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“Great setting and lovely food”
Review of Dali Courtyard

Dali Courtyard
Ranked #22 of 12,739 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Yunnan
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Houhai
Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

The Trippys before warned me that this place was going to be hard to find but the pin point on the map was actually correct! Doesn't happen that often, unfortunately.
The resaurant had a great set menu with of lovely combination of different Yunnan food. Price: just below Y130 for one person. House wine: Y200. The setting in a beautiful hutong courtyard was probably the best, though.
Chinese people often eat quite early, so if you show up at 21.00, there's usually no problem getting a table.

Thank Tomas E
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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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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.

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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.

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Thank Scott949
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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.

Thank HVmom
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