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Sushi, Asian, Chinese, Thai
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed August 20, 2021

We've been coming here several times a month for over 5 years. Why? 1. The restaurant is very clean. 2. The food is consistently good classic Chinese American food and the service is always great too. 3. They are kind people--to kids, families and grumpy...adults. 4. Our order is always correct.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed May 29, 2021

Tried this for the first time with friends in the area. The service was great, but the food was your typical "Americanized" Chinese. The presentation was great, but it lacked flavor (could have just been the dish I ordered).

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

love this food and whether you take out, eat there or have it delivered they are always good. When I have had a problem they have made it right immediately. Great folks

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 17, 2019

A friend and I met for an early lunch. The place is very clean and tasty. The atmosphere was relaxed, and the service was excellent.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed June 2, 2019

Best Asian Food in the Area. Food and service is always good/great. And pricing is very reasonable. Share review

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

Excellent service. Fast service and very good quality food. Not oily. Food prices were extremely fair. The restaurant is clean and bright. Good choice for a family outing or even a business meeting for lunch Will eat here again.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed February 22, 2019

We've been to Oriental J five or six times since moving to Buford a couple years ago. Prior service and quality has always been better than average. We've even been with a neighborhood group of 15+ people and things went well. The service is typically...good and the food has been too. That all ended this past Valentine's Day. My wife and I arrived early and there were approximately 5 tables available when we walked in. They did fill pretty quickly and a small wait formed up front. Side note - I have never been to this restaurant any other time when there was more than 50% capacity, so this was unusual due to the holiday. I found it odd that as tables paid and departed, even with the wait up front, the tables sat with dirty dishes for 15+ minutes. To begin with, we ordered a bottle of wine and two sushi rolls. After a long wait, our waitress came back to take our dinner order. Finally after about 20 minutes, our sushi arrived. Prior to ordering our dinner, two separate 6 top tables were seated beside us. Long story short, both tables received their dinner orders before we did - and we only ordered one entree - General Tso's chicken! While waiting for the entree, the manager came by to ask if we needed our check and a to-go box for the leftover sushi. I explained that we were not finished and that we had been waiting a while for our one entree. He just shrugged and walked away. I watched - he never checked on our order or even questioned our waitress. Also, waitress never stopped back by after delivering the wine. Finally, I got her attention and asked her to check on it. She said our entree would be out shortly. After about 15 more minutes, I had had enough. I asked her to cancel the entree and bring our check. The manager came over to argue and say the entree was on its way. I explained it had been way too long and I just wanted to leave. He offered no apologies, no discounts, no offers to make it right next time. He just had a give me your money and get out attitude. I certainly let him know that I didn't appreciate his customer service and he mumbled something about a gift card and walked away. We waited for him to come back which he never did, so I approached him on the way out and asked him if he forgot something. In disgust, he grabbed a gift card from the front and went over to process it and came back and handed it to me without a word. I looked and the receipt with it said it was for $5. LOL, really? I took the card to the family that had been seated beside us and I can guarantee you that i will not return. There are too many small business owners out there that actually appreciate their customers. I suggest you find one of them too.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 29, 2019

We are on the hunt for a favorite local oriental food place...we might just have found it! On the menu is Chinese and Thai food. The surroundings are nice. It's a sit-down restaurant with waiters. We had Chinese shrimp, chicken and basil and Triple Mongolian...with beef, chicken and shrimp. Both dishes were great. The chicken was very tender and the sauces were tasty and even with the 1 chili pepper on the menu (hottest item had only 2 chili's) they were not too spicy for us. It comes with a little appetizer, your choice from 3 different soups and main course. The main course also had lots of fried rice, a small egg roll and (forgot their real name) dumpling with cream cheese as a small dessert. We will return....More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

First Christmas Day without children at home. No tree. No lights. No cleanup. No lunch. We decided to go to Oriental J for lunch. Great move. The restaurant was packed, but still plenary of comfortable seating. Soup and wontons were great appetizers. The Family Meal...for two was we’ll prepared and wonderful to eat. More than enough food. Highly recommend. Great service. Great environment.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

My brother and I love going to this restaurant. We always order the sushi. It's always fresh and very good

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Ive been a regular customer to this place since 2015... Usually around once a month we'll order sushi and some other dishes and have it delivered, usually dropping about $150 per order, and everything has been consistently good. This last order was absolutely awful. They...sent bad sushi, that smelled awful, looked terrible with the old-fish glossy sheen, and that which we didn't immediately throw away (which was a decent bit) ended up making every single person who ate it sick. I'm not big on complaining to restaurants, but this was just egregious. Had it been a simple error or poorly constructed or something I would consider asking for my money back or a credit for next time. This order was just outrageously bad, and whoever approved that the food be used, and then sent out for delivery, needs to reevaluate their decision making process. Some parts of the order were truly disgusting. It was so bad I don't even care to have a credit, because I will never order from this place again. If the employees are willing to deliver that kind of food, when I'm tipping >$30 per order for a 2 mile drive, and the sushi chefs are willing to put that kind of filth in a delivery container, I have zero desire to ever eat at this place again. It is truly a shame that this happened because we've all really enjoyed this place and have spent literally thousands of dollars supporting the restaurant... But wow. Just wow. This was the worst case of awful food that I've ever received and has completely turned me off to this restaurant. Shame on everyone who was involved in this order and may they consider changing careers to something different where they actually give a hoot about providing good food. I'm truly disgusted with this place. Please note: I understand bad orders happen sometimes, and if you look at my review history I feel I'm pretty fair on my reviews, leaning towards leniency, but if you send me rotten sushi, that's not something that Im willing to overlook.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Found this place by accident and definitely recommend. It is one of the few Chinese restaurants I’ve seen in the area that has an appealing dining room. Everything is spotlessly clean. The wait staff is very pleasant and knows the large menu well. Food was...freshly made and delicious with enough to bring home for another meal. Overall a nice surprise.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

We often meet for lunch here with friends after church. The meals are nicely presented and tasty. Their meals are the ones that you expect from a Chinese Restaurant

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

The staff are over the top and lovely. The food is excellent and the portions are perfect. I would suggest for a couple or family. Great food, friendly environment.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Service was good as was food. Had the lunch special. Only complaint had to send miso soup back because it was Luke warm. I will be back👍

Date of visit: February 2018
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5