Restaurants

Top Choice Yunnan in Nuòdèng

Yán Quán Nóngjiā

The one genuine restaurant in the village is also one of the most famous in Yúnnán, after being featured on the hit Chinese TV show A Bite of China. People come from far and wide to sample huǒtuǐ (火腿; ¥40), a slight…
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Hungry Buddha

The most sophisticated eatery in town, and one of the most notable in all Yúnnán, with a mouth-watering, all-vegetarian menu utilising locally produced ingredients. Great homemade cheese, pasta and pizza, as well as…
Top Choice Yunnan in Kūnmíng

Yíng Jiāng Dǎi Wèi Yuán

Popular with the locals, this bustling restaurant offers an authentic taste of the delicious, sour and spicy cuisine of the Dai minority from Xīshuāngbǎnnà in the deep south of Yúnnán, including such delicacies as b…
Top Choice Yunnan in Dàlǐ

Duan's Kitchen

Now so popular that you can expect to queue for a table, this place is set around a cosy and cute courtyard. The dishes are an interpretation of Bai cuisine rather than 100% the real deal, but the ingredients are ab…
International in Kūnmíng

Park Bar & Grill

With an enviable setting slap in the middle of Green Lake Park, this new place is drawing in both expats and flush locals. Solid menu of well-cooked Western dishes, as well as a few Mexican favourites, and a good se…
Yunnan in Kūnmíng

Tǔ Shēngshí Guǎn

Located on the ground-floor of a converted warehouse a couple of kilometres northwest of the city centre, this family-run place uses strictly organic ingredients for its selection of favourite local dishes. The vegg…
International in Kūnmíng

As You Like

Cute cubbyhole cafe/restaurant that's all vegetarian. Staff make excellent pizza, salads and sandwiches, all from local organic produce, as well as fine smoothies and there's a good range of Chinese teas. To find it…
Yunnan in Jiànshuǐ

Āmáo Qīngzhēn Shāokǎo

This is the place to eat fine barbecue underneath the stars. Everything – fish, meat, veggies, tofu – is on display, so just pick and choose. It also does the coveted mǐxiàn (米线; rice noodles) from ¥7. It's tucked d…
Yunnan in Kūnmíng

1910 La Gare du Sud

Offering good-value Yúnnán specialities in a pleasant neo-colonial-style atmosphere, this place is a fave with both expats – it’s the kind of place foreign students take their parents when they come to visit – and c…
Yunnan in Kūnmíng

Hóng Dòu Yuán

An old-school Chinese eatery, with a duck-your-head stairway, this is a real locals’ hang-out on cosmopolitan Wenlin Jie. The food is excellent and will draw you back. Try regional specialities such as the táozá rǔb…