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Dali Courtyard

67 Xiaojingchang Hutong, Dongcheng (Closed Over Chinese New Year), Beijing, China (Houhai)
010-84041430
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Ranked #24 of 9,429 restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Beijing, China
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a great restaurant here in Beijing. The atmosphere + the location is great. They have a fixed menu and you get more dishes if you are more people at the same table. Wine-list is OK, to be in China and they can serve you a really good mojito since that goes very well with Yunan food. Their lemonade... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Located on hutong off Gulou, this is one of the best and most fun places to come. The courtyard atmosphere is very nice and we were lucky enough to get a great little cosy alcove to the side - complete with a ceiling fan (very welcome as this evening was 30+ C). The menu is a set menu and composed... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Advise from TripAdvisor and the Lonely Planet to go eat here. I walked by the afternoon to be sure I could find it and that it still exist. I couldn't believe this place would offer fancy dining.. At 7 pm I came back and was served fast with tasteful starters like chicken (with some bones), mushrooms, salad and fried veggies.... More

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California City, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I heard about Dali courtyard for a while today we finally get a chance to try it. Boy, we were disappointed! The food was definitely below average compare to other Yunnan food. Their price is 2+ times more than other similar cruisine restaurant. The service was not good. We felt rip-off. Don't waste your money there! The atmosphere is ok.... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We decided to have a dinner at Dali Courtyard based on all the positive reviews on Tripadvisor however were somewhat disappointed with our choice. The food was ok but not great. The setting in the courtyard is lovely however the place is full with expats and tourists and the service was very rushed, it felt very commercial as they were... More

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23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Go here if you can - the food is tasty and plentiful, the service is quick and attentive and the outdoor/courtyard setting is charming. They have no problem catering for vegetarians. Make a booking and take a map. A great experience especially if you are visiting and short on time. Will definitely go here again.

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Hønefoss, Norway
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26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The entrance is a little difficult to find but once you've got a table you're in for a treat. There is no menu. The chef prepares 6-8 dishes each evening using the ingredients he considers best for that particular day. Every dish was just great! Book a table because it fills up quite fast.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A little hard to find - but well worth the adventure wondering on foot in the Hutongs. Look out for the lighted Dali sign down a side alley! Beautiful setting in a Hutong courtyard. Set menu - absolutely DELISHIOUS Yunnan cuisine. Honestly some of the best food we have ever tasted, made all the more exciting as you just don't... More

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singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The food was very good at a great price. The no menu style was exciting because we didn't quite know what we would get. All the food was delicious. Lovely courtyard setting. My only wish is they had a website with directions. It took 1 hours to find but basically you find the lane on the quiet side of the... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The food and ambience were first class. High in taste and surprise. I didn't know what the set up was when I arrived and foolishly asked for a menu! The only curious thing was that I was in a group of three and the gentlemen sat on his own at the table next to us had the same quantity of... More

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