We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
3440 Seminole Trl Ste 107, Charlottesville, VA 22911
(434) 974-9988
Website
Add hours for Oriental Express and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 18 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 0
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
#1 Chinese Take out in CVille

I've never had a bad meal. The price for lunch can't be beat. The lady that answers the phone is the sweetest person and remembers your name!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
PA2CVA
,
Charlottesville, VA
Add Photo Write a Review

18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Charlottesville, VA
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I've never had a bad meal. The price for lunch can't be beat. The lady that answers the phone is the sweetest person and remembers your name!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Keswick, Virginia
Level Contributor
66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

call ahead and your order will be ready when you arrive. Good food, friendly lady who takes orders, choose your level of spice. Great for lunch for one or a large dinner party,

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ruckersville, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

From the lunch menu. The worst Szechuan Chicken ever in C'ville;soggy fried rice, tasteless egg rolls. Pupu platter left much to be desired. One piece of a wing x 2,Leather on a stick x 2, meatless rib x 2, breading with shrimp x 2, etc... PLEASE. There is no atmosphere. Take-out only. However, my wife did enjoy her Shrimp in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlottesville, VA
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Always fresh, always delicious. Hand's down the best. The sushi is amazing as well! Best lunch on the north side of town!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlottesville, Virginia, Usa
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This may not be the best Chinese food I have ever had, but it is the best take out I have had in many years and is better than most of the sit down restaurant. We get take out for work about once a week and for home once or twice a month.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reva, Virginia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I'm really picky with my chinese food and i haven't found a good one in years untill we went hear for a late day after valentines day dinner / snack.Orenital is by far the best place!!! It is great a yummy I had Chicken and Broc, my husband had General Tso's. The service was great and we will be back... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is my go to place for Chinese take-out. I have had the General Tso's chicken, curry chicken, beef with string beans, mu shu beef, and sushi - all excellent!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlottesville, Virginia
Level Contributor
170 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Nestled, as it were, among other small shops in a strip mall near the Hollymead Town Center, is a rare find. A small but busy, family-owned and operated, Oriental take out restaurant with excellent food, and gracious service. The basic menu is not any different, really, than any other Chinese carryout -- but the food definitely is. You can take... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We love Oriental Express! We've been picking up food from there for years, and the food is always excellent. They always get our order exactly right, and the quality is consistently excellent. If you are anywhere near Forest Lakes, try Oriental Express and prepare for a treat.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

Sesame chicken was chewy, dumplings were average. Combo lomein decent. Shrimp with broccoli was good - shrimp cooked well & broccoli was tasty. Egg drop soup yummy! Hot & Sour soup was spicy. Good but truthfully I wasn't wowed.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Oriental Express also viewed

Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA
 
Charlottesville, VA
 

Been to Oriental Express? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Oriental Express

Address: 3440 Seminole Trl Ste 107, Charlottesville, VA 22911
Phone Number: (434) 974-9988
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3440 Seminole Trl Ste 107, Charlottesville, VA 22911
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: (434) 974-9988

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Oriental Express staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?