Fresh and fiery: Naxi Folk

Updated: Nov 8, 2018


Taking inspiration from one of China’s most unique and culturally preserved regions, newcomer Naxi Folk combines traditional Yunnan culture and cuisine with all the attributes of Melbourne’s beloved dining scene, right in the heart of Hawthorn’s Glenferrie Road!


So, what is Yunnan cuisine exactly? The Yunnan Province is a melting pot of cultures with the largest number of ethnic minority groups in South-Western China. The varied cuisine blends the rich flavours of Sichuan and Myanmar with the fresh piquancy of Thai, Vietnamese and Laos fare. Fresh and fiery!


Tucked in amongst Hawthorn’s thoroughfare, Naxi Folk is inconspicuous with its dark timber and bamboo exterior panelling. As you walk in, the ambience is cosy and inviting with warm lamp shades, powder pink hues and long tables, apt for big groups!


Naxi Folk wholly embrace Yunnan banquet-style dining and take daily bookings for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Must try dishes include their signature Yunnan-style share plate, crispy chicken caramel spare ribs and for those breakfast lovers, a delicious breakfast bao.

Visit on Friday or Saturday nights to experience traditional Yunnan tea cupping ceremonies for diners, performed by the staff!

As featured on Onya Magazine.