Lychee Oriental

59 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G1 2LN
Critics Review 9.5/10
Restaurant info
Opening Information

Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner

Facilities
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Disabled Access

About Lychee Oriental

Situated in 59 Mitchell Street in a recently refurbished listed building. It’s within easy walking distance from Buchanan Street.

At Lychee Oriental, we believe in offering the highest standards of food and service in order to provide a unique and unforgettable dining experience: attentive and professional staff look after our guests throughout their time at Lychee Oriental. Guests can relax and take their time without feeling rushed.

Exquisite, fashionable yet discreet, Lychee Oriental restaurant is the ideal venue for an important lunch meeting, tranquil afternoon tea or fun-filled dinner Party.

Cuisine: Chinese, Fine Dining
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Critics Review
Lychee review
9.5/10
The first thing you need to know is that I’m a true Asian-food lover. I’ve arrived in Glasgow a few weeks ago and I’ve already tried many different Asian restaurants in town. I’m always very curious to discover new ones so I’ve decided to head to Lychee Oriental. Down a back alley in the city centre, Lychee Oriental is a Chinese restaurant that serves all kinds of authentic food. It has received many awards during the past few years and it’s said to be one of Glasgow’s most iconic spots. So here was my experience:
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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Great evening. One diner was gluten free and was given a special menu. The food was excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

I would have to say 5 stars all the way the only thing and it doesn’t take any stars away the tables are a bit close together but food and staff were brilliant will be back

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Excellent service and good. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Great food and service

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

We actually arrived early for our reservation but that was no problem. Drink and food orders were taken in a timely manner. Service was polite and courteous and efficient. I particularly enjoyed my main course of Steamed Halibut Fillets which was very tasty. Will certainly return.

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Visited On Thursday, 20 February 2020

This was our first visit to Lychee restaurant and we ate from the lunch menu. The service, food and surroundings were all most enjoyable. We will definitely return. One minor gripe was the gents toilet lights were missing bulbs, it was very dark but I am sure this will e rectified.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 February 2020

More vegetarian options would be welcome, but it's still a great restaurant.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Lovely meal and very impressed that gluten free options are available. A real treat for me to enjoy fantastic Chinese meal as a coeliac with a gluten intolerance. Staff very attentive and friendly.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 February 2020

The staff, as always, were very friendly and helpful and the ambience of the restaurant is second to none. The food is always of a high quality and I highly recommend a visit.

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Always enjoy time in Lychee. Great food and atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

Very much appreciate having a gluten free menu, this is not common in a Chinese restaurant I will look forward to coming back next time I visit Glasgow

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

Best chinese in glasgow

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

Portion size has been dramatically cut, so much so that we had to have dinner later that day, server just threw food down, server asked if everything was alright once we had finished.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Great/ fast service

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

The food was by far the best, both me and my friends have had and the service was outstanding. I will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

This is only the 2nd review I have done for this restaurant but I feel it’s important to both the restaurant and other potential customers of exactly how Helen and I feel about the establishment. We first visited this restaurant just 10 days ago for the very first time and so impressed were we with not only the food but also the service, that we decided that we would have a “belated Valentines meal” on the Saturday after Valentines Day. Firstly I should like to point out that Helen and I eat out on a weekly basis in a variety of different types of restaurants and we are fairly fussy about standards generally. I’ve done just under 100 Trip Advisor reviews which people can check out very easily from my last one for this restaurant. This restaurant is second to none. I booked this meal through “ResDiary” and it was very easy to do online. When Helen and I arrived at the restaurant, not only did we get the warmest welcome from the staff on duty, but they actually remembered where we sat last time and what we liked! Most impressive to say the least! The restaurant was not full being a lunchtime, but the business trade was steady throughout our stay and what we liked was the way that customers were all individually treated. There was a woman on her own and the staff looked after her so well, it was so pleasing in this day and age where some waitresses just don’t seem to care. What surprised me personally was the fact that our waitress (also named Helen) remembered so much about us and what we liked. There are three staff who deserve special mention in this review who dealt with us personally – Helen, Pheona and Ann – all three absolutely excellent – thank you so much. You are such lovely, thoughtful people. The meal itself was equally as good as the time before and not only did Helen (the waitress!) remember that I like a hot spicy dish, but on our arrival there was the very special hot chilli dip (to have with the Prawn Crackers) which I found so appealing last time. At the end of the meal, Ann very kindly brought my wife a red rose and a Valentines balloon - such a nice personal touch. She even offered to take a photo of the both of us at the table. I do hope that the people reading this review give this restaurant a try – the food and service you get is just fabulous! This is our favourite Chinese restaurant and we will now be very regular customers from now on. “Thank You” once again to all the staff of Lychee Oriental – you most certainly know how to look after your clients! PS What a pity we can't post photos on this review!

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Visited On Thursday, 13 February 2020

Food was incredible! Waiting staff friendly

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Visited On Thursday, 13 February 2020

Love it there. Best noodles ever.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Fabulous food, very friendly and efficient service.. Look forward to going back!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

We had a lovely time. Food, drinks. Service and value for money were excellent. We will definitely be back. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

Friendly and happy staff, and great service

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

Food as usual was amazing, the staff are so friendly and welcoming. Love this place!

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Visited On Friday, 07 February 2020

service 1st class food so fresh

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Visited On Thursday, 06 February 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will be back. Fabulous service, friendly staff and delicious food !

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 February 2020

My wife (Helen) and I decided to give this restaurant a try as it had such good reviews. Well, I'm not surprised it had such good reviews - it was just fabulous! We decided to "try" this place by having the lunch menu which was £11.90 for two courses per person. We also decided to have some Prawn Crackers to have before our starter with a glass of wine. The service was second to none and our lovely waitress (also called Helen!) explained the menu to us so well that we were able to order our starter and mains with the greatest of ease. For starters, Helen decided on “Chicken Satay Skewers” and I had “Chilli Salt Chicken Wings”. Both dishes were utterly superb. There was a nice Chilli hit to my vegetables. For mains, Helen had “Beef with Wok Fried Noodles” and I had “Beef with Chilli Garlic Sauce and Egg Fried Rice”. Our waitress came to check that everything was OK and I did say that I liked the dish to be a little hotter and so she went away and brought back a homemade chilli supplement which I have to say was just excellent! Again, both the main dishes were just superb and we both thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Our waitress (Helen) went off duty before we finished our meal and we were left in the very capable hands of “Ann” who ensured that our stay in the restaurant was just perfect. What a fabulous find this restaurant was. The restaurant was spotless, the décor and ambience lovely, and the service just so warm and friendly. We will have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in returning to this fabulous restaurant and will almost certainly try out the “A La Carte” menu. A huge “Thank You” to all the staff who looked after us so well. We heartily recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes Chinese food and we will be returning very soon.

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