Lijiang Restaurants

Most of local and Regional Restaurants and Cafes are available along Jishan Lane, Mishi Lane and the Sifang Street marketplace in Dayan old town. There are some well-known restaurants as the following:

Lijiang Baba
The main material of this food is wheat flour and oil. It is a stodgy deep-fried flour patty stuffed with meat or vegetables. There are two types: salty and sweet, but both round in shape. Not only in new city but also in the Old Down this Baba is on sale in every snack bar.

Shanchuan Ham
It's produced in Shanchuan Basin of Yongshen County. There, because of special cooking skills, materials and weather, ham can be kept well for several years.

Tuotuo Pork
It is pieces of big pig's meat. While eating, just hold one piece in hand without any utensils. This Tuotuo pork is the favorite of Yi people.

Su Lima
It is a sweet and sour soft drink of low alcohol. It is light yellow and very nutritious. In Lijiang only Muosuo and Pumi people make it and call it Su Lima, which now is so popular for every one in Lijiang Prefecture.

Chicken-Pen Jelly
It has a distinct gray-color, but it's quite delicious and a very popular food in Lijiang area.

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Mama Fu's Restaurant
Add: #76 Mishi Lane, Xinyi St. Lijiang
Tel: 5122285
Description: Being the first western restaurant in Lijiang, it features the cuisine with the ingredients of rare Chinese herbs.
Type of Cuisine: Local Cuisine
Opening Hours: 9:00am-12: 30am.
Average Spending: $$-$$$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese, English
Language Spoken: Mandarin, English

Naxi Cuisine Culture Center
Add: M. Fuhui Rd. Lijiang
Tel: 5182870
Description: This is the only restaurant in Lijiang providing dinning and dance & music performance together. It offers authentic Naxi dishes.
Type of Cuisine: Local Cuisine
Opening Hours: 9:00am-10pm.
Average Spending: $$-$$$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese, English
Language Spoken: Mandarin, English

Huahua Shen Restaurant
Add: Fuhui Rd. Dayan town, Lijiang
Tel: 5124269
Description: Being one of the most famous restaurants in Lijiang, it features Naxi cuisine.
Type of Cuisine: Local Cuisine
Opening Hours: 9am-10:00pm.
Average Spending: $$$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese, English
Language Spoken: Mandarin, English

Big Stone Bridge Restaurant
Add: on Xin Dajie, next to Xinhua Bookstore
Description: Locals flock here for the hotpot and rice noodle soup.
Type of Cuisine: Local Cuisine
Opening Hours: 7:00am-10:00pm.
Average Spending: $$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese, English
Language Spoken: Mandarin, English

Yuyuan Restaurant
Add: Fuhui Rd. Lijiang
Tel: 5182436
Description: It specializes in Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine.
Type of Cuisine: Chinese Cuisine
Opening Hours: 9:00am-10pm.
Average Spending: $$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted.
Menu: Chinese, English
Language Spoken: Mandarin, English

Xinju Restaurant
Add: Yuhe Village. Lijiang
Tel: 5121535
Description: It offers the authentic Bai dishes.
Type of Cuisine: Local Cuisine
Opening Hours: 9:00am-10pm.
Average Spending: $$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted.
Menu: Chinese, English
Language Spoken: Mandarin, English

Blue Page Vegetarian Restaurant
Add: #69 Mishi Xiang down the street from First Bend Inn, toward Market Square
Description: It is a vegetarian restaurant with friendly, English-speaking staff and Internet access. It provides both western and Chinese dishes. Try the Chinese vegetable burger or the cheese burrito.
Type of Cuisine: International Cuisine
Opening Hours: 8:00am-midnight.
Average Spending: $$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese, English
Language Spoken: Mandarin, English

Haji Beef Restaurant
Add: Shangri-La Road, Lijiang
Tel: 5124631
Description: With the history more than 80 years, it boasts the most distinct Moslem restaurant in Lijiang.
Type of Cuisine: Muslim Cuisine
Opening Hours: 8am-10:00pm.
Average Spending: $$-$$$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese
Language Spoken: Mandarin

Naxi Pavilion
Add: Sifang St., Dayan town, Lijiang
Tel: 5124841
Description: It provides both Naxi dishes and western food.
Type of Cuisine: Local Cuisine
Opening Hours: 8am-10:00pm.
Average Spending: $$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese, English
Language Spoken: Mandarin, English

Xuelou Restaurant
Add: #50 Jishan Lane, Xinyi St., Dayan town, Lijiang
Tel: 5123200
Description: It boasts one of the best western restaurants in Lijiang.
Type of Cuisine: Western Cuisine
Opening Hours: 9am-10:00pm.
Average Spending: $$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese, English
Language Spoken: Mandarin, English

Well bistro
Add: Sifang Street (Square Street), Dayan town, Lijiang
Description: It provides pasta, apple cake and chocolate brownies.
Type of Cuisine: Western Cuisine
Opening Hours: 8:00am-10:00pm
Average Spending: $$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese, English
Language Spoken: Mandarin, English

Sakura Cafe
Add: Minzhu Rd. Market Square, Lijiang
Description: Run by an amiable Lijiang resident and his Korean wife, it provides great Korean food, apple pie, and Naxi food.
Type of Cuisine: International Cuisine
Opening Hours: 7:00am-midnight
Average Spending: $$$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese, English
Language Spoken: Mandarin, English