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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 #4,019 of 11,378 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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ny
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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St. Petersburg, Florida
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100 reviews 100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We wanted table cloths and delicious food, no disappointment here! Razor clams and sauce were excellent, shrimp fried rice delicious and the country style lobster was so good-large chunks of lobster and the right amount of heat. Service was wonderful.

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Bronx, NY
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This was actually the second time we had been. The first time was better, but the food is still delicious. This time we had the lunch special. Wonton soup with lots of scallions and tasty wonton. Hot and sour soup got raves from my husband. Orange beef was tender but a little mild. Broccoli chicken delicious. Rice was nicely cooked.... More

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Birmingham
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We ate here based on our tour guide's recommendation. It was surprising to us that the restaurant only takes AmEx or cash, which is noted on the door. Our guide had eaten here several times and the wait staff only spoke to him. We enjoyed our food and it was my husband's first time trying dim sum so we were... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We ordered the set menu after a long day of sight-seeing and feeling too tired to make any decisions (as well as too hungry to wait!). The food was fairly prompt and there was lots of it, however I found the waiters very attentive, smiley and friendly with Chinese customers, but unsmiling and peremptory with us. The King Crabs in... More

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Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We shared all dishes....wonton soup, vegetarian lo mein, pork fried rice and several different dim sum dishes. We all at thoroughly enjoyed the lunch and would return.

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Hamilton, NJ
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216 reviews 216 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We went in Oriental Garden for a dim sum breakfast. The interior is spacious, the seating is pretty comfortable. The service is impersonal, not really friendly or caring (we know, it is a Chinatown and one has to take into consideration a specific culture, but to operate a successful Chinese restaurant in Manhattan one needs to offer something unique and... More

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Irvine, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We ate here with kids. The dim sum was excellent and so were the lunch menus. Very tasty fresh food.

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