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902 Franklin, Michigan City, IN
Monday
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Chinese Restaurant in USA!!!

This is such a great place to eat Chinese food. The owner, Wah, will take your order and next time you visit she will remember you and what you like to eat! Her husband is a trained chef from China and is magnificent. We Love the Orange Chicken! We also like Sesame Chicken, Beef & Broccoli, LO... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Sherie N
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Michigan City, Indiana
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Michigan City, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is such a great place to eat Chinese food. The owner, Wah, will take your order and next time you visit she will remember you and what you like to eat! Her husband is a trained chef from China and is magnificent. We Love the Orange Chicken! We also like Sesame Chicken, Beef & Broccoli, LO Mein, Egg Drop... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana
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20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Once you visit Oriental Pear, Waa the owner will not forget your name or your order! The lunch menu is an exceptional value with hot tea and the BEST (can't even think about eating it anywhere else) egg drop soup! I love the Crab meat dumplings (Rangoon) and the rainbow chicken. They make everything with white meat and fresh vegetables... More 

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Eustis, Florida
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14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I went here with a group of girls that recommended it. We all ordered different dishes to try. We all liked every dish. The food was good. Under our table was a little dirty. Should have been vacuumed before seating people. Probably would not go back here. But I did enjoy the experience of trying different food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Authentic Cantonese style Chinese food, and the chef is from Hongkong China. Really like this restaurant! My favorite is the Mongolian Beef and the soup there. Also, the music is really Chinese

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Michigan City, Indiana
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We have been eating at Oriental Pearl since it opened at least once a week for either lunch or dinner. We have tried other chinese restaurants in the area and when we are out of town, nothing compares to this excellent food whether take out or eating in; nice atmosphere, relaxing.

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Michigan City, Indiana
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96 reviews 96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I have been eating at the Oriental Pearl since they opened many years ago. The quality has definitely gone down and the prices up. I do not go there anymore unless I am forced or desperate for the great pot sticker dumplings and chinese greens (get on soft noodles, not rice).

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LaPorte, Indiana
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Had lunch with another couple several weeks ago. Can't wait to go back. Great food and excellent service at a reasonable price. Very much enjoyed our meal. Great local restaurant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Definitely time they closed the doors. I've been going here since I was 5. The meats used to taste good and be white meat but since a few years ago they stopped that quality. I used to love the sesame chicken, but the last few times I've eaten it, it's not crispy, the meats mystery, and the buildings insides don't... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We have been eating at this restaurant for years and the quality is always great. Wonderful crab wontons and potstickers plus good moo shoo pork and satay beef. Family run with great people. Not a buffet style place--- this place is much better quality food.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

The Oriental Pearl has been in business at this site for a long time. Due to the location (less than 500 feet from a church) and a unique local law, they cannot serve alcoholic beverages. What they can serve is a delightful, big assortment of Chinese dishes. Start of with one of their soups - the velvet corn soup is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 902 Franklin, Michigan City, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Michigan City

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?