|Hutong conjures up the back alleys of Beijing|
As for the décor, Ong concedes the mostly cosmetic changes in the 130-seat dining room are more like “lipstick on a pig” – the Real Restaurant management swapped out the oversized posters of Betelnut girls and signature red lanterns in the 20-seat front bar area—and simply added a new wall treatment in the back dining room, comprise of layers upon layers of gold paper, advertisements, paint and graffiti, that’s meant to give the space the look of a centuries-old back alley.
The entire Hutong menu is available at the bar and in the dining room for dinner-only Monday-Thursday, and continuously from 11:30 am until closing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Reservations can me made via Open Table.
Hutong: 2030 Union St; 415- 929-8855