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Left bank cafe

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18, Binjiang Road, Guilin, China
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+86 773 288 2259
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Planet Insectia
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414 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate here twice, for lunch and dinner either on the same or on consecutive days.(I forget). We weren't familiar with anything else on offer and this place had the menu in latin script. Lunch was o.k. We ordered familiar food and it was o.k. We returned to the area the same night or the one after... More 

Thank YVRcockroach
Washington, D.C.
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80 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

It's that simple. Staff kept my group of twelve people well-supplied with many varied dishes served Chinese-style on a lazy susan. Seems like a popular place.

Thank Merlin0921
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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165 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Helpful staff and a varied menu with beautiful food make this café a popular place with tourist groups and local people alike. Close to hotels and the pedestrian shopping area, it offers an opportunity to try an assortment of different foods. On request, they also make a good lunch box to take away.

Thank Wiggle59
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Was brought here by our guide, without seeing it's trip advisor rating, she ordered for us, then we saw the rating and we were concerned but we didn't need to be ! The food was great ! Guilin noodles are a must but can be a little fatty and we gd the beef and pork with mushrooms which were very... More 

Thank Heffstar
Denver, Colorado
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279 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We ate dinner here with a group of 4. We tried an assortment of dishes to share including green beans with garlic, lemon chicken, grilled pork and mushrooms, and Guilin fried rice that was prepared with corn and parsley. We especially liked the lemon chicken. Service was prompt. Portions were large. Our tour guide helped us order typical dishes of... More 

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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381 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

This place was recommended by my tour company and is actually off the main pedestrian street near the clock tower pedestrian crossroads. First impressions were good and the interior is very pleasant. However, that facade soon came crashing down when we selected our food. Things did not get off to a good start when we saw a picture in their... More 

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Fiddletown, California
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239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We ate lunch here and really enjoyed the different dishes, and beers from the local regions. Service was good and they spoke decent English. There was plenty to eat. I would go back again.

Thank scvrose
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This was the best dinner we had had so far on our China tour. We were given a large number of a variety of dishes, all very well cooked and extremely tasty. The restaurant itself is well decorated and comfortable and the service excellent. This restaurant also provided us with packed lunches earlier in the day for our River LI... More 

Thank Margaret252
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Ate here twice as part of a tour. Good meals both times. Chinese cuisine, but I think toned down for westerners. Nice views over the busy street.

Thank rama1
Sydney, Australia
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Located in the high traffic central walking street of Guilin, the restaurant promotes its European menu. The restaurant is upstairs and hard to find the entrance, the staff were highly stressed but worked hard, the European food was down right bad. Poor helpings, poorly cooked and expensive. The Chinese cuisine looked good, but we didn't try it. There's lots more... More 

Thank Neil M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18, Binjiang Road, Guilin, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Guangxi  >  Guilin
  • Phone Number: +86 773 288 2259

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