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Donghuamen Night Market

Donganmen Dajie | Dongcheng, Beijing, China
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“skewers” (13 reviews)
“noodles” (9 reviews)
“kebab” (4 reviews)
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Chinese, Fast food, Asian
Donganmen Dajie | Dongcheng, Beijing, China
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1 - 10 of 136 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to get some photos of some really local wriggly food! ... and if you are daring try a scorpion or 3

Thank Rick_Yvanovich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very authentic Chinese street food ... have loads of food options ... I tried lamb sticks which was cheap and delicious... This is a local market as well as a tourist attractions ...everyone comes here, from different age groups and families ...The food is ludicrously...More

1  Thank kiranreddy p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really crowded but a must-do in Beijing. You can smell and see street food and buy little presents. For us was great to take a beer and see the environment .

1  Thank Paloma B
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We had a hard time finding but well worth the search. Seeing scorpions, slugs and seahorses on a stick, ready for the adventurous diners, a once in a life time sight. Other less momentous food available, also had some live entertainment. Located off well lit...More

Thank awesome-annie1945
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

This market is situated in the center of Beijing, closes at 10:00-10:30 at night. We haven't tried anything except yoghurt (10 rnb). If you don't like watching how alive scorpions on the sticks, prepared for frying, are trying to break free, just don't go there...More

3  Thank Ekaterina_Abdullina
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I love the market . I tried the scorpion and the lizard just for the experience . It is a place to visit 💪🏽💪🏽If you don't want to try the weird food, its still worth the trip. It is a couple of minutes walk from...More

1  Thank Abdullah E
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

City government remove all street stands from Donghuamen last year. But if you wanna see scorpions on a stick a some other weird creatures ready to be eaten...go to Wangfujin St. across from KFC there is a narrow passage full of little shops with souvenirs,...More

12  Thank gatocanada
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Head down here and see the scorpions on skewers still wriggling before they enter the deep fryer. Plenty of locals as well as tourists and friendly helpers at the stands with the patience to help you pick what you would like. Highly recommended!

1  Thank Espressogal
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This place has all sorts of food - I saw ice creams, sausages, kebabs (meat on skewers), fruit juices - I even saw scorpions, beetles and other bugs (no, did not try them). Prices are not the cheapest you can find, but neither are they...More

Thank VincentHoKuching
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

When we walked to the street on which this night market was supposedly located, I was informed by locals that this market has closed in 2016. There is a nearby night market called 'Fangfujing night market' that is similar, so that's where we ended up...More

4  Thank kellycandy
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12 September 2017|
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Response from sunandsnowbunny | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it was there last October when we were in Beijing but I think it had been downsized from what it had been. Basically one main laneway with some small ones running off it. Lots of exotic food and some shops. An... More
26 April 2017|
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Response from MiscMel | Reviewed this property |
I agree with comment above. Go right as it starts to turn dark. There are awesome lights, colors, sights, sounds, & smells.
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Donganmen Dajie | Dongcheng, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
  • Neighbourhood: Tian'anmen / 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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