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Papillon Rouge

Yuyuan Street No. 3 | Gucheng District, Lijiang City, Lijiang 674100, China
+86 888 517 1791
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  • Excellent91%
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  • Poor9%
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7 Feb 2016
“Still open or closed down?”
13 Jul 2015
“Wonderful food”
Closed Now
French, European
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Yuyuan Street No. 3 | Gucheng District, Lijiang City, Lijiang 674100, China
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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...More

Thank holidaycoco
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...More

Thank Lee Y
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...More

Thank duvilla
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!...More

Thank cvail10
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...More

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...More

Thank ModernDayMarcoPolo
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...More

Thank Alan Y
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...More

Thank Madame P
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...More

Thank Theo W
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
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Average prices
US$ 15
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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