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Blue Papaya Italian Restaurant

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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 expected! The service was prompt and courteous. They also stocked a good selection of beer... More 

Thank Jacqui M
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540 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
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
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139 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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 difficulty ordering as the menu are

Thank laodi
Taipei, Taiwan
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389 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
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
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 they showed us on the menu which dish they had. We ordered the same hot... More 

Thank familyof5Sydney
Sydney, Australia
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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116 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
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
Hong Kong, China
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 food, if you don't mind the prices.

Thank ThinkAhead
Lloydminster, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

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Chinese, Asian
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  • Address: No.50 Guanmen Kou, Dayan Town, Gucheng District, Lijiang, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Lijiang
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.

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