Orient London

4.5
555 reviews
£25 and under
Chinese

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Casual
We provide Dim Sum throughout opening time for take away and delivery service.

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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EatSpeakLive
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tried this place with my dad and brother for the first time since hearing they do very good freshly made dim sum and was not disappointed! Everything we ordered from the dim sum menu was delicious (the cheung fun with prawn and bean curd, and stir-fried turnip cake with XO sauce being particular standouts), and the staff were very attentive and helpful in making recommendations. We paid 33 pounds (including 10% eating out discount) for food + tea for 3, and were all quite stuffed!

An added bonus was being able to sit outside at one of just two tables under an electric heater, as my dad preferred not to sit inside for social-distancing (though they appeared to have taken measures for this inside, too - plastic screens between adjacent tables, reasonably well-distributed groups, etc.) - Would like to come back another time and sit indoors to get a better feel for the ambience!

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AnettS
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there already few times, never disappointed!Amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, speedy service, excellent value for money

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MathewS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food here and good service too. Best one we've found in China Town so far

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime we visit we're blown away by the quality of the Dim Sum. Service is quick and friendly. If you order too much just ask for takeaway boxed. Free refills on the Chinese tea too. Incredible value for money and one of purr favourite places to eat in London

TL
TheLondonEater
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food, large portions and great aesthetics in the heart of London!

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Littlebites
London
57 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, and a lovely central spot too. Service was great, really enjoyed our evening

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RawanA
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A Chinese feast with amazing dishes and great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. And the bonus of 30% off due to the ongoing COVID pandemic.

This is our favourite restaurant in Chinatown and the dim sum is as good as always.

Tables were well spaced out as per government guidelines and screens between tables where this wasn’t possible. Staff all wore masks and the track and trace was carried out and we wore masks to our table etc.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favourite Chinese . Perfect for special occasions

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been coming to what is now known as Orient London since before I was born, no joke my mum had Chinese food cravings while pregnant and then it was a regular stop for me and my dad.
Since it was Jade Garden, the food has been delicious with always friendly staff, this hasn’t changed with the refurb a couple of years ago. Staff remain friendly, food continues to be a favourite and no matter how many new people I introduce they always want to return!
If 33yrs of continued patronage doesn’t sell you on this place I don’t know what will, but maybe the following:
You can tell the quality of a foreign cuisine restaurant not only by good reviews but also by the other patrons and in my mind a Chinese restaurant that is usually more than half full with Chinese people speaks volumes for the quality and authenticity of the food they sell.

Now obviously it is on the pricier side, it is in central London, but I would always recommend it.

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Hartlgem
London
34 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely friendly team - everyone said hello. We had a set meal which was all delicious. Thanks to the team - look forward to coming back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was okay, similar to a buffet style Chinese. Menu is huge!

Staff weren’t as attentive as I would have liked.

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SimonE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Orient London a number of times now and each occasion has been superb. The staff are very attentive and the food quality is always fantastic

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service and perfect for social distancing

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Wyell
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice area, hospitality was great, food was nice however, other customers were seated too close to us without a face mask when there were multiple tables around the restaurant that were unoccupied and for health and safety it would’ve been wiser to seat them elsewhere.

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tsng
Norfolk
7 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent lobster noodles and fried squid. Cost effective with the 30% off deal. Overall service was attentive. Lady who abruptly admonished us for not scanning details right away could be less aggressive on arrival.

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vipSJW1
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipOdyssey
London
19 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friday date night in Soho. Booked Orient on the desire for a traditional Chinese meal within refined surroundings. Overall food was excellent, with limited trace of MSG, great selection of set menus. Dining room was very well healed similar to what you would expect at an upmarket international hotel. Service was friendly and efficient. Social distancing was well adhered to with the exception of the bathrooms which were not controlled - minor fault. Overall recommended for a well priced Chinese dining experience above the standard Soho experience. Recommended

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BarryA
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the very difficult conditions at the moment, we were welcomed back by the staff, the meal was very good as usual and we enjoyed ourselves.

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LizC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. Ideal for pre theatre dinner

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BeverleyL
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very accommodating taking us in early. Orient mixed starter and crispy wonton excellent. Fried rice, chicken chow mein great. Daughter wasn’t to keen on her lemon chicken but I thought it was fine. Mixed bbq meats, very good quality but not to my personal taste sadly. But good to try new things. Would go again as crispy beef on another table looked very tasty. £135 for 4 people including tip and drinks.

