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Dali Courtyard

#19 of 11,837 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Chinese, Asian, Yunnan
As featured in Best Food in Beijing
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67 Xiaojingchang Hutong, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Name/address in local language
+86 10 8404 1430
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I have been going to Dali Courtyard since the week it first opened so many years ago. Although it has become busier and the prices have gone up a bit, it is still a lovely way to experience and enjoy dinner in a traditional hutong setting. The family-style set menu allows you to sample a wide variety of well-prepared Yunnan... More 

Thank MEMworldwide
San Francisco, California
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch and really didn't know what to expect but a Beijing friend recommended it. They have a pretty little courtyard that must be lovely in the warmer months. We ordered a bottle of Chilean merlot and then the food just started to arrive. There is no menu to speak of - you get whatever is fresh and... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Like many Americans, I was a bit trepidatious about the food I was going to be faced with in China. Not having been raised on scorpion-on-a-stick, starfish-on-a-stick, silkworm-on-a-stick, or really anything-on-a-stick, the horror mounted as I walked through some of the hutong on my first day and looked at the vendors hawking their malevolent culinary wares, taking a break from... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Although a bit difficult to find, the search for the Dali Courtyard will be rewarding. Tucked into a courtyard off of a busy street, the restaurant offers delicious food in a serene environment. The courtyard is covered in winter and open in the summer. For a meal prepared with pride, be sure to try the Dali Courtyard.

Thank RichT529
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Loved this cute restaurant. Set menu slightly pricey. I am vegetarian, so had a bit of an issue communicating this (get google translate), and even though my husband said he was non vegetarian, I think they missed out sending us a few dishes that we saw others eating. However, the many dishes we did get were delicious and fresh. Good... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Delicious prix-fixe dinner. The atmosphere is very quaint and the food was absolutely delicius. We arrived at about 7:45 on a Sunday night and were seated immediately.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Pleasant courtyard dining. Limited tables - booking essential. Also as it is down an alley it would be best to get your hotel to book a taxi for you - not all drivers will want to go there as it is very packed with traffic at night. As there is a set menu it is alittle pit in the way... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Getting there is not for the faint of heart - twists and turns in backstreets that will make you wish you left a trail of bread crumbs. I thought I was lost, so I walked into what looked like a private home's kitchen to ask for directions - only to find out that was the entrance to the restaurant! Walking... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This was the first restaurant we went to Beijing after completing our 18 day Moscow to Beijing Silk Road train tour. Although a couple we were part of group of about 32 fellow travellers. Without someone knowledgeable I strongly suspect this would be a difficult restaurant to find, its down a small alley and then has a small fairly nondescript... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

read prior reviews and was enthused to visit however this restaurant is very over rated the first clue ... all the patrons were western/Caucasian the next clue... took 12 minutes to get the waiters attention the final clue... 150 Yuan for 4 bland dishes would NOT recommend GO to where the locals eat.... many choices within 300 meters

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Yunnan
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Xiaojingchang Hutong, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighbourhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: +86 10 8404 1430

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?