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The Bookworm

#10 of 2,152 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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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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Maastricht
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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81 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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12 helpful votes 12 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
55 helpful votes 55 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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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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