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The Alley Restaurant

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Italian, Steakhouse, International, Pizza & Pasta
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Gui Hua Road 103, Yangshuo County 541900, China
15977404074
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Description: The Alley is a cozy restaurant in a pedestrian zone right in the centre of...
The Alley is a cozy restaurant in a pedestrian zone right in the centre of Yangshuo. The grilled tenderloin, home made tagliatelle or the grilled chicken breast with basil pesto are excellent, the beer list holds german and belgian beers but also the affordable chinese option and on weekends you can watch live football.
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Steak in China

I've lived in China for almost a year. There is a lot of Western food available, but most of the time it just not quite right. The Alley does it RIGHT. Had an amazing steak there and in our group of 6 everyone in the party was very pleased with their meal. The service is very good, the location... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
christy w
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Guangzhou, China
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Guangzhou, China
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I've lived in China for almost a year. There is a lot of Western food available, but most of the time it just not quite right. The Alley does it RIGHT. Had an amazing steak there and in our group of 6 everyone in the party was very pleased with their meal. The service is very good, the location quaint... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We visited The Alley for cocktails with some friends last night. Staff were very friendly and welcoming on arrival. We ordered 12 cocktails in total over 4hs, all were really delicious, used really alcohol and were very well priced (~30-35rmb each). We didn't eat but saw some pizzas come out that looked ace. Although strictly a restaurant, it's definitely worth... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

After two weeks on the road in China, the family was ready for something that reminded them of home. The 4.5 star TA review livened everyone's spirits as we hunted down this place (let's just say that if you ask locals where The Alley is, they send you down some dark alleys!). We ordered 2 pizzas, a pasta and a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We tried the pasta with the smoked duck breast and we aslo had a pizza. Both were the best dishes we had had in a very long time. This was a recommendation from the owner of the hotel we stayed at and he did not let us down. Thanks Alf

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It is the best Western food restaurant we went to in Yangshuo. We had the smoked duck with pasta and tagliatelle carbonara there. Both were very tasty and filling. We also had two very nice cocktails there, the best we had in China. The price was more than fair too.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Good service, good English spoken, nice menus. I got the super burger (without BBQ sauce), and all the ingredients were great except the burger itself. Even making allowances for the beef in China, it was greasy, bland, and soft. The fries were limp and undercooked. The chocolate milkshake was awful, weird dairy product and gritty. My wife liked her penne... More 

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Xian
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Nice place with a great selection of beers, i recommend the super burger as a great hunger killer. Beer prices are OK and they play most major football matches live, one of the few bars that do. Good location and opposite DMZ Bar which is the latest open bar.

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Quebec City, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The alley reputation is already well established. For foreign beers and high-quality western food, it is a necessary stop.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Tired of the poor to average Chinese food on offer, we came here for a change of starch. It was so nice to have, not only edible food, but food that had taste! It was so pleasant we came back for a second visit. I recommend the pasta. The one with bacon, chilli and olive was tasty, with a punch.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We ate here because it purported to have the 'best pizzas in Yangshuo', according to a review somewhere. It certainly was tasty, and the toppings generous, but the bases were a little flat, like a lavash instead of a good pizza dough. Made us wonder what the other pizzas in Yangshuo must be like. The service was good, and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gui Hua Road 103, Yangshuo County 541900, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Guangxi Zhuang  >  Yangshuo County
  • Phone Number: 15977404074

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 10
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, International, Pizza & Pasta

Description

The Alley is a cozy restaurant in a pedestrian zone right in the centre of Yangshuo. The grilled tenderloin, home made tagliatelle or the grilled chicken breast with basil pesto are excellent, the beer list holds german and belgian beers but also the affordable chinese option and on weekends you can watch live football.

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