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Left bank cafe

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18, Binjiang Road, Guilin, China
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+86 773 288 2259
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Washington, D.C.
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80 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's that simple. Staff kept my group of twelve people well-supplied with many varied dishes served Chinese-style on a lazy susan. Seems like a popular place.

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Thank Merlin0921
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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165 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Helpful staff and a varied menu with beautiful food make this café a popular place with tourist groups and local people alike. Close to hotels and the pedestrian shopping area, it offers an opportunity to try an assortment of different foods. On request, they also make a good lunch box to take away.

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Thank Wiggle59
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Was brought here by our guide, without seeing it's trip advisor rating, she ordered for us, then we saw the rating and we were concerned but we didn't need to be ! The food was great ! Guilin noodles are a must but can be a little fatty and we gd the beef and pork with mushrooms which were very... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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279 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

We ate dinner here with a group of 4. We tried an assortment of dishes to share including green beans with garlic, lemon chicken, grilled pork and mushrooms, and Guilin fried rice that was prepared with corn and parsley. We especially liked the lemon chicken. Service was prompt. Portions were large. Our tour guide helped us order typical dishes of... More 

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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378 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

This place was recommended by my tour company and is actually off the main pedestrian street near the clock tower pedestrian crossroads. First impressions were good and the interior is very pleasant. However, that facade soon came crashing down when we selected our food. Things did not get off to a good start when we saw a picture in their... More 

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Fiddletown, California
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571 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

We ate lunch here and really enjoyed the different dishes, and beers from the local regions. Service was good and they spoke decent English. There was plenty to eat. I would go back again.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

This was the best dinner we had had so far on our China tour. We were given a large number of a variety of dishes, all very well cooked and extremely tasty. The restaurant itself is well decorated and comfortable and the service excellent. This restaurant also provided us with packed lunches earlier in the day for our River LI... More 

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Thank Margaret252
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457 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

Ate here twice as part of a tour. Good meals both times. Chinese cuisine, but I think toned down for westerners. Nice views over the busy street.

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Sydney, Australia
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151 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

Located in the high traffic central walking street of Guilin, the restaurant promotes its European menu. The restaurant is upstairs and hard to find the entrance, the staff were highly stressed but worked hard, the European food was down right bad. Poor helpings, poorly cooked and expensive. The Chinese cuisine looked good, but we didn't try it. There's lots more... More 

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Le Vesinet, France
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

Centrally located restaurant above the Main Street. English menus available and staff speak some English. God choice of standard, and more exotic, Chines food, served efficiently and well. A good option if you're trying to avoid being served mountain frog again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Chinese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18, Binjiang Road, Guilin, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Guangxi  >  Guilin
  • Phone Number: +86 773 288 2259

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?