Orient London

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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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JG
London
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I was looking to find a new place to go in Chinatown and was very pleased with The Orient London. The atmosphere was very nice. It was quiet and the service was pleasant and not rushed. The food was also very nice. A bit pricier than some other places, however the overall experience was better so in the end I would say it is worth it if you are looking for a more pleasant experience.

DG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleased with the service, food, and restaurant!
Highly recommend!
Will visit again!

K
Black Forest
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Delicious Peking Duck. We enjoyed the quality of the food and the size of the plates.

WT
Yosemite
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I have eaten in over 4000 different restaurants in my life. The reason I did not rate this restaurant a full 5 stars is that there are very few 5 star restaurants in the world. This is one of the best Chinese restaurants you will find anywhere. The food is perfect, the staff is tremendous and the price is fair. I have eaten in this restaurant on over 20 visits to London.

P
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Very very ordinary and boring Chinese food

BN
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Chinese I've ever had.
Sizzling beef.
Mango cheesecake.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always , food always fresh and hot . Our favourite Chinese restaurant

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Meal after birthday treat in London.

OT
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for a birthday dinner - really good food and quick service. Will definitely be back.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is 'THE' place to go for good dim sum and reasonable service. We ordered shrimp dumplings, spring rolls, steam rice noodles, dumplings filled with soup and they all live up to our expectations. The service is attentive and decor fairly new with clean washrooms. Worth coming back next.

G
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ate at Orient Soho just south of the Chinatown gate on Wardour. The menu is extensive. We had the soft shell crab, served with chilies and herbs, the sizzling duck with black bean sauce and chilies, and sizzling lamb with black pepper, and all were excellent. We ordered white rice for each, which was sufficient. For dessert we shared a mango pudding, also good, and tea.

With wine and service, the bill came to £40 a person.

AG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and service!

PT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed an excellent meal, with delicious food, good service and at a reasonable price.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently amazing dim sum. Been here so many times but feels like it only gets better.

JK
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

good food. lots of choice, sophisticated dim sum
i recommend

KC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food. Excellent Customer Service. I would definitely recommend. Autistic friendly environment
Lots of choice on the menu. Will be visiting again.

m
Kent
33 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it here. Always wanted to eat in Chinatown and after researching this one came out the best and it didn’t disappoint. The service was fab and the food was delicious. So pleased I picked this restaurant you must give it a go.

MP
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff.

AT
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal. Service excellent. Would go back when next in London.

MC
Key West
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I am actually unsure whether I would recommend this restaurant. Among the ones in Chinatown, this is probably above average. The food and the service are good. The ambience is also better than other traditional establishments in the area. However, despite not having drunk expensive wine or other alcoholic drinks (most of us 4 drunk Chinese tea), the average expenditure per person was just above £50. We found that a little pricey.

e
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit and lovely food again. We ate the vegetarian set menu and can not fault this. Would highly recommend

T
Atlanta
46 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Recommend the sharing options to be able to enjoy a little of many dishes. The service was a little slow to start, but once we ordered the food came out quickly, but not on top of each other- great timing between courses. Great location, too- in the heart of Piccadilly and Chinatown.

CC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice food, good quality control and excellent value.

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our visit on 30 July was our second this year and it has been fantastic both times. Excellent food and service. We are looking forward to our next visit.

LH
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely food especially the spring rolls and great service.

TC
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Si la nourriture est excellente, le rapport qualite/prix est insuffisant. En effet, riz et nouilles sont facturés alors qu'en Belgique, cela est compris dans le prix avec le plat ! Carte des vins insuffisante également.

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LG
London
25 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It is certainly our favourite Chinese restaurant in London - the food is great. Service on this occasion was very good though at times in the past have found it slow - sadly staff generally not particularly friendly or cheerful. However, this does not take away from our enjoyment of the food.

RS
Lancashire
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and excellent service. Have never been disappointed on any of our visits.

CH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food was amazing. Must go there for great Chinese food!

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, great food. A great place for a meal prior to a show. Allow at least 1 hour.

DS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

For really tasty and made an occasion special. Menu ranges quite a bit so suitable for regular dining and special occasions. Good atmosphere and good menu.

H
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been to this restaurant already for number of times as food is so great! This time I took a friend of mine who really know about good food and wine (he is an official "sommelier" ). Thanks to Orient London, I was able to show off that I do know about food as well.

BB
Houston
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Staggering amount of menu choices at reasonable prices. Went twice on a recent stay and the food both times was excellent. The only knock I have is that the service was actually too quick, and that's coming from an American where we value speedy service. If you're looking for a quick, but exceptionally well prepared, Chinese meal, this is the place.

NK
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing Chinese food and a huge selection of vegetarian dishes. Really recommend to anyone around the Chinatown area in London. Will rejoice the time I spent there with my family for months to come.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant and the staff so welcoming with my wheelchair. They really couldn’t do enough for us. Food lovely. Wish we had longer in there. Will be going back again soon.

m
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always very good food. Steamed items may take time as they are steamed upon order.

JM
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food - we enjoyed everything from Set Menu C. High quality from the starters onwards. We would have loved a tiny bit of flexibility on the contents of the Set Menu (eg swapping in one lower-priced dish for one course), but both service and food were very good.

OT
London
15 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fast service

JA
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was of the highest quality and very tasty. We had the deep fried asparagus with chilli and the soft shell crabs for starters which were delicious. The crab soup with sweet corn and very good too. For the main dishes, we had sliced beef with black bean sauce, sliced chicken with ginger, fried shrimp with noodles and the emporer chicken. Everything was of the highest quality, all accompanied with some excellent red wine.

JD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Tasty food and fast service. It was very busy while we were eating and we felt a little rushed. You get a lot for your money.

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