Food & Cuisine in Lijiang

Chinese Top

Blue Papaya
Address: 70 Xinyi Jie, Lijiang Old Town
Phone number: + 86 (0888) 5126635

Excellent service and creative food amount to an enjoyable meal out.

Chinese, Western Top

Address: Mishi Xiang, Lijiang Old Town
Phone number: + 86 (0888) 5187605

Delicious traditional Naxi hotpot available from friendly English speaking owner. Enjoy the Lijiang charm in the Mishi Restaurant courtyard or second floor banquet rooms.

Petit Lijiang Bookcafe
Address: 50 Chongren Lane, Qiyi Str. Old Town Lijiang
Phone number: + 86 (0888) 5111255

This quaint café nestled in Chongren Xiang dishes out excellent food. The owners are also happy to dish out sound travel advice, free internet and of course access to their well-stocked book store.

Prague Cafe
Address: 18 Mishi Xiang

Prague Café has a loyal following in Lijiang and Kunming. The Lijiang chapter has a great vantage opposite the Big Stone Bridge underneath overhanging trees and a small babbling canal. Perfect for breakfast especially if you have just arrived off a night bus from Kunming.

Ma Ma Fu's
Address: Mishi Xiang

Enjoy some the Chinese fare at Ma Ma Fu's as your day murmurs past beside a babbling canal and a patch of charming red lanterns.

Guanfang Hotel Rooftop Revolving Restaurant
Address: Shangri-La Lu, Lijiang New Town
Phone number: + 86 (0888) 5188888

Within the Guanfang Hotel the revolving restaurant provides splendid views of Lijiang Old Town and Snow Mountain. It's a great place to relax after fighting the crowds in Lijiang Old Town.

Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Western Top

Sakura Cafe
Address: Xinhua Jie, Ljiiang Old Town

Sakura Café doubles as a restaurant and bar; hence, it gets rowdy of an evening during, and after, the nightly stand-off between Sakura staff and staff from the restaurant across the Yu River. It has a huge menu offering Chinese, Japanese, Western food, and some great drinks.

Chinese, Italian, Western Top

Water Nymph Bar & Restaurant
Address: 21 Bai Sui Fang, Xin Yi Jie, Lijiang Old Town
Phone number: + 86 (0888) 5101550

Nestled amongst atmospheric red lanterns and waterways the Water Nymph always seems jam packed, maybe because of the live music. Chinese, Italian and Western fare available.

Naxi Top

Hua Hua Shen Restaurant
Address: Fuhui Road, the New District, Lijiang City

This popular restaurant serves Naxi fare.

Chinese, Western, Tibetan Top

Lamu's House of Tibet
Address: Xinyi Jie, 56 Jishan Xiang, Lijiang Old Town
Phone number: + 86 13987049750

Tucked away from the action of Xinhua Jie, Lamu's House of Tibet has a vast menu and mammoth desserts.

Chinese, French Top

Don Papa
Address: 3 Jishanxiang, Xinyi Street, Lijiang Old Town. Near the main entrance to the Old Town
Phone number: + 86 (0888) 5183967

Delicious French and Chinese on offer. Languages spoken are French, Chinese and English.

Tea Top

Hikers Cafe
Address: Head west out of the Old Market Square up a steep hill. Hikers CafĂ© will be on your left after about 50m.

The Hikers Café is essentially a tourist base for intrepid travellers seeking information and maps of hiking trails in the region. If you can find it, however, it does offer ample tea supplies and the top floor provides a magnificent view of Old Lijiang Town in close quarters by day and night.