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3440 Seminole Trl Ste 107, Charlottesville, VA 22911
(434) 974-9988
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great take out

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,

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Peter R
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Keswick, Virginia
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Keswick, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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,

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Ruckersville, Virginia, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 

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Charlottesville, VA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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!

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Charlottesville, Virginia, Usa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

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Reva, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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 

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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.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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.

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Dyke, Virginia
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15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

This hole-in-the-wall carry-out-only restaurant is one of the reasons I stay at my current job - right next door. When they nail the General Tso's chicken, it's the best I've ever had. When they get it not-quite-right, it's still terrific. The Orange Beef is the wife's favorite, and the kids love the beef and broccoli. Don't go in looking for... More 

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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

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