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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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Sydney
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66 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

The beauty of the river and the insight to the fishing villages were remarkable. We loved the views of the mountains.

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Thank jpreichert
Wiesbaden, Germany
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307 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

This is a great way to see the countryside, mountains, and river. The scenery is absolutely stunning and you will even get to see the inspiration for the 20RMB note. The lunch buffet is lacking so pack it on at breakfast. They will offer you drinks, souvenirs, etc. but will not pressure you into buying anything. It’s pretty crowded with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Easy way to get from Gwaylin to Yansho. The food was a little so so, but amazing they cook so many different dishes and provided a buffett with an open kitchen on the back of the boat.

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Thank David-j-Lock
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2014

This was my second trip down the Li river and although it was much busier than 20 years ago I enjoyed it very much, the show of impressions at the end of the boat trip is something to behold

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montreal
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Fine...just not fine dining....but that is offset by the exquisite setting....the Li River is beautiful....even magical....a must see if traveling to China

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Thank Pniknar
HK
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153 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2013

There seems to be some confusion on some of the reviews here, as they are about the cruise and not the restaurant. The restaurant is highly recommended by the locals, so we gave it a go. . . however, we find the food is average but with the price quite reasonable, it's hard to fault them.

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Nj
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138 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Beautiful scenery and well worth the time. Terrible food-eat beforehand. This is a 1/2 day trip more than enough so do not combine with raft trip in same spot. Raft rides are a rip off- keep stopping for you to buy something and must sit on chairs and wear life jackets the whole time.

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Thank drivinggirl
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2013 via mobile

Amazingly the Shangri La Hotel recommended this restaurant for a anniversary meal. It was pretty down market with cramped tables, smokers everywhere, no air conditioning. The whole place was however packed. The reason was presumably the location - opposite a lovely lake (though not visible from the restaurant), the deliciousness and authentic food, the very reasonable price and the cooking... More 

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Thank KathrynBlue
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2013

The best thing was that it is open late and clearly enormously popular and loved by locals. My tour guide recommended it and it was adjacent to my hotel anyway; mind you the one in my hotel was starkly empty while this one thrummed with life by a busy connecting street, with outdoor vendors before large open ground floor hall... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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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