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“Nice change of plans” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Urban Orient

Urban Orient
Ranked #2,194 of 22,202 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
London, UK
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice change of plans”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

One of the reasons to love London. Stumbled across this place while running an errand with my wife and decided to stop for lunch. Great food and good service. Will come back if we are in the area again.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
london UK
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Authentic food, great little venue - a must visit in the triangle!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

This tiny eatery on the Crystal Palace triangle was recommended to me by 2 good friends who lives locally. They know that I am picky when it comes to Vietnamese food as the freshest and most authentic dishes will satisfy.

There are not many tables here but it is worth the wait and/or persisting. There are a range of dishes on the menu to suit everyone from selected dim sum of good quality, soups that are not out of place in the vietnamese cafes of Shoreditch and Dalston and other bits and pieces.

This is a perfect place for a spicy weekend brunch or dinner to revitalise from the night before or a place to go and slurp on some delicious noodles in a fragrant broth to get away from the cold.

Finish it off with a walk around Crystal Palace park and you may just have had the perfect weekend. Highly recommended.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bigusbirdus
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London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Pho and dumplings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

I eat here regularly. I always spend more than I intend to - not because it's overpriced, but because I can't help stuffing my face.

The dumplings are excellent (better than anything you'll find at dim sum time in chinatown), the pho is excellent, and I often find myself taking away a banh mi for lunch the next day. The specials are usually worth checking out.

You can bring your own alcohol, but there's a corkage charge, so I usually just forego booze for once.

Service is good and friendly, though you have to tick boxes on a form in dim sum style and take it to the cashier to pay, and the decor is relaxed.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank middlefarne
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syrius
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“reliably delicious, varied menu, relaxed place. try the fish curry or great pho! BYO”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

my wife and I tend to eat here any time we're in crystal palace. used to be to get a reminder of a long ago trip to vietnam, now its just because they are friendly, the menu is varied with a great mix somewhere between hong kong and vietnam.
NB bring your own booze - small corkage fee, and its cash only. Good value though, mains all under 10 pounds.

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“Wonderful! Great food, lovely atmosphere and excellent value for money!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

The food in this restaurant is wonderful - good quality, extremely tasty and excellent value. They have some great lunchtime food options too - like vietnamese baguettes. The atmosphere is lovely too, and the staff are very friendly, helpful and professional. The restaurant has a lovely cafe vibe in the daytime - serving delicious Vietnamese coffee with great cakes and biscuits if you are peckish. I couldn't recommend Urban Orient enough!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joryan9
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