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Orient London

4.2
264 reviews
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£25 and under
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Chinese
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese, Asian, Dim Sum
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 12:00 - 23:15
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 23:45
Sunday: 11:30 - 22:45
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Phone number
020 7989 8880
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Mr Tang
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Area
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Cross Street
Lisle Street
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Public Transit
Leicester Square & Piccadilly Circus
Additional
Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
What 264 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

I booked a table and would suggest anyone planning on eating at the Orient should do the same, it gets very busy and could be waiting a while for a table.

The food was like none other, usually Chinese food is quite greasy or oily. Not an issue with the food served here, good portions, freshly cooked the only downfall was the squid we had in their Set Menu D, it was very salty. If you are a lover of deserts you may be slightly disappointed with the options available unless you have been to a Chinese restaurant previously you will know that their deserts are not particularly great. Despite that I had my dads coconut pudding while he ate my mango cheesecake. I stress if you have not had Asian deserts before you should check prior before eating out as you will be dissatisfied.

The service was impeccable and I loved the fact they gave hot towels after each meal.

It was a Father’s Day treat for my dad to which the whole family enjoyed the experience.

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5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

Great food and service, we loved the ambiance.

Thank you!

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4.0Dined on 5 June 2018

Great Food, friendly Staff and Good services!!!!!!!
Will recommend check it out!!!

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5.0Dined on 17 May 2018

The food was great, as was the service - we will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Fabulous food and good ambience!! Had a great time at my friends bday dinner...definitely worth visiting

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5.0Dined on 7 May 2018

Delicious food, we had a set menu for two and struggled to eat it all as there were generous portions including duck in pancakes which was very filling. Service was great and very attentive and the restaurant is smart and modern. Lovely wine if a little expensive but I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and return.

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4.0Dined on 5 May 2018

We love Orient. We go there once a year for a special meal. The food, as always, was phenomenal. The service was excellent as well. Our main reservation is value. I know many restaurants charge extra for steamed rice. I think that’s unnecessarily stingy, but I can leave with that. What is not acceptable, however, is charging £10 for every vegetable side dish. If you think how little the vegetables cost the restaurant and how little effort is required to prepare them, is really short-sighted and obnoxious. If Orient were a bit kinder and generous, we’d go much more often than we do.

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4.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Food enjoyable. Set menu generous, with really good lobster on the more expensive seafood menu. Nice efficient waiting staff. Definitely to be recommended.

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

We went here at the weekend for my eldest daughters 13th birthday.

The food and service were very good seeing that it was very busy.

The only small problem was we were sat near the door and it was cold with the door keep being opened every couple of minutes.

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4.0Dined on 27 April 2018

very nice meal, was a special occasion my 1st anniversary wife loved it so that was the main thing. my only small thing was I felt a little rushed we was in and out in an hour and that was with a huge set menu, my advise would be to allow a bit more time between dishes. apart from that it was great and I would eat there again thanks!

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

One of the best Dim Sum restaurants! Great menu good food and really tasty!

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4.0Dined on 25 April 2018

Lovely Dim Sum platter in the evening. Friendly staff and professional service. Pleasant and clean surroundings. Will return to try their full Dim sum service in the afternoon.

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3.0Dined on 18 April 2018

Was ok! Food was ok. Service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on 18 April 2018

Second time here as the food is lovely and the staff very accommodating to the messy children in our party !!

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4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Nice meal, the duck pancakes and spring rolls were especially good.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Excellent food and device. Would highly recommend a visit. Scallops and bbq meats were gorgeous.

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4.0Dined on 13 April 2018

good environment, food is great however the Peking duck is a bit disappointed.
But overall is great!

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4.0Dined on 11 April 2018

The food was quite expensive and the portions weren’t huge. The food however was good. We weren’t offered prawn crackers as we only ordered a main but the table next to us was offered these as they had a starter and a main.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Really really lovely! One of the nicest Chinese meals I’ve ever had to be honest. will be coming again for sure! Very accommodating and great service too!

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Muy buena comida , excelente atención
Festejo de viaje

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Recommended by our hotel, and for good reason. Fast and attentive service and fabulous food. We loved it.

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Recently discovered this restaurant and just love it! Best chinese food I have ever tasted and great prices. Staff are extremely friendly and efficient - looking forward to my third visit in the near future!

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4.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Food was really great and service was good too. Would go back again

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4.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Second visit to Orient - last time with work colleagues and this time with my family. Both visits were very enjoyable with food and service at a very good standard.

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

We were there first time and really love it. Good food, ambience and nice people working there. I would highly recommend this place

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Fantastic food and the service was great. This was for a 21st birthday celebration and we could not fault anything. This was a first visit and would most definitely re-visit and recommend.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

We were very well looked after and really enjoyed the meal. All good.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Had a wonderful meal, great service, atmosphere and fabulous food!

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5.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Very busy which is always a good sign. Great food, excellent service. Well priced.

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4.0Dined on 20 March 2018

I have been to this restaurant several times and it has been consistently excellent.

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1.0Dined on 18 March 2018

The food was poor, the service was unfriendly, would not recommend, there are much better restaurants in this area.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

The place is a bit small but not really a big issue. The decor was pretty nice. The food was good and I can only imagine what else they had because they had quite a lot on the menu. The service was ok no complaints just ok. The price was surprisingly good. Overall a nice place to eat.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Great food, Loads of choice, nice staff who were friendly and efficient. Lovely calm atmosphere. Will definitely return

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4.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Good food and excellent service in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Great Food. Family Friendly. And a great location.

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Overall not bad, food was tasty. Service bit average and a little overpriced.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Good quality food at a great price - more food in a set menu for 2 than could be eaten by 2 people! Only downside was unwelcoming front of house manager and slightly random service speed (very fast 2 courses then very slow afterwards). Overall would come again anytime though

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4.0Dined on 9 March 2018

The food tasted good. Our table was ready when we got there a little too early. We ordered when we wanted and were ready for it from their big meny. Food came in quick. No problems what so ever. Recommended.

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Introduced new friends to one of my favourite places. They weren't disappointed.

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3.0Dined on 9 March 2018

We were there on a Friday evening - restaurant full, buzzy atmosphere, service nonetheless friendly and attentive. All that was good. But the food was just a bit ordinary - bland and lacking in flavour, too toned down to suit Western tastes (we've lived in China, so we know). We'll keep looking for something more authentic.

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