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Dali Courtyard

#42 of 8,701 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Houhai
Asian, Yunnan
As featured in Best Food in Beijing
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67 Xiaojingchang Hutong, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
010-84041430
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 128
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  • 71
    Very good
  • 29
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing

A big group of us went and had a set menu and it was fantastic! So many different dishes came out non stop Throughout the evening and I left very full. The fish was the highlight for me, so tasty. The staff were all very friendly and quick to serve, not too sure on English language as we had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Luke D
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A big group of us went and had a set menu and it was fantastic! So many different dishes came out non stop Throughout the evening and I left very full. The fish was the highlight for me, so tasty. The staff were all very friendly and quick to serve, not too sure on English language as we had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We really enjoyed this place. We had a set menu (the only option) and found the food to be really good! The mushrooms even tasted like you were eating pork! The ambiance was really nice. We sat in the outside courtyard which was decorated with lots of greenery and fairy lights. A great place for date night or to show... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Dali Courtyard is nice situated in a quiet courtyard away from the craziness of the Gulou neighborhood. It is best to be dropped on the corner of Xiaojingchang Hutong and Gulou Dong Dajie and then walk 200m north where you will see the Dali sign and then turn left and it is the first courtyard on the left. The courtyard... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Dali unfolds its great atmosphere upon getting inside the courtyard from the crowded Nanluoguxiang/Guloudongdajie. The old manchu house has great spaces to enjoy a dinner, inside or in the courtyard. Great to come with your friends and big groups. There is a fixed dish menu (that limits the times to repeat at the place) and the yunanese dishes are great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I'm so happy I found out about this restaurant. While English isn't the strong suit of the wait staff service is. They are well trained. I had to help explain the way this restaurant works to a couple as the waiters couldn't. How it works. Dinner is not only prix fixe but without choices. The chef makes what's fresh. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

After reading the reviews I was very excited to try this restaurant as I am a lover of Yunnan cuisine. Perhaps this was an off night but I found the restaurant to be very average. The service was poor, the staff were on their phones and it was very hard to get their attention. The food was equally as poor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A bit of a challenge to find when you have no one that speaks english to help you find it. However so worth going to. Was surprised about the price... price and value is close to none. My fiancee being a chef was licking his fingers... was a delicious meal and we were so happy we went there. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

When we finally found it, it was the perfect dinner and a great setting in a cosy courtyard. Excellent staff. Nice with lit candles and we sat under a nice little tree. Set menu, with many interesting and tasty dishes. A perfect way to spend the evening.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The title summarizes my experience, especially with dining in the courtyard. However, the dishes are on the greasy side, and the taste is just above average.

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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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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: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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