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“Simply the Best Chinese Restaurant anywhere”
Review of Xian

Xian
Ranked #7 of 158 Restaurants in Orpington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$40
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
London
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“Simply the Best Chinese Restaurant anywhere”
Reviewed 10 May 2012

We've been customers since the first week it opened - Danny and Sue were in charge and now it's run with utter professionalism by their son Victor. Gary Rhodes was often there with his family on a Sunday evening. It's a 10 minute walk from Orpington Station which in turn is around 20 minutes from London on a fast train. You must come - but don't forget to book!

  • Visited April 2012
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English first
Kent,UK
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Best Chinese in SE London”
Reviewed 7 May 2012

Been going there for 20 years.Always busy because its the best quality chinese food in the region

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Roger130850
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best restaurant all round for service & food.”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

I visit this restaurant on a regular basis. You would be hard pushed to find anything like it else where for it's excellent food & service. 10 out of 10.

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1 Thank Palace40
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“In search of a new Chinese resturant”
Reviewed 7 April 2012

Since our favourite resturant shut down, (the owners retired at the Thai resturant in Swanley village) we have been looking for a new Chinese or Thai we can take the family.
I've found the trip adviser app fantastic for this. I picked out the xian as it isn't too far from us and it had fantastic reveiws.
We arrive at 6.30pm last Saturday and it was buzzing with people, a lively atmosphere and a good feel to the place.
Staff were very polite and did their job, always keeping an eye on you and getting you more drinks etc.
Food was great, starters were best and good quality and freshly cooked. Lots of different things on the menu and wanted to try them all. My favourite was probably aubergines in sea spices sauce (I think that's what it was called) and the dim sum was very tasty.
Nice to find a good Chinese. So many awful places around and I'm glad there's still a few good ones out there.

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Thank Onemanband1968
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“deserves the no.1 spot for orpington restaurants!”
Reviewed 1 April 2012

really good food, so delicious! especially recommend the sea spiced aubergine, and the mango seafood birdnest.

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Thank MissAmira
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