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Oriental Garden Restaurant

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14 Elizabeth St, New York City, NY 10013-4802
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Tucson, Arizona
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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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195 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
River Forest, Illoinois
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209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Oriental Garden is one of the better Cantonese restaurants in Chinatown. Very good seafood, quite fresh, and well balanced preparation of almost everything. It is not the most imaginative of kitchens, but the cooking is careful, thoughtful, and flavorful. Ingredients are not drowned in thick sauces, as they can be in some Cantonese restaurants, but rather lightly flavored with delicate... More 

Thank Henry F
County Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

This Dim Sum place is the real deal - good dim sim, not the best service :) The hall is simple, and if you are not a party of 5-6, you will share a table with strangers. All the time, waiters with different dishes will offer you a dish, you will pay foe each of them. Try and taste as... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Oriental Garden is a chinese restaurant situated in Chinatown. Besides chinese cuisine, there's also some dim sum being offered. We tried some dim sum which was average. Also tried the peking duck, but was disappointed. The roasted duck is obviously prepared long ago. The meat is dry and hot oil is applied to the roasted skin to give it a... More 

Thank alanthegreat
La Jolla, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

That is the number one reason we won't ever go back! But more importantly, the dim sum is very ordinary in flavor, and we found many things were overcooked. The restaurant inside is uninspiring, but the service was good and that's the only thing that allows me to rate it even poor, versus terrible.

Thank DavidMarino
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

8 family members again enjoyed an annual tradition; Christmas Day dim sum at Oriental Garden in Chinatown, NYC. Where else would Jewish New Yorker's go to feast when most restaurants are closed?? Arrived at 11:45 AM, received a number, and waited outside perhaps 15 minutes before we were seated. Once seated, the festivities begin! Swarms of waiters bringing endless steamed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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: 212-619-0085

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Staying in Chinatown

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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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