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Dali Courtyard

67 Xiaojingchang Hutong, Dongcheng (Closed Over Chinese New Year), Beijing, China (Houhai)
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Ranked #14 of 9,347 restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Asian, Yunnan
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Houhai
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153 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
Rating summary
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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Singapore, Singapore
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Very nice courtyard where they bring you tasteful Yunnan dishes that are going to satisfy you for sure, specially when you take a look at the bill... You don't need to order, they just serve you some amazing food that you are going to enjoy as much as we do. People told us that Yunnan food is spicy... Well, don't... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This restaurant is amazing. But very difficult to find, took us two nights to find it.... But it was worth it in the end. Set menu at $100rmb, but heaps of food and everything tasted great. Only restaurant in beijing to ask us about any food allergies - which was not needed, but nice to know they consider guests...staff very... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by a friend in Wellington who has previously lived in Beijing. No one local knew how to find it BUT we were pretty determined! After several taxi rides and a bit of walking we finally found this little gem. Hidden down a dark alley, who would have guessed. Fabulous food - no menu - just... More

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Outstanding Yunnan cuisine in peaceful open courtyard setting. Plate after plate of delicious food was brought to our table. A true culinary adventure. Highly recommended!

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Shanghai, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Read a good review from national geographic guidebook. So off we go. Not so easy to find since they are in maze of hutong homes. But totally worth the trip. Such an amazing feast. One of the best Chinese food I've ever had in my 13 years in China. No menu. They serve whatever is in season and available. Every... More

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Beijing, China
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

I am giving low review just to warn visitors that thanks to Tripadvisor presumably this place has gotten very popular with tourists. Not necessarily a bad thing as that gives an incentive to keep the place clean etc... However, be warned, my wife and I went there on a Thurs night and although they seated us it seems they normally... More

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Sandviken, Sweden
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We went there to have dinner but couldn't get a table until the next night, so it's apparently very popular although this was off-tourist-season. The staff was chill, but friendly and attentive. The different dishes was brought in one by one, there's no choice just a set menu. This night's main dish was fish which was OK, but nothing spectacular... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Nothing bad to say about this restaurant. Though it can be a little tricky to find, it is worth the trip. Fixed menu, which is nice, but the food is fresh, which is often a welcome difference from most food in Beijing.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The food is fresh and lovely, but be prepared for some spice! Eating in a hutong courtyard environment was the reason we went and it was a fun experience. We went for lunch on a weekday and it was easy to get a table. Set menu is still 128RMB and looks to be the similar to what is described in... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Dali courtyard came highly recommended by a friend and we're glad we went! Although it is a little difficult to find - make sure you know where you're going before you set out (Tip: it is the second street on the right walking West on Gulou East St after crossing Andingmen St), once there it is a little courtyard oasis.... More

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