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Orient Express Eatery

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U 1 2 Fletcher St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6680 8808
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 17:30 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
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Canberra, Australia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

We come to the Orient Express for that special celebration every time we come to Byron Bay and it doesn't disappoint! Not the cheapest in town, but not to be missed!

1 Thank Craig M
Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

On a recent trip to Byron bay we dined at this restaurant. The food was amazing. Lots of choice, large servings. We had dumplings of the day, crab and prawn omelette, and a chicken dish. Desserts should come with a warning, and should be shared. Service was excellent.

Thank denise b
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Beautiful Chinese food that was fresh & tasted delicious! Will visit here again when in Byron! Friendly staff😊

Thank Lucy H
Mullumbimby, Australia
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227 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Went for the weekend yum cha, was very busy but they managed to fit us in after a short wait. The dishes did not take long considering the place was packed. Service was really friendly & efficient. Food was just amazing and every dish a taste sensation. Very reasonably priced for the quality of the dishes. Will be back again... More 

Thank Webtones
Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

We have been eating at Orient Express since it opened about 13 years ago but over the last year have been coming back ever more frequently as we remember why we love it so much. Whether you are coming off the beach for a light lunch, a family dinner banquet or Sunday morning yum cha it's a winner. The dishes... More 

1 Thank 2481
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

The service is friendly and welcoming. The range of dishes from lots of different Asian countries is extremely wide. The size of the serves is way bigger than normal. They give you a terrific free vegetarian dish as a welcome. The quality of food is excellent and we are sure to return and would recommend others to go.

Thank Richard R
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here not expecting too much but were very pleasantly surprised. The food was of good quality, fresh and well cooked. The service was good and friendly. The waitress suggested we order less as the servings were very generous, and she was right. Perhaps the spicing and flavours were a bit bland, but overall recommended if you want... More 

Thank traveller888_10
Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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203 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Generous helpings. The night we went was my husband's birthday - we were sat down and given menus but took ages for staff to come back to us. It was a busy night but staff didnt seem to look at tables surrounding those they were serving - in the end we had to ask someone who said he'd get our... More 

Thank Karen R
Byron Bay, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

Beautiful decor, great ambiance, friendly professional and knowledgeable staff and amazing tasting food. 10/10.

Thank Cristina A
Greater Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

We enjoyed a lovely Jum Cha lunch, which consisted of each dish providing not only great variety but good portion sizes, We live in Sydney and Jum Cha is generally very boring. Finally, the staff in this place are the best. Cannot wait to come again.

1 Thank Charles L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$31
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 1 2 Fletcher St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Byron Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6680 8808
Modern Asian cuisine at its finest. Dinner every night and Yum Cha for lunch on weekends. Great selection of teas and wines, hand picked to complement the food. A necessary experience in Byron Bay.

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