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.

Silk Road

#1,446 of 17,958 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
49 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8TR, England
+44 20 7703 4832
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 14:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 182: English reviews
Basel, Switzerland
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good Chinese Food, however I am not very experienced with chinese. But I enjoyed it a lot. My daughter loved the self made noodles a lot.

Thank Christian H
Level Contributor
182 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a reservation a the first time we came we were told to wait 2 hours. There's a good selection of dishes to pick from although it's not as extensive as other places I've been too which serve similar food. Prices were really reasonable and the quality was good. We had a selection of the skewers, dumplings, boiled lamb,... More 

Thank futomaki79
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now this is a place where you don’t even care whether the service is good or not (the service was average if you really want to know) because the food was that tasty. Once friend actually traveled all the way from Morden (South London) to come to this restaurant. All of the dishes are superb, so you can’t go wrong.... More 

Thank rockafela
Ashford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
455 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow an experience indeed - the lace was manically busy and I imagine much more like eating in china than most places you find in the U.K. - no msg !! Freshly cooked food with clean flavours and authentic! We loved most of the dishes we chose ( it's a fairly small menu ) but some were too hot (chillies)... More 

Thank kentcritique
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service could be better and it's annoying that you always have to book but this place is amazing. The pork with black fungus is a must and we love the dumplings too. Can't believe how cheap it is!

Thank KECamFields
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I don't remember having bad Chinese takeaway anymore... because if I want some good Chinese there is only one local to go to- Silk Road. Nowadays if you don't book be prepared to be turned away as people flock to fill up the tables. Certainly wednesday - saturday. Really nice fresh and zingy style of Chinese, perhaps not as recognisable... More 

Thank hrowleyconwy
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Firstly you'll need to book as is so popular. It is a no frills cheap and cheerful affair, sitting close to other on benches, so good for big groups or friends but probably wouldn't take the parents or in laws. It's busy and plates come as and when they are ready. Lots of cheaper cuts of meat used such as... More 

Thank Pangchetta
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Fantastic authentic, cheap and delicious Chinese food. Don't expect your sweet and sour chicken and special fried rice because you won't get it here. The cabbage and chilli dish is a must, the noodles are rustic and home made on the premises and lip smackingly tasty. The Cucumber dish a stand out too. I've been twice and haven't been disappointed... More 

Thank kemsuleyman
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended place to try xinjiang (northwestern China) food. The food is mainly noodles, stews & kebab. Not your ordinary Chinese takeaway food & certainly not for the faint hearted. Loved their food & very reasonable price. Near to where I work!

3 Thank DanielYeow
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
176 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Most dishes here are really great: the double cooked pork, the chilli chicken, the luxury noodles, the fried dumplings. I was a little bit disappointed with the aubergine but everything else was great. Service was fine, meal was SO cheap

Thank Izzysaunders

Travellers who viewed Silk Road also viewed


Been to Silk Road? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

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

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8TR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7703 4832
Been reviewed by Jay Rayner in the Observer and a host of food bloggers

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Silk Road and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Silk Road staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?