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U 1 2 Fletcher St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6680 8808
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 17:30 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

It was my birthday and we chose Orient Express after having dined there recently for a work function. Everything was tasty, the service was impeccable and I would highly recommend.

Thank sandiola
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

What has happened? We were frequent eaters at Orient Express, always excited about Yum Cha on Sunday's, hadn't been there for a year or so and my, how it's changed. We were assured the owners and chef were the same but it's is not like the same place we used to love going to. All the food tasted the same,... More 

Thank clareloveseli
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

We were first in for a meal last night. The waitresses seemed to do a lot more standing around than actually serving. When the food came, it all tasted the same which was quite odd. Certainly not impressed and definitely won't be going back.

Thank Lud1969
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

If I could give this a worse rating I would. When we first entered there was a huge table with plates still uncleared, and when finally escorted to our table it also still had rice all over it. The blonde American hostess did not want to be there, which was evident when she sat down during her shift to have... More 

Thank Alex W
Byron Bay, Australia
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

The only positive thing I have to say about my birthday experience here was that the wait staff were lovely, and I felt sorry and embarrassed for them having to cover for whatever disaster was going on in the kitchen. Firstly, I would not have called the night a busy one - although we kept hearing that was the reason... More 

Thank Jacqui D
Byron Bay
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Yes! So happy i arranged for my small group to come here for our dinner. The staff greeting was so nice and caring offering me a few choices of tables to sit at so i felt comfortable. Not the usual this is where you sit direction. I liked this start very much. Ordering was taken well and i really felt... More 

Thank GuidoTorpedo
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340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

I have to admit, the waitresses warned us that the portions were large, but we didn't listen. And if we lived in Byron Bay, it wouldn't have been a problem, but since we were overnighting at a hotel, all that food was left on the table when we left. The entrees are served in heaping casserole dishes! Our friends liked... More 

1 Thank ArlettaC
Newcastle, Australia
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121 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

We had 6 yum cha dishes between 3. Each dish was large, very fresh and adorned with fabulous salad. Pork, fish, crab, egg noodles and pork mince. ... all superb. The service was also excellent. The decor is very groovy and oriental.

Thank Ilovebarbeach
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

This little gem of a restuarant. Service and attitude of staff was amazing. Helpful, honest and quick fast service. Quality of the food was fantastic. excellent restuarant.

1 Thank Fiona H
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I are regular visitors to Byron and have now found our new favourite restaurant ever. We ordered steamed prawn dumplings, chicken fried rice and crispy honey chicken. The presentation of the food was five star and the food itself was the best Asian I've ever had. This serving sizes were more than enough. Staff were very professional... More 

1 Thank jay d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$31
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 1 2 Fletcher St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Byron Shire  >  Byron Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6680 8808
Modern Asian cuisine at its finest. Dinner every night and Yum Cha for lunch on weekends. Great selection of teas and wines, hand picked to complement the food. A necessary experience in Byron Bay.

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