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Oriental Spoon

229 Harvard Dr, Edwardsville, IL 62025-2702
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Ranked #9 of 99 restaurants in Edwardsville
Cuisines: Korean
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91% Recommend
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife and I have eaten here multiple times. It's definitely not fast food. Everything is made to order, and it shows in the final product. The chef clearly knows what he is doing, from the Korean egg drop soup (some of the best we've ever had) to the Bibimbap, the Bulgogi, and the Ramyun. The Gim rolls are awesome... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is definitely the best restaurant for kimchi fried rice. Even though their restaurant is small, their food speaks volume. Grab some spicy noodle soup or bulgogi, you will see no re-validation needed. Unlike any other Korean restaurants, their side dishes ( like kimchi, pickles) is not complimentary, but rather pretty pricey! If they can offer little side dishes complimentary... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great food! We ate the chicken bulgogi bowl and bibimbap. It tasted like the food I had when I was in Korea. The restaurant was really nice, and clean. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone!

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Top Contributor
400 reviews 400 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I had never had Korean food. But this was really good. The egg rolls were delicious and we both had the chicken bowl and it was very good. The portion size was small, but it was the lunch size. Next time I think I will order off the menu in hopes of having a bigger portion. The service was very... More

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Highland, Illinois, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I stopped in while on a trip to Edwardsville for home repair supplies. Honestly just thought it was a Chinese restaurant. Turned out to be Korean food which I've never had before. The server very patiently explained what a few dishes were for me since I had no clue what I was looking at. IT WAS GREAT! Very light, not... More

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Casey, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

My husband and I enjoy the Oriental Spoon and often stop in just to get their pork egg rolls served with peanut sauce. For dinner I usually order the pork Bulogogi - very good.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The food was fine, but I thought it was overpriced. The iced teas are scrumptious, but, again, pricey.

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Edwardsville, Illinois
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I lived in Taegu, South Korea/ROK, for three years back in the early 80's and so ate quite a bit of Korean food. This place has several of my favorites, and the cooks do a great job. We sometimes eat in and sometimes get carry-outs, and the food has been consistently excellent. Get the glass noodles. You won't be sorry.... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

I love Oriental Spoon and they have won awards, but when I go it is not crowded. I would like to see more people there, because the food is good and I want to keep eating there.

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Edwardsville, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

The Oriental Spoon is an upscale, yet cozy little Korean restaurant. The servers are very knowledgeable and are great at explaining what all of the difficult-to-pronounce dishes really are and recommending something. Their appetizers are great- I would recommend the gim rolls or Man-du. To drink, try some of their real fruit hot tea- pear and plum are my favorites... More

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