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Tian Yuan Kui Guesthouse

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73 Ming Qing Street, Pingyao County 031100, China
0354-5680069
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really good option to eat at Pingyao

Menu at ipad did not have all the translations but do have photos. Food is amazing and we spent around 70 yuan for 2 people (sweet and sour pork, vegetable pickles, rice and beverage). Traditional decoration makes it even more special. Waiters did not speak any English. Note: there is a cat that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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Brisbane, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We only ate here because we stayed at the guesthouse as part of tour but we did eat in street nearby for lunch and we found this place to have limited choice for both breakfast and dinner. But it was the most popular place and is busy. There are at least two cats that frequent the restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Great food, the best we have until now in China. You can have Traditional dishes from Pingyao, with a great flavor and for a good price. They speak little English but they will try always to help you. They don't have all the dishes in the menu ( at least in the English iPad menu) but ask for spicy fried... More 

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Menu at ipad did not have all the translations but do have photos. Food is amazing and we spent around 70 yuan for 2 people (sweet and sour pork, vegetable pickles, rice and beverage). Traditional decoration makes it even more special. Waiters did not speak any English. Note: there is a cat that wanders around and stepped on our table... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Having read the positive reviews on TA, I was keen to check this place out. I shouldn't have. The staff were fine, the location is good and there were a few other tourists in there so it had a nice atmosphere. Minus the American boybands (come on, we're in rural China to experience... china) on repeat over the slightly-too-loud audio... More 

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New York
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3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Stayed here for 1 night , enough to enjoy Pingyao. It's inside the Pingyao walled city and once inside the walled city from where you came from the north side bus stop, golf cart costs about 30 yuan to the guesthouse, it's better to take taxi from Pingyao gaucheng and tell the driver to drop you off in East gate,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Try the Steamed eggplant - a classic. Drinks in the bay windows watching the crowds go by. Friendly and prompt service - free WIFI

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Buenos Aires
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I was traveling trough China for 35 days. I ate a lot of Chinese food in Chinese restaurant. But this is a tourist restaurant. You should pay for tea, rice, etc. In mostly of Chinese restaurant you don't have to pay for that. The food wasn't the best. I ate much better for half price Or less. Es un restaurante... More 

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Dutchie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights, and had almost all our meals in the restaurant. Breakfast is great, lots of choices, fresh juices, nice atmosphere. Lunch/dinner also great. We loved the mountain noodles, but there were so many dishes to choose from and they were all very tasty. Funny detail: you order through an ipad. Not what one would think... More 

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Shanghai, China
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We visited this restaurant based on the TA reviews... unfortunately TA steered us wrong this time. The restaurant very much caters to western tourists, the prices and taste definitely reflected it. We ate nearly the same dishes at another restaurant across the street for half the price.... and the food was better! The food here taste a bit toned down,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Great breakfast but make sure to order the non-drip coffee from their fancy espresso machine. Apple pancakes (actually more like crepes) are very good, especially with some Hershey's chocolate sauce. The large portion of bacon is easily shareable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 73 Ming Qing Street, Pingyao County 031100, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanxi  >  Pingyao County
  • Phone Number: 0354-5680069

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  • Cuisine: Chinese

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