Kunming Restaurants

Kunming Restaurants

By Sunny XieUpdated May. 17, 2021


Greenery is a restaurant combining Chinese cuisine and western food, and even East Asian cuisine, such as Thai fried rice. Steak, spaghetti, salad and lamb chops are all available there. Customers can order a mixture of Chinese style and western style dishes and do not have to stick to one theme. The most popular foods are Thai fried rice, set meals and pizza.


Yos-Mite is a well-decorated restaurant with affordable food. Afternoon tea and landscape seats are available there. The restaurant serves sirloin steak, shrimp meat and abalone sauce, and other food.

Jinga’na Spanish Restaurant

It is a restaurant in Spanish style in Kunming, with 8-year history. The main dishes there are steak cooked in Spanish style. Besides, French salad, cuttlefish meal and Sangria wine are also highly recommended by some customers had been there.

Jintaiyang Italian Restaurant

Jintaiyang Italian Restaurant is very popular, so customers need to book in advance. The restaurant is near Green Lake, so customers can enjoy a nice view from some window seats. Recommended dishes in the restaurant are fruit pizza and steak with black pepper.

Origus Pizza

The first Origus Pizza restaurant in China was opened in 1998. Now Origus Pizza chain restaurants can be found in many big cities, like Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Shenzhen and Xi’an. The specialties of the restaurants are fruit pizza, chicken wings, onion rings and salad.

South Railway Station 1910

It mainly serves customers with Yunnan-style dishes, such as the top 4 dishes in the restaurant: Jintiao xidoufen (special deep-fried dough sticks and mashed peas, 金条稀豆粉), hot and spicy pettitoes (trotters) (麻辣小猪手), mashed potato (老奶土豆泥) and sausage with pepper (花椒香肠).The appearance of this restaurant is not outstanding. However, as customers entering into the restaurant, they can find a hidden but special space: an exquisite building and courtyard, many railway theme photos on the wall, old railway signal lamps beside some tables. All of these make the restaurant a theme restaurant. It is said that customers will never be unsatisfied even they select the dishes casually.

Deyi House

It is a famous restaurant in Kunming serving delicious Yunnan-style dishes. The restaurant is located in an old Qing Dynasty-style three-floor house. The restaurant uses ingredients collected from all over the province and offers 120 exquisite Yunnan-style dishes. The classical and tasteful environment and nourishing, natural, and delicious food attract numerous customers.

Hefeng Pavilion

Besides Yunnan cuisine, customers also can enjoy Chuan (Sichuan) cuisine and Cantonese cuisine in Hefeng Pavilion. The well-decorated restaurant faces Green Lake; hence customers can appreciate nice scenery while enjoying delicious food. The restaurant and the courtyard are classically styled.

Lao Dianmian 320 Dai Restaurant

It is a unique restaurant with typical Dai ethic style, both in decoration and dishes. If customers are interested in Dai food, this restaurant is an authentic choice. Roast fish, chicken soup cooked with coconut, beef balls, and roast brains wrapped in Chinese banana leaves all enjoy high popularity.

Yanshi Xiaochu

It mainly serves Guizhou-style dishes. Sichuan cuisine and Yunnan cuisine are also available there. The dishes there are all a little bit spicy, so if you can not stomach spicy food, you should tell the waiter/waitress in advance to reduce the chili content. The signature dish in the restaurant is stir-fried cow heels (炒牛筋).

Yazhi Restaurant

Yazhi Restaurant mainly serves Guizhou style dishes. Tofu dumplings (豆腐圆子) is the signature dish.

Daronghe Restaurant

The restaurant provides creative dishes combined Sichuan cuisine and Yunnan cuisine. Besides, dishes cooked in Hunan style are also available there. Most dishes in the restaurant are a little spicy, and customers can ask the waiter/waitress to change the taste personally.

Yitian Yuan

Yitian Yuan RestaurantDecoration of Yitian Yuan Restaurant in Guanshang Middle Road Branch

It can not be denied that Yitian Tuan is the best Muslim restaurant in Kunming. There are several Yitian Yuan restaurants in Kunming, with the flagship in Xingyuan Road. The signature dishes there are mutton shashlik and roast whole lamb.

Yitian Yuan Branch in Longquan Road

Yitian Yuan Branch in Linyu Road

Yitian Yuan Fengning Branch

Yihui Yuan

Compared with Yitian Yuan Muslim restaurant, the price in Yihui Yuan is more affordable. Chicken cooked with soy sauce, fish cooked with tofu and roast duck are the highlights in the restaurant.

Aiyou Duoshen Vegetarian Restaurant

It is a vegetarian restaurant with quiet environment and healthy dishes.

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