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No.43 Yincang Road, Dali Ancient Town | back door of Yu'er park, Dali 671000, China
+86 159 2764 4871
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No.43 Yincang Road, Dali Ancient Town | back door of Yu'er park, Dali 671000, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is difficult to find the most beautiful and right words to describe Emma's place. If you are looking for clean, fresh and delicious food this is your place. I lived 4 months in a Dali and Emma's became a home for me. Every time...More

Thank muzeyens
vega s, Owner at Emma, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Muzy, Thank you so much for such glowing reviews . Words can't expressed how greatful I am. Thanks to the food let us meet, not just warmed up our stomach, but also out hearts ! I still can't use words to discribe my gratitude...More

Reviewed 30 October 2017

If you are looking to taste Chinese food without additives, this is the best place. Emma speaks a perfect English and can adapt the menu depending on your tastes. The food is fresh, delicious and very cheap. They even made a kind of flower cake...More

Thank Celine A
vega s, Owner at Emma, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Dear Celine, I'm soooo happy that you enjoyed the dinner . For me , I would want nothing more than all the guests enjoy the dinner in Emma's when they travel in Dali . Also , I wanna say thank you for coming . Since...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful place with great food! They speak very good English and recommended some great veggie dishes. We especially liked the tofu and carrot salad and the pumpkin, bean, rose dish as a finisher.More

Thank JessicaBelgium_12
vega s, Owner at Emma, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Dear Jessica I'm honored that you enjoyed our food ! And I'm so appreciate that you came again before leaving. I am happy that you enjoyed the rose and mashed red beans pumpkin cake the first night. I was worried you guys might not enjoy...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Nice place and great people (Emma is the best )! We highly recommend the biff beautiful vermicelli stir fry! :)More

Thank Shajarep
vega s, Owner at Emma, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Dear guest , shalom ! Thank you so much for such lovely reviews :) I'm so glad you liked the beef stir fry with vermicelli ,though I worried you might not like the texture. And still, I feel honored you came three times with other...More

Reviewed 21 September 2017

What a pleasant restaurant! (On our first night in Dali we wandered around trying to find a tasty and inexpensive meal but failed on both accounts.) The following day I saw the excellent reviews of Emma on tripadvisor and it lived up to every one...More

Thank naomi_c_db
vega s, Owner at Emma, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Dear Naomi , It was a great treasure to meet you and Tom in my restaurant . I have no words but "thank you so much " for such highly recommendation . I am honored that the food from Emma's devoted to your travelling in...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

I'm a little sheepish to admit we ate at Emma's three times during our 10 days in Dali. Emma runs FOH and her parents are in the kitchen, cooking the kind of food I hoped to find here in Yunnan -- varied and super fresh...More

Thank CookKim
vega s, Owner at Emma, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Dear Kim, I have no words to describe how much pleasure to meet you and J . It's magical that I made such wonderful friends by the food from Emma's . Sometimes the food goes beyond it's own meaning . I couldn't help thinking how...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We found Emma via TripAdvisor and all the good things that are said are true! We were welcomed warmly by "Emma" and a friendly waiter when we arrived and got some recommendations for food from them. With two dishes we were told that this would...More

Thank Koen R
vega s, Owner at Emma, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Dear Koen R I'm honored when guests would come back to Emma's for twice during their short stay in Dali .The compliments from you really enhance my motivation of figuring out more and more Chinese food by Yunnan ingredients . We try to use less...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I came here alone and they were so accommodating. It's hard to order Chinese food solo because portions are large and meant to be shared. The lady helping me gave me smaller portions and helped guide me with ordering. Everything was tasty and felt clean,...More

Thank travelingteacher28
vega s, Owner at Emma, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thank you so much for such highly reconmmendation. It really means a lot to Emma ! I'm so glad you enjoyed the food in Emma. Receiving such glowing comments from different guests make all our efforts worthwhile. I'm so happy you appreciate our service .We...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We were lucky we met Emmy in the morning (although we didn't know it yet), because when we were here we recognized each other and so we got two free drinks of choice (nice and fresh orange juice, yummy). We took two dishes she recommended...More

Thank Sjakie S
vega s, Owner at Emma, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Dear guest, It was great to meet you guys in Emma. I'm sorry the dishes served a little bit late . But I'm really happy you guys enjoyed the food here . That means really a lot to me. Also I really liked you guy's...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Emma prepares superb local food in a super-cute and romantic restaurant. The owner Xie speaks perfect English and will guide you through the menu, enabling you to taste true local dishes which are prepared by her mum. She is also very friendly and talking to...More

Thank Lorenzo M
vega s, Owner at Emma, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Dear Lorenzo, It was a great honor to meet you two in Emma. Sometimes I can't helping thinking I might not running a restraurant, I'm running a beautiful life story with you guys. Without you guys coming, what would shape Emma's romance ?! All you...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$4 - US$8
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.43 Yincang Road, Dali Ancient Town | back door of Yu'er park, Dali 671000, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Dali
  • Phone Number: +86 159 2764 4871
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This is a restaurant of Chinese home-style cuisine based on the local flavor and Yunnan ingredients with less oil and less additive. We are in the center of Dali ancient town against Yu'er park back door . We serve dishes for non-vegetarian and vegetarian. Also we try to combine different ways of cooking for finding new fusion flavor . Welcome to Emma! Please enjoy your meal with your family and beloved ones !
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