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Orient Express French restaurant

No.1 North Shamian Street, Shamian Island, Guangzhou 510000, China
+86 135 4436 4070
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (4 reviews)
“shamian island” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, French, Seafood
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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Service
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LOCATION
No.1 North Shamian Street, Shamian Island, Guangzhou 510000, China
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Beautiful decoration!
"Love this place and food! Will come back again with my friends!"
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2. Fine dinnig!
"Orient Express is a wonderful experience, especially with a date"
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3. Tropical garden!
"I enjoyed every night I went there"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been eating at Orient Express few nights per year for the past 7 years. My must go place for relaxing after a hectic day at work. The environment is fantastic and secluded from the rest of the city. Authentic french food from a...More

Thank fablefab
jmdupre, Propriétaire at Orient Express French restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much. We hope to see you soon again. Best regards.

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

A fantastic variety of different dishes; Great mix of tastes, high Quality food and a service second to none. Go there!

Thank 520mirjam
jmdupre, Propriétaire at Orient Express French restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much. We hope to see you soon again. Best regards.

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I have been there by myself and after scanning the menu with beautiful pictures and above beautiful prices i decided to go for their set menu. Pumpkin soup as starter which was watery and i left it after a few sips. Very dry old bread....More

Thank HarryStuck
jmdupre, Propriétaire at Orient Express French restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

I am surprised that you ate the next table than the staff because during the staff lunch (11am) or diner (5 pm) we close the restaurant to allowed the staff to eat quietly. You said :"The staff was eating at the next tables something out...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Loved it so much went back 2 nights for dinner for our 3 night stay in GZ! Should have ordered more but too full Prices are reasonable too

Thank TheEclecticEve
jmdupre, Propriétaire at Orient Express French restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Merci, au plaisir de vous revoir très bientôt.

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I just had a fantastic meal of steak and fries in an old train car with velvet armchairs and white linen tablecloths - what a gorgeous evening! The wines are excellent, the set menu options are very reasonably priced, the staff speaks English (plus the...More

Thank Happy_Rugger
jmdupre, Propriétaire at Orient Express French restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Thank you very much. We hope to see you soon again.

Reviewed 21 October 2017

I have eaten at Orient Express on several occasions, and have always found the food to be good, authentic French cuisine. The atmosphere is classy without being stuffy. The prices are very reasonable considering the quality. The service is friendly and helpful without being casual...More

Thank Ed H
jmdupre, Propriétaire at Orient Express French restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Thank you very much. We hope to see you soon again.

Reviewed 17 October 2017

Appart the island which is the only romantique area of guangzhou , with old building , history and calm this restaurant as train and nice terrasse garden the food is one of the best french of guangzhou, and you can spent a really nice tie...More

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jmdupre, Propriétaire at Orient Express French restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you very much.

Reviewed 16 October 2017

You re visiting Shamian Island? I know where you can stop to have an exciting and fine lunch or dinner. This is one of the best place in GZ to have a very typical French tasty experience. You will be firstly warmly welcomed in the...More

Thank Jojolpin1667
jmdupre, Propriétaire at Orient Express French restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you very much. We hope to see you soon again. Best regards.

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Ambiance is lovely, it’s undeniable. But the food really falls short of your expectations based on the environment. My cambebert puff pustry was cold (like ready-made/not fresh) & my steak extremelly chewy. I shared my complaints with the manager, since clearly i haven’t nearly eaten...More

Thank Emma G
jmdupre, Propriétaire at Orient Express French restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Yes, my wife say to me you were very angry because you wanted a discount and she didn't understand for which reason we should give you a discount!!! As a general rule in our restaurant if someone complain about the food, we don't make any...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Food is excellent, people are nice, friendly athmosphere and amazing decor, feeling at home in the middle of China... Don't miss it !

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jmdupre, Propriétaire at Orient Express French restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you very much. We hope to see you soon again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 90 - US$ 250
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.1 North Shamian Street, Shamian Island, Guangzhou 510000, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Guangdong  >  Guangzhou
  • Phone Number: +86 135 4436 4070
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Description
Orient Express is a french restaurant under french management. The cuisine is real and authentic French and is not an approximate interpretation as it is often the case in china at “western”, “French” or “Italian” restaurants.It is located on the beautiful Shamian island in the center of Guangzhou.The restaurant has a large beautiful garden for outdoor dining.It also has a main dining room and two train wagons in the garden for romantic dining.It serves authentic French food for all budgets. The French cuisine combines traditional and authentic flavors with modern and original designs of the dishes. You will indulge yourself with:bourgogne snails,pan-fried goose liver with strawberries,fish tartare marinated and its red tuna sashimi,two kinds of fish carpaccio and its salmon cream,pan-fried scallops and black rice and asparagus,pan-fried sea food,grilled australien beef filet mignon with red pepper “crème brûlé” and crumble,grilled new Zealand lamp chops with houmous, babajanouj and roast vegetables,the traditional French bourguignon beef,french “Confit” style duck leg…It is a place visited by Chinese clients who are looking for an authentic French cuisine experience and come for birthdays, to ask their girl friend to marry, a special business meal or simply with the family.Many foreign business people as well as expatriate foreigners living in Guangzhou are regular clients.L’Orient express est un restaurant de cuisine et de gestion française.La cuisine y est donc réellement française et n’est en aucun cas une approximative interprétation comme c’est souvent le cas en Chine dans les restaurants dit « western », français, italiens ... Il est situé sur la très belle île de Shamian dans le centre de Guangzhou.Le restaurant est situé au sein d’un grand jardin qui accueille une maison principale spacieuse et deux wagons intercontinentaux.La cuisine française combine des saveurs traditionnelles et authentiques à des présentations modernes, originales et très soignées.Vous pourrez vous y régaler entre autre d’escargots de bourgognes, d’un fois gras poêlé aux fraises des bois, d’un tartare de poisson et de son sashimi de thon rouge et wasabi, d’un carpaccio aux deux poissons et de sa mousse de saumon, de saint jacques sur lit de riz noir, d’une poêlée de fruits de mer, d’un filet de bœuf d’Australie ou de côtes d’agneau de Nouvelle Zélande grillés à la pierre de lave… C’est un endroit visité par une clientèle chinoise qui recherche une cuisine française authentique et qui y vient pour des anniversaires, des demandes en mariage, des d’affaires ou de simples repas en famille.De nombreux hommes d’affaire étrangers de passage à Guangzhou ainsi que des européens vivant en Chine en sont des clients réguliers.
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