Lijiang Restaurants: Dining and Eating Out in Lijiang

Prague Cafe
Prague Cafe, Lijiang In a town filled with restaurants that only care about once-off business, Prague Cafe is one of few reliable establishments.
The food here isn’t going to blow your mind, but it is guaranteed to be of an above average standard at a very reasonable price. Prague Cafe serves both western and Naxi meals – in fact, it’s a very accessible place to try out the local cuisine. Prices are around ¥35 for a main course (less for the Chinese dishes). Service is friendly, though a little slow as the restaurant is always crowded. And the cafe has a nice ambience with good views onto the street.
Ph. (0888) 512 3757
Address: 80 Mishi Xiang, Xinyi Jie
Rembrandt Cafe
Cafe Rembrandt, Lijiang Another consistent restaurant, Rembrandt Cafe is run by a European and Chinese couple.
Their menu has French and Italian meals as well as local Naxi dishes. Prices are around the Lijiang standard at an average of ¥40-50 (cheaper for Chinese meals). Friendly owners are a key component of the restaurant’s charm, along with a simple but appealing decor. Resident dogs provide a cute distraction. Rembrandt Cafe is a reliable option for a meal at any time of day.
Ph. (0888) 512 9971
Address: 6 Baisui Fang, Xinyi Jie
‘O Sole Mio Pizza
'O Sole Mio Pizza Restaurant, Lijiang The best thing about ‘O Sole Mio Pizza is its location above one of Lijiang’s many canals and facing the ‘Big Stone Bridge’.
It’s both a tranquil setting and a great spot for people watching. The food itself is nothing special and is overpriced. The pizzas lack any real pizzazz and are rather small. And while they are inexpensive by western standards at around ¥60, they are not good value by Chinese standards. Plus food service is quite slow. Nonetheless, ‘O Sole Mio Pizza keeps packing the patrons in by virtue of its prime location. And the setting is enough to make eating here worthwhile.
Ph. (0888) 518 5555
Address: 74 Xingren Xia Duan, Wuyi Jie
Two Cats Caffee
Two Cats Caffee, Lijiang There’s one main reason to come to Two Cats Cafe and that reason is for the view.
Located up the hill from the main square of Lijiang’s Old Town, Two Cats Caffee has a wonderful view over the rooftops of the wooden Naxi houses. And it takes advantage of the spot with large windows and a wide balcony. The food and drinks are rather secondary to the location, and for the most part the quality matches this fact, though the coffee (from ¥15) and cakes (from ¥15) are passable and inexpensive by Lijiang’s standards. Definitely a picturesque place to take a break.
Ph. (0888) 888 5897
Address: 50 Huangshan Xiang