Top 8 Dali Cuisine Restaurant
Dali’s main residents are the Bai ethnic group, which has led to a unique local style of cuisine, different from other areas in Yunnan province. You can find the best restaurants in the ancient city of Dali. Don’t miss the fun of superb music, specialties and beers!
1. Flying Dragon Restaurant
This is a garden restaurant, fully decorated and with Bai style architecture. Local Bai food and a reserved feast could be served with fabulous garden views. Homemade spirits is a must try. Waitresses are dressed in local traditional clothes.
Average per person: RMB 77
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m. – 21.00 p.m. Mon to Sun
Address: 300 meters north from North Coach Station on Heqing Road
2. Tipsy Crystal Yunnan
Tipsy Crystal Yunan is located in a two-story villa with exquisite vintage decorations. It aims to make every customer feel at home. The second floor enjoys good daylight. Homemade dishes are served with lovely displays and homemade drinks are worthy of a try.
Average per person: RMB 59
Opening hours: 12.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m. & 5.30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Mon to Sun
Address: The middle section of Yuetang Lane, the lower section of Renmin Road, Dali Ancient City
3. Plum Well Restaurant
This restaurant is located in a traditional house with a pretty well in the yard. The palm wine has the most love. Specialties include papaya braised chicken and grilled food on tiles. The staff are all dressed in traditional clothes.
Average per person: RMB 85
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m. – 11.00 p.m. Mon to Sun
Address: 130 Renmin Road, Dali Ancient City
4. Mr. Duan in Dali Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils theme Restaurant
This themed restaurant is located in a hutong in Dali ancient city. There are sculptures of martial arts characters at the door. It’s decorated in a classical style and background music with a martial arts theme will make you dream of a swordsman. Nice local Yunnan dishes are served here.
Average per person: RMB 112
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m. – 2.00 a.m. Mon to Sun
Address: 45 Fuan Lane, the lower section of Renmin Road, Dali Ancient City
5. Waiting For You in Dali
Here they serve healthy, fresh local food. The main ingredients are dozens of fresh mushrooms and fungi. You can order the set menu, soup dishes and fried dishes. All of the ways of cooking fungus perfectly can be found in this restaurant. It’s always crowded at lunch and dinner time. Every customer can find their favorite dish here and would wear a smile.
Average per person: RMB 101
Opening hours: 7.30 a.m. – 11.00 p.m. Mon to Sun
Address: 498 the lower section of Renmin Road, Dali Ancient City
6. Auspicious Red Restaurant
The menu is written on a big blackboard at the door. You can order food before getting to a table. Most of the tables are under the trees, and stoves are used for warming in the winter time. Some indoor tables are still available. Bai food is their specialty, including lemongrass chicken and apple braised chicken. Papaya palm wine and lemonade are also nice.
Average per person: RMB 60 Opening hours
: 10.00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m. Mon to Sun
Address: Next to the big banyan (opposite to Dali treasure jade shop) in Kanghai Village, Shuanglang Town
7. Stone Well Kitchen
This restaurant is located deep in an alley. Many customers come over because of its good reputation. Hot and sour fish is really tasty. Don’t miss the casseroles if you can handle spicy food.
Average per person: RMB 65
Opening hours: 1100 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. & 5.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Mon to Sun
Address: 330 the lower section of Yuer Road (in the left alley opposite Yangfu restaurant)
8. Spring Cang and Erhai Restaurant
This is a popular local restaurant. You could ask the chef to cook with less oil if you prefer a light flavor. Fried snail meat that goes with rice is the signature dish. Fried edible seaweed and papaya with eggs are not bad.
Average per person: RMB 62
Opening hours: 10.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m. Mon to Sun
Address: 84 the upper section of Renmin Road, Dali Ancient City
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