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The Bookworm

#13 of 2,156 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 12
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  • 6
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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
cousy brasserie

Nice brasserie with a good atmosphere. Also nice for lunch. Place visited by expats. Lunchtime expats wives. Because the man has to work. :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Maastricht
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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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10 restaurant reviews
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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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Maastricht
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Nice brasserie with a good atmosphere. Also nice for lunch. Place visited by expats. Lunchtime expats wives. Because the man has to work. :)

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Chengdu, China
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been to the Bookworm on a few separate occasions. I went to visit early on in my stay in China because I was looking for the "Ex-pat" community. Towards the end of my stay I visited for the Bookworm's annual book fair/conference series. The space is beautiful, full of donated books on every subject. All the furniture has... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The food was great and the service was wonderful. I can not eat many things and they were very accommodating.

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Chongqing, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I only have two impressions from this place. 1. Big selection of dishes, most of the unavailable, those available did taste quite good. 2. The worst and most ignorant service i ever received.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Been to the Bookworm a few times! I really like the atmosphere of the restaurant and usually the food is ok for Chengdu standards. However the service is very slow and it can take a long time before the waiter notices you and getting served. Definitely not the place for a quick meal!

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Chengdu, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I have been going to Bookworm for five years… It's still one of my favourite places in Chengdu. Draft Guinness and the best chips in Chengdu not French fries. I would recommend the big breakfast, lasange and veggie burger. Also a great place to buy books and magazines.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I had dinner at the bookworm. The food was just amazing tasty, quite expensive though, but I'm willing to pay that for such nice food. Besides the food I really enjoyed to discover a ton of new books. People who want to buy a book, have also a variety of offers there. :)

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Chengdu, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The first restaurant I step into when I first got to Chengdu and trying to adapt to the food and culture. The environment is good to chillax! Spend some time reading, or surfing the web here during weekend would be awesome. Aside from that there are many events going on in here daily!

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

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  • 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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