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The Bookworm

#10 of 2,163 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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Chengdu Mainstay

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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  • Cuisine: International

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