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Maya Cafe

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33, Yu He Zou Lang | Old Town. After the Water Wheel, Follow the stream northward Towards Black Dragon Pool. Continue walking under Yu Yuan Bridge; approx. 50 meters after the bridge, look for an alley on the right. The cafe is located at the end (3rd row of buildings)., Lijiang 674100, China
+86 888 512 6705
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Indian food

The place is a bit far away, but it's worth visiting! We had dinner and ordered a nice Indian dish. It was tasty, and the owner is an Indian so it was very authentic. We decided to visit the place again and had breakfast there which was good and we could make our own 'set-menu'. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Alexandra_wk
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The place is a bit far away, but it's worth visiting! We had dinner and ordered a nice Indian dish. It was tasty, and the owner is an Indian so it was very authentic. We decided to visit the place again and had breakfast there which was good and we could make our own 'set-menu'. The staff/owner of this place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We ate there several times during our visit and it was delicious. By far the best food we ate . The restaurant has a cosy and family atmosphere. The couple who run it are lovely and provide great personal service.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We had the best food in Lijiang by far here. Great breakfast and then a curry the following day. Well presented, tasty and clean.

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Chengdu, China
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56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Had lunch here and they serve real home made French fries with the burgers. They were excellent - crisp and nicely browned. The burger was good as well. My son had the butter chicken and eats very spicy food. He asked for it extra hot - it sure was. Good food at reasonable prices. The decor is a bit sad... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I had breakfast one morning at the Maya Cafe in Lijiang and it was great! The Maya Cafe is located in a quieter corner of the Old Town, about a 3 or 4 minute walk from the big Water Wheels near the main entrance to the Old Town. There is a useful map on the Maya Cafe website that easily... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We loved this cosy little place; amazing Indian food, lovely friendly family who run it. The only down side is that it's only open until 8pm which is a little bit of a shame. Would highly recommend :)

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Not as great as advertised, rather bland Indian food made for Western palates. Nothing out of the ordinary. The place needs more ambience, rather sterile interior. Western food at a premium price too. Left not fully satisfied.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Authentic Indian Cuisine, you must have the Masala curry chicken (I had ate at least 4 times during my trip). And ya, they served nice coffee too! The 2 owners (from India) are very nice & friendly, speak both English and Mandarin.BTW, they close on Sundays and will be going for holiday, probably sometime in Feb, do check with them... More 

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Macau Region, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Had to waiit long time, and then breakfast not so big, and a little too pricy for our family. Maybe lunch or dinner is better, but seems price quite high compared to other places.

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Lijiang, China
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22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I am currently living in Lijiang and Maya Cafe' has soon became one of my favorite spots in Lijiang. Nice for a late afternoon beer or even a warm cup of their great masala tea, the Cafe' also offers some delicious Indian food - try the butter chicken masala, soooo good! - and some unexpectedly good pizza and burgers. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33, Yu He Zou Lang | Old Town. After the Water Wheel, Follow the stream northward Towards Black Dragon Pool. Continue walking under Yu Yuan Bridge; approx. 50 meters after the bridge, look for an alley on the right. The cafe is located at the end (3rd row of buildings)., Lijiang 674100, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Lijiang
  • Phone Number: +86 888 512 6705

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 13
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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