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Oriental Garden Restaurant

14 Elizabeth St, New York City, NY 10013-4802 (Chinatown)
212-619-0085
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Ranked #4,274 of 11,626 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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English first
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Don't bother. For "all day" dim sum it was pitiful. They only had two or three types of dumplings and apparently it was a huge hassle when we asked for steamed pork buns because the waitress was really rude. We left and went next door to Jing Fong and it was only slightly better. We should have done better research.... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The food and service was fantastic. If I go back to NYC for sure this will be a stop. Everything was so perfect. Loved it!!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Crowded but big enough to avoid long queues, the food and informal ambiance justify the short waiting time for a table. You can order from the menu but better sample the offerings from the kitchen that pop up from the kitchen time and again. In spite of the longer wait, It is best to come in at the heart of... More

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Ferndale, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We settled for this next door restaurant when Jing Fong dim sum was closed for vacation. We were disappointed with the costs of dim sum and slow service. The restaurant seem "nice" with white table cloth but the service was slow, so we only ordered two items of different dim sum. The taro balls that I love and always ordered... More

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Haasrode
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Visited Oriental Garden based on reviews of ny.eater.com. Excellent Dim Sum and one of the best grilled prawns we have ever eaten. Also rice w/ seafood was very tasty. Recommended, although quite 'loud' and not very cosy.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

On a trip to NYC I took my Mom here to introduce her to Dim Sum. And what an experience she got. Since we can't read chinese, the menu with pictures were very helpful. Also got to sit with a gentleman from HK, who could help us along the way (and give us trip on an upcoming trip to HK).... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Hubby and I wanted authentic Cantonese, especially me with my chinese parents. One dish was one my mum would have proud of. The others were mediocre and over priced. Even asking the waiters on Cantonese for recommendations I was disappointed. Easy to get to. Place is small. Service was ok. Food not so good, especially if you want authentic.

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ny
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Wonderfully fresh seafood but poorly executed. Clams in black bean sauce: very fresh clams but only a few black beans and a few slivers of pepper. The rest was just plain soy sauce. Fresh squid fried to tenderness but extremely salty. Same for the salted fish and chicken casserole. Bottom line, a waste of good fresh seafood, Overpriced and oversalted.

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New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We'd go here anytime. We were seated quickly at noon on a Sunday, while people were lined up down the block at Jing Fong next door (apparently a gigantic place). The best dim sum we've had has always been in an unpretentious-looking place, whether Chicago, London, Long Island... same here. Nothing fancy, just the basics, all very good, great service,... More

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New York, NY
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Oriental Garden has decent food but it is way too expensive! The food is good but this is not the place for an authentic Chinatown restaurant experience. I usually go here if I'm low on cash (they take Amex) and if my other favorite places are unavailable (closed for an event or too busy). While I cannot say I've ever... More

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