Orient London

4.6
573 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.

Offers

  • OpenTable ‘ORIENT20’

    Jun 11 - Jun 30, 2021

    Minimum spend £40.00. 20% discount of food & drinks (excluding alcoholic beverage). Dine in only (excess food cannot be takeaway). Booking must be made in advance (24 hours before). Table can be hold for 15 minutes only. Code must be used ‘ORIENT20’ when making booking. Offer until end of June 2021. Not to be used on (Saturday-all day) and Sunday (before 5:30pm). 10% service charge will be added to your final bill. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. In case of dispute, the management decision is final. This offer may be stopped at any time.
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was quite average, quite rich, deep fried and hard. The mixed vegetable rice was nice and the flavourings were quite nice. Sadly my date was sick later that evening, the food being one of the factors. Service was good but could be a little more conversational and attentive. Place was quite nice but a bit noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Great value for money! Huge portions and very tasty food

LC
LukeC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely restaurant. Staff were extremely polite and had the perfect level of attentiveness. The restaurant itself was beautiful and clean. The food was divine and very well priced considering the quality, it was all so fresh and excellently presented.
We will absolutely be coming back to this lovely restaurant !

JF
JemmaF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food. Huge portions. Staff were fabulous. Would definitely recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and outstanding service like normal

FG
FionaG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dim sum in an understated setting in the heart of Chinatown. Excellent service and tasty, fresh Chinese favourites.

SO
SONIAH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend this fabulous restaurant to anyone, food was amazing and great value for money. Lovely staff and beautiful decor

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, superb food and service!

MG
MarcoG
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice restaurant, food was really nice and very tasty. Sure we will be back. Service excellent.

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Marco
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a set meal. It was a nice variety of dishes. Service was very efficient

MP
MagdalenaP
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service Good food thank You. Will come again.

WD
WilliamD
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a pleasure visiting this restaurant
The toilets were spotless we eat early and the restaurant was quiet the staff were very friendly and helpful I’d definitely return

PG
PaulG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't visit Mee this restaurant for over a year due to COVID. Good to be back and good to see the standard of their food and service are well maintained. It remains as one of my favourite dim sum places in town.

EL
EmmaL
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant and food would definitely recommend

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Hannah
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Chinese restaurant in China town London. Highly recommend, the staff and service was fantastic. We arrived late and they still accommodated us.

SP
vipSarathP
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the service with a smile

ES
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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gemark
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Not very good for vegans but my friends enjoyed it and said the food was very tasty. Good service and large menu, not outstanding Chinese food but not bad either, good prices

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AnettS
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, speedy service, excellent value for money

MS
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

RA
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.

OT
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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 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.

SJ
vipSJW1
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipOdyssey
London
22 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.

LC
LizC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. Ideal for pre theatre dinner

BL
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.

EB
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.

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 4.6 stars by 573 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.