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“Change in management”
Review of Orient Gourmet

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Orient Gourmet
Ranked #133 of 254 Restaurants in Bloomington
Cuisines: Japanese
Restaurant details
Normal, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
521 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“Change in management”
Reviewed February 18, 2012

Since the original owner and cook passed on the taste of the food is just not the same.

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  • English first
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English first
Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Hidden gem for all kinds of asian food.”
Reviewed February 3, 2012

Love their lunch specials (bento box), and they recently added some delicious vietnamese and korean dishes. Consistently good and nice service.

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illinois
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“just a hole in the wall”
Reviewed January 14, 2012

but worth finding. I like the bento box lunch. Good california rolls and other sushi.

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Bloomington, IL
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just average now”
Reviewed September 16, 2011

Ownership changed this past spring and it's gone from being fantastic to just average. We used to go there once a week; now maybe once a month.

  • Visited September 2011
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Bloomington, IL
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Some of the best Chinese food in town”
Reviewed August 4, 2008

Orