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“Disappointing”
Review of Ba Orient

Ba Orient
Ranked #387 of 1,324 Restaurants in Cardiff
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Ba Orient is the first Cocktail, Whiskey and Dim Sum bar in Wales. Located in the heart of the mermaid quay with views of the bay and Roald Dahl Plass. Ba Orient is set in sophisticated and elegant surroundings with VIP rooms offered for those extra special occasions.
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Recently visited the Pearl of the Orient and was extremely disappointed. This was my second visit, first being about 4 or 5 years ago and I had wonderful memories of my first experience. Visited with a friend who had never visited the restaurant before and she also found it quite tasteless and very expensive for what we received - Wouldn't visit again!

Thank Buffy123x
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Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

We stopped by for cocktails. Somewhat hidden in the mermaid quay complex we have walked past several times but did not know they had a bar (at first glance it looks like a restaurant). The bar is well dressed and the staff were wonderfully warm and friendly. With a wide selection of cocktails, both themed and classic, very well priced compared to what you get in the city centre (ba orient offer more for less). The bar man is well knowledged offering to go off the menu or customising the drink to our favoured palette. The atmosphere was relaxed and sophisticated and the drinks were well present, garnished with fresh herbs and fruits, they also were divine. The staff made sure we were enjoying our drinks offering once again to adjust them to sweet, sour or bitter if wished. Can't wait to take friends and hopefully enjoy food (if the quality matches the bar it'll be fab).

Thank Christopher W
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We called into Ba Orient on impulse having been there a few times before. Our meal included mango prawn spring rolls, Japanese bread crumbed prawn, char sui buns, a Thai seafood rice dish and a noodle dish with fillet steak.

Service was prompt, friendly and courteous, combined with a very acceptable bottle of house Sauvignon Blanc the bill was just over £50 - it seemed good for the quantity, quality and service.

Great staff - we'll be back to see you soon.

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Thank CardiffTaffman
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Had an AWESOME time last night at Ba Orient meeting with clients. Fantastic cocktails and dim sum that is comparable with top Michelin star Dim Sum restaurants in London. Highly recommended.

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Thank james_brooks
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Without a doubt, the best place to get a cocktail in Cardiff. The two mixologists Richard and Alexandria (sorry for the spelling) are passionate and at the same time very knowledgeable, it shows! Each time I go there I am wowed by there creations, which are tailored to each individual to produce a taste sensation, whilst at the same time been given friendly hospitable service. Keep up the good work guys!

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Thank Ryan D
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