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Luoyang, China
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Been travelling / working in Asia for a few years now, and this place is more trouble tha it's worth. The food may be ok - although the reviews below suggest not, but the service is so painfully awful that I left in disgust and had a very reasonable meal in the restaurant on the other side of the road.

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Shanghai, China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I see some reviews, where western people has been highly disappointed. If you are not used to Chinese cuisine, and are not visiting in the company of people who can guide and explain, then I can understand. Personally I have started to enjoy the true Chinese food more and more. And my dinner at Zhen Bu Tong last night was... More

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Naples, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

The location is nice but the food is the worst that I have tested in China! I was curious about the water banquet but has been awful...I and my boyfriend have eaten nothing!

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Perth, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I have the same query as Calvin 266, "how did they get those awards?" If the food is appalling then the service is even worse. The restaurant dressed their waitresses like maidens of the imperial court. However they did such a bad job that the waitresses look comical and ridiculous. The situation was made worse by the waitresses who were... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

We had a late lunch there, and it was overall very pleasant. An authentic Luoyang experience! Compared to other restaurants that we went, this is way and beyond the base standard in Luoyang.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This restaurant has a long history in Luoyang, is unique in its own way with decor of old China and wait staff in period costume. The food is somewhat bland but one can say that's healthy, unlike most food that can be oily and high salt content. The locals do patronize this restaurant as well. We ordered the signature dish... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

We went because 1. An acquaintance from Luoyang highly recommended it 2. A local taxi driver also highly recommended it. The menu was pretty long and we didn't know what to pick. In the end, We ordered the pork belly with preserved vegetables and a pot of tea for 65¥. It wasn't bad but it wasn't delicious either. The tea... More

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Singapore, Singapore
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

The place is really nice looking with great service. The food --- I took 2 taste of each dish (once as the 1st and the second to reconfirmed) and asked to pay the bills... the food was totally awful tasting! Its a disgrace to food in Luoyang because I stayed about a week in Luoyang and ate in some really... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Based on raving reviews on the "water banquet" of this restaurant, we gave it a try, but this was the worst diner in one month China travel. Definitively overrated in the guide books.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

Even the locals will tell you that this is the restaurant to go for the local traditional delicacy. Go for the food. Ignore everything else. Have your meals in the small dining rooms as there is a different menu from the big open dining area.

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Additional Information about Zhen Bu Tong

Address: No.369 East Zhong Zhou Road, Luoyang, China
Phone Number: 0379-63952609
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Henan  >  Luoyang
Cuisine: Fast Food

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