Excellent service and creative food amount to an enjoyable meal out.
Delicious traditional Naxi hotpot available from friendly English speaking owner. Enjoy the Lijiang charm in the Mishi Restaurant courtyard or second floor banquet rooms.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This popular restaurant serves Naxi fare.
Tucked away from the action of Xinhua Jie, Lamu's House of Tibet has a vast menu and mammoth desserts.
Delicious French and Chinese on offer. Languages spoken are French, Chinese and English.
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.