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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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  • 71
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 2
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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
Great cafe and a cute hostess

Just passed by with my friends. The cafe is in the old center which makes it a fantastic spot. I ordered a maya special burger, recommend it! Also the hostess is very friendly and cute!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Thomas B
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  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Just passed by with my friends. The cafe is in the old center which makes it a fantastic spot. I ordered a maya special burger, recommend it! Also the hostess is very friendly and cute!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

As someone who advocates never eating western food in Asia, it will come as a shock to those who know me when I say a visit to this place is a must when in Lijang. Great staff, really good food. Okay it is expensive for China (155CNY for 2 burgers a beer and a coke) but the quality is well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Best burger in town! Best western breakfast in town! Amazing coffee! Very friendly staff! Quite and relaxing. A MUST go in Lijiang!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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