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Li River Cuisine Restaurant

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No.1 Shanhu North Road, Guilin, China
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Leeds, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful way to see the regional China landscape and these famous mountains. Each turn in the river brings views that you are sure can't be better. The food is more local so go with an open mind. There is also a western style bathroom on the boat. Always welcomed! But you won't want to miss a thing and be sure... More 

Thank Mallphin
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

4 of us "enjoyed" a meal here but ALL of us got food poisoning. The dirty tablecloths should have warned us! It was the chilli sauce we asked for. The waitress said she had made it herself. Such a shame as the food was really good. So sorry, I can't recommend the Congee City.

Thank L S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

English menu with reasonable number of dishes . may are spicy so you can ask fro less spice if you want. we loved the green beans, the baked aubergine, the cauliflower dish . fried rice , the mantou ( bread buns) with minced meat and vegetables. there is another more upmarket version of this restaurant past the Sheraton by the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Our guide suggested this restaurant for lunch while in Guilin. As said by other reviewers, this is a restaurant, not a boat or a cruise. And as other reviewers said, forget English here, you will be on your own... BUT, we had the luck our guide came inside with us, gave a couple of indications to the waiters, and told... More 

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Sollentuna, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We had a nice dinner here and tried many dishes with a group of 22. Gentle and attentive staff. We took a separate room. The food was great. Right outside is the water with lovely illuminated pagodas, walkways and happy people strolling about in the sweet evening air. Take a walk here after dinner!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I find it surprising that so many reviews here on TA erroneously are of the LI RIVER CRUISE! I believe that the Li River Cruise reviews should be posted not to this RESTAURANT but to the ATTRACTION: Li River East of Guangxi Zhuang, China. I would call the attraction the "Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo". Are reviewers confusing... More 

Thank Paul C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The unusual beauty of the landscape was mesmerizing. The Yangtze River is so masculine and rugged but this river is the opposite.

Thank Roni M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The views from the boats cruising down the Li river are amazing. Very much like Ha long bay in Vietnam ( not far in distance away). Half the top level on the boat we were on was "bought" by a group of wealthy Chinese who had the crew bring there tables and chairs on deck - which caused all sorts... More 

Thank Chermark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The beauty of the river and the insight to the fishing villages were remarkable. We loved the views of the mountains.

Thank jpreichert
Wiesbaden, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a great way to see the countryside, mountains, and river. The scenery is absolutely stunning and you will even get to see the inspiration for the 20RMB note. The lunch buffet is lacking so pack it on at breakfast. They will offer you drinks, souvenirs, etc. but will not pressure you into buying anything. It’s pretty crowded with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.1 Shanhu North Road, Guilin, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Guangxi  >  Guilin
  • Phone Number: 0773-2822881 
Opposite the Waterfall hotel beside the lake. Formerly named Congee City. More rustic than slick but the food's ok and the nplace is open 'til late, which is unusual especially in this part of Guilin. It'sa useful address, I think. DW

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