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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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Ranked #1 of 196 Restaurants in Lijiang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $13
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Singapore, Singapore
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

I already stayed 4 days in Lijiang and had tried several cafes for their coffee and cakes. Unfortunately, they were mediocre in standard and worse, pricey. Well, I should not expect good western drinks and desserts in this part of the world. On my last day in Lijiang, I was introduced to Maya Cafe after some walk in the old... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great hospitality by the owner & his wife. The curry was one of the best we've had. The laid back atmosphere was a nice escape from the cold streets.

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Sydney, Australia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is an excellent spot on the edge of Lijiang Ancient Town. It has excellent simple, mostly Indian, food. Not too much choice, but what they have is very good, fresh, including garden salads. The Masala Tea was perfect, as were the coffees. The locale is average, and that is why I do not give it 5 dots.

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Manila, Philippines
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We decided to try out Maya Cafe after reading the great reviews on TripAdvisor. Needless to say, we weren't disappointed. We shared a delicious butter chicken - one of the best we've had - and roti, which was a bit plain. They also have a great chai masala, which reminded me of my days in India. The Indian food here... More 

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Shanghai
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Went to look for this place as the reviews were good on Tripadvisor. The address directions is misleading - calling the cafe and getting directions didn't help , seems like there wasn't a Mandarin speaker there. Bit frustrating as it look a long place to find. The directions could be make clearer. Good latte.

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Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

When we have exhausted all our options at several chain food outlets in Lijiang ancient town, Tripadvisor came to our rescue once again by directing to us to this lovely & homely Western/Indian Cafe. We just followed the directions given here and after 10 minutes walk from the water wheel we managed to find this place without any difficulty. It... More 

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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
Phone Number: +86 888 512 6705
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Lijiang
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
Average Prices: USD 2 - 13
Cuisine: International

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