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The Bookworm

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Yujie East Road, 2-7#, Ren Min South Road, 28, Chengdu, China
028-85520177
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely atmosphere (which can cost you)

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
celestial_magpie
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Chengdu, China
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Chengdu, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

It's Western, yes. It's expensive, yes. But Bookworm is one of my favourite places in Chengdu. It's cosy, serves good food (veg burger is a must try!), good drinks (English Breakfast tea oh and don't forget to try hot Coke and ginger!), has sweet atmosphere, with friendly staff, and the walls and covered in books. They also hold jazz nights,... More 

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Munich, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Ex-pats flock here as a home from home meeting place. Traditional European food served for those who crave it after Huoguo. Nice selection of wine, had 5 bottles of great red last time, pity it was a Sunday eve :(

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Odense
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If I lived in Chengdu, I will be a regular for sure! As a traveller, I had a wonderful time chillng in this little paradise. Great coffee, really tasty western food, good lounge music, lots, lots og books to browse, graze, swap or buy. Relaxing and inspiring. I love this.

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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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