Orient London

4.2
395 reviews
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Chinese
Orient London is an independent Chinese restaurant in Soho's Chinatown, London.

Our specialities are Dim Sum and seafood, with a focus on Szechuan and Cantonese dishes, plus those from the northern regions of China.

Our aim is to delight and enthuse customers who want to experience delicious, authentic Chinese food that is honestly-priced.

We hope you'll find our service friendly and efficient, our ambiance relaxing and our refurbished premises with contemporary décor elegant and comfortable.

Proud to serve the Chinese and central London business communities, plus theatre-goers and tourists.

All our dishes (including all Dim Sum) are cooked fresh daily by our own chefs on the premises.
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Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

No soap in either bathroom was a bit concerning.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to bring your family when they are visiting from out of town.

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PM
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service and great value. Nice restaurant, only small issue was every time the door opens it gets a bit cold and drafty in the restaurant. Maybe they just need to keep the front lobby door closed.

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London
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good meal indeed.

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D
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

On the whole, the food was good though portions vary a lot e.g. our stir fly vegetables dish was very small and not particularly tasty while the Orient rice was a very large portion.
The wine by glass has only option of 125 ml yet it is served in very large glasses, quite unnecessarily.
The tables are on a small size but I can understand rationale behind this though this means that it is quite difficult to find room for the plates.
On the whole we had a nice evening and our friends enjoyed the food.

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J
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived slightly early and our table wasn't ready but they went out of their way to find us another. The service is second to none, you cannot fault them at all and the food was superb, really tasty

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HN
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food, best Chinese I have ever had!! The service was friendly and help. So clean, our waiter wiped the table after every course we had. The value for money was amazing for the centre of London, just wish we lived closer to go back again!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the staffs are very kind and responsive. Esp. One staff who could speak Korean was very friendly. Since my group was all Koreans her Korean speaking service with us was very comfortable and helpful. She explained menu and recommended the dishes which was perfect for the day. Thank you!!!

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HT
London
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Fantastic food, all delicious and beautifully presented. Service was efficient but not always exactly friendly, however really enjoyed the night and would recommend.

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CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Greasy food made with dubious produce I would not recommend this restaurant

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j
London
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and if you stuck to the set menu not pricey either, the staff never pestered you and only cleared the table when you were done. The restaurant itself was very clean and classy as well

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were late arriving due to the theatre over running and they held our table. Food was excellent and bagged it up to take home when we couldn’t eat it all.

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LM
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a fabulous restaurant and well worth a visit. The food is always excellent and the staff are very helpful. It is worth booking a table in advance as it is always busy

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LR
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The food was reasonable however the service was shocking! Plates were taken away as soon as your knife and fork were put down regardless whether the rest of the party was finished and your next course was served immediately. We had to lift our plates so the table could be cleaned at one point! Towards the end of our meal hot towels were brought to the table I wasn’t ready to use mine but when the waitress came back and so the others had been used mine was opened for me and handed to me before I had finished my meal as she wanted to take the plate they came on away! If you want quick service then this place is for you but otherwise there are so many better places to visit where you get the time to enjoy your food! £5 service charge.... I cannot see how they can justify this with the level of service offered. In and out as quickly as possible!

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GF
London
22 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favourite dim sum restaurant.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Disappointing average chinese that you would find in any high street, not what I expected from a restaurant in Chinatown. We had taken friends on a trip to London and have to say much better restaurants to pick. No I wouldn't recommend !

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was nice...quik friendly service
Will visit agn

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AP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and services. I love this place! Their lobster with ginger and spring onion is the best.

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CK
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived 30 minutes early and asked if we could be seated, staff were more than happy to oblige. Very friendly, lovely food, efficient service and value for money. Very busy Friday night and all went well.

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SB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic time, were really welcoming and food tasted wonderful! Could not recommend more!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice venue and food, better than a lot of restaurants in China town in terms of food and service. Didn’t get a 5 because it was a little noisy making it difficult to hear my dinner guest.

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and welcoming. Good food at reasonable prices.

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LW
London
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most importantly, great food, a combination of old classics and less well known dishes. The ribs were the best I've had. I particularly recommend set menu 'C'. Service, attentive and prompt without being obsequious or intrusive. One of the waitresses even had the courtesy to warn us the coffee liqueurs we had ordered were a bit pricey. Nice relaxed atmosphere also. Would definitely recommend and go again.

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JC
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The go-to yumcha place for me in Soho for my friends and corporate clients. Friendly staff. Tasty dim sums. Good value. I’m a happy camper overall.

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KP
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall experience was very good. Food was extremely tasteful and service was very quick and polite. I would recommend to anyone, and also try the menus B and C are grrat for an overall experience and a travel through chinese flavours.

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KH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service, highly recommend.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Noisy, no authenticity in the food. Very blend westernised Chinese food. Very disappointing

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T
London
16 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've twice been surprised by the quality of the food at Orient London. It's location and decor would suggest something far least palatable but they've obviously got a great set of cooks in the kitchen. We're looking forward to trying the full dim sum menu that's available for lunch.

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FC
London
180 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Right at the base of Wardour Street, on the cool edge of Chinatown lies Orient, a truly splendid restaurant. The food, I should point out, is not of some weird and wonderful regional slant, rather it is what we Brits tend to know as 'traditional' Chinese, but produced to the highest standard.
To prove my point (and that of my dining companion) that this place is a cut above the norm, it was thronged with Chinese - but it is not the sort of place to look down upon Brit diners.
Service was stunningly fast and attentive, the food as good as any Chinese I have ever tasted, and the prices very reasonable. I shall be going back many times.

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P
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing places to eat tasty and healthy, special pekin duck is brilliant. Definitely I will come again...

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Very attentive service, could not fault. The Chicken skewers were a let down because they were very hard and tasted stale with a very chewy texture.

Everything else was okay and would recommend. Note that there is a 12.5% service charge which is not listed on their menu.

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KG
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good. Service was too fast and little time was allowed in between plates.

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HS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Group of 6 went here for our wedding anniversary. Initially sat my door which was freezing and very busy. Staff moved us when asked.

Really quick service. Lovely food. Great value for money. Trendy restaurant. Would recommend and will be back.

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been a few times now food is always amazing and service is very quick

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LL
Buckinghamshire
54 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had dinner here after a matinee theatre performance. Very impressed with quality of food and service. Quite busy - naturally for a Saturday evening - and good value for money. Only downside was that I informed the restaurant at time of booking that the meal was part of my daughter's 24th birthday celebrations but unfortunately this was not acknowledged even though there were clearly other tables celebrating birthdays etc with the staff singing. Will definitely return.

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LF
London
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic find! Food was amazing! Set menu was 100% worth the money absaloute bargin. Woukd highly reccomend

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AC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic meal in authentic restaurant. Excellent food excellent service. I will be going again next time I am in London.

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MT
London
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great location after going to the theatre

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t
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, lovely restaurant, reasonably priced

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RO
London
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been to this restaurant several times previously and this time it was outstanding. Excellent food and service. This is my favourite Chinese restaurant in London.

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