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Oriental Garden Restaurant

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14 Elizabeth Street, New York City, NY 10013-4802
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10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    3 of 5 stars
Great Dim Sum place

This Dim Sum place is the real deal - good dim sim, not the best service :) The hall is simple, and if you are not a party of 5-6, you will share a table with strangers. All the time, waiters with different dishes will offer you a dish, you will pay foe each of them. Try and taste as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Nimrod L
County Dublin, Ireland
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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Dim Sum place is the real deal - good dim sim, not the best service :) The hall is simple, and if you are not a party of 5-6, you will share a table with strangers. All the time, waiters with different dishes will offer you a dish, you will pay foe each of them. Try and taste as... More 

Thank Nimrod L
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oriental Garden is a chinese restaurant situated in Chinatown. Besides chinese cuisine, there's also some dim sum being offered. We tried some dim sum which was average. Also tried the peking duck, but was disappointed. The roasted duck is obviously prepared long ago. The meat is dry and hot oil is applied to the roasted skin to give it a... More 

Thank alanthegreat
La Jolla, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

That is the number one reason we won't ever go back! But more importantly, the dim sum is very ordinary in flavor, and we found many things were overcooked. The restaurant inside is uninspiring, but the service was good and that's the only thing that allows me to rate it even poor, versus terrible.

Thank DavidMarino
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

8 family members again enjoyed an annual tradition; Christmas Day dim sum at Oriental Garden in Chinatown, NYC. Where else would Jewish New Yorker's go to feast when most restaurants are closed?? Arrived at 11:45 AM, received a number, and waited outside perhaps 15 minutes before we were seated. Once seated, the festivities begin! Swarms of waiters bringing endless steamed... More 

Thank msmbedford
Cumming, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

There were 3 of us. We ordered one entree which was a mixture of seafood in a basket. My wife ordered bok choy. We split everything and there was plenty of food. We ate in the basement level of the restaurant. The food was good. Nothing exceptional. I would probably return.

Thank sawneeman
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Stopped here b/c it said you could order your dim sum off the menu which we thought would give us more variety and also have it fresh and hot. Well maybe the variety was correct but the fresh and hot didn't happen. We had one choice come out hot, fried tofu, which was very good but they brought the rest... More 

Thank IowaJim2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Our trip here was totally worth the walk to China Town. I have never had fried rice like it, it tasted so fresh and nice. The servers were extremely friendly and helpful. We had an early dinner so the place was close to being empty. I just could not fault the place. Amazing!

Thank Shauna M
new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

12 noon Sunday many in NY have the same idea--dim sum in Chinatown. So the wait at Jing Fong promised to be 40 minutes and I thought "hmm a similar place next door could do well" and voila there was Oriental Garden. To save waiting time, I indicated that we were very open to being seated at a shared table--this... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Exceptional food!!! Excelent service and reasonable price, enjoyable atmosphere. Fast service, one of my favorite restaurants.

Thank Frank M
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Being of Asian descent, I've had my share of delicious, top-notch dim sum in my time (Great Eastern SF) ... This was not one of them. First off, the restaurant sat us Benihana style with another family, the first time I've ever experienced this style of dining with dim sum. But I'm not complaining. The food was simply sub par.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Elizabeth Street, New York City, NY 10013-4802
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 212-619-0085

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Seafood, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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Staying in Chinatown

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Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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