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Reviewed February 24, 2021

Charming people and wonderful service. We did not order from a menu but were brought a succession of absolutely delectable dishes, until we could eat no more. A memorable experience.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 27, 2020

Loved the place. Located in a narrow side lane with a very mystique feel to it. Loved the setting and the best thing is that it has a seven course set meal but you can let the chef know your likes and dislikes. They do...create things to your liking... loved the place and worth a visit.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed December 14, 2019 via mobile

Fixed menu. The food was very tasty & delicious. Great place to stop at if you’re vegetarian. Ambiance is fantastic as well as the wine.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed September 23, 2019 via mobile

This place has been recommended by our local tour guide. She ordered a surprise menue fir 8 people and everybody was excited about quality, taste and presentation of the various dishes. From fish to spicy chicken, tofu dish, local mushrooms, yummy vegetables simply everything was...of outstanding taste. I highly recommend this nice treasure which is not easy to find. Because of the courtyard we calked it „ Grotto di Chinese“👍More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 11, 2019 via mobile

Thanks for a great meal served with a smile. This was a great experience and the food tasted superb. We must have had 10 different courses, it seems like they just came with a new dish continuously. There is no menu the chef prepares local...dishes based upon what they can get of fresh products that day. Will come backMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

Dali Courtyard was recommended by friends who had lived in Beijing as well as the Concierge at the Hotel as a restaurant to combine with a visit to the Hutongs in the area... This was well worth the effort. There were other tourists and we...all had a v.nice evening. Food was plenty and good even for families. Service was just fine and even helped us get a taxi later.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

Our Beijing friends brought us to this upscale Hutong restaurant and quickly began a barrage of great appetizers and dishes. Among 6 of us we had a complementary assortment of 15 different dishes that were each prepared with fresh ingredients. The dishes were each on...its own unique and beautifully presented. Some of our favorites included the eggplant, mushrooms, noodles and vegetables. Even for people that do not get excited about veggies, these were amazing. Most spectacular were the shrimp with shells that you could eat whole and ery tender and tasty. However the best dish was the fish. Not sure what they did to season it, but it was unique and melt-in-your-mouth tender. The courtyard being such a peaceful place, we decided to stay longer and order after dinner drinks. Not knowing what to expect I ordered a Chinese liquor in a fancy bottle. Quite tasty and a great closing to one of the best meals I have ever had. Beijing is certainly becoming a city of international level chefs and this is one great example in a unique setting. Definitely would return on a future visit and highly recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2019 via mobile

Went here upon recommendation from a friend living in Beijing. We were blown away. They took down any allergies and brought multiple dishes for us to try. The mushrooms were the best I’ve ever had, and each dish (whole fish, spicy pork, marinated steak, etc)...had a twist on it that made it an entirely unique experience. By far the best meal we had in Beijing, including one that cost ten times what this did. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

The courtyard is nice and quite, a typical hutong. Food is delicious but the fixed menu is unreasonably expensive (160 RMB per person, excluded beverage). I would expect a better price considering that I can’t choose from the menu... but the food is good and...more than enough, including salad, fish, vegetables.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 24, 2019 via mobile

A nice 7 course meal (decided by the chef/owner) brings you the best of the local flavour inside an elegant eatery in a Hutong. Reasonably priced for the value you get and an absolute must if you are on a culture explore trip to Beijing....Awesome food and tasted with an elegant environment.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

Plus point: the atmosphere in this courtyard restaurant is really nice and they did an excellent job in creating a “traditional” Chinese ambience. Unfortunately, it’s a restaurant and the food and service weren’t convincing. We were three people, and were told that there’s no menu....Instead set menu with tiny portions, even seasonal veggies such as broccoli came in minuscule plates to share among three adults. Not all dishes are served when you are a group of three (4+ groups get the full menu), yet the price is the same per person. Only after complaining to the waitress that a Yunnan dinner without their grilled cheese is not ok, were we served three thin slices of cheese (one each). The other dishes were tiny as well but tasted ok, unfortunately not so much Yunnan style when key dishes are reserved for group of 4+ people. Smoking is allowed, which for non-smokers ruins the appetite and which despite being an open air courtyard still isn’t acceptable. Bad wine (supposedly dry white wine, which turned out to be sweet. Asked to try the wine first, and were handed a sip to taste first, but were then told that once a bottle is opened we have to buy it no matter what). Patrons were 95% western/Caucasian, hence not so much a “local” experience rather than a tourist spot. Extremely overpriced, won’t go again, unfortunately can’t recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

You get for a fixed menu 4 dishes of okay quality for super high price. No relation to Yunnan food, except for the Cheese. However they did not wanted to give us the cheese since we were only 3 ppl... but 4 people get it......Service is super slow. Only reason for one point is the nice location though.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

Superb cooking. Endless plates each delicious. Quite spicy but intricate flavours. Wonderful ambience in out of the way courtyard. A real treat

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 14, 2019

tough to find this place. DIDI driver did drop us on main road and then we had to ask folks in store to find out where this place was. It is about less than 50 meter from main road, don't hesitate to ask local folks....nice food, glad we didn't have to decide on menu since they have set menu with delicious food. Nice atmosphere to sit around and relax. take a jacket if it gets cold sitting in courtyard. have funMore

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed May 2, 2019

Firstly know there is no menu. You sit and they bring out course after course of delicious food. Expect around 6-8 plates of food. Our menu included beef spring rolls, fried goats cheese, fish, tomato braised tofu and various other things. Everything we ate was...awesome. We went with someone who is usually quite a picky eater, and even he loved everything. The courtyard setting is beautiful, but a little noisy. There are rooms off the courtyard to dine in that are quieter. Make a booking! We showed up at just the right time and were extremely lucky to get a table. There was a long line waiting when we left. One of the best meals we ate in Beijing. The food is a set price, around $160 yuan each (about $30-35 AUD) excluding drinks.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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GoodOldSpades
July 11, 2018|
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Response from perfectstranger1962 | Reviewed this property |
You can sit inside. I visited in May - it was lovely sitting in the courtyard!! Perhaps it will be much hotter now. Maybe your hotel can advise you better.
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sxstraveller
October 7, 2016|
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Response from Jojofufu | Reviewed this property |
It's should not be too cold. They have something to keep you warm though
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August 18, 2016|
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Response from Handemonium | Reviewed this property |
They do and you don't have to book.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5