What is the Oldest Restaurant in the world and when did it open?

The oldest restaurant in the world is Ma Yu Ching’s Bucket Chicken House, opened for business during the Sung dynasty in 1153.

It still serves noodles and rice in the city of Kaifeng, and is also the the world’s longest running restaurant.

Ma Yu Ching’s Bucket Chicken House has survived numerous wars, invasions, and dynasty changes, and it still offers takeout food.

Bucket chicken originated from roast chickens sold in the markets of Kaifeng, capital city during the Song Dynasty.

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1 thought on “What is the Oldest Restaurant in the world and when did it open?”

  1. why did the Guinness Book of World Records recognizes Cafe Botin in Spain as the oldest eatery in the world and not the ma yu ching’s bucket chicken house?

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