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Orient Express French restaurant

) #15 of 6,900 Restaurants in Guangzhou €€ - €€€ French, European, Gastropub
No.1 North Shamian Street, Shamian Island, Guangzhou, China
+86 135 4436 4070
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
French, European, Gastropub
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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No.1 North Shamian Street, Shamian Island, Guangzhou, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff is friendly but the boss is terrible. I had food poisoning there and the boss said it's impossible because food poisoning will take at least 8 hours. Try drinking poison and see if it takes 8 hours. The food is lousy and expensive....More

Thank John L
jmdupre, Propriétaire at Orient Express French restaurant, responded to this review

We are not used to serve 100% garanti poison in our restaurant. Food poisoning can be possible but like I said to you it takes 4 hours or 8 to 12 hours (depending the bacteris) to feel a food poisoning and not 2 minutes after...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you come to Guangzhou, you have to visit Shamian island for its famous buildings and western architectural style .... and The Orient Express is the best representative of the French cosy and tasty cooking. You can choose the main building or the train to...More

Thank tonin92
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I cant forget the best cheese platter in Guangzhou! Love this place and food! Will come back again with my friends!

Thank Thehidebar B
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Friendliest staff, mouth watery mains, stunning deserts, big menu and the setting is historic, I enjoyed every night I went there , the carriage or the main dinning area I would recommend this restaurant a wonderful place for visitors...

Thank Mimi M
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Although this restaurant does have a unique concept in terms of venue it really isn't worth an entire evening nor a meal. We had dinner on the train. I felt it was incredibly awkward because there was a lack of atmosphere and it was quiet...More

1  Thank Fatma A
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Heard so much about this place that I felt compelled to come even though it goes against my custom of trying local food. The food is ok I suppose. It's either I ordered all the wrong dishes or my taste buds are not made for...More

Thank Khiam Yeong H
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Good: -Prompt seating -Mushroom soup was very flavorful Bad: -Uncomfortable seating -Poor choice of music played by the pianist on a valentine's day -Wrong type and size of soup spoon served with soup (serving spoon and the spoon was bigger than the soup bowl opening...More

1  Thank alim123456789
Reviewed 2 December 2016

It seems strange to eat French food in China but let me tell you if you get the opportunity to visit this place you must go. The food is exquisite, both in appearance and taste. We eat their regularly when staying on Shamian and we...More

Thank 650simoned
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I had lunch here the other day and it was fantastic. Great to know you can get brilliant food in GZ. The steak was fantastic and the deserts are awesome. Will go back soon.

Thank Woodster554
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Finding myself exhausted from a day after walking in the Canton Fair and the city i wanted to go somewhere close to my hotel in Shamian. At first, hearing it's a French restaurant, i though that i was visiting China to eat French food and...More

Thank Nick S
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Michael W
Hello! I was wondering how your opening times look during the Spring Festival, 8-14 February! Also, do I need to book a table or can we just drop in? Kind regards, Michael.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$16 - US$33
Cuisine
French, European, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.1 North Shamian Street, Shamian Island, Guangzhou, 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.