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Renmin Road, Dali, China
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Junction 10 M6
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216 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

A sound choice, good menu in English, wonderful way with mushrooms and an incredible dancing four year old who sadly had to go to bed at 8:15. Her antics were almost as good as the food.

Thank Uncle_Martin
Downers Grove, Illinois
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Decent food, not as good as when it first opened. There are better places to eat, but if you want to eat Chinese on this part of the street, this is the place.

Thank Joe H
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

We've been here, following lonely planet suggestion, but we end up disappointed because the location is nothing special and the food is average.

Thank lotti23
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Came here for dinner twice during our stay at Dali. This was our favorite place to get local food. Sure, it leaves a lot to be desired in terms of decor and atmosphere but so does every single other restaurant in China. The food here is excellent. Our favorites included the mixed mushroom plate and Yunnan style duck. The English... More 

Thank Pavel G
Brooklyn, New York
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122 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

It was okay. Plus side is that they had an English menu and you can get a table overlooking the street. We didn't find any of the food to be fabulous, and a bit overpriced for what it was. The staff were nice though.

Thank photobotic
Hong Kong, China
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

Saw this item in many restaurants' signage - 'Spicy Chicken Yunnan Style' and decided to try it here at the Good Panda. This is a small restaurant with fresh vegetables strown on the floor, bottles of vintage liquor with preserved plums at the counter and a spiral staircase at the back which leads to the toilets on the upper floor.... More 

Thank MadButterfly
Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

I ate here a few times and loved the variety of vegetarian dishes they served. The staff didn't speak much English but made an effort to try and understand what I wanted and even recommended some dishes from the menu once they realised how much I loved chilli. I enjoyed every meal here.

2 Thank one2ormany
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

Great restaurant in heart of Dali Old Town. Fresh, fragrant, tasty dishes with less fat/oil than usual tourist food. Roasted Aubergine and Happy/cry chilli meal best dishes we have tasted in China so far. Loads of choice for vegetarians especially if your a fan of mushrooms.

2 Thank androidsdream
Dali, China
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107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

When I went here, the staff were always open and ready to receive you once you stepped inside. I ordered a meat dish, rice, a soup dish and 2 vegetable dishes. The meat dish was so oily, but edible. The vegetable dishes were scrumptious and fresh. Those were my favorite of the entire lunch. The rice was a bit undercooked... More 

2 Thank Phoenix F
Espoo, Finland
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98 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2013 via mobile

One of the best chinese restaurants we tried in Dali oldtown. Especially the dumblings were awesome and this beef stew (don't remembet the exact name). Still the place earns my respect, the staff was very nice, definitely worth a go.

Thank Gurumir

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Renmin Road, Dali, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Dali

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?