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High Street, Esher, England
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Average food

We've recently moved to the area and in search of a good Chinese restaurant, tried La Orient. It was packed and the staff were polite and attentive, but the food was awful! It tasted like food cooked 2 days ago and warmed in a microwave. The only thing that was fresh was the tea...Seems that we... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Lennie75
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We've recently moved to the area and in search of a good Chinese restaurant, tried La Orient. It was packed and the staff were polite and attentive, but the food was awful! It tasted like food cooked 2 days ago and warmed in a microwave. The only thing that was fresh was the tea...Seems that we are going to have... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Me and 2 friends ordered the set menu A for £20 a head. The food they brought out did not seem enough. We have eaten here before and could spend well below £20 each for a lot more food each. Including drinks the bill came to £80 and was automatically marked up to £88 with the 10% tip. As the... More 

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Esher, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've visited La Orient many times including last Friday. The food is consistently good and served by an efficient waiting staff. I rarely see an empty table which is the best sign that they are doing something right but it also means you should make sure you book particularly at the weekend. My only criticism is that the décor is... More 

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St Pete's
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131 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It seems to me that Takeways apart Chinese Restsurants have diminished in number which might explain why good Chinese Restaurants have become scarce and therefore, perhaps very popular. Oddly Esher boasts not just one but two! As a brief aside leaving reviews leave many wondering whether they should attain literary heights fearing that their experience might just be a bland... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Read the reviews that were negative about the staff All I can say from my experience is that they couldn't have been nicer Went for a birthday meal 4 couples All the food was delicious Can not fault it in any way I have been before with a couple that selected the set menu I would never do that again... More 

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Claygate, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

La Orient really comes up trumps time after time. I've lived in this area for 22 years and have never been disappointed with the delicious food they serve. Perfect evening, La Orient take away!

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Friendly, attentive, but not obtrusive staff, kitchen staff fully versed in the Chinese regional cuisines we prefer. We go for lunch during the week, when the restaurant is usually quiet, but do not doubt that the staff would be able to deal briskly and efficiently when the place is busy.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great menu, fair price, terrific quality. It really. U.S. worth the trip to sit in or collect when compared to all the usual takeaways. We live in walton but it's worth the short trip every time. If you are simply looking for a very good chinese you won't be disappointed.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We've been going to La Orient for many years. It's always busy & buzzing and the food is excellent. Stella and her staff are friendly and attentive. I would thoroughly recommend it.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We eat here about twice a month! We are never disappointed with the food or the friendliness of the staff and management and because it is busy there is a great atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street, Esher, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Esher

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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