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No.50 Guanmen Kou, Dayan Town, Gucheng District, Lijiang, China
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Paris
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

I did not try the Italian food and rather chose from the Chinese menu. Nothing special indeed. I had much better meals in the multi cook snacks places along the winding lanes of Lijiang.

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Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Got to know this restaurant from the in-house video of Indigo Lijiang. On the last day at Lijiang, after all the local food, I decided to try this. Surprisingly, taste was good, atleast it suit my taste. An European couple came in and had no difficulty ordering as the menu are

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015 via mobile

My families and I had a hot pot. It was really awesome. The soup is good and the waiters are really nice.

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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2012

We ate at this restaurant with our guide and meal was average. We went back by ourselves. Everyone had not pots. We asked the table next to us which hot pot they had, and even thou they had no English and we have no mandarin they showed us on the menu which dish they had. We ordered the same hot... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2012

Come here if you've got a craving for Western food, as you can get far better Chinese food elsewhere. Look it was ok, but overpriced (catering to Western tourists). Nice location

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

Loved the location but I had a couple of Chinese meals there that I did not find particularly good nor cheap.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

I liked the choice of western and Chinese dishes at this centrally located restaurant, however it is certainly not cheap. The location is a plus however, great for people watching. The staff are attentive if a bit short in English, overall a reasonable place for food, if you don't mind the prices.

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Lloydminster, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2011

We went to this restaurant, which was recommended by our tour guide. Their hot pot is excellent, and they have some good river fish. There is also some spicy cold appetizer, make with chickpeas. Also a sweet pancake. These are all traditional Naxi items.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Restaurant features
Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.50 Guanmen Kou, Dayan Town, Gucheng District, Lijiang, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Lijiang
Description
The Blue Papaya has 2 address. One is for their guesthouse & cultural activities but the one I want to list is their restaurant branch in Lijiang old town.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?