Orient London

4.5
724 reviews
£25 and under
Chinese
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.
What 724 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food
Busy in there but not crazy
We were late and they didn’t mind
Didn’t have chips or chicken balls

A
Andy
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lively and welcoming atmosphere. The service was polite, friendly and attentive. A very central location. Great for couples and families.

CO
CathyO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service. We visited after the theatre with my Daughter and was so impressed. Will definitely be back!

CT
CeeT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There was a good selection of dishes in the set menus

V
Vickie14
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely staff that gave great recommendations

LJ
LeeJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Decent food, not fantastic or memorable! But good service. Fairly comfortable place. And near to China Town reasonably priced.

GB
GaryB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing as usual. We have never had a bad visit to this restaurant.
Cannot recommend them highly enough.
The staff are always very welcoming, attentive and friendly and the food it to die for.

C
Ciaran
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Pretty average. Both chicken dishes really overcooked (skewers were so dry they were likely prepped the day before or left uncovered)
£80 for 2 seemed too expensive for what it was.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Very efficient staff, good food, reasonably priced but lack a little atmosphere. Overall I would return to London Orient.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! From the service to the quality of food!
We had an excellent evening as always!

Highly recommend the soft shell crab!

PS
PeterS
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good food , easily accommodated even though we were early

EM
EdwinM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good choice on menu. Good food. Prompt, friendly service.

TM
TomM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly waiting staff and consistently tasty food. By no means a gourmet choice but significantly better than most restaurants in Chinatown.

KR
KevinR
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service and good quality food. Walked past the restaurant for years, wish I had gone before.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Excellent food, poor server.

LB
LindaB
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service,tasty food in a good location. Dim sum a must

g
george
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a table booked for 6pm but arrived an hour earlier, although the restaurant was busy, the waitress managed to accommodate us and made us welcome
Food was excellent and great ambience, would highly recommend

J
James
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food, service and wonderful value.

LS
LisaS
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal for 2 (set menu) good value and tasty food. Quick service, staff attentive. They saw I was chilly and moved us to a warmer corner of the restaurant. Few glasses of wine, 3 beers and set menu C, bill was £77 with tip. Good price for a London restaurant I think. Would definitely go again.

GB
GraceB
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Great value, great food and very fast service. Had the best Xmas eve meal

RB
RuthB
Derbyshire
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from arrival to leaving. Well cooked food from the set menu. Offered to change nut dish without having to ask. I will definitely return.

S
Sarah
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nice place, slightly too crowded. Food was of a good standard.

AG
AmandaG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Accommodated us when turning up early.
Food was great, only complaint is we were sitting near door, which kept opening so we were cold in the draft.

AE
AndrewE
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good but staff rushed us though our meal and spoilt our romantic meal

W
Willber
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic set menu with a couple of specials. Excellent service and value.

LM
LeahM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited early evening for the dim sum menu and cannot fault the food selection and the service! Ordered 9 plates of dim sum and dumplings which were brought to the tables quickly! Food was delicious and service was incredible. Will definitely be back to try more of the Dim Sum menu!

A
Athos
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best Chinese restaurant in London. Food is always excellent and never disappoints.

DC
DavidC
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was very good food, served in an efficient and friendly way, in a restaurant set in a very good location.

IB
IanB
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great evening, the food and service was brilliant. The waitress was so helpful explaining how to get into our lobster 🦞

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a lovely meal at Orient London. It was delicious. The staff were amazing and really helpful when we asked questions about the menu. Cannot fault this place. It was quite busy and noisy but this was not a problem for us. Would definitely recommend for the food and service. 5/5 overall

HK
HelenK
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall had a nice meal for four. Had two of the set meals. Plenty of food - nice but not outstanding. Service a bit too quick. As soon as we finished one dish or one course it was whipped away and the next arrived immediately. Service polite and efficient. Perspex screen between us and the next table was a good covid safety measure.

RP
RichardP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff, and excellent food

JN
JohnN
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Orient was the perfect place for pre-theatre dinner. Service was efficient and set menu c with some very good reasonably priced Sancere hit the spot. I would definitely come back.

DF
DianeF
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The ambiance was pretty good and the location is great. Disappointed by the food that tasted only moderately good. Very generic chinese food in my opinion.

SK
SKiDS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was initially quite quiet but by 5pm the number of di ears picked up and the atmosphere accordingly.
The staff were helpful, efficient and friendly.
The food was really good and the set menu option really helpful in the selection process.
And it is really good value for money.
Well done.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our friends 60th birthday, the food was the best Chinese we have had, would definitely go back there, the staff were very nice & a perfect position in China town 😊

SL
StuartL
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food quality good but gets cold very quick on plates. Food heaters should be provied to keep your food hot

NM
NeilM
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant and great food at a reasonable price very quick service will use again

CS
CarolineS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and quick service but was very put off by the cleanliness of the toilets. No other problems.

JP
JohnP
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Second visit, we went with family for a Christmas treat. The food is very good, the rice is the best any of us had tasted. Quick service, the food is lovely and hot.
Only two criticisms, the plates are cold and not enough spring onion and cucumber for 4 with the crispy duck, which was excellent

FAQs

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 724 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.