2011

2011 Guilin and Yangshou China Restaurant Reviews

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Reviewer: Foodnut.com

We recently finished up our latest culinary tour of China in the Spring of 2011. Guilin a beautiful city in China’s South, is one of the top destinations for Chinese tourists. A quick glimpse of the scenery with the karst formations tells you why. Yangshou is a couple hours from Guilin, just as beautiful, and far less touristy.

Here are some quick mini reviews of places we ate at in Guilin and Yangshou. We feel this will be useful as more people visit this up-and-coming area. We found few reviews on Trip Advisor and Dianping.

We have full reviews for:

Guilin Food Festival
Shang Palace Guilin
Shangri La Guilin Li Cafe Buffet

If a restaurant does not have a website, we link to their Dianping page if available.

Li River Cuisine Guilin 6

Li River Cuisine Restaurant aka Guilin Congee City – 桂林粥城.漓江菜(杉湖店)

This busy Cantonese, Guilianese restaurant serves up average food in a busy, crazy atmosphere. Skewers are available at the door but looked pretty scary.

Li River Cuisine Guilin 5

Hits: Rice porridge (¥), Crispy Chicken

Overall rating (Stars) – 2
Food Rating – 2.5
Service Rating – 1.5
Atmosphere Rating – 1.5
Value – 2.5

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Fair/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Come Back – No

Li River Cuisine Restaurant
No3 Shanhu Road
Guilin, China
0773-2828172
Dianping

Guilin Lunch 19

Guilin Township Gourmet Place – 桂林鱼米乡美食坊

Our tour guide suggested that we eat at this local restaurant. This place was slightly above average, but at least we got to try some dog meat.

Guilin Lunch 11

Hits: Braised Dog meat, Lotus leaf chicken

Overall rating (Stars) – 2.5
Food Rating – 2.5
Service Rating – 1.5
Atmosphere Rating – 2
Value – 2

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Fair/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Come Back – No

Guilin, China
0773-2886368

Dianping

Dashifu Yangshou 3

Dashifu beerfish – 大师傅

A local restaurant chain, famous for their beer fish. We ate here because it was located within walking distance of Impression Sanjie Liu, a show almost everyone who comes here, watches. Be sure you have your ride set up for after the show, otherwise chaos will ensue.

Dashifu Yangshou 15

Hits: Beer fish, crispy chicken, glutinous rice in bamboo.

Overall rating (Stars) – 2.5
Food Rating – 2.5
Service Rating – 1.5
Atmosphere Rating – 2.5
Value – 3

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Fair/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Come Back – Yes

Dashifu
Yangshuo West Street
Yangshou, China
0773-8816826

http://www.dashifu.cn/weststreet.html

Dianping

Yue Lai Fu Yangshou 3

Yue Lai Fu – 陈水保赏月楼

Yue Lai Fu means good luck with the moon. It is probably named like this because this area has a view of the “moon rock mountain”. This area is right across the street from a touristy spot called the Totem Ancient Trail.
This restaurant is frequented by tour buses and features people trying to sell you a picture of yourself with a dressed up monkey. We were amazed by this ‘dump’. The chicken was simply awesome as was the beer fish.

Yue Lai Fu Yangshou 12

Hits: Beer fish (78), free range chicken (53)

Overall rating (Stars) – 2.5
Food Rating – 2.5
Service Rating – 1.5
Atmosphere Rating – 1
Value – 3

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Fair/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Come Back – Yes

Yue Lai Fu
Yangshou, China
0773-8776200

Dianping

KFC Guilin 9

KFC

Foodies will laugh that we included KFC in our restaurant Roundup. We admit that we have urges for some flavors from home.. KFC was an early entrant into China, and has done a stellar job localizing their menu for Chinese tastes.
The interesting part of KFC is that they serve Rice porridge or jook for breakfast. This jook was pretty darn good, far superior to anything that we have back home. The heavenly Chinese doughnut or yau tiu takes 5 minutes because it is freshly fried. Their Portuguese egg tarts are also excellent. And yes, we didn’t have any fried chicken here. And yes, we did go to McDonald’s and found it pretty ho-hum, although the fries were good.

KFC Guilin 13

Hits: Chicken congee (6)

Overall rating (Stars) – 2.5
Food Rating – 2.5
Service Rating – 2
Atmosphere Rating – 2
Value – 4

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Fair/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Come Back – Yes

KFC
Various Locations

http://www.kfc.com.cn/kfccda/index.aspx

Dianping

Overall Rating: (Good 2)

Come Back?

Posted on June 1st, 2011
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