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3440 Seminole Trl Ste 107, Charlottesville, VA 22911-2217
(434) 974-9988
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Keswick, Virginia
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96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great family-owned Chinese take-out spot near Hollymead and Forest Lakes. Call you order in ahead and it will be ready when you get there.

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1 Thank Peter R
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Tasty Chinese and sushi for take out. We love chicken and broccoli which they willingly make mildly spicy for us. Another favorite of ours is the shrimp avocado roll. As an extra plus, our order is always ready when they say it will be!

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1 Thank Victoria M
Earlysville, Virginia
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177 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Perfect for take out Chinese. No tables but super fast service. Call ahead and give them a pick up time. Your food will be hot and waiting. Speaking of food, they do a good job using fresh ingredients. My orders are sometimes complicated; more spice, add carrots, no onions etc. and they get it right each and every time. Lunch... More 

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Thank 64Jag
Barboursville, VA
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

On occasion we get the craving for the full American-Asian takeout experience, the little boxes of rice, egg drop soup, flavorful entrees, egg roll, fortune cookies. This takeout only restaurant perfectly fits the bill. The food is always flavorful and well-prepared. We adore their egg drop soup. The owner/hostess is welcoming and pleasant. Service is pretty quick for us as... More 

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Thank Gay Y
Charlottesville, VA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I've never had a bad meal. The price for lunch can't be beat. The lady that answers the phone is the sweetest person and remembers your name!

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Thank PA2CVA
Keswick, Virginia
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96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

call ahead and your order will be ready when you arrive. Good food, friendly lady who takes orders, choose your level of spice. Great for lunch for one or a large dinner party,

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1 Thank Peter R
Ruckersville, Virginia, United States
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137 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

From the lunch menu. The worst Szechuan Chicken ever in C'ville;soggy fried rice, tasteless egg rolls. Pupu platter left much to be desired. One piece of a wing x 2,Leather on a stick x 2, meatless rib x 2, breading with shrimp x 2, etc... PLEASE. There is no atmosphere. Take-out only. However, my wife did enjoy her Shrimp in... More 

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Thank Jim P
Charlottesville, VA
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Always fresh, always delicious. Hand's down the best. The sushi is amazing as well! Best lunch on the north side of town!

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Thank Jason B
Charlottesville, Virginia, Usa
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This may not be the best Chinese food I have ever had, but it is the best take out I have had in many years and is better than most of the sit down restaurant. We get take out for work about once a week and for home once or twice a month.

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Thank Chris R
Reva, Virginia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I'm really picky with my chinese food and i haven't found a good one in years untill we went hear for a late day after valentines day dinner / snack.Orenital is by far the best place!!! It is great a yummy I had Chicken and Broc, my husband had General Tso's. The service was great and we will be back... More 

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Thank Erica M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Japanese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3440 Seminole Trl Ste 107, Charlottesville, VA 22911-2217
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: (434) 974-9988

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