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Dali Courtyard

#42 of 8,787 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Houhai
Asian, Yunnan
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67 Xiaojingchang Hutong, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
010-84041430
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unpretentious and good

Spent the evening here and the set menu is perfect. Excellent service in the quiet courtyard and food of very authentic quality. The area is certainly the best in Beijing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
drtcoBov
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United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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224 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We have heard a lot of good reviews and wanted to give it a try. My son has lived in Beijing for 4 years and used to live in this neighborhood, due to many good and reasonable places to eat in this neighborhood we never had a chance to eat here. At one time both my kids lived around this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Spent the evening here and the set menu is perfect. Excellent service in the quiet courtyard and food of very authentic quality. The area is certainly the best in Beijing.

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Brisbane, Australia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Tucked away in a hutong that didn't feature on my map, this was worth searching for. Set menu of fresh produce, it was tasty and vibrant. Delicious mushrooms, the chicken was also excellent but the hero was the whole fried flounder. One of the few places around town selling wine by the glass which is also handy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

It's set meal everyday. Just tell them how many person and they will serve what they cook for the day. The food is good and certainly not those dishes from big restaurants. More like family dishes. Service is good. Which I think is hard to come by in Beijing. One of the reasons people eat there is to get the... More 

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

like many other reviewers we decided to go to this restaurant after it has been recommended by our hotel , our guide and reading the reviews on tripadvisor. The restaurant is located in a narrow alley off one of the main restaurant streets in Beijing close to the Bell Tower. Again we had not booked but when we arrived at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We picked Dali after our visit to Houtong area in Huhai lake. It was recommended in the Eyewitness traveller guide and seemed a good option for this location. Unfortunately we did not know the menu was set and nobody told us, we just saw food starting coming. It was ok, but I wasn'r particularly thrilled by the dishes. The setting... More 

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Beijing, China
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Admittedly, the location and setting will appeal to anyone who does not live in Beijing (or elsewhere in China). The rest of the offering here is hardly worth mentioning: the surprise menu consists of mostly very oily dishes that lack the sparkle and freshness that Yunnan food can have. Whilst it is not actively bad, there is not much to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Highly recommended by Beijingers and apparently the winner of numerous awards for its excellent Yunnan set menu. Very good service and a good wine list - but its also little pricey by Beijing standards. Its also a very good idea to book - as the place is popular. English is spoken by some of the staff. Hard to find, even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had our best meal in China there. We paid about 130 yuan each and had a myriad of dishes all super tasty. We were just two people and it was already amazing but the table next to us was a big group and had an even greater variety of delicious food. This was the most expensive dinner we had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Quite nice place, very quiet. Many foreigners here. Without menu, more fun. foods are ok... Average Yunnan restaurant. Bit high price. If they are organic could be more good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 67 Xiaojingchang Hutong, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighborhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: 010-84041430

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Yunnan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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