Orient London

4.6
645 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 645 People Are Saying
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Corinna
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and lovely ambient for a restaurant in the heart of Leicester Square.

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James
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as always

MA
MeAndMyFriends
Berkshire
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really lovely food! My friend and I really enjoyed the high quality, flavours and varied selection. Would definitely eat here again!

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CraigW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location, food very good and great value for money (set menu C). Service was efficient, polite and the right balance. Clean throughout. 👍🏼

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StevenB
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to find on China town gate . Comfortable seating coupled with friendly knowledgeable staff ✔️✔️✔️

JB
JulieB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I would recommend you to eat here, nice and clean.
Service was efficient and quick but not rushed.
Food portions were generous and tasty.
The curry is rather hot....be mindful if you dont like spicy /hot but if you do its delicious.
We will definitely go back. We even popped in to change the time of our reservation and they were very accommodating.

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DonO
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Perhaps they use too much MSG. Would suggest that they reduce the amount used!

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Johnboyabz
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food great service and a reasonable price thank you to the lovely staff very nice people

SG
SophieG
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, place and people. Had a great time here, I've been here twice now and it has been great both times.

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, really helpful and friendly staff. Sizzling beef fillet with black pepper is a must

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LeeF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Restaurant was good, but the open table description was incorrect!!! You stated they did dim sum all day ! Which was the primary reason for going! In fact they stopped at 5pm so my 8.15pm booking suffered!!! Your description did not align with restaurant website !! Good restaurant poor OpenTable !

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vipFoody
London
13 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location in China Town with extensive menu. Set menu options very good value for money & good way to try variety. We opted for menu C - mixed starters, crispy duck with 3 pancakes each & 3 mains . The mixed veg only one which didn't really get touched. Generous portion of special fried rice to accompany it. Would go back

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PollyM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. The staff were helpful and friendly. I would certainly go there again.

VC
VanessaC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. Particularly liked the sesame prawn toast and crispy beef.

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TracyE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class immaculate upmarket chinese restaurant.Excellent service and fantastic high quality tasty food

DH
DebraH
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh ingredients cooked from fresh .. Chicken in black bean sauce and vegetables chow mein - best I’ve had a in a very long time

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food

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LizS
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, highly recommend the set menu as so much to choose from

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with the most helpful, polite and friendly staff. Four of us ate here on Friday night and had a very enjoyable night. Fabulous value for money and highly recommend.

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DCZin
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food - excellent. Service - attentive but not overbearing. Drinks - pricey for small volumes; guess that’s London. Those short statements can be used, but overall EVERYONE in the family left very happy and very full.

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AlexandraG
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food, great service and overall good vibes.

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Cristina
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating staff. Great atmosphere and food. Very pleased with this Chinese! Truly a hidden gem in Chinatown.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were amazing. Can’t fault anything about them. Great experience from a Chinese restaurant as sometimes it is hit and miss.

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simonw
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great set menu. Good value for money and plenty of food.

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JohnL
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place to eat. Well prices, great food and service.

KH
KevinH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable lunch with one of our staff members who is leaving. The food and service were first class. The set menu C is very good value for money and there was more than enough for everyone to eat.

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GaryB
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was not our first visit, staff very welcoming and efficient.
Food is absolutely delicious.
I cannot recommend The Orient highly enough!

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RobC
Devon
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Superb best Chinese food I have tasted. Service was brilliant.

CM
ChrisM
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked based on reviews and not disappointed, great service, delicious food, good time

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SherriTC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Little pricey however the food was amazing so paid gladly.

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MatthewH
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very quick service, very good portions at a reasonable price. Would definitely go back again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was really delicious and service very attentive. Our only issue was that we would have liked a little more time between courses. We felt very rushed. Otherwise another excellent meal.

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Laura
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality food and service! Our first visit and will definitely return.

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Nzolie
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited Orient London for the first time with a colleague and we LOVED it! The food was amazing (we ordered the mixed dim sum, peking duck, fruity wine and beef teriyaki)

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Clareh
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, accommodated 2 additional people to make up a party of 8; food was really yummy and arrived in good time. Total bill was really reasonable for 8 people - loads of food!

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MelanieH
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dim sum, nice friendly service, clean and bright place

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Chrissy
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely freshly cooked food,we opted for the set menu C which was delicious 😋

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was cold due to staggered arrival and air con made the food cold in minutes. Expensive menu too

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FionaH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Orient as part of my husband's birthday weekend in London. I found it after looking at reviews on Trip Advisor, and goodness me, we weren't disappointed! From the very first moment we were greeted at the door, the service was exception and we didn't have to wait for anything. We had a set menu for £24 per person and there was so much food, we couldn't eat it all! It was all piping hot, fresh and very tasty! The prosecco was also a very reasonable price and very, very cold, which was lovely! We would have no hesitation in returning to Orient or recommending it to our friends.

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Kmason
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Best Chinese iv been to so far. Great portion sizes and good value for money

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 645 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.