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Dali Courtyard

#34 of 9,526 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Houhai
Asian, Yunnan
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67 Xiaojingchang Hutong, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
010-84041430
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 118
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Best meal out in Beijing

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
NickMurphy
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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214 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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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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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We went here for my husband's birthday and it proved the perfect choice as the setting (main courtyard with fairylights and some side rooms), decor and food were wonderful. It was just nicely busy with a mix of clientele. The set menu meant we were surprised at each course, but delighted! Especially memorable was the large fish served opened out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Dali is a courtyard restaurant with a very nice atmosphere that serves delicius set meals from Yunnan cuisine. We had, among other things, grilled goat cheese, grilled chilly fish (super!), stir fried mushrooms, dumplings, fried prawns, meat with red cillies, and plenty of rice. Although most things were spicy, my son who is 10 years old (and does not eat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was one of our most enjoyable dinners in Beijing, one that I would definitely recommend! It is located in a very lively neighborhood (nice for walking around also after dinner, many shops and cafès are open until late), and not too easy to find (we had to wander around a bit with our heads immersed in our map), bust... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Tough to find but an interesting place in a small courtyard. They only serve one 7 course fixed menu for RMB150 per person. Huge amounts of food of varying quality. Better places around

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is easily one of the best restaurants I've been to! First, great location and design, with nice and attentive service. Second, the food! It is always a set menu at a very reasonable price for what you are getting. The food always varies, so you could go there every week and get something different. They take allergies into consideration.... 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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, 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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