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“Best Chinese Restaurant Around”
Review of Xian

Xian
Ranked #7 of 156 Restaurants in Orpington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$40
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best Chinese Restaurant Around”
Reviewed 5 January 2012

We try to go to this restaurant whenever we can but always on New Years Eve. The food is always excellent but at Christmas and New year Danny, his wife and Victor, their Son, always put on something special and this year was no exception, after the meal Champagne is poured to welcome in the New Year, the tables pushed back and everyone gets up and dances. It is not a large place, seats about 80 maximum, but this adds to the ambience of the place. To get a reservation at New Year you need to book the year before, it's so popular, we've been going there for over 12 years.

  • Visited December 2011
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Superb Chinese food!”
Reviewed 13 December 2011

Re-discovered this place recently and have returned 4 times in the last month. Absolutely superb food, great personal service and unbelievable value. Order the salt and pepper scallops and you won't be disappointed! Make sure you go to this place!

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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“Top quality food”
Reviewed 12 December 2011

Veyr impressed - very clean, well presented, the food was fantastic (not cheap, but I don't mind paying a bit extra for quality) and the staff were friendly and helpful.

  • Visited August 2011
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Orpington
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“A reliable Chinese restaurant on the top of its form”
Reviewed 7 November 2011

Deservedly full, even late on a Wednesday evening. Highly attentive service: we only ever drink chinese tea in chinese restaurants and every passing waiter refilled the cups and replenished the pot without us needing to do that balance-the-lid trick. Food came promptly and very hot and fresh. This was the only chinese restaurant we could tolerate when we returned from Hong Kong some decades ago. It's still under the same management (MD asks after our family) and while on other visits it has seemed more ordinary, this time it was absolutely top form. £40 bill for food and tea for two.

  • Visited November 2011
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kent
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70 reviews
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“Still the best”
Reviewed 7 November 2011

Have been eating at Xian for years and continue to do so despite there being several Chinese restaurants more close to home. Was there again last Tues. and the place was bustling, as usual, and had a great time. While other restaurants have highs and lows, Xian highs and more highs with good food, served by friendly and informative staff in pleasant surroundings.

  • Visited November 2011
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