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Oriental Express

110 N 11th St, Boise, ID 83702-5602
208-345-8868
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Ranked #192 of 662 restaurants in Boise
Price range: $8 - $8
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
Most recent review
- Jan 28, 2014
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English first
McCall, Idaho
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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

love that so much of their food is not "americanized" even though that may mean it tastes funny to me :) since my trip to china this has been the closest i have come to finding "real" chinese in idaho!

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Boise, Idaho
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We've eaten here or had take out from here many times and have always been pleased with the food & service. The facilities have some duct tape on the booths, no doubt. If you're looking for fancy, go to P.F. Changs. It you want some solid Chinese food at a reasonable price, this is a good choice.

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Boise, Idaho
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Food was good, pretty common. We paid almost $25 ($10.95 per person for their dinner combo) for 2 people which would have been fine if the portions were decent. Smallest amount of entree I have ever seen, small scoop of rice and a "salad". I love salad and wouldn't even eat it. We were left hungry and disappointed.

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We live in Boise and this is our go to restaurant for Chinese food. The food is really good and considering the price point, it's a great bargain! We typically do take out and we're never disappointed with the food! One time, they made a minor mistake with our order and when we called to let them know (thinking maybe... More

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Boise, Idaho
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

The folks running the place are very friendly. The restaurant looks dated, but who cares? What matters is food and service. The menu has standard-fare Chinese dishes plus some unusual ones. But the menu is difficult to understand--it has no descriptions of dishes. What is "pine nut chicken (wrapped with lettuce)"? What is "volcano calamari"? How are the "lunch" entrees... More

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Las Vegas, NV
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

The outside of this place might look a little dated. But once you go in, you get excellent service and food. Their prices are pretty fair for Chinese food.

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Scarehaircare
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

You will find menu items that you will not find in most places. The homemade plum sauce is divine and, if you are nice, they might even let you keep the bottle at the table when they finish making your mu shu chicken tableside. Also good are General Tsao tofu and Cinnamon Chicken. Service is great - the staff really... More

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Provo, Utah, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

This place looked shady at first but I was really craving Chinese food. I ordered the General Chicken and it was AMAZING! Seriously the best I have ever eaten. The service was great and next time I am in town, I will surely come back.

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Boise
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

I have lived here for over 8 years and have always wanted to try this place. Located in downtown across the street from the Neurolux. I wish I had not waited so long to eat here. The service was fantastic and the food was light and delicious. We had the Beef and Green Beans, Pork fried Rice, and the House... More

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brookings sd
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13 reviews 13 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2010

Food was good but not exceptional. Quantity was too small for the price paid. Service was excellent.

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