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Oriental Garden Restaurant

$$ - $$$
As featured in First Time in the City
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14 Elizabeth St, New York City, NY 10013-4802
+1 212-619-0085
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An authentic place to have dim sum with the locals. Piping hot freshly cooked dim sum as you could choose food of the carts. We accepted most being a group of four. The requested a couple of favourites for ourselves. Waiters didn't speak much English so it was a bit of a tasty lottery! Worth a gamble.

Thank Lianne G
Wichita, Kansas, United States
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I went to Chinatown to get some authentic food. We picked this restaurant because it had the largest amount of people waiting outside to be seated. When we got in we had such an awesome dim sum experience. There was definitely a language barrier so we just started trying food. It was all good. I will be... More 

Thank Jessie A
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the service could be a little curt, the food is prepared a la Cantonese and comes to your table pipping hot. Clean and elegant the restaurant is well maintained. Cantonese food with flair.

Thank Patricia Y
Florence, Italy
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before going I read the reviews online and it seemed a good and authentic place where to eat chinese food in NY. As we arrived we found out it was a very touristic place, the waiters, although, didn't speak a word of english and was impossible to have explainations about the dishes. During the whole lunch the waiter has been... More 

Thank clarissacoli
Marietta, Georgia
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187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We are dinner one night at Oriental Garden. We wanted to try many dishes so we only ordered appetizers. The complimentary salad was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed the Shumai and dumplings. I tried some Sake recommended by our server and it is among the best I've ever had. The restaurant was filled with Asian people speaking Chinese who obviously knew... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

We were recommended this restaurant by a NY Native, and boy did it live up to the hype! There were so many things we wanted to try that we opted for the set menu for 2. The tomato and beef soup was delicious, and the dumplings that came later were great. A quick bite of the fried shrimp wontons was... More 

Thank Frank O
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

The service is much more attentive and refined than some of the other rather rough Chinatown dining halls. Here on weekends there is every imaginable dim sum steamed to perfection. IMHO a dim sum restaurant can be judged by the quality of the skins on the dumplings., These are all delicate and fine. And beyond what you can order from... More 

Thank Peter R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

This restaurant features in the Guide de Routard so off we went. We had not sat down before they asked us if we wanted tea. The order was taken by a woman who finds it impossible to smile. The food was served in less than one minute. So we were in and out in 20 minutes. The cooking was ok... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

We wanted a real dim sum experience in Chinatown and found it here - plenty of room, lots of locals, nice selection on the dim sum carts walking around - would recommend it if you don't just want to walk into some random place.

Thank emailevans
Tallahassee, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the roast pork noodle, fried shrimp wrapped in nori, chicken mushroom dumpling, Spring rolls and more :) go hungry!

Thank Molly M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Elizabeth St, New York City, NY 10013-4802
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-619-0085

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

Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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