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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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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
A break from Chinese food!

In our 3 week holiday it was a nice break from Chinese food! Big portions, and very tasty!! We recommend the butter Chicken masala!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

In our 3 week holiday it was a nice break from Chinese food! Big portions, and very tasty!! We recommend the butter Chicken masala!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

In a city like Lijiang that is overrun with tourism, it was nice to find a spot which was quiet and the food was amazing. Being Indian and having owned a restaurant, I can tell you true quality when I see it. The food is amazing (both Indian and the pizza). I was blown away with the service, the food,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Have been to Maya Cafe many times and I really like the design and structure of the restaurant, making it feel very cosy and good for nice conversations and catch-up with friends. Food is excellent; I enjoyed the curry dishes and also the pizza. Truly amazing! Highly recommend the Masala Tea, very aromatic and flavourful. Also, enjoyed their milkshakes and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A family and child friendly cafe serving western and Indian food. It even has a kids menu section and a playroom! Prices are reasonable and the place is very clean. Located just outside the Black Dragon Pool park south gate. Maya's Cafe is a nice stop after the park. The chicken curry, butter chicken masala and chicken burger was really... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

-Food was delicious, we returned a couple times. -Veggies washed with clean water! Very happy about that. -Large portions. Personally enjoyed the chicken salad and their burgers. -Enjoyed chatting with the friendly owners. -The store is in a little nook, so it was nice to escape the crowds. A great western or Indian food option in Lijiang. My girlfriend loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We went here on a recommendation from other TripAdvisor users and we weren't let down. They do indeed have excellent burgers and curries at very affordable prices. The customer service is exemplary and, to top it off, they play some excellent music at times. It was the first time I'd heard The Cure, Heart, Cutting Crew and Duran Duran in... More 

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Chengdu, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We've just got back from Maya Cafe after having a wonderful curry and fresh fruit smoothie. The food was excellent and very good value for money. As soon as we walked through the door, we were made very welcome. I'm sure we'll be back tomorrow.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This restaurant is fantastic! I ended up coming here 3 times during my stay in Lijiang. I had the chicken salad, vegetable curry and Maya's burger. The salad was a much needed vegetable fix. The owners ensure the food is washed with purified water, the ingredients are top notch, and they are great to chat with and discuss travel plans.... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Good Indian food, good salad, good pizza. Interesting place culturally: English and Chinese spoken, but also Mizo, Pumi... Keep up the great atmosphere!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Headed this way after reading the reviews as a 'Western' meal appealed after a couple of weeks in China. It's a little hard to find, so get directions before heading off, but was worth it. The burger and fries were decent. It is expensive as most places are who serve Western food in China, but comparable with prices back home.... 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 - 12
  • Cuisine: Indian, 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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