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Review of Dali Courtyard

Dali Courtyard
Ranked #22 of 12,645 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Yunnan
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Houhai
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

There is one menu only. Food is nice, though a little spicy. Atmosphere is nice. Lots of non natives. Unfortunate. Notice: easy to find if ypu use map. Rest OK.

Thank Nico S
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Istanbul, Turkey
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice courtyard but bad service”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

The food was good but I thought the restaurant suffered from fame. I was not even given any explanations on what kind of set menu options I had and I ended up being charged for a menu, which was pricier than what I was originally told of. The waiters basically throw the food at your table and just say the name of the food in Chinese even without looking at your face. It is an expensive restaurant for China standards and I was not too happy with the overall treatment. The only nice part was to be able to sit in a nice courtyard.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank BurcuBasar
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great find”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

This restaurant is a real gem. We are foodies and this place really gets it. Yunnan cuisine done beautifully. The menu is prix fixe. We had seven courses. Mostly vegetarian, but with a whole deep fried fish. It's hard to find but well worth the trouble. It's definitely not fancy, but it's totally charming.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Scott949
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Huntingdon Valley, Pa
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very spicy food from Yunan region”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

The location is in a courtyard and very difficult to locate without a guide. We were in a group of 11 some of whom live in Beijing and loved the food. My husband and I found it too spicy to enjoy. For 11, the cost was just over $500US. The service was good, but no explanation was given of what the various dishes were. Again, the guests who lived in Bejing were very happy with the restaurant.

Visited May 2013
Thank HVmom
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great experience!”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

We were on a budget trip (Eating mostly in absolutely non fancy places), but we decided to go for something special on our last night in Beijing. Great idea!

Try to make a reservation because it can be crowded (we did and it happened that the day we went was not full) and enjoy. You don't have to worry about what to order because they give you what the cook decides to do on that day, dishes keep coming and one better than the other. Perfectly served, with kind and friendly service.

The ambient is relaxed and it can be romantic (At least when its not too crowded), and its not expensive considering what you get.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Aucanc
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