Dali Courtyard

Address: 67 Xiaojingchang Hutong, Gulou East Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
Telephone: +86 10 8404 1430

- Mid-range

4.5

Fresh and fragrant southwest Chinese cuisine in a picturesque garden setting.

Dali Courtyard’s appealing garden setting, fragrant southwest Chinese cuisine and hassle-free set menus have made it a perennial tourist favourite over the years. I’ve taken friends and family here on more than one occasion and some still remember it as the best dining experience of their trip.

Food and drink
4.4
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Service
4.3
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Food and drink
4.4
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Value for money
4
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Ambience
4.7
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Location
4.2
90%

Food and drink

The dishes here hail from Yunnan Province in China’s southwest. The area’s geographical and cultural proximity to Southeast Asia equates to liberal use of fresh mint, lime and sour flavors - a pleasant change from the gutsier, oilier cooking favored by Beijing palates. A fixed set menu means a changing line-up of around six to eight dishes per visit, but regional specialties like stir-fried pine mushrooms and delicious pan-fried goat’s cheese usually play at least a supporting role.

Ambience

Relaxed and romantic – diners can choose to sit al fresco in the courtyard garden or in one of the ethnically-decorated rooms surrounding it.

Service

Friendly, unhurried service sets a relaxed pace to the meal.

Location

Tucked away in an alleyway just north of Gulou East Street. Convenient if you’re visiting the hutong neighbourhoods around Nanluogu Xiang and the Drum and Bell Towers.

Price advice

Set menus start at about 120 RMB, and the wine list carries local and European bottles starting from 150 RMB.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • First-time travellers
  • Honeymooners
  • Relaxation
  • Chilling out

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