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Oriental Orchid

506 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1458
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Ranked #18 of 21 Restaurants in Ely
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Chinese, Vietnamese
Dining options: Takeout
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Dining options: Takeout
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English first
Des Moines, Iowa
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We had the chicken lo mein, vegetable fried rice, and sweet and sour chicken. Food was very fresh and hot when we got it back to our cabin. Liked it so much we ate there twice on the trip.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We always eat here once while up north. Great food. We love this place. Very friendly and helpful the first time we were there.

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134 reviews 134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Not bad for up north near the wilderness. Went last year and took off and order was wrong. This time the food was good, very hot, fried rice stayed hot for at least an hour after we got it. A bit pricey but considering they are so far away from a distro center it was pretty good, good selection of... More

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Washburn, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I should have ordered a vegetable centered dish but ordered sweet and sour chicken/shrimp. It was typical "american-asian" heavily breaded with a rather bland pink sauce on the side. The serving size was generous, the rice was tasteless. So, all in all --- a filling meal but not especially tasty. It seemed busy when I was there, so others must... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

So yesterday my wife and I walk into the Oriental Orchid at 1:57 PM. It was empty. The guy behind the counter quickly pushed a menu at us and asked what we'd like. My wife and I took a couple of minutes to scanthe menu then looked up at the white board and found the $4.95 daily specials. We had... More

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Waterloo, Iowa
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71 reviews 71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We tried the Oriental Orchid and were pleasantly surprised by the Vietnamese noodles, but the Mongolian beef was way too salty. I did enjoy having the option for ethnic food while staying in Ely. We would enjoy another meal there when we visit Ely again.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We needed food for 12 people, and they prepared everything perfectly. The young man at the counter was friendly and helpful, telling us where we could find a birthday cake on short notice. Really good flavor in the chicken curry dish. The combo Lo Mein was packed with meats and they used an angel hair noodle. Not what we are... More

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Gladstone, Michigan
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106 reviews 106 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We called late and they made us everything we asked for. Easy to find, easy to pick up. All tasted good and fresh, nothing overcooked or old. Not overly salty, they also use non MSG products if you request that. We stated we needed paper plates and silverware because we were at a motel, they gave us extra everything. We... More

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Northfield, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

The only reasonably priced food we found in Ely (I don't know how the locals make it.) We enjoyed the food -- nothing on the menu was adventurous, but we weren't expecting it to be. We picked up beer from a nearby liquor store and dined "in" under the awning next to the building.

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Clean. Fresh food Wonderful Mandarin chicken dish . We enjoyed it so much we are planning our return home to the Island to stay in Ely so we can eat here again. We loved the town stayed in our Rv in hotel parking lot across the street.

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Additional Information about Oriental Orchid

Address: 506 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1458
Phone Number: 218-365-7502
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely
Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
Cuisine: Chinese, Vietnamese

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