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Authentic Old Xi'an Back Street Food Tour provided by Catherine Lu Tours Xi'an

Authentic Old Xi'an Back Street Food Tour

Authentic Old Xi'an Back Street Food Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Group size:
10
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Group size:
    10
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 37561P98
Important information
Inclusions
  • English-speaking tour guide service fee
  • Food tasting (enough for dinner)
  • Unlimited local beer
  • Unlimited local drinks
  • 1 ice cream
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Xi'an
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Personal expense
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Hilton Xi'an, China, Shan Xi Sheng, Xi An Shi, Xin Cheng Qu, 东新街199号 邮政编码: 710005 Your guide will meet you in Hilton hotel lobby (No.199 Dongxin jie street). 新城区东新街199号(西安万达希尔顿酒店)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Meeting point is Hilton hotel lobby (Dongxinjie street) or your hotel lobby according to your booking.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • English-speaking tour guide service fee
  • Food tasting (enough for dinner)
  • Unlimited local beer
  • Unlimited local drinks
  • 1 ice cream
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Xi'an
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Personal expense
Departure details
  • Hilton Xi'an, China, Shan Xi Sheng, Xi An Shi, Xin Cheng Qu, 东新街199号 邮政编码: 710005 Your guide will meet you in Hilton hotel lobby (No.199 Dongxin jie street). 新城区东新街199号(西安万达希尔顿酒店)
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Meeting point is Hilton hotel lobby (Dongxinjie street) or your hotel lobby according to your booking.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hilton Xi'an
    China, Shan Xi Sheng, Xi An Shi, Xin Cheng Qu, 东新街199号 邮政编码: 710005
    Your guide will meet you in Hilton hotel lobby (No.199 Dongxin jie street). 新城区东新街199号(西安万达希尔顿酒店)
    See address & details
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    Yongxingfang
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    This 3-hour non-touristy local food night tour lets you try out more than 15 kinds of authentic Xi’an local food. This tour is not just about food but also about the folk culture, traditional cooking methods and interesting drinking ceremony. Have fun with locals in a lively and colorful cultural area with dozens of workshops. Watch local chefs prepare numerous dishes such as tofu pudding, hand cut round noodles and savory meats. Learn about the local cuisine over unlimited beers and sodas, and enjoy a last local ice cream stop at the end.
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    Pass by
    Xi'an
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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baschib2016
15 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
This tour really left me speechless. My tour guide Sunday did the tour, also I was her only customer this day. So I had the chance to get to know a huge variety of local food and drinks. She will buy for you everything you want to try and takes a lot of time for questions and to enjoy the food. You will see places no tourist will ever go. The next day I was still full and didn‘t need any food 🤣 totally recommended tour, best I did by now!
Written 4 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

J J
Berlin, Germany3 contributions
Excellent opportunity to eat different foods that the locals eat, not only in the touristic areas of town. The host, Santa, was excellent with lots of local knowledge and historical perspective. The food stops on the tour were some of the best in town.

All food was very tasty, be careful to not eat too much in the beginning so you have capacity till the end :)
Written 27 September 2018
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Antonio L
2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
Sunday was an outstanding tour guide. She gave tons of history and background information about the foods and neighborhoods.
Written 23 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PannyCanberra
Canberra, Australia10 contributions
Our guide, Sunday, was there waiting for us at the Hilton and what a feast followed. We were taken to quite a few local eateries - some you would not have known were there. We had a dish on tiny chairs and table on the pavement with the locals. There was so much food we were bursting. And Sunday made the night. She's an absolute delight. Terrific English and just lovely to chat to throughout the night. Make sure you're hungry when you go!
Written 27 March 2019
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Eric Leckbee
San Francisco, CA1 contribution
Dec 2018 • Couples
Our guide, Sunday, was wonderful and seemed to know all the right places to hit. From the garlic eggplant and lamb skewers at the Chinese Muslim place to the open air stalls specializing in one item each, everything we tasted was amazing. When I thought we couldn't eat any more, she insisted that we have the local specialty, very long, flat noodles. Despite my calling out that I could only eat a couple bites, those noodles were gone in a flash. We would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Xi'an.
Written 10 December 2018
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Stela D
2 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
If you want to know the real Chinese culture then you must take this foodie (and beer!) tour when in Xi'an. Our tour guide, Cindy (or Sunday as others may call her) was an incredible host and guide who brought us to all the places we would never have found on our own. She ensured we understood the local dishes / food / snacks -- all of which was delicious! -- explaining the culture behind each.

Cindy took us on this tour in the evening when the city of Xi'an was beginning to come alive and we thoroughly enjoyed the bustling streets and going to lively and interesting restaurants and vendors. Each served us a delicious variety of meats and an equally interesting assortment of local vegetables so make sure you go into this tour hungry!

Our family felt like we were in an episode of the travel and food show "Parts Unknown" where it was a great mix of both local food and local culture. This was largely due to Cindy's dynamic personality, warm nature, and profound knowledge of provincial customs. Ask for her when you take this tour.
Written 14 August 2018
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Matt B
1 contribution
Oct 2017 • Friends
This is probably one of the best tours that you can go on as a traveler in Xi'an. Good food, good company, and a tour guide who is absolutely awesome! I have been to Xi'an twice with this company/guide and it has been wonderful both times! The spare-no-expense feeling without the heavy expense.
If you're into food this one is a perfect because Xi'an local food was some of the best I've had. If you're traveling in China, you cannot miss this opportunity!
Written 3 August 2018
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Shanbilly
Melbourne, Australia27 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
Sunday took myself and my friend on the most amazing private tour. She was full of so much history and local knowledge it really made our trip so special. The tour itself was only meant to have a few dishes includes and we easily ate 12-15 different local flavors proving that our tour guide went over and above to make sure our trip was memorably. Sunday made us feel so welcome and you can tell he has so much pride and joy sharing her home town to tourists. Booking was easy, tour was better than described and was 100% value for money! 100% Would book with Catherine Lu Tours again in the future
Written 25 March 2019
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nelj_25
Dallas, TX8 contributions
We booked this tour wanting to try the many great foods available in Xi’an. What we received was an amazing evening that far exceeded our expectations.

Hosted by our food guide Sunday, she took us to many different local vendors where we were able to try as many foods as we desired. You can select from very adventurous to simple but great tasting food. Sunday is extremely knowledgeable about food, Xi’an, local culture and events.

You won’t find a better food tour in Xi’an. Come hungry as there are so many places to try, and Sunday will lead you to the best ones.

Highly recommend this tour!
Written 6 July 2018
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mattUSA1
Boston, MA2 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
This is a newer tour, hence the lack of reviews, but do not let that deter you from booking. It is absolutely worth it and you will have a blast.

I booked just a couple days before and was immediately contacted by the wonderful guide, Sunday. I was the only one on the tour, so I assumed it would be canceled but it wasn't-- it just turned into a perfect private tour.

The food is amazing in Xi'an. Save your appetite and don't eat everything in the first place. Everything is authentic and delicious. There's also a decent amount of walking, so you can see a bunch of different things and hopefully open up space in your stomach for more food later. The local beer is a nice cool treat.

The highlight of the tour is the fantastic guide, Sunday. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the city and China in general. She's also well traveled, so can relate to many different cultures and is very interested to learn about yours!

I've never taken a tour before that I would do again, but this is the exception. There's no way I could find all these foods and cool places on my own, so if you're on the fence about it... do it!
Written 10 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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