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“Always Wonderful”
Review of Xian

Xian
Ranked #10 of 162 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
Orpington, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Always Wonderful”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

I have been visiting this restaurant since it first opened 25? years ago. It is the best restaurant for miles around. The food is wonderful as is the choice and it is not over expensive. The proof of its quality is that you have to book most times well in advance as it gets fully booked. A really good night out.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Anne T
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Authentic and delicious food”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

This was our first visit to Xian in Orpington on a friend's recommendation. The service was good, but I was a bit put off with the staff hovering by our table most of the time! Food was authentic and delicious, but a bit overpriced (although we did order quite a lot of dishes).

I would definitely recommend this restaurant for family, friends, couples, EVERYONE really.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Jackie57_12
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Still one of the best Chinese restaurants outside of London!”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

We visited Xians on a Tuesday night and the first thing we noticed was how busy it was. We turned up at 7pm and by 7.30, the restaurant was completely full. We ordered quickly and the starters came promptly after. All of the starters were lovely, we had a mixture of soups and fish starters. The portion sizes were really generous and we were all impressed by the quality of the soup! Unfortunately, we had to wait quite a long time for our plates to be cleared and our duck to be served but the restaurant was very busy so it was easy to see why. The duck was really lovely and everyone enjoyed it. The main courses came quicker then the duck and were all very enjoyable. We had sizzling garlic prawns, a szechuan chilli chicken, braised duck, a pork dish and both singapore and seafood noodles. All dishes were well cooked. We were pleasantly surprised with the cost of the meal and it's always nice to receive a free drink at the end. The only thing I would say is that a few of the group, myself included, felt a bit ill for a few days after and think it might have something to do with the MSG content as we were particularly dehydrated. However, apart from that, it is still one of the best Chinese restaurants outside of London and good value for money!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank B K
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nothing more than average...”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Having read so many positive reviews, thought we'd try it on a quiet Wednesday evening in February. Food was OK at best, though quite greasy, service was nice but was staggered by the bill for two adults and three children (7, 5 & 3), particularly as there was a power cut half way through the meal and so they insisted we pay cash - no apology or offer of reduction. Anyone who remembers Choi's in Chislehurst will know how good a local Chinese Restaurant can be. Xian, unfortunately, is not in the same league.

  • Visited February 2014
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3 Thank Jamie B
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic food, service & value for money - easily the best in Outer London and competes with those in London too”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Have been going to this restaurant for over 15 years and it never disappoints - food is excellent, served quickly and very reasonably priced considering the very high quality, including presentation.

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank CHRiS_M_LondonSE
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