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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“vol au vent” (2 reviews)
“foie gras” (3 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Steakhouse, French
$$ - $$$
No.1 North Shamian Street, Shamian Island, Guangzhou 510000, China
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1. Beautiful decoration!
"Love this place and food! Will come back again with my friends!"
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"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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1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We went there to have our first anniversary dinner without disappointment. The food is excellent, the sizes of the portions are incredibly big (we were totally full at the end of the main course and still missing the desert), the decoration and the ambient is...More

Thank Felipe M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking for a special venue for my friends birthday. We both love Agatha Christie's "Orient Express" and recently saw the movie. So when I saw this restaurant in tripadvisor and checked the menu the choice was made. Let me start by telling what...More

Thank Miguel P
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

This place was just lovely! We arrived at around 6 PM and were seated in the train section which was so cool. It felt like we were eating in a real train dining car. The seats were comfortable, the staff was impressive and attentive, and...More

Thank Elyse M
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent lunch at Orient Express. The menu is really wide in options, the dishes’ presentation is very charming, extremely nice french taste in all details. We tried mushrooms vol au vent which was superb and then beef and chicken based dishes, all...More

Thank Cesar A
Reviewed 30 January 2018

I've visited over 12 cities in China and there is no better steakhouse. Steak was cooked a perfect medium well.

Thank David L
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Nice environment to dine. Romantic ambience on the train! We visited on Christmas Eve and ordered the special menu. The mushroom soup was excellent. Foie Gras as appetizer was also great. However, the fish was a bit over cooked. The plate serving the steak was...More

Thank Gorden L
jmdupre, Propriétaire at Orient Express French restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Sorry for the mistakes. We hope that at the end you could spend a good time.

Reviewed 30 November 2017

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 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017
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Merci, au plaisir de vous revoir très bientôt.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$90 - US$250
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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