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Blue Gecko Cafe

No.3 Hong Long Jing | 50m down from the Honglongjing Gate, Dali 671003, China
+86 189 8720 9662
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“waffles” (8 reviews)
“fajitas” (2 reviews)
“cheese fries” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Asian, Cafe, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
No.3 Hong Long Jing | 50m down from the Honglongjing Gate, Dali 671003, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lady who runs blue gecko was super friendly and gave us great local info while we were having breakfast. Her information got us to a great hike one of our favorites so far in china! Price was average and quality of food was great...More

Thank dylanc650
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

i am a student of dali university from india... being an indian + vegetarian it is very hard to find food of my choice in china... i had the best experience regarding food in dali today.. the food was delicious... going back soon.. a must...More

1  Thank subhra m
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We went here twice on successive nights. First time it was for local provincial Chinese food. The best our tour group had in the whole month. Then we went back the second night thinking more of the same, but no they switched things up for...More

1  Thank imcwade
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This is a nice place to get a coffee, a drink. They have a nice terrace next to this water canal, it is surrounded by trees and flowers and it feels like you are in a forest next to a river. The owner is lovely...More

1  Thank muzeyens
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We went there because it was very close to our hostel (jade emu, very good as well) and we really enjoyed ! The food is really great (Thai chicken, pumpkin soup) and good atmosphere. You should definitely go there if you look for a mix...More

1  Thank carodroit
Reviewed 2 November 2017

It took us a while to locate the Blue Gecko, but we were so glad to have found it! Located in a quiet part of the old town, the food was fresh and very tasty. We spoke to the English owner of the restaurant, who...More

1  Thank Julie D
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Great food option in Dali after having some bad experiences this restored our faith and is certainly a trustworthy place to eat in Dali. The food is fresh and hot. The coffee was great. We'll be going back here.

1  Thank Gemma G
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

When I came today I had an impression the girl who worked there was unhappy and prefer to rest and have no guests. I felt not welcomed.There were no clients in the restaurant exept me all time. Food was ok, pizza is eatable, better then...More

Thank ksyusha_du
tracyasia, Owner at Blue Gecko Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Hi, I apologise that our staff did not meet your expectations. We have considered your review and we are in the process of conduction more staff training to try to ensure this does not happen again. If you are ever in Dali again, please come...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

What an amazing place to sit and relax, I could've stayed all day. Service was very friendly and they have an extensive menu. I tried a couple of Chinese dishes which were good, but not amazing. If I return, I'll try the other items recommended...More

Thank travelingteacher28
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

After two hours we finally had our food and drinks. It tasted great but after such a long wait we weren't enthousiastic anymore. The bill took a long time as well and had mistakes. I recommend going if you have time. It is a great...More

Thank Leoni V
tracyasia, Owner at Blue Gecko Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Really sorry for your long wait. This is quite unusual as I believe you were there the night we had two other groups all walk in, and all order at the same time. I spoke to my staff and they were confused as one group...More

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Questions & Answers
24 December 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from hen l | Reviewed this property |
Can you find bar street? its at the top across from dali cat
Kate B
21 June 2015|
Response from tracyasia | Property representative |
Hi Kate, sorry about that! I have just updated the tripadvisor map and added a little to our address to help make it more clear (it takes a day or two to change on the site). We are about 50m down from the Hong Long Jing... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$9
Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.3 Hong Long Jing | 50m down from the Honglongjing Gate, Dali 671003, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Dali
  • Phone Number: +86 189 8720 9662
  • E-mail
Blue Gecko is temporarily closed for renovations from March 4 - April 6. We will be reopening with a new wood-fire pizza oven and some amazing new menu items ... so keep watching this space!
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