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Oriental Orchid

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506 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1458
218-365-7502
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We order take out often when at our cabin. It is usually a 15 minute wait so we call ahead. Not a lot of veggies in the fried rice and sweet sour chicken has no pineapple or green peppers in it. Great egg rolls!

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Thank Karen M
Ohio
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139 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently ate here while visiting Ely. We each had the Mongolian chicken...although I asked for mine to be less spicy and to have rice noodles rather then rice. Both of our meals were quite delicious. My only complaint was that since we ate there, our meal was served on a styrofoam plate with a thin plastic... More 

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Thank sinaigirl
USA
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240 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best fried rice I've had in a long time. Some other things they have are good but the fried rice, trust me, it's good. And you get a good quart of it. Wasn't impressed with the size and amount of shrimp in mine, so next time I'll have to switch to pork or chicken. I know they struggle to have... More 

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Thank bulldogtwo
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Go for the spring rolls and the true experience of eating authentic Vietnamese food. The spring rolls are amazing as is the peanut sauce for dipping! I've eaten several dishes and have enjoyed all of them. The facility is not fancy and is modest. The entire family works there prepping the food, serving, taking orders,etc. The son Paul is very... More 

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USA
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240 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

When this place first opened it was not very good but I am glad I decided to keep trying because it is for sure getting better Fried rice always is good here, almost as good as Thai but not quite. After that it's kind of a toss up. Had spring rolls also tonight, not great but, we are in the... More 

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Thank bulldogtwo
Ely, Minnesota
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Delicious food and large selection. Not much indoor seating, but great takeout food. I would recommend this restaurant if you are looking for quick takeout food.

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Thank btd_123
Saint Paul, MN
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140 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Wanted fresh food, quick and not too heavy, so I tried the Oriental Orchid. Welcomed by friendly faces who helped me choose among the items on the menu. Chicken and veggies with black bean sauce was good enough, needed a stronger bean sauce taste. That being said, chicken tasted like chicken, perfectly cooked. Veggies crunchy and hot. Surprised to find... More 

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Thank Samcat1
Chisholm, Minnesota
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132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great food at a very reasonable price. They have what you are looking for and at times will even deliver. Had the Mongolian beef and it was very tasty. If and when you are in Ely, give this place a try. They are located on the Main street and have hours to meet your needs.

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Thank mcdonapa
Des Moines, Iowa
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We had the chicken lo mein, vegetable fried rice, and sweet and sour chicken. Food was very fresh and hot when we got it back to our cabin. Liked it so much we ate there twice on the trip.

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Thank disney1993
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We always eat here once while up north. Great food. We love this place. Very friendly and helpful the first time we were there.

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Thank Carol R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 506 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1458
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: 218-365-7502

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?