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GuCheng District Shu He Old Town Zhihuibu, Lijiang, China
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+86 888 513 6627
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Shanghai, China
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

After searching for a good hour, with lots of help from locals, the restaurant here does not exist. We even called the guesthouse and they didn't know what we were talking about.

3 Thank John P
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

I stayed at Nomad in 2009, for a few nights, and stayed nearby a little longer, eating often on Nomad. my Chinese wife stayed there for a couple of months the same year. The staff are wonderful, Peter, who is Dutch and his Taiwanese partner. Making every effort to help, inform and make comfortable all guests, with lots of local... More 

Thank Nick C
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013 via mobile

We were in Shuhe at the end of may 2013. Unfortunately this place was closed for renovation. I hope it will be open again so because we didn't find any non chinese restaurant in Shuhe.

Thank Raphaelle C
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

Great place to stay if you are in the Lijiang area and want to get away from the crowds. Shuhe old town is beautiful and more peaceful than Lijiang (just 10 minutes by shared minibus at 2 RMB) - I was lucky enough to get there just after the touristy season so there were literally just 2 other people in... More 

2 Thank Barbieturici
Derby, England
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134 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

We can only comment on the food and the excellent service provided by the very talented Dutch proprietor, Peter [as we were staying at the Hui Feng Inn, which doesn't ordinarily serve meals (see separate review)]. This is a vegetarian establishment and more care is taken with the food than in many restaurants. The menu is itself attractive and offers... More 

2 Thank Chris_and_Jean
Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

I am not staying there with owner Peter from Holland. Passed by when I am wandering in the old town, I found it nice and warm looking inside the cafe. Decided to start dining with coffee Latte as the beginning. Cannot believe that Peter can produced smooth not milk covering the excellent expresso base. This is the only beginning !... More 

1 Thank Ben T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

Nomads is great spot for quick cup of coffee and a snack in Shuhe. Peter and the staff are very friendly. It's location is convenient to the other parts and on relatively a quiet street, not well travelled by crazy tourists. The food is the highlight, and a welcome relief to too much local cuisine. We love Chinese food but... More 

Thank Jonny D
Hong Kong, China
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

Great tasting food, at very competitive prices, or should I say very cheap and certainly the best value for money of all the eating places that we tried whilst visiting Shuhe. The courtyard was quiet and a great escape from the busy touristy part of the village. Good selection of dishes particularly if you are tired of typical Chinese food... More 

Thank onthegoglobal
Sentosa Island, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2012

The Nomad Cafe & Guesthouse is a special place in Shuhe Old Town in Lijiang. It caters to vegeterians and serves an ecclectic mix of simple nourishing dishes made with Buddhist care. A generous vegeterian noodle soup topped up with Apple Strudel and cream is an example of a simple yet heavenly meal. The ambiance is serene..there is also a... More 

Thank Praktika
Dalian, China
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

Loved the food, extensive menu and very reasonably priced. My husband is a meat lover and didn't miss it when we ate @ the Nomad. Try the falafel, it was out favorite.

Thank TJBB30

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
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  • Address: GuCheng District Shu He Old Town Zhihuibu, Lijiang, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Lijiang
  • Phone Number: +86 888 513 6627

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