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Dali Courtyard

67 Xiaojingchang Hutong, Dongcheng, Beijing, China (Houhai)
010-84041430
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Ranked #35 of 9,410 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian, Yunnan
Neighborhood: Houhai
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This place is VERY hard to find, but if you can do that, what a treat. This is NOT your typical Chinese food, but really lovely. It is a set menu you can't actually choose. We had some great fish, shrimp, and chicken and all kinds of lovey side dishes. This restaurant is very reasonable given the atmosphere and the... More

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Dinner time was packed, reservation compulsory. This is a non menu restaurant, Yunan food, is a lovely mix between Chinese and Thai (IMHO) they serve several dishes. recommended

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Paris, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Well. Stop thinking of it as a signature yunnanese restaurant but more as a local Chinese fast food for tourists and expats in a very nice place. Our night : you are sitted in the very nice courtyard, order your drinks, and the menu start to appear in a second. You receive the 7 plates in less than 10 minutes.... More

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Beijing
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Very nice hidden courtyard, pleasant service, but the food for me was just OK. The set menu, in my opinion is a bit overpriced.

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Beijing, China
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108 reviews 108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
62 reviews 62 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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