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No.43 Yincang Road, Dali Ancient Town | Opposite the back entrance of Yu'er Park, Dali 671000, China
+86 159 2764 4871
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“tofu” (8 reviews)
“water spinach” (3 reviews)
“pork” (4 reviews)
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10:30 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
No.43 Yincang Road, Dali Ancient Town | Opposite the back entrance of Yu'er Park, Dali 671000, China
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

I've been here twice: simply the best food I've had in china!! (Plus the owner is super nice and speaks really good english)

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mattisof
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Emma's was a delightful surprise. The food tasted very fresh and clean, all the flavors bursting forth. The portions were very generous. The place looks very clean and the owner's pride is very evident that she wants to provide healthy delicious food.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ABZ9525
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

A group of 7 of us had a great dinner at Emma’s. The menu allowed us to cater for all tastes including both those who wanted to have local food and a vegetarian. The English menu was helpful but the food was all delicious. We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sarah_B_Australia
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

After few days in Yunnan, our guide tour took suggested lunch at this friendly English speaking restaurant in the heart of Old city of Dali. It was delicious. We ate egg and tomato cooked dish (shakshuka style), tofu and carrots dish and boneless chicken. I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Eddy K
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We came based on tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed. The menu was small but varied with good vegetarian options. We had potatoes with local pickles, pork with sweet peppers and spring rolls. All very tasty, great flavours and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank blondislay
Reviewed 1 October 2018

On sept13 2018: Emma’s restaurant, 43 yincang Rd (really a narrow laneway); very friendly Best dishes that we tried were the matsutake with chicken @42cny and shitake mushroom & fungus@26cny, dali ham with asparagus lettuce@38cny also worthwhile. The shangrila beer is expensive @28cny but very...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank andrew l
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is about to close when I arrive, the owner-couple were both so nice to allow me in and prepare food, the “Dali cheese rice wine” (乳扇米酒酿) is superb, will definitely come back again

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank YenyoutubeX
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Dali, a magic place and I am here to experience a different way to live in China. I want to Thank you johnny to introduce myself in this wonderful town. I etered inside a simple but worm place, Emma's restaurant. Nice people and good environment....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank corrado_proia
Reviewed 12 September 2018

A little off the beaten track, it is well worth making the effort to find Emma’s. This small and friendly restaurant offers an extensive selection of local cuisine, all cooked to order with fresh ingredients. We especially enjoyed the mushrooms with beef and the dried...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Richard R
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

The food is really good unique and special taste . The service is very good and efficient. We liked specialt the Japanese pumpkin .More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Excursion655919
vega s, Owner at Emma, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Dear guest , Thank you very much for such lovely review for us on TA. I am really happy that you liked the food . The more appreciation for your positive review for our service . Although we are not really professional on our serving...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$8
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.43 Yincang Road, Dali Ancient Town | Opposite the back entrance 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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