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Old Beijing Dinner Tour

From US$70.00
  • 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
Old Beijing Dinner Tour
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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.

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Reviewed yesterday
Fantastic way to taste your way through Beijing

Really enjoyed taking this tour with Gavin, answered all our questions and was very knowledgeable about all things Beijing. Had 6 places that we visited and had options for vegetarians, although would say it was geared toward meat eating. At the end, got a handout...More

Thank Greg H
Reviewed yesterday
Perfect way to start our trip in Beijing!

My friend and I joined this tour on our first day in Beijing. It was the perfect introduction to the city, food, and culture. Gavin was very informative and did a great job at explaining all of the places we visited, and the options we...More

Thank Mya B
Reviewed 1 week ago
A great experience from start to finish

This was a great and very easy way to experience some of the fantastic neighbourhood food spots in Beijing. The communication from Parke via email was prompt and friendly, and instructions on joining the tour were easy to follow. Julia is an awesome guide -...More

Thank tea_n_see
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Beijing Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review and glad to hear you enjoyed the night with Julia and the rest of the group. Thanks for pointing out that our Food Tours are great for solo travelers. We hope to see you soon, maybe in Shanghai next time? Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great food tour

Had a great time, and got to go to hidden gems I would never have gone to otherwise. Make sure to arrive hungry...

Thank Amit A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great introduction to the food in Beijing

We went on the dinner tour in the hutongs on our first night in Beijing. It was a great introduction to the local flavors and allowed us to experience some of the smaller restaurants located down the Hutong alleyways. Our guide Zeben was fun and...More

Thank lynnfin2018
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Beijing Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review and we're glad to hear you enjoyed the dinner with Zeben. We are so glad you took advantage of the tour early in your trip - we find our guests who take the tour on the first or second day feel...More

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July 24, 2018|
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Response from Jackie T | Reviewed this property |
I cannot remember if I provided that...but it is China, it is a Communist Country and we had to use our passports for many items, register and etc. But the dinner was worth it.
May 3, 2018|
Response from missmccaskill | Reviewed this property |
Contact them directly, they are responsive! Google untourfoodtours and go under About Us and then to Contact Us and tell them what you need to see they can help. They will respond.
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April 21, 2018|
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Response from tonibulg | Reviewed this property |
There will be some things you won’t be able to eat, but otherwise you’ll have fun! Believe me, you won’t leave hungry 😉. The dumplings were with two fillings- one meat other vegetarian, chinese ‚crepe’ too, mongolian hot... More