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“Great setting and lovely food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dali Courtyard

Dali Courtyard
Ranked #20 of 10,598 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Yunnan
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Houhai
Malmo, Sweden
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great setting and lovely food”
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Ok”
3 of 5 stars 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.

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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”
3 of 5 stars 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
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great find”
5 of 5 stars 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
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Huntingdon Valley, Pa
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very spicy food from Yunan region”
1 of 5 stars 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
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