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Village road, Yangshuo County, China
+86 134 5736 5411
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  • Very good3%
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Chinese, European, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Village road, Yangshuo County, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cathy, the owner and chef, is incredibly friendly and accommodating. We had a fantastic lunch in this scenically-located, charming café, tasting delicious and unique food such as the fried dumplings (unlike any we had eaten in China) and an unusual nutty rice pancake (pictured) that...More

Thank Melly_C46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I stopped here for dinner and the experience was great. We tried a selection of the special traditional dishes and the dumplings. The food was fantastic and so fresh. The lovely owner also let us charge our scooters at her restaurant which...More

Thank 709chelseaf
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Found this restaurant by chance and it was an amazing experience. Cathy, the owner is really nice and welcoming. It was a bit late to lunch so we were the only customers in the restaurant, the kitchen is right next to where we were sitting...More

Thank HugoRaposo
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

This little place at the side of the road has amazing food! Especially the chuang shang ba, a local speciality and the dumplings are exceptional. Also nice: english menu. The english speaking owner is a wonderful, vibrant lady who can tell you loads about the...More

Thank chrissievanh
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Stopped by here for a drink while biking in Yangshuo country side. The owner made us some super delicious all freshly squeezed juices and was super friendly as well.

1  Thank Tiina J
Reviewed 4 October 2017

My husband and I had dinner at Explorer on our last day in Yangshuo and we wished we had found that place earlier. We wanted to try local dishes and the owner was kind enough to help us with the menu and cook to make...More

1  Thank MarcoSempreInViaggio
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

When we went the restaurant was already close, but she was very kind and open only for us and prepare a very good meal. She is a very kind person. I fully recommend this place.

1  Thank JoaoJDomingues
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We first heard about Cathy`s restaurant via TripAdvisor and it was something we were definetly going to try. Best decision ever! Cathy is a total sweetheart and her food is out of this world. We also booked cooking classes with her. She took us to...More

2  Thank letiiciasouzasantos
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped there randomly and this was the best decision of our stay in Yangshuo. We met Cathy who owns the place. The KINDLIEST Chinese woman ever !! She loves to share about Chinese culture and to invite her guest to share tea with her...More

1  Thank astridlq
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We planned this stop at the end of our hike. The owner was very excited to invite us in, and stayed excited when we left. We had two local dishes, one was the pumpkin flower (filled with egg and corn) and the other was chuang...More

Thank Sjakie S
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 8
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Village road, Yangshuo County, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Guangxi  >  Yangshuo County
  • Phone Number: +86 134 5736 5411
Explorer is a little cafe/restaurant where you can enjoy Chinese tea and local dishes. It is possible to have a traditional Chinese tea ceremony. In the little souvenir shop you can buy tea sets and handmade Chinese knotting works. You can join a Chinese knotting workshop and learn more about the Chinese culture. A place to relax and get a taste of China.
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