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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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Chisholm, Minnesota
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133 reviews 133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great food at a very reasonable price. They have what you are looking for and at times will even deliver. Had the Mongolian beef and it was very tasty. If and when you are in Ely, give this place a try. They are located on the Main street and have hours to meet your needs.

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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
58 helpful votes 58 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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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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