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Blue Gecko Cafe

No.3 Hong Long Jing | 50m down from the Honglongjing Gate, Dali 671003, China
+86 189 8720 9662
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“waffles” (8 reviews)
“burger” (10 reviews)
“pumpkin soup” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, International, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
No.3 Hong Long Jing | 50m down from the Honglongjing Gate, Dali 671003, China
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

It took us a while to locate the Blue Gecko, but we were so glad to have found it! Located in a quiet part of the old town, the food was fresh and very tasty. We spoke to the English owner of the restaurant, who...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank Julie D
Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

Great food option in Dali after having some bad experiences this restored our faith and is certainly a trustworthy place to eat in Dali. The food is fresh and hot. The coffee was great. We'll be going back here.

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank Gemma G
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

When I came today I had an impression the girl who worked there was unhappy and prefer to rest and have no guests. I felt not welcomed.There were no clients in the restaurant exept me all time. Food was ok, pizza is eatable, better then...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank ksyusha_du
tracyasia, Owner at Blue Gecko Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2017

Hi, I apologise that our staff did not meet your expectations. We have considered your review and we are in the process of conduction more staff training to try to ensure this does not happen again. If you are ever in Dali again, please come...More

Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

What an amazing place to sit and relax, I could've stayed all day. Service was very friendly and they have an extensive menu. I tried a couple of Chinese dishes which were good, but not amazing. If I return, I'll try the other items recommended...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank travelingteacher28
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

After two hours we finally had our food and drinks. It tasted great but after such a long wait we weren't enthousiastic anymore. The bill took a long time as well and had mistakes. I recommend going if you have time. It is a great...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Leoni V
tracyasia, Owner at Blue Gecko Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Really sorry for your long wait. This is quite unusual as I believe you were there the night we had two other groups all walk in, and all order at the same time. I spoke to my staff and they were confused as one group...More

Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

As soon as I saw that on the menu, I was sold and my 'European' crepe was absolutely delicious. My two friends had a burger and curry respectively and were equally impressed. They have a very good selection of non-Chinese food on the menu and...More

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank TheOExpress
tracyasia, Owner at Blue Gecko Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Thanks so much for your review!

Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

At 48元 I was worried the chicken enchilada was a bit more expensive than other places, and would be small and unsatisfying. But it was huge and super-filling and delicious. Could easily split it between two. Also this place is on a lovely little road...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank EatBananas
tracyasia, Owner at Blue Gecko Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Thanks for coming, giving us a review and recommending others come too!

Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

Solid food options for those looking for a mix of American/Chinese. Only complaint is that service was very slow. My guess is that they were under-manned. It was a slow time of day for them it seemed.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Sid K
tracyasia, Owner at Blue Gecko Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2017

Hi, thank you for your review and I apologize for the slow service. It is always helpful to know how we can improve. Is it possible to tell me roughly the day and time you were at Blue Gecko?

Reviewed July 10, 2017

I've been in Dali for about a week, kind of just bumming around cafes in oldtown while I work. I really like the Blue Gecko's atmosphere -- it's quiet, bright, airy, with good soothing music and you can hear the river/fountain thing that runs through...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank behanmk
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

I really like this cafe for the fact that it's not busy unlike those in Renmin Lu. Some of the other cafes although serves good coffee but is either noisy, rowdy even, packed with tourists or just have people smoking all the time. This cafe...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank Rachel_sunny
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December 24, 2015|
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Response from hen l | Reviewed this property |
Can you find bar street? its at the top across from dali cat
Kate B
June 21, 2015|
Response from tracyasia | Property representative |
Hi Kate, sorry about that! I have just updated the tripadvisor map and added a little to our address to help make it more clear (it takes a day or two to change on the site). We are about 50m down from the Hong Long Jing... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.3 Hong Long Jing | 50m down from the Honglongjing Gate, Dali 671003, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Dali
  • Phone Number: +86 189 8720 9662
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Blue Gecko has new operating hours! We are now open three days a week with a new wood-fire pizza oven. Come enjoy sitting in our garden and try our fabulous pizza each Monday, Friday and Saturday. If you have a group and want us to open for an event, call us to prearrange the time and we will open just for you!
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