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Li River Cuisine Restaurant

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No.1 Shanhu North Road, Guilin, China
0773-2822881 
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: Opposite the Waterfall hotel beside the lake. Formerly named Congee City...
Opposite the Waterfall hotel beside the lake. Formerly named Congee City. More rustic than slick but the food's ok and the nplace is open 'til late, which is unusual especially in this part of Guilin. It'sa useful address, I think. DW
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Recommended, we spent most of our lunch laughing. Would go back.

Our guide suggested this restaurant for lunch while in Guilin. As said by other reviewers, this is a restaurant, not a boat or a cruise. And as other reviewers said, forget English here, you will be on your own... BUT, we had the luck our guide came inside with us, gave a couple of indications... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Our guide suggested this restaurant for lunch while in Guilin. As said by other reviewers, this is a restaurant, not a boat or a cruise. And as other reviewers said, forget English here, you will be on your own... BUT, we had the luck our guide came inside with us, gave a couple of indications to the waiters, and told... More 

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Sollentuna, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had a nice dinner here and tried many dishes with a group of 22. Gentle and attentive staff. We took a separate room. The food was great. Right outside is the water with lovely illuminated pagodas, walkways and happy people strolling about in the sweet evening air. Take a walk here after dinner!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

To Western standards, this is a huge restaurant. According to a local, it is even open 24 hours. We were not able to verify this, because the staff doesn't really speak English. We arrived late, but it was no problem at all. We were able to choose our own seats and quickly handed over menus with pictures and horrible English... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I find it surprising that so many reviews here on TA erroneously are of the LI RIVER CRUISE! I believe that the Li River Cruise reviews should be posted not to this RESTAURANT but to the ATTRACTION: Li River East of Guangxi Zhuang, China. I would call the attraction the "Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo". Are reviewers confusing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The unusual beauty of the landscape was mesmerizing. The Yangtze River is so masculine and rugged but this river is the opposite.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The views from the boats cruising down the Li river are amazing. Very much like Ha long bay in Vietnam ( not far in distance away). Half the top level on the boat we were on was "bought" by a group of wealthy Chinese who had the crew bring there tables and chairs on deck - which caused all sorts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The beauty of the river and the insight to the fishing villages were remarkable. We loved the views of the mountains.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a great way to see the countryside, mountains, and river. The scenery is absolutely stunning and you will even get to see the inspiration for the 20RMB note. The lunch buffet is lacking so pack it on at breakfast. They will offer you drinks, souvenirs, etc. but will not pressure you into buying anything. It’s pretty crowded with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Easy way to get from Gwaylin to Yansho. The food was a little so so, but amazing they cook so many different dishes and provided a buffett with an open kitchen on the back of the boat.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This was my second trip down the Li river and although it was much busier than 20 years ago I enjoyed it very much, the show of impressions at the end of the boat trip is something to behold

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No.1 Shanhu North Road, Guilin, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Guangxi Zhuang  >  Guilin
  • Phone Number: 0773-2822881 

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

Description

Opposite the Waterfall hotel beside the lake. Formerly named Congee City. More rustic than slick but the food's ok and the nplace is open 'til late, which is unusual especially in this part of Guilin. It'sa useful address, I think. DW

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