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“Tastey and Affordable”
Review of Cafe Orient

Cafe Orient
Ranked #881 of 3,001 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

The service is fast and friendly. The food is excellent. They will even prepare dishes not on the menu. You won't have sticker shock when you receive the bill either. Awesome place to get together with friends!

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Thank Mike C
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Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

It is a Hong Kong style restrautant with extensive menu of dim sum, fried rice/noodles, hong kong style drink, pot rice, etc.

The milk tea it prepares is very local to Hong Kong style, no matter it is served hot or cold, but it is a bit pricey from my point of view (2.5 for hot and 3.5 for cold) because it is small.

Anyway, the food is good. The restaurant is clean. The staff can speak English, Cantonese and Putonghua.

Thank Edward-A A
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Reviewed October 6, 2016

Typical Chinatown restaurant with great food and most reasonable prices. I usually go for lunch with colleagues. For starters, the restaurant is loaded with Chinese people which tells you that you will be eating quality, tasteful and authentic dishes. They have a wide variety of dishes ranging from dumplings, dim sum to "a la cart" vegetable, meat and seafood, to noodle dishes etc. We have tried several different dishes from all sections of the menu and have never been disappointed. Dishes that we often include in our choices are: spicy diced chicken...quite hot, beef in pepper sauce with broccoli, vermicelli Indonesian style). Of course we add a few dumplings and steamed rice. Every person I've taken there has gone back on their own with their families and friends. I must admit that the curb appeal of this restaurant may not entice you to go in but, go in once and you will be back

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Thank Yukiduke
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Reviewed July 30, 2016

Small 70s style Hong Kong cafe, always clean, quick services. Numerous choice of dishes, always good. The portions are generous. There can be a few minutes wait at busy hours, but well worth it.

Thank RobynRosie
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Reviewed November 15, 2015

Have been going to Cafe Orient over the years and the food is always very good. We bring our guests from out of town there and their reaction is somewhat skeptical as they enter since it is a "hole in the wall" with cafeteria chairs...but once they sample the food everyone digs in and enjoys! The food is flavourful and well cooked. It is not floating in oil or overly drenched in sauce.

The sesame beef is one of our favourite, then there's a kind of chicken and shrimp Pad Thai we just discovered!

It's always interesting to go as a group to sample more dishes. If you are 6-8 reserve a round table. One is by the cash and the other by the door where it can get drafty (they will turn on the heater if it gets cold).

We recommend it for lunch and dinner. It is a treat for all ages!

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Thank CDNcruise_travel
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