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Gouden Rivier

#201 of 573 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Smedenstraat 49, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 34 70 69
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Telford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great tasty starters, mains, espescially the Kung Po Chiken and although we didn't have desserts, they looked good

Thank Robert S
New Orleans, Louisiana
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254 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very plain, ordinary Chinese. We actually came here for the "Indonesian" rice table but be warned it's nothing like what you get in the Netherlands, rather a mix of Thai and Chinese with a bit of sate thrown in to make it Indonesian.

Thank Dixie_Cup_Refil
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dim Sum, Seafood, Duck, and Fried Rice. Everything was great. Menus in English & French. Server spoke very limited English. We were starving and just needed something quick and easy. This fit the bill excellently.

Thank Gina K
Royal Oak, Michigan
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the Gouden River hungry and left very full. I had curry chicken stew with white rice--lots of good food, nothing unusual but very tasty. The large spring roll came with a warm gravy that was excellent and I also ordered a good abbey ale. Much better than the other Chinese restaurant that I tried and I would definitely... More 

Thank traveladdict5609
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237 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Traditional old fashioned Chinese restaurant inside with fish tank. They do have menus in English and French if you need them. We had dim sum, black pepper beef, mango chicken and sweet and sour pork. All very nice and good serves. Reasonable prices and good service. Recommend

Thank oioioi1
Ghent, Belgium
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Not bad, but not so good that you absolutely want to come back, I know better places for the same amount of money

Thank Flemishscouser
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We are in Bruges for a few days. Last night we went Thai. Tonight Irene fancied Chinese. We looked at reviews and picked Gouden Rivier as being close by and having decent reviews on Trip Advisor. The restaurant was quiet as noted by other reviewers but the quality was high. We each had a main dish, shared some soft noodles... More 

1 Thank Graeme S
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The occupation rate in this restaurant always seems to be on the low side when I stop by (either to takeout or eat there). It's a shame though, cause they offer pretty good chinese food, and they're always friendly.

Thank Dean D
New Zealand
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88 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

The food and selection were great with good portion sizes, all of the dishes are placed in the middle of your table to share. Prices are reasonable but the wait time in between ordering and being served your food is quite some time.

Thank Mel K
Redditch, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

This was an incredible evening out. Food superb, service A1, beautiful decor, staff were extremely helpful as we do not speak Flemish but menus in English.

Thank paulbetterton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Smedenstraat 49, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 34 70 69

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?