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Oriental Orchid

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506 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1458
218-365-7502
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Yummy

Go for the spring rolls and the true experience of eating authentic Vietnamese food. The spring rolls are amazing as is the peanut sauce for dipping! I've eaten several dishes and have enjoyed all of them. The facility is not fancy and is modest. The entire family works there prepping the food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Firecraker777444
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Go for the spring rolls and the true experience of eating authentic Vietnamese food. The spring rolls are amazing as is the peanut sauce for dipping! I've eaten several dishes and have enjoyed all of them. The facility is not fancy and is modest. The entire family works there prepping the food, serving, taking orders,etc. The son Paul is very... More 

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224 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

When this place first opened it was not very good but I am glad I decided to keep trying because it is for sure getting better Fried rice always is good here, almost as good as Thai but not quite. After that it's kind of a toss up. Had spring rolls also tonight, not great but, we are in the... More 

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Thank bulldogtwo
Ely, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Delicious food and large selection. Not much indoor seating, but great takeout food. I would recommend this restaurant if you are looking for quick takeout food.

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Thank btd_123
Saint Paul, MN
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131 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Wanted fresh food, quick and not too heavy, so I tried the Oriental Orchid. Welcomed by friendly faces who helped me choose among the items on the menu. Chicken and veggies with black bean sauce was good enough, needed a stronger bean sauce taste. That being said, chicken tasted like chicken, perfectly cooked. Veggies crunchy and hot. Surprised to find... More 

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Thank Samcat1
Chisholm, Minnesota
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184 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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Thank mcdonapa
Des Moines, Iowa
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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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Thank disney1993
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Carol R
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224 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 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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Thank bulldogtwo
Washburn, Wisconsin
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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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Thank Pearl413
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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138 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 506 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1458
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: 218-365-7502

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?