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Dali Courtyard

#20 of 11,846 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Houhai
Chinese, Asian, Yunnan
As featured in Best Food in Beijing
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67 Xiaojingchang Hutong, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Name/address in local language
+86 10 8404 1430
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Beijing, China
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71 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My friends took us to there back in December and it took us sometime to find this little hidden gem. This place serves Yunnan cuisine, which is a type of Chinese ethnic minority food. Yunnan dishes are quite spicy, and mushrooms are featured for sure. However, this place doesn't has a menu, and they changes the courses every so often... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's no menu: the chef sees what is freshly available at the market and prepares this heavenly 7-course or something meal for you. The food is not just extremely delicious, it is also of incredible good value.

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Thank David J
London, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You pay a fixed amount (around 155RMB) and get what the chef decided to cook of superb Yunnan food. Arrive hungry as the dishes keeps coming and each is cooked to perfection. Service was very good. You need to reserve to make sure you get a table. I recommend that you do not go on a very cold time as... More 

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Thank Arne S
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

I have been going to Dali Courtyard since the week it first opened so many years ago. Although it has become busier and the prices have gone up a bit, it is still a lovely way to experience and enjoy dinner in a traditional hutong setting. The family-style set menu allows you to sample a wide variety of well-prepared Yunnan... More 

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San Francisco, California
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch and really didn't know what to expect but a Beijing friend recommended it. They have a pretty little courtyard that must be lovely in the warmer months. We ordered a bottle of Chilean merlot and then the food just started to arrive. There is no menu to speak of - you get whatever is fresh and... More 

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New York City, New York
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87 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Like many Americans, I was a bit trepidatious about the food I was going to be faced with in China. Not having been raised on scorpion-on-a-stick, starfish-on-a-stick, silkworm-on-a-stick, or really anything-on-a-stick, the horror mounted as I walked through some of the hutong on my first day and looked at the vendors hawking their malevolent culinary wares, taking a break from... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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218 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Although a bit difficult to find, the search for the Dali Courtyard will be rewarding. Tucked into a courtyard off of a busy street, the restaurant offers delicious food in a serene environment. The courtyard is covered in winter and open in the summer. For a meal prepared with pride, be sure to try the Dali Courtyard.

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Thank RichT529
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Loved this cute restaurant. Set menu slightly pricey. I am vegetarian, so had a bit of an issue communicating this (get google translate), and even though my husband said he was non vegetarian, I think they missed out sending us a few dishes that we saw others eating. However, the many dishes we did get were delicious and fresh. Good... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Delicious prix-fixe dinner. The atmosphere is very quaint and the food was absolutely delicius. We arrived at about 7:45 on a Sunday night and were seated immediately.

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271 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Pleasant courtyard dining. Limited tables - booking essential. Also as it is down an alley it would be best to get your hotel to book a taxi for you - not all drivers will want to go there as it is very packed with traffic at night. As there is a set menu it is alittle pit in the way... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Yunnan
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Xiaojingchang Hutong, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighborhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: +86 10 8404 1430

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