We were at Jiuzhaigou for 2 nights. The 1st night we rushed to Zangmi show and when we came back at about 9p.m., most restaurants in the immediate surrounding of our hostel had closed. So we had our instant noodles. The following night, we managed to find Abuluzi.
The address of Abuluzi on Lonely Planet website was completely wrong.
As matter of fact, there's no address in JiuZhaiGou, said the only receptionist who could speak English in our hostel, just showed the name to locals or taxis, they would show the direction.
The restaurant was closer to our hostel than we had thought. We walked past it on the way back to our hostel from the park but did not spot it as it was on the 2nd floor.
The people there were very friendly and nice, especially Kelly (we didn't get her Chinese name), ZhuoMa's younger sister, and we could tell from the facial features that all the waiters and waitresses there were Tibetan.
My sister really enjoyed the food there, much better than the "famous" Sichuan food in 2 well-known restaurants in Chengdu later.
That was my first time having Tibetan food. I found all were fresh and delicious though not to the point of being very impressive.
All patrons before leaving were given a white scarf printed with Tibetan symbols as complimentary. The scarf looked very nice and I wore it the next day sightseeing Chengdu. But the prints on the scarves were so cheap that when I washed mine at home after the trip, the prints were nearly entirely gone.
The restaurant was well-decorated in Tibetan theme. Very pretty. All the waiter and waitresses were well dressed in pretty Tibetan traditional costumes.
They had a small stage for patrons to sing or for them to sing to entertain patrons.
I forgot how much we paid for dinner, but I didn't feel it was exorbitant.
Probably only one complaint was the smokes. Cigarette smokes from nearby table as well as smokes from cooking. My eyes were very sensitive to smokes. My nose might not have even smelled it but my eyes could feel it instantly.
I wish on the Zangmi night, we could have had dinner there as well to try more Tibetan food.
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