We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Food excellent good vibes”
Review of The Bookworm

The Bookworm
Ranked #18 of 3,143 Restaurants in Chengdu
Price range: US$9 - US$29
Cuisines: International
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: It’s easy to see why The Bookworm is such a hit among both locals and foreigners in Chengdu; where else can you spend savouring fabulous international food, browsing thousands of books, sipping good espresso, being regaled by eminent authors, catching up with friends over your favourite meal, or simply just checking your emails? The spacious, interconnecting rooms with floor-to-ceiling books on every wall are light and airy in summer, yet cosy and snug in winter.
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Food excellent good vibes, packed with westerns and locals alike, great place to hang out, filet steak the best!!! Well worth a ip for some western food.. Busy busy

1  Thank MessymeSheffield
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (120)
There are newer reviews for The Bookworm
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

63 - 67 of 120 reviews

Reviewed 22 March 2014

Eventually found this little gem, the taxi drivers aren't the best in Chengdu but they are friendly which compensates for their lack of knowledge, anyway back to The Bookworm. Nice atmosphere. Owner is really nice guy Asian/American with a really good sense of humour. Food priced really reasonably as is the booze.
Found the Western dishes nicer than the Eastern but all still fresh and tasty. No hesitation in recommending.

Thank MARK O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Visiting or living in Chengdu Demands a visit to the Bookworm. It is one of the best places in the world to just sit and relax, meet friends, eat, drink beer, watch live music or even buy books!
In the year I lived in Chengdu I spent a lot of time at the Bookworm. The owners were always great fun to be with, and the staff, once you got to know them, were very helpful. Many of the staff are volunteers looking for work experience and a chance to practice English.
Sometimes I went for coffee, sometimes for beer!
I will never forget the intimacy of the ex-pat community at Bookworm on Chinese New Years Eve - a life event to dine on. I'm looking forward to a return.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank PPMalone
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 March 2014

I didn't eat here as I thought the food was average and overpriced but never the less a great place to have a quiet drink or coffee/tea etc. Also a great place for music and quizzes.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank RHStracey
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

Having experienced the spice levels at a local restaurant, for our final evening we went to the Bookworm for a change of scene. The setting is quaint and the string quartet entertainment was a great touch. The service was good, food good and overall the change of pace made for a very enjoyable evening.

1  Thank zathras777
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Bookworm also viewed

 

Been to The Bookworm? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing