Kunming restaurants

Top Choice Yunnan in Kunming

Tǔ Shēngshí Guǎn

On the ground floor of a converted warehouse a couple of kilometres northwest of the city centre, this family-run place strictly uses locally sourced organic ingredients for its selection of flavourful Yunnan dishes…
Top Choice Yunnan in Kunming

Shípíng Huìguǎn

Try authentic Yunnan cuisine in a beautifully restored heritage courtyard building with outdoor seating – this is one of our favourite restaurants in the city. No English menus (or spoken), but digital tablet menus …
Vegetarian in Kunming

As You Like

This all-vegetarian cubbyhole cafe/restaurant is pleasant, though upstairs seating gets absolutely sweltering in the summer. Staff make excellent pizza, salads and sandwiches, all from local organic produce, as well…
Italian in Kunming

Cantina

This large, light-filled Italian-run venue is set around an attractive central bar. There's a wide selection of pizza, pasta and panini (from ¥28), steaks and more. Good wine list, aperitifs, and cocktails, too, plu…
Yunnan in Kunming

Hóng Dòu Yuán

This old-school Chinese eatery, with a duck-your-head stairway, is a real locals’ hang-out on cosmopolitan Wenlin Jie. The food is excellent and will draw you back, despite the long dinnertime lines. Try regional sp…
Yunnan in Kunming

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 Xishuangbanna in the deep south of Yunnan, including such delicacies as b…
Pizza in Kunming

Brooklyn Pizzeria

Pizza, pasta, salads, sandwiches and more. If you're looking for Western comfort food, this is the place to find it. It's unsurprisingly popular with the expat crowd. Find it northwest of the centre of town, in a bu…
International in Kunming

Salvador’s

Always busy with travellers and students, Salvador’s is now a Kunming staple. With a Mexican/Mediterranean food theme, as well as solid breakfasts, good coffee and a decent range of teas, it caters for all hours of …
Yunnan in Kunming

Jiàn Xīn Yuán

Authentic Yunnan cuisine, including well-regarded Across the Bridge Noodles, that won't break the bank and is available around the clock. There's a lot to like about this simple local chain. Look for another city-ce…
Gastropub in Kunming

Humdinger

Despite the giant vats on show, this place is much more of a restaurant than a bar. Expect a mixed menu of Western and Chinese food – think burgers and brats alongside spicy beef noodles and BBQ chicken feet – to co…