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“Unbelievably terrible.” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lu XiYa Coffee Western Restaurant

Lu XiYa Coffee Western Restaurant
Ranked #303 of 725 Restaurants in Harbin
Cuisines: Russian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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3 reviews
“Unbelievably terrible.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

It started out okay as our soup came out in decent time. However our other mains took forever (1+ hour) and never came out. We got tired and told them to cancel our orders. They insist that it's in the cooking pan over and over.

DONT GO HERE. BEWARE. First I didn't believe the other bad reviews but please believe them.

    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Dominican Republic
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48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Very nice place, but food so so”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

The place is beautiful, old Russian style located in the city center. But the food is just so so and in the place is really cold (usually in Harbin, restaurants have heating and you don't feel cold). Staff not really friendly.

Visited December 2012
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Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Russian cafe? Really?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

The decor what you would expect of the decor in an emigree cafe in a tourist town to be - tacky. The food is nothing special. If you are looking for Russian food of any degree of authenticity - I suggest to look somewhere else. The atmosphere is quite relaxed and nice, but the service is practically non-existent.

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Beijing
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great ambiance if you can get past the surly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

This is a really neat little cafe, with many photos of old Harbin when there was a significant Russian presence and other trappings like samovars and wooden cabinets. The food is okay, but for Russian fare, I recommend what is called "fried bag" on the menu with a side serving of mashed potatoes with pepper sauce along with either tea or a shot of vodka. The woman who works there is friendly, the man looks like he'd rather be elsewhere but still, a nice place to have a meal in Harbin.

Visited June 2012
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Canberra
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“OK but Chinese food is better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2012

The service was slow and the food just OK - but if oyu want to try Russian food then the decor in this place is stunning - all carved wood - so that make sup for the food

Visited April 2012
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