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EllieB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing aswell as the staff.they were very attentive,and a lovely atmosphere.i would go back again.however was on the pricey side,but I suppose I get what u pay for.

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EmmanuelO
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food tasted good but the service is below average...

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vipdarkinformer
London
14 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good quality meal let down a little by staff being disingenuous about adjusting the air conditioning for us. If they'd have been upfront that it wasn't possible to begin with all would have been fine.

EW
EmilyW
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for a delicious Chinese restaurant to eat at in China town this has to be the best. The décor is clean and simple, the staff are lovely and the food is amazing. If you go, definitely have the crispy aromatic duck! We were given a table by the window and it was a lovely quiet spot. Highly recommend!!

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DesF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very pleasant evening in Chinatown. Food very good and friendly attentive service. A nice casual Chinese restaurant at fair prices and which I would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out with my sons for their birthday, been before! Waitress Fang was fabulous

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Very good service and reasonable prices but some dishes from the set menu were rather disappointingly, bland and hard to distinguish from one another. However, portions were very generous and everything was very clean.

SY
SarahY
London
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, excellent service will be going again !!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely! Yummy food, particularly the seafood platter for starters. Lovely staff too.

RM
RuthM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very busy restaurant with a good buzz. Food was delicious, salt and pepper ribs were meaty and spicy. Duck and pancakes very moist and flavoursome. Sizzling steak in black pepper sauce and King Prawn Kung Po, both huge portions and excellent again.

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HKVISITOR
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Experience at Orient? In a word: dreadful. We had made a reservation for a Chinese New Year's Eve dinner weeks ahead of time with a request for an upstairs table for 3. Upon arrival, we were instead led to possibly the worst table in the place - a table squeezed into the middle of the chaotic ground floor that barely had space for two people to eat and food scraps from the previous diners still under the table. We pointed this out to the waiter who simply shrugged his shoulders. The floor manager was no better - his was a brusque "Take it or leave it" manner. We decided to "leave it" and departed without eating. I have had a couple of OK meals at Orient in the past, but sadly this is basically the type of busy Chinatown restaurant that has enough tourist flow to not have to bother with customer care. We shall not be returning.

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ClaireO
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live near Manchester and last time we visited London with friends I googled and found this restaurant. We had a lovely meal and really value for money.
It’s difficult trying to choose a restaurant in China Town when you don’t know the area.
We visited London again this weekend and again had a lovely meal.
My only complaint was I would have like a portion of pork and beef Sui Mai but they did not do them in the evening?
Will definitely be going again on our next visit.

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sue2kids0188
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant with good service, food and clean toilets.

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Dawn
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Well worth a visit . We had sizzling beef and also 2 prawn dishes with sides of noodles, seaweed and rice. Was fantastic.

HS
HannahS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and great portion sizes. The people on the next table were loud and drunk, which got a bit annoying, but that's just luck (or unluck) of the draw. There was always a staff member available nearby but they respected our privacy and didn't keep checking on us. The service was quick and we weren't kept waiting. Worth every penny. Will definitely come back.

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VanessaC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I really enjoyed my dining evening at Orient London. It was easy to find having followed instructions via open table and Apple Maps. I was kindly greeted on arrival and the restaurant rep surprisingly knew my name and greeted me on arrival.

I was directed to my table and was given sufficient time to settle before my order was taken.

Option menu C was a delicious selection and allowed for us to sample a variety of tasty options during the meal and conversation. I requested one change to the menu whereby a prawn with Cashew dish was swapped for the sweet and sour option which was so delicious I could’ve opted for a second portion.

The venue was lovely, pleasant atmosphere, clean and tidy I noticed the tables were swiftly cleaned once diners bills were settled. The staff were friendly, polite and helpful.

I’m likely to return to this restaurant in the future. I’d like to visit at least once more.

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Wilyone
London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff. We arrived one hour early but they were able to show us to a table straight away. Food was very good. Nice wine selection. Service was prompt and efficient. Would visit again.

DB
DeirdreB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Close to Leicester Sq at start of Chinatown, easy to find. Staff helpful and efficient. Good menu with mix of veg and meat/seafood. Good sized portions, food great. Nice atmosphere. Would be happy to go again.

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You can order delivery directly from Orient London using the Order Online button. Orient London also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7989 8880.

Orient London is rated 4.5 stars by 555 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.