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AU$31 - AU$47
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Australian, Chinese, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 24 December 2023 via mobile

An Asian fusion restaurant with great ambience and service with very large servings. However, the meals really did lack taste and were quiet bland. We ordered some of the curries and were disappointed not by the amount and quality of the food but by the...lack of spice. The restaurant itself is really nice and spacious with well thought out decor to match the asian theme. I would recommend this to families or large groups.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 18 December 2023 via mobile

I’m glad I ignored the negative reviews and tried here. Service was great. Food yum. I had the honey chicken, it did come with something that looked like chilli and it was not overly sweet but I liked that! Staff packed up left overs for...us. Which was lovely. The only negative I had was the waitress was strongly encouraging people to tip. I put it down to the high cost of living in Byron but I felt it was a little pushy. It was a nice meal and good atmosphereMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2023

I'm normally a huge fan of yours but I was bitterly disappointed by your Thai curry. It was inedible. $27 ..Down the drain. You need to pull your socks up, Chef!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023 via mobile

I went here for the first time on Monday 9 October 2023. Sadly it was the worst Chinese food I have ever experienced. Firstly I ordered 2 dishes with a small rice. I was given a massive 2 servings of the most tasteless rice ever....Then the same with the main chicken dish a huge serving of the driest and flavour devoid chicken known to man. I was told it was Seschyan which is spicy but it had no spice at all. Now back to the duck spring rolls so called. Firstly I don’t think there was any duck in them maybe the tiniest amount of chicken surrounded by a ridiculous amount of shredded cabbage or the like and again TASTELESS. They charged me $70 for this shocking food!! Obviously I will not return and I live in the area. A total con job!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 June 2023 via mobile

The pork and duck was nice , but the flavour and veges didn’t quite match. The fried rice was generous in size but again lacked a bit of flavour. The laksa was good but not delicious . Overall it’s a good local eat , but...did lack cohesion and flavours. Would I go back , probably not . Wasn’t quite there for me .More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 22 April 2023

Omg. So glad we ignored the bad review, this place was amazing! In every way! Service, value, flavours!! Yum! Couldn't finish the huge serves, so looking forward to the leftovers tomorrow!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 4 April 2023

Free entree of a Vietnam roll was chopped cabbage and carrot I think in a rice wrapping. It was tasteless and even when dipped in its sauce was not worth eating. I left it. Then I had a prawn Laksa. Had rice noodles, prawns, raw...cabbage in coloured sauce. No spices, no chilly, no taste. One waitperson offered to replace it but with what? another dreadful dish? Wrote what was wrong on a serviette and gave it to the other waitperson who said the chef was busy as if that justified an awful meal. Worst Asian meal I have ever had.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 21 February 2023 via mobile

Such lovely attentive , but relaxed , service. Super tasty food and huge servings! I had pork skewers and grilled calamari with green papaya salad. Both starters but very big servings.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 19 February 2023 via mobile

Warning: do not eat in this restaurant. Sung Choi bao. A soggy lettuce leaf holding a loose mess that bore no resemblance to this usually delicious dish. Pad Thai, sticky noodles covered in a similar tasting mess to the Sung Choi Bao. $100 for a...virtually inedible meal. The chef has apparently been there for 17 years. He needs to move on.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 18 February 2023 via mobile

Possibly the worst interpretation of Asian food we have come across. Huge servings of tasteless food with no respect for the ingredients or the presentation. Cannot believe the good reviews.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 7 December 2022

I had walked around the centre of Byron Bay recently and found that most restaurants were quite full or far too loud with live music. I finally hit upon the Orient Express and was pleased to see that they offered me a shelf overlooking the...street (!). Oh well... Anyway, my first request was to ask for a WiFi connection. Unfortunately, the restaurant couldn't help me but a lovely young waitress originally from Melbourne was kind enough to offer her smartphone as a hotspot. That was really nice of her. Anyway, I ordered a Stone and Wood Pacific Ale and a large bowl of their Malay beef rendang. Whilst being different to what I remember from Malaysia it was nice enough and certainly filled me up. As I sat at a windowsill, I didn't really capture much of the atmosphere of the place. But then again, I was dining alone so, soon after finishing me meal I got up and moved on once having updated my emails and returning the young lady's smartphone.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 5 December 2022 via mobile

The only thing I didn’t like was the seating arrangement, apart from that the food was absolutely the best, so fresh, so tasty and ample serves - well done to the owners and staff

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 15 October 2022 via mobile

Taste Sensation. We had a beautiful meal at the Orient Express and looking forward to returning. Good size meals, excellent service

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 29 May 2022 via mobile

Beautiful food with heaps of vegan options. Have been coming to this restaurant since it opened about 15 years ago. The food is always consistently great and portions are always very generous. Great value for money. One of my favourite restaurants in Byron.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 17 May 2022 via mobile

The food was absolutely amazing, and the serving size was definitely value for money. It was without doubt the best beef rendang I have ever had. The service from both waitresses was great, nothing was too much trouble and they always had a smile on...their faces.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Orient Express Eatery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5