food, it’s origins and it’s place in Chinese society. A great way to learn more about Chinese history whilst enjoying sumptuous snacks!
  • xxzz9877
    Highly recommended for discovering Beijing food!
    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 do our own exploring afterwards. Absolutely worth the time and the cost. In a city where it can be a bit difficult to know where to go for the 'classics', this is a great introduction - highly recommended.
  • 38lianaw
    Great local experience!
    We had a wonderful night with our guide Celia. Celia is a local Beijinger so we were able to get a true local experience. Every dish on the tour was unique and delicious. Would definitely recommend to all travelers who are interested in an authentic Beijing culinary experience.
  • Shelby T
    Shelby T
    Authentic Chinese Cuisine!
    First off, Julia is an amazing guide and is super friendly and knowledgeable. She was happy to answer any questions we had and even emailed us some useful info about the questions we asked (relating to NYE). I'm a very fussy person when it comes to food (especially trying new things) but I absolutely LOVED this tour! It was fantastic, the food was delicious, the rest of the group were friendly and a good time was had. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who isn't sure about eating in Beijing because this has helped us so much! One thing I would advise is to do this tour at the start of your time in Beijing not the end!
  • elizabethmP6375YK
    So much fun!
    We did this tour on our first day in Beijing and it was the best introduction to the city: We experienced the food and culture of the hutongs in a way we could have never on our own. We tried about 10 different options, from street food to a rice winery to yogurt to BBQ... we highly recommend taking this tour to get a true feeling for Beijing!
  • FireFli1485
    Wonderful, unique Beijing food tour
    From traditional Mongolian hot pot to rice wine to donkey burgers to biang biang noodles, we had a great time on our food tour! Our guide, Celia, was super knowledgable and not only expertly navigated us around the hutongs (to many places we would never have thought to go), but offered lots of interesting history/background on the food and places we visited. COME HUNGRY (and prepared to walk)! There are 6+ stops over 3 hours, which goes by extremely quickly. We only wished we had done the tour earlier in our trip so that we could go back and eat more of the food we tried ... now we are trying to locate these in San Diego. I highly recommend this tour to any visitor.
  • alex00042
    A truly unique experience
    We had a total of 8 stops with some really extraordinary food options that you would never find by yourself like a traditional Mongolian hotpot on a coal oven, a hidden rice wine bar and a restaurant that was basically someone's living room in a Hutong. Our host Julia gladly answered all our questions and even sent us an email afterwards with additional information about recipes and other things that we asked about. She also let us take our time and in the end we were 45 minutes back later then planed, which made the trip feel more like an evening with a friend, than just a booked tour.
  • rogozhkinad
    Besy experience in Shanghai!!!
    We joined the tour with my husband initially just to explore the food of Shanghai. But it made us understand Chinese culture and people. Food unite everyone and China does not seam so alien and different after this experience. Un Tour organization is just impeccable. We definitely will join another tour with them.
  • Flikityflik
    Must do Beijing experience
    I would highly recommend this tour - it was as much a highlight for us as the Great Wall. Arriving in Beijing on a short stopover, the food scene was quite overwhelming in where to go and what to order. This gave us an overview of everything and the chance to try so many different types of local food in places we would never have found without our guide. Greg (our guide) was amazing - he gave us a great overview of the history and was super prepared even having tissues and hand sanitiser for us to use at public bathroom stops along the way. He even emailed us extra recommendations after the tour. All of the food was amazing and the best we ate while there - I’ve already recommended this tour to several friends travelling to Beijing soon. All I can say is go!
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1 review
Very good

3 contributions
May 2023
This tour is highly recommended. It is a great way to learn about the history of Beijing while walking around in the cozy Hutong area and eating local food.
The food and drinks were really tasty and definitely things from the menu that we would not have ordered ourselves. Don’t be afraid of going hungry to bed, because this will not happen after this tour! We had a lot of different dishes served in different places that we would never have found and we were really full at the end.
Besides the great food, we also enjoyed getting to know more about the Hutong area of Beijing. Our guide new a lot about the area and history of the city and could answer all the questions that we had. There were so many things that surprised us about the history. It was a good balance of great food and history without getting bored 😊 If you are a food lover this tour is a must do in Beijing. The food we ate on this tour was actually the most tasty food we had on our vacation in Beijing.
Written May 18, 2023
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Dear J.Cao - thank you for taking the time to review your experience with UnTour. We’re thrilled to hear we were able to introduce you to Beijing dishes you wouldn’t have tried by yourselves (and that they ended up being the favorite dishes of your vacation)! I'm also glad to hear that you enjoyed the historical and cultural aspects of walking through the hutong neighborhood.It was a fun evening for us too and we really enjoyed getting to share those dining spots with you both - they’re our favorites too!
Written May 21, 2023
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