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Li River Cuisine Restaurant

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No.1 Shanhu North Road, Guilin, China
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+86 773 282 2881
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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here for lunch. The beef dish was pretty good but we never received the rice. We don't know enough Chinese to complain so we ate the charges.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We recently spent almost three weeks in China, and had many fantastic meals. This place was the most memorable....serving seriously outstanding food. We had arrived in Guilin in the early evening and were pretty hungry. We quickly checked into our hotel (next door) and invited our guide to join us at HIS favorite restaurant. Good choice! Our guide ordered for... More 

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Thank Stephanie C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant serves several variety of congee along with choices of local Guilin dishes. Service is OK, and the wait staff do not speak much English. However, the menu has pictures to help you select your food. Ask to be seated by the front side so you have a view of the Lake Shan.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

4 of us "enjoyed" a meal here but ALL of us got food poisoning. The dirty tablecloths should have warned us! It was the chilli sauce we asked for. The waitress said she had made it herself. Such a shame as the food was really good. So sorry, I can't recommend the Congee City.

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Shanghai
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

English menu with reasonable number of dishes . may are spicy so you can ask fro less spice if you want. we loved the green beans, the baked aubergine, the cauliflower dish . fried rice , the mantou ( bread buns) with minced meat and vegetables. there is another more upmarket version of this restaurant past the Sheraton by the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Our guide suggested this restaurant for lunch while in Guilin. As said by other reviewers, this is a restaurant, not a boat or a cruise. And as other reviewers said, forget English here, you will be on your own... BUT, we had the luck our guide came inside with us, gave a couple of indications to the waiters, and told... More 

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Sollentuna, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

We had a nice dinner here and tried many dishes with a group of 22. Gentle and attentive staff. We took a separate room. The food was great. Right outside is the water with lovely illuminated pagodas, walkways and happy people strolling about in the sweet evening air. Take a walk here after dinner!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014

I find it surprising that so many reviews here on TA erroneously are of the LI RIVER CRUISE! I believe that the Li River Cruise reviews should be posted not to this RESTAURANT but to the ATTRACTION: Li River East of Guangxi Zhuang, China. I would call the attraction the "Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo". Are reviewers confusing... More 

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Thank Paul C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

The unusual beauty of the landscape was mesmerizing. The Yangtze River is so masculine and rugged but this river is the opposite.

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Thank Roni M
Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

The views from the boats cruising down the Li river are amazing. Very much like Ha long bay in Vietnam ( not far in distance away). Half the top level on the boat we were on was "bought" by a group of wealthy Chinese who had the crew bring there tables and chairs on deck - which caused all sorts... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.1 Shanhu North Road, Guilin, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Guangxi  >  Guilin
  • Phone Number: +86 773 282 2881
Description
Opposite the Waterfall hotel beside the lake. Formerly named Congee City. More rustic than slick but the food's ok and the nplace is open 'til late, which is unusual especially in this part of Guilin. It'sa useful address, I think. DW

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