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Oriental Garden Restaurant

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14 Elizabeth Street, 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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New Jersey
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oriental Gardens is a traditional Cantonese restaurant in New York's Chinatown. The food is tasty and well presented. Dim sum is served at lunch, and traditional cuisine is served at dinner. Our dinner dishes consisted of Cantonese Style Fillet Steak, Steamed Fish, Roast Chicken, Sweet & Sour Shrimp, Assorted Seafood Pan Fried Noodle and Assorted Stir Fried Vegetables. The dining... More 

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Sayville, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's sort of an unwritten and humorous New York city tradition that Jewish people flock to Chinatown on Christmas- ostensibly because so many "American" restaurants are closed. For years my family has been going to a hole in the wall called Wo- Hop, around the corner, but when we had to wait on line two hours last year, we decided... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oriental Garden is a decent dim sum place in Chinatown. A little less known, but that helps with the waits. The place is relatively clean, and the options for dim sum and large dishes are not lacking, and some plates are indeed impressive. Note that it's cash only.

1 Thank Tunaidi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

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 November 11, 2016

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 

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Marietta, Georgia
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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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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 

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New York
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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 

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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, Takeout, Reservations
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 Street, 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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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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