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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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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Paris
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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.

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Thank Bestlambert
Sydney
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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

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Thank eMzdee
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

Loved the location but I had a couple of Chinese meals there that I did not find particularly good nor cheap.

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Thank Annick9
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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.

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Lloydminster, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.50 Guanmen Kou, Dayan Town, Gucheng District, Lijiang, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Lijiang
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?