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“Good Food, Excellent service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lychee Oriental

Lychee Oriental
59 Mitchell Street, Glasgow G13LN, Scotland
0141 248 2240
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Ranked #33 of 1,876 Restaurants in Glasgow
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Winner of the Best Newcomer Category in the Glasgow Restaurant Awards 2012 & winner of the Best Asian Restaurant in Scotland 2013 award, Lychee Oriental is a hidden gem down Glasgow's Mitchell Street which is fast becoming a hub for fine dining. Lychee Oriental had only been open for 3 months before picking up the award due to the overwhelming support from clients and was then selected by judges who dined at all the nominee venues.It strikes the perfect balance of being central enough to be convenient but not amongst the hustle and bustle that will distract you from your meal. Lychee Oriental offers the perfect venue for that business lunch or to enjoy a fine meal with friends, family or that special someone.
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good Food, Excellent service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

A lot of people bang on about this restaurant's location but seriously folks, what's the big deal? It's in one of what has been the busiest 'social' streets in the city centre for a very long time (the street, not the restaurant as that's still a pretty new name in the city) and adjacent to a really good variety of bars - with somewhere to suit all ages. I ate at Lychee on a Saturday night and was very impressed. The décor is fresh and contemporary and the service first class. The good I would rate as good but I wasn't as taken with it as others here have been. That said Lychee still falls into my top three or four Chinese restaurants in Glasgow. For the record we ordered some salt and chilli ribs (off menu but chef happy to oblige), steamed Dim Sum (good but Opium is still best for Dim Sum in our opinion), Chilli Honey Chicken (tasty but would have liked a harder kick of chilli) and the Thai Red Curry as it was recommended as the hottest thing to try if ordered 'extra hot'. We did but it wasn't. It was still a very good curry though. On reading this back it sounds as if we didn't enjoy Lychee but we did and we will go back in the future. Another friend who dined there recently raved about the seafood dishes so think that's the path we'll go down next time. Eating from the a la carte menu for two starters, two mains, two sides (rice and noodles) and a bottle of red we were just over £60 which we thought was a fair price. I'd definitely suggestion giving Lychee a try but maybe don't expect to be totally 'wowed' by the experience as, I suspect, we maybe set our expectations too high based on previous reviews. Do the Lychee team a favour and go experience it without too many preconceptions - including those regarding its location.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Simply stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

We nearly missed this place, but so glad we didn't. The food was probably the best oriental meal we have ever eaten, and as we dined from the set menu, it was great value. A family of 4 ate plenty, and, with a bottle of wine included the bill was under £70.

There was a good choice for each of courses and unlike many we have been to before, the portions were well sized.

The service was very friendly, relaxed but attentive and even though it's a very classy and well designed restaurant, the children were very much welcomed and catered for.

Will definitely be back at some point.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Renfrew, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Nice place to eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We had a lovely meal in Lychee on Saturday evening, we heard about it from a friend and we are very glad they recommended it to us.
Lovely clean and new restaurant with some really niece staff, Hot And Sour soup was really good and we both shared a Chicken Curry and a Chicken and green pepper with black bean sauce.
Looking forward to a return visit.
Only minus point is the bathroom there is only one communal one, it was very clean but wouldn't like to be there when restaurant is busy, but don't be put off by this it's still a great place to eat.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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GLASGOW
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC FOOD AND EXCELLENT SERVICE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We had a weekend away in Glasgow and decided to try the Lychee after reading all the reviews and yes we were not let down.

On arrival we we met with a happy smiling welcome and taken to out seats right away, drinks were served and we placed our order .

The first starters came quickly and my Bbq ribs were the best I have tasted and I loved them, I then had the spicey chicken with noodles which was fantastic although a bit on the spicey side for me but well worth it.

And after several more lashings of buds we were ready to leave, and will be back fantastic meal in a fantastic restaturant

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I popped in for dinner on the pre theatre menu, we also ordered additional items from the main menu. The ribs were so tasty and so tender the meat just fell off the bone and there was not one bit of fat or gristle. The service was excellent and I would definitely go back. The atmosphere was a bit lacking as it was quiet but it started to fill as we left so have no doubt when busier it would be great!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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