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Orient Express French restaurant

No.1 North Shamian Street, Shamian Island, Guangzhou 510000, China
+86 135 4436 4070
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“jean marc” (2 reviews)
Closes in 24 min
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Steakhouse, French, Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
No.1 North Shamian Street, Shamian Island, Guangzhou 510000, China
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1. Beautiful decoration!
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Reviewed yesterday

Food is excellent, people are nice, friendly athmosphere and amazing decor, feeling at home in the middle of China... Don't miss it !

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Reviewed 2 December 2016

It seems strange to eat French food in China but let me tell you if you get the opportunity to visit this place you must go. The food is exquisite, both in appearance and taste. We eat their regularly when staying on Shamian and we...More

Thank 650simoned
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The first time I went to Orient Express I was enchanted, the feeling of warmth was great, the staff is friendly and welcoming, they have an extensive menu of fantastic French food, the food presentation is superb, and I must say that the taste of...More

Thank Lourdes J
jmdupre, Propriétaire at Orient Express French restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much. Hope to see you soon. Best regards.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. In Guangzhou if the food is good, the service is bad, if the service is good, the environment is bad, if the environment is good, then the music is bad. It is very hard to find a place that really cares...More

Thank teresocaspa
jmdupre, Propriétaire at Orient Express French restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much. From which country are you? Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was nice place to go. The environment was so good. I will come here again with my friend. But it was a little expensive.沙面係廣東省城西關沙基對出白鵝潭北便填海而成嘅島,約莫55英畝。舊時係英法租界,雲集萬國領事館,亦係外籍人士留連之所。

Thank chao z
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This great Italian eating restaurant is in the famous Shamian Islands in Guangzhou.There are two places where one can site. One in the dining tables arranged inside a train compartment replicating the train oriental express and the other one is inside the main hall beside...More

Thank keentraveller27
jmdupre, Propriétaire at Orient Express French restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you very much.

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

After hours of restaurant hopping for vegetarian dishes on Shamian Island, Guangzhou, we were tired and was preparing ourselves mentally to eat a Sub😐 then suddenly on our way to hotel, we found Orient Express. It was difficult at first to choose dishes as there's...More

Thank Aradhna T
jmdupre, Propriétaire at Orient Express French restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you. Your satisfaction is our pleasure.

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

The staff is friendly but the boss is terrible. I had food poisoning there and the boss said it's impossible because food poisoning will take at least 8 hours. Try drinking poison and see if it takes 8 hours. The food is lousy and expensive....More

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jmdupre, Propriétaire at Orient Express French restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

We are not used to serve 100% garanti poison in our restaurant. Food poisoning can be possible but like I said to you it takes 4 hours or 8 to 12 hours (depending the bacteris) to feel a food poisoning and not 2 minutes after...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

When you come to Guangzhou, you have to visit Shamian island for its famous buildings and western architectural style .... and The Orient Express is the best representative of the French cosy and tasty cooking. You can choose the main building or the train to...More

Thank tonin92
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I cant forget the best cheese platter in Guangzhou! Love this place and food! Will come back again with my friends!

Thank Thehidebar B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 84
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.1 North Shamian Street, Shamian Island, Guangzhou 510000, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Guangdong  >  Guangzhou
  • Phone Number: +86 135 4436 4070
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Orient Express is a french restaurant under french management. The cuisine is real and authentic French and is not an approximate interpretation as it is often the case in china at “western”, “French” or “Italian” restaurants.It is located on the beautiful Shamian island in the center of Guangzhou.The restaurant has a large beautiful garden for outdoor dining.It also has a main dining room and two train wagons in the garden for romantic dining.It serves authentic French food for all budgets. The French cuisine combines traditional and authentic flavors with modern and original designs of the dishes. You will indulge yourself with:bourgogne snails,pan-fried goose liver with strawberries,fish tartare marinated and its red tuna sashimi,two kinds of fish carpaccio and its salmon cream,pan-fried scallops and black rice and asparagus,pan-fried sea food,grilled australien beef filet mignon with red pepper “crème brûlé” and crumble,grilled new Zealand lamp chops with houmous, babajanouj and roast vegetables,the traditional French bourguignon beef,french “Confit” style duck leg…It is a place visited by Chinese clients who are looking for an authentic French cuisine experience and come for birthdays, to ask their girl friend to marry, a special business meal or simply with the family.Many foreign business people as well as expatriate foreigners living in Guangzhou are regular clients.L’Orient express est un restaurant de cuisine et de gestion française.La cuisine y est donc réellement française et n’est en aucun cas une approximative interprétation comme c’est souvent le cas en Chine dans les restaurants dit « western », français, italiens ... Il est situé sur la très belle île de Shamian dans le centre de Guangzhou.Le restaurant est situé au sein d’un grand jardin qui accueille une maison principale spacieuse et deux wagons intercontinentaux.La cuisine française combine des saveurs traditionnelles et authentiques à des présentations modernes, originales et très soignées.Vous pourrez vous y régaler entre autre d’escargots de bourgognes, d’un fois gras poêlé aux fraises des bois, d’un tartare de poisson et de son sashimi de thon rouge et wasabi, d’un carpaccio aux deux poissons et de sa mousse de saumon, de saint jacques sur lit de riz noir, d’une poêlée de fruits de mer, d’un filet de bœuf d’Australie ou de côtes d’agneau de Nouvelle Zélande grillés à la pierre de lave… C’est un endroit visité par une clientèle chinoise qui recherche une cuisine française authentique et qui y vient pour des anniversaires, des demandes en mariage, des d’affaires ou de simples repas en famille.De nombreux hommes d’affaire étrangers de passage à Guangzhou ainsi que des européens vivant en Chine en sont des clients réguliers.
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