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“Modern Chinese with great service”
Review of From Orient - CLOSED

From Orient
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 5, 2013

An evening in From Orient was a great experience, the service was excellent and the co-owner Ian was very friendly and helpful. The wine list was extensive. The wontons were good as was the ginger and shallot chicken roulade. The main course featured a Shui Zhu sliced fish, the dish was rather oily but the fish was cooked well. We ended with the coconut parfait and the heavenly thousand layer crepe cake. Good value for money.

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2  Thank FoodieGastroGourmet
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

This is an excellent high class contemporary Chinese restaurant: winner of the best Chinese Restaurant award in its first year of operating.

The ambience is modern and sophisticated.

The food is excellent, and extraordinarily reasonably priced for the quality.

The wine list is intelligently selected and reasonably priced.

Service is cheerful and friendly.

This is a delightful restaurant to visit.

Tip: the lunch specials offer remarkable value.

Highly recommended!

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3  Thank adelaidiantraveller
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

This was the third time we have been and was superb yet again, staff are friendly and attentive and even provided a special birthday treat for my husband complimentary to our booking.
Food is differant to any other Chinese restaurant I have been too. Definately recommend

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3  Thank Susan D
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

be unprepared, pressed for time, on your way to an 830 show at 715, and stumble into this oasis of exquisine-ness: what are the chances??? elegant without pretension, conversation-possible, helpful, efficient and knowledgeable service - and then there was the food. scallops two ways (chilli, and black bean) served on shell tantalising and delicious; the best black fungi dish, fresh with perfect slippery-and-crunchy-bite texture; simple succulent duck on platter with dipping sauce; 4-chilli and green szichuan pepper fish in oil a revelation of spice, tingle and total zing without any of the overwhelm or painful burn i've experienced before (with "signature" dishes at quite high-end places in Sydney, say!); and sweet steamed greens. gluten-free dairy-free no problem. scored a really lovely Woodstock grenache-shiraz by the glass from a very interesting wine list to top it off. not the cheapest, but as well as the excellent quality, portion sizes were very good, so high on the value-for-money scale. and yes, we made our show. my lucky local relatives will be back for a more deliberate dinner soon - i'll have to wait till i'm next in SA!

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3  Thank heather t
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

One of the best Chinese restaurants I've ever eaten in. Period. Eclectic menu, beautifully cooked, great service.

1  Thank toomanybeds
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