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“Oriental Flavor is a Chinese treasure that will earn its place on your "favorites" list.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oriental Flavor

Oriental Flavor
25 S Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 253-7673
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Ranked #6 of 103 Restaurants in Amherst
Cuisines: Dim Sum, Szechuan, NorthEastern Chinese
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“Oriental Flavor is a Chinese treasure that will earn its place on your "favorites" list.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The specialties offered at Oriental Flavor are the traditional dishes offering "that taste of home" to the valley's Asian population and all those who love authentic Asian food. Everything is homemade, and the dishes are creatively presented in the true Chinese tradition. The stir-fried dishes are beautifully presented, with sauces that are imaginative and layered with flavor. The noodle soups are absolutely delicious, each with a unique and rich flavorful broth that both complements and unifies the components. These are the noodle soups that have kept us warm and satisfied for hours on cold winter afternoons. A must-try appetizer is the seaweed salad, the best we've had. Oriental Flavor is fast becoming one of the area's most popular restaurants, not only for the authenticity of the cuisine, but also for the friendly and knowledgeable service. Oriental Flavor will quickly become your neighborhood go-to place.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Maryland
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Excellent authentic Chinese food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had our daughter's post graduation lunch here. The food was excellent. They had a good selection of meat and vegetarian dishes. The steamed pork dumplings were delicious, as was the Kung Pao Chicken, the Green beans and fried rice. The pork buns were the best I have ever had. The decor of the restaurant is fairly simple, and from the outside it does not look like anything special, but the food is way above your standard local Chinese place. The whole meal was delicious, I highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Captiva
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“Excellent Food/Reasonable Prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This looks from the outside like a nice decent run of the mine Asian restaurant but the food is much better than that. Four of us had dinner with a variety of courses and all of them were excellent particularly the Kung Phu chicken.The service was quick and competent and the prices very reasonable. Well worth a visit if you are in Amherst.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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“Not a home run this time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I had fish mala the first two visits and it was great. The sauce is very hot, but somehow does not conceal the fact that the fish is very fresh and very good (from New York they said). Most recently, the shrimp was heavily coated and fried and the sauce was very, very spicy. I thought "this is what I would do with shrimp that was on its way out". I hope the next visit restores some confidence.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Dumplings, pork buns, tripe, chicken feet - so happy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is an excellent restaurant. Excellent menu choices, excellent service, excellent prices...I rarely write so many excellents in a review of a restaurant in the US. Dined here last night after the movies. The crystal shrimp dumplings had big chunks of shrimp and crunchy bamboo shoots and were served steaming hot in a traditional steamer. Pork and chive dumplings had a delicious filling but needed to be fried more completely and were only hot on one side, cool on the other...ask for it well fried. Dry braised beer duck was served in a hot pot w/a flame beneath - unique flavor w/fresh vegetables - asked for it mild, was still very spicy. Baby bok choy w/black mushrooms was a platter of beautifully arranged bok choy halves with many sliced mushrooms on top and served in a brown sauce with sliced garlic - will feed 4 people. I will return soon and try the shumai and mei fun and the whole fish offerings and.....
Thank you Oriental flavor for having just that !!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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