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Blue Papaya Italian Restaurant

No.50 Guanmen Kou, Dayan Town, Gucheng District, Lijiang, China
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good13%
  • Average46%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible13%
12 Jan 2017
“Better than average ”
11 May 2016
“Nothing special.”
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
No.50 Guanmen Kou, Dayan Town, Gucheng District, Lijiang, China
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We came here for lunch and had a Chinese meal. Why would anyone come to Lijiang to eat Italian?! The fresh fish was beautifully cooked with tofu, yak meat fried with green peppers was tasty, mushroom with chicken was delicious and salmon sushi tasted as...More

Thank Jacqui M
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.

Thank frenchteddywww
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...More

Thank laodi
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.

Thank Bestlambert
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...More

Thank familyof5Sydney
Reviewed 20 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

Thank eMzdee
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.

Thank Annick9
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...More

Thank ThinkAhead
Reviewed 21 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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Reviewed 10 February 2017
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  • Address: No.50 Guanmen Kou, Dayan Town, Gucheng District, Lijiang, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Lijiang
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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.