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Lao ShuChong CanBa

#13 of 2,115 Restaurants in Chengdu
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Yujie East Road, 2-7#, Ren Min South Road, 28, Chengdu, China
028-85520177
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice ambience, food needs work

It feels really nice sitting in this spacious nabourhood cafe/restaurant enjoying an afternoon with friends. The bookworm sure has a special vibe, you don't feel so much you are in China anymore, especially being surrounded by thousands of books. It is quiet, peaceful and chilling. Unfortunately... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Hong Kong Region, China
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Hong Kong Region, China
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It feels really nice sitting in this spacious nabourhood cafe/restaurant enjoying an afternoon with friends. The bookworm sure has a special vibe, you don't feel so much you are in China anymore, especially being surrounded by thousands of books. It is quiet, peaceful and chilling. Unfortunately, despite of its hardware, the food was a little disppointing. I would still go... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The Bookworm in Chengdu is a nice, relaxing spot to get good food and drinks in a relaxed environment. If you're in the area, I'd suggest stopping by to try some food.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I always enjoy stopping at the Bookworm to catch up on my emails and skype calls. Not too mention their awesome section of eats, drinks, and books. Quite the hangout for foreigners and locals as well. Average drink price of about 40 rmb.

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China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Bookworm was for many years one of the only places in the city that served authentic Western food. Times have changed and Bookworm is no longer alone, but the food here is still solid and the atmosphere is great. Something about being surrounded by thousands of books just feels nice, especially in Chengdu where it feels like books are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The bookworm is a lovely place to lose a few hours. Shame they changed the menu so much as they lost some really good things. The chocolate Lolita cocktail was sublime, but is gone! The Mac and cheese was also excellent but has gone too! Bring them back! New menu on the other hand is not so bad there are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My husband had been invited to Chengdu to give some lectures at the university. A friend of his who had been here last year recommended the Bookworm. So pleased she did!!! A relaxing environment with decent food and drink. Great to get away from the hustle and bustle and relax with a book, a drink and food, if you wish!... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I love his place. It's very relaxed and so different from other places in ChengDu. A nice selection of western food at reasonable prices. You can sit down and read a book from the library, or play with your comouter or smartphone like most people there. Still I enjoy a nice cup of coffee and you might want to check... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Like the other Bookworm cafes in China I found that the Chengdu outlet was just as brilliant. I perfect place to get away from the busy city and just relax, read and refuel.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Some friends introduced this bar for me, but I did not have chance to visit, until today. But, it is just ok, not as good as the repitation. I ordered a mojito, which with half glass of mint leaves. and it is 45 rmb, which is not a real long dring, only 60% high.

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Chengdu, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Hit n miss in wore down but cozy environment. Like to come for lunch as it's quiet. Prices are quiute ok! Service soso.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Yujie East Road, 2-7#, Ren Min South Road, 28, Chengdu, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Sichuan  >  Chengdu
  • Phone Number: 028-85520177

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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