There are many delicious foods and dishes in Lijiang, but where can you eat the authentic and popular foods? Here Top China Travel will list top 9 restaurants for your reference.
Heshu Restaurant 和叔食府
It seems that Yunnan cuisines are salty and spicy, people who can not get used to Yunnan dishes can choose this restaurant. Relatively it tastes lighter. Recommended dishes are Mom’s Ribs, Prawn and Chicken Wings, etc., with absolute enough weight and the price is also affordable. Plum wine is also very good, but people who do not have good drinking capacity, do not drink too much.
Fried Wild Fungus, Self-brewed Plum Wine, Authentic Tibetan Style Roasted Pig, Native Authentic Chicken Hotpot, Prawn and Chicken Wings, Mom’s Ribs, Naxi Grilled Fish, Steamed Pot Chicken, etc.
Stone Pot Fish (Sifang Temple Fair Branch) 石锅渔(四方庙会店)
Lijiang Stone Pot Fish is located in the Lijiang ancient city Sifang Temple Fair (close to Zhongyi market). The restaurant has an old feeling of ancient classic restaurant and with the red lanterns hanged upon the door, the whole environment is in happy atmosphere. Stone Pot Fish is not only nutritious but also delicious. If you are tired of several of fish in sour soup or fish in hot chili oil, then trying the stone pot fish is a kind of enjoyment.
Wild fungus, salmon, grouper, fish fillet, sashimi, stone pot fish, braised rice, yam rice, vinegar ribs and potatoes braised rice, etc.
Stone Pot Fish (Sifang Temple Fair Branch)
Snow Mountain Cloud Wild Fungus Hot Pot 雪山云朵野生菌火锅
Restaurant layout has its style, the hall is clean and tidy, the light is bright, and it is very comfortable to eat in there. Customers can order different kinds of fungi with local chicken to stew together, which is fragrant. Matsutake braised rice is quite attractive. Matsutake with Yunnan local chopped ham and agarics, gently mix, the incense is savory, highly recommend. The key is, it only needs 48 Yuan which is cost-effective, highly recommended!
Salmon sashimi, porcini, tricholoma matsutake, truffle, wild fungus hot pot, fungus soup pot, hot pot noodles, chestnut chicken, dried meat ribs, etc.
Snow Mountain Cloud Wild Fungus Hot Pot
Dreamer Salmon Restaurant 梦想家三文鱼餐厅
Dreamer Salmon Restaurant is famous for eating salmon in three ways. There is a saying that one who do not eat Dreamer Salmon equal to he has not been to Lijiang. The elegant environment, good service attitude let you feel the warmth as at home. You get what you pay in Dream Salmon it is worth you to have a taste! Hope that the new and old customers to come to taste it.
Three ways to eat fish, chicken bean jelly, salmon, oft, rainbow trout sashimi, brown sugar glutinous rice cake, yak meat sashimi, highland barley steamed bun, snow mountain tortillas, yak nourishing pot, etc.
Dreamer Salmon Restaurant
A-An Desert (Wuyi Street) 阿安甜品（五一街店）
It is a famous yogurt shop. Its yogurt is fresh and milky, and it is really delicious to eat with the red bean or fresh fruits. The wooden tables and chairs in the shop are simple and unadorned. Sitting in the bench frontage and looking the people come and go, eating the thick yogurt, enjoying the warm sunshine, it is comfortable.
A-An Desert (Wuyi Street)
Longji Grouper Village 龙继斑鱼庄
It is one of the hottest restaurants in Lijiang. The grouper is fresh; the fish head and fishbone are used to boil soup, the fish body slice into thin pieces, and then put them into the white fish soup, when you eat the fish fillet or slice, dip in with chili sauce. The fish here taste tender and soft, after drinking a bowl of fresh and sweet thick fish soup and eating two pieces of roti prata delicious bread...how wonderful!
Longji Grouper Village
Amayi Naxi Snacks 阿妈意纳西美食
It is a popular Yunnan cuisine restaurant, located in Lijiang. It is in the top of all restaurants in the Lijiang ancient city, so there are many customers coming here by its reputation. The taste of the food is quite good which choose the Lijiang pure natural ingredients of raw materials, strictly abide by the most authentic flavor of Naxi production process, and it enables people to enjoy the most authentic of Lijiang Naxi flavor dishes. Caravan grilled fish is recommended which is baking by secret recipe, and it is a delicious dish that you should not to miss. Visitors to Lijiang can find the shop, and you won't be disappointed.
Chicken bean jelly, dry beef pot, Caravan grilled fish, Fried rice, dried pork ribs hot pot, bamboo rice, snow mountain yam, butter tea, etc.
Amayi Naxi Snacks
Tai’an Yam Chicken (Huama Street) 太安洋芋鸡（花马街店）
It is a very famous restaurant, and it is recommended by all kinds of strategies online. It uses Tai’an native potatoes, with penetration of the thick chicken soup, taste delicious and unique and is a favorite dish of the locals. If you can't eat spicy you can have a clear soup. Adding some vegetables in the soup to eat, taste very good.
Sowthistle fried rice, lettuce, yam chicken, potatoes
Tai’an Yam Chicken (Huama Street)
Yujie Dried Ribs
Most restaurants in Lijiang offer dried ribs hot pot, but among those restaurants, Yujie Dried Ribs in the Xiangshan market might not be the most authentic, but it is the most popular and the best. Large room is filled with low table and small bench, everybody sits together, and the atmosphere is really relaxed. With a large casserole, slices of tomato and some leek roots are at the bottom, the above is piled dried ribs. Dried ribs hot pot, its soup is very fresh and thick. The Chinese cabbage and houttuynia cordata (very tasty in the soup) make this pot soup more delicious!
Dried ribs hot pot, dried ribs, lettuce, potatoes, Lijiang stuffed bun, etc.
Yujie Dried Ribs