We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
About
2015 established, authentic western/fusion/local specialities restaurant with English menu. The staff speaks English, French and Chinese. The Flying Tigers Cafe is a unique place in the old town with a humble atmosphere and exquisite food quality, using mainly local products.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
French, International, Fusion, Yunnan
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Table Service
Reviews (206)
Filter reviews
144 results
Traveler rating
131
9
3
0
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
131
9
3
0
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews chocolate mousse yak burger mushroom ravioli fries salad steak dumplings pizza blue cheese western food french wine very nice place local food warm atmosphere great meal great restaurant english speaking
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ask for a fire and enjoy the best drinks in China. If you are feeling a little sick go get a hot ginger and lemon tea.

Date of visit: September 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very excited to try the yak burger, but unfortunately the restaurant was closed. I hope it's temporary as just a week ago there was a review on trip advisor

Date of visit: August 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed August 8, 2020 via mobile

THE Yak Burger joint... The burgers are really, really good and well worth it, but make sure to make a booking since ALL the tourists will come to this place. The service is very friendly and they will be very accommodating.

Date of visit: August 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed August 8, 2020

Hard to get a table there during busy season, so booking in advance would be recommended. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. Food is nice, burgers are the best in town for sure for sure! Do try yak meat burgers. Italian mushrooms gnocchi (or...tortellini, forgot what they call it on the menu) wasn’t recommended. Too dry, too hard. Service was slow (to be fair it was a full house that night). The reason I said it still has space to be improved was that during the whole stay, we all smell something weird, really smelly and sour. Staff explained that it was from a jar of fermented sour bamboo roots. Anyway, no mater what it is, it really ruined our appetites. All the others clients were complaining as well. Hope do a better management hiding this jar better, further, deeper.....More

Date of visit: August 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed August 7, 2020 via mobile

We had a couple of dinners here on early August 2020 and we ate hamburgers, yak steak, yak minced meet with blue cheese, dumplings and everything was really good, service too. One strong hint: book in advance not only the table but also the food....The first evening (August 6th) we went here at 19:30 but it was not possible to eat hamburgers because they finished the buns. Several other dishes were not available too.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed August 7, 2020 via mobile

Came for a change of pace from Chinese food and really enjoyed the food! Delicious Yak pan fried dumplings are a must try. Good burgers with Yak meat - tried the one with avocado and my husband tried the local bacon one - get the...bacon. French fries were crispy. Good beer and wine selection. Only thing we wanted to try but didn’t was the pizza - on a sign outside but not on the menu. Service in English available so gets busy with expat crowd. On the pricier side for China (approx US $30-35 for 2) but that’s the case for all Western restaurants. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed August 5, 2020

Very very good pizza, amazing starters (Dali goat cheese) and good desserts. Everything with top quality ingredients. Also the staff super nice and helpful, nothing to complain.

Date of visit: August 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed July 19, 2020 via mobile

Very good meal with a lot of choices, the tiramisu highly recommended, amazing! The yack steak with blue cheese is melting on tongue, so tender.

Date of visit: July 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed July 14, 2020 via mobile

This place is so delicious, we ate here twice. Being a vegan and gluten free is massively difficult in China. But this place can do it! Really, really accommodating when I asked them to remove cheese from my salad and add some quinoa. My husband...has the yak avocado burger and he couldn’t stop raving about it. I would strongly suggest this cafe to everyone!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed May 5, 2020 via mobile

As a foreigner living in China since 2011, it’s always a treat to enjoy a good western meal. The blue cheese yak burger I had at Flying Tiger was AMAZING! The atmosphere was super friendly, the environment clean and the decor had a fun, rustic...elegance. What impressed me the most though was the service - the young man who served us was kind, patient, helpful and completely on top of everything! A delightful evening!More

Date of visit: May 2020
Helpful?2  
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Longfengxiang Yage Hotel
39 reviews
.62 miles away
Xianglaihua Hotel
4 reviews
.61 miles away
Phoenix Inn
3 reviews
.61 miles away
Riyuelinka Grand Hotel
5 reviews
.42 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
The Compass
195 reviews
.09 miles away
Tara's Gallery Cafe and Bar
105 reviews
.02 miles away
Three Brother's Cafe
90 reviews
.12 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Guishan Park
221 reviews
.86 miles away
Dukezong Ancient Town
244 reviews
.07 miles away
Natural Bridge of Xianggelila
43 reviews
.86 miles away
Diqing Tibetan Culture Center
5 reviews
.79 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Sabrinasnow
September 4, 2016|
Answer
Response from rmachnics | Reviewed this property |
Very reasonable
-1
Votes
Sabrinasnow
September 4, 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from rmachnics | Reviewed this property |
The cost here is very reasonable, well worth it!
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing