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Address: No.1 Jiu Dao Wan Zhong Xiang Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beixinqiao (Metro Line 5), Beijing 100007, China
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+86 159 0104 6127
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00

The Hutong is Beijing's culture exchange center in the heart of the...

The Hutong is Beijing's culture exchange center in the heart of the capital. From cooking classes to tea workshops, to walking tours for the intellectually curious traveler, and much more.

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Ideal place to meet like-minded people.

If you are open-minded and ready for some fun, try The Hutong. The Hutong offers courses, classes and social events to Beijingers and visitors alike. It is an extraordinary... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are open-minded and ready for some fun, try The Hutong. The Hutong offers courses, classes and social events to Beijingers and visitors alike. It is an extraordinary concept in an exceptional location. I have had cooking classes there, hook & cook classes, yoga, photography, attended BBQs and beer tastings. As well as having the staff organise multiple activities... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Beijing currently and have been to the Hutong numerous times for group cooking classes, private cooking classes, and events. The instructors are very knowledgeable and the location is very fun. Their website gives great directions for folks nervous about finding the location. The food is always tasty - but have an open mind! If you are a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having wound our way through a maze of lanes we arrived at their red double doors and stepped into a mini oasis. The Hutong offers a range of cooking classes and tours and has wonderful reviews so was an easy choice when we were looking for something fun to fill the afternoon with. Michelle, our New Zealand Chinese Instructor was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three moms attended the Sichuan cooking class and then went back with our eight kids to make dumplings. The scheduled time did not work for us, so Sophia and Ben scheduled a private class. The set-up was very professional and well-thought-out. Everything went smoothly with kids aged 6-15. Sophia explained the techniques very clearly and the kids paid attention and... More 

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a winding walk through a local neighborhood, we found our charming cooking school, the Hutong. The class was at capacity- 10 people, an eclectic group from around the world. Our instructor and her assistants were helpful and guided us through the process of making dumplings and eating them. The class was lively, well organized, and the end results were... More 

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting experience! I would highly recommend going. I learned a lot about China by going there, and our guide really deepened our knowledge of the area.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Street Food A class with Yao and it was great. We particularly liked that all the recipes used many of the same pantry ingredients, so we feel like we could easily gather the supplies and make all three things again. Making jian bing was particularly exciting hahaha. Our class was super small, just 4 people, and it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I attended a private cooking class few weeks ago at The Hutong. Place is middle of the hutong, traditional athmosphere and clean. Staff is nice, knowledgable and overall the quality of the cooking class was high. We cooked four dishes and the staff had prepared the ingredients ready and laid them out beautifully. Our teacher was able to answer our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I loved this cooking venue! The instructor was amazing, providing personal storytelling and cultural perspective to our dumpling making class. The staff was very accommodating (even coming to find us as we got lost in the Hutong on our way). The ingredients were quality and recipes are provided in printed materials as a takeaway so you don't have to bother... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

The Hutong is a cultural association - as they say a "cultural exchange center"- that organizes culinary and cultural coursed/visits, mainly attended by expats and motivated tourists that want to understand more about Beijing. What to say more than excellent? I appreciate that this review could seem artificially fabricated, but I am really enthusiastic about my experience with "the Hutong"... More 

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