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Oriental Wok

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21 Essex Way Ste 110, Essex, VT 05452-3386
(802) 878-6688
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Called ahead

Quick & easy if you call ahead. Otherwise, it could be a wait....very popular place...8) Decided to get the chicken fried rice for the hubby....his favorite!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Essex, Vermont
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Ave Maria, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have eaten at Chinese Restaurants literally all over the world: Paris, France; Dachau, Germany; Fatima, Portugal; and more, plus any number around the USA. In a nut-shell, we were disappointed by the Essex Junction Oriental Wok. We did not order ahead, so it was no great surprise that there was a long wait for our take-out order to be... More 

Thank Jean Jim D
Essex, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Quick & easy if you call ahead. Otherwise, it could be a wait....very popular place...8) Decided to get the chicken fried rice for the hubby....his favorite!!

Thank Zoanne59
North Hero, Vermont
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Have been there many times for take out and quick lunches, Slow in preparation but from scratch. Fried rice is the best in the area typical of New York restaurants. Excellent value and highly recommend

Thank mendn13
Essex, Vermont
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Great Chinese food for the area. I grew up in NY, and have had my share of good Chinese food. This place reminds me of some of the best NY Chinese food places!

Thank mccarthyej
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179 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Plan on waiting 20-25 minutes when ordering takeout, but it's worth the wait. The food is very good and very sizeable portions. Have the sesame chicken, it's the best I've had!

Thank vermonterk
St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Take out from Oriental Wok is routine when I come visit the family here in Vermont. Love the Eggplant with Garlic Sauce and House Lo Mein. House Fried Rice I don't quite get as the rice is not fried but they aren't the first restaurant to prepare it this way,

Thank Aliasannie
Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

There was a steady stream of take-out customers while we were there. I would say that it is just an average chines take-out restaurant (though they have a few tables to dine-in which we did). I ordered the Kung pao chicken. It was LOADED with celery which I don't like, but other than that it was pretty good.

Thank bzurbo
Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I usually don't mind very average food if it is cheap and served quickly. The food was ok, the most standard Chinese food you can wait. We decided to do a sit-down dinner. I have never waited this long for Chinese food to come out.... It took 30-40 minutes to get a stir fry dish!

Thank Heartillynne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Usually have ordered from chinese take out place in the past with much disappointment. However, gave this place a shot and have not stopped going back!!! It is not the fastest take out but every minute worth the wait!! The food is fresh, delicious and with the nice clean open kitchen you get to see whats going on. Not one... More 

1 Thank Sammica
Underhill, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

I work on the local ambulance crew. We've been getting take-out from Oriental Wok for years. As the title of my review says, they are consistently good. It's not a fine dining establishment, it's a quick meal. Always hot, always good. What more can you want from a $6 entree?

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Essex Way Ste 110, Essex, VT 05452-3386
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: (802) 878-6688

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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