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Papillon Rouge

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Yuyuan Street No. 3 | Gucheng District, Lijiang City, Lijiang 674100, China
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+86 888 517 1791
08:30 - 22:00
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Showing 17: English reviews
Chengdu, China
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115 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

We found it quite easily but the question was, is it still open? My guess if it looks closed, it probably is. Every other Western place was open... There were some widows and we looked through it. Place didn't seem to be ready for business any day soon! It was outside lijiang ancient town, so don't bother. Because you'll just... More 

Thank holidaycoco
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

The place does not look it but the food is wonderful. Alex does a great job making every one in our party happy. Salad and soup were superb. Meat and pasta out of this world. Sweets are most nice. Do make reservation as I have seen the door locked in a few night during my 10 days stay there.

Thank Lee Y
Cannes, France
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112 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Do not be put off by the rather simple decor. The food is top notch. prepared from scratch by a very experienced french chef. Great western food is rare in Lijiang so do not hesitate. The chef/owner worked in 5 stars hotels ( Cartlon in Cannes, Hyde Park in London) before morning to Bejing where he cooked meals for western... More 

Thank duvilla
Kuala Lumpur
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

Incredibly delicious french food made to order, like having our own personal chef! After a leisurely discussion with the chef Alexandre regarding dietary restrictions, preferences, and recommendations, we were left alone for a good 45 minutes with bread and butter. But it was worth it! The salmon with morel sauce was the best. The chef managed to work around my... More 

Thank cvail10
Hanoi, Vietnam
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

If you're craving good, clean-tasting bread, by all pay a visit! For a good, long lunch or dinner: A great place for 'slow food'. Chef Alexandre does the cooking himself (except for the bread and biscuits) when he's in, and he's often there. Impeccable hygiene is not the least of the restaurant's merits! Bravo!!!

On the move
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69 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

I am so pleased to see that Alex, the owner is back in Lijiang once more, and serving the best French food in Yunnan. If you have not been to Papillon Rouge before then you are in for a treat. The eclectic décor includes his PLA-red classic Changjiang 750 motorbike and side-car, which he rode nearly 5000 km from Beijing... More 

Thank ModernDayMarcoPolo
Shanghai, China
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

Wanting something special for our anniversary meal, we were recommended this French restaurant in Ljiang using local produce and the chef Alex put together a great meal for us, with fresh garden produce, local ham and mushrooms. Liked the bread too (I think he supplies N Kitchen). If you have to spurge one time in romantic Lijiang, this is the... More 

Thank Alan Y
Antwerp, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

I had a wonderful dinner at Papillon Rouge, the chef Alex really know's what he does in he's kitchen, I didn't have a nice meal as this for ages as I was traveling in Asia for a while! Too bad I had to leave so soon, cause I've heard that he's pastries and coffee is delicious as well. All off... More 

Thank Madame P
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2013

I read every review of Papillon Rouge on Trip Advisor before deciding on a restaurant to spend an evening here and based on the feedback was really looking forward to having a nice dinner here. However, my experience seemed completely opposite to what other reviewers have found -- not sure if it's because it was just an off-night or maybe... More 

Thank Theo W
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

Our family enjoyed a lovely meal prepared by Alex in pleasant settings in his restaurant which overlooks the old town. Definately worth it.

Thank karen_butler69

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15
French, European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yuyuan Street No. 3 | Gucheng District, Lijiang City, Lijiang 674100, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Lijiang
  • Phone Number: +86 888 517 1791

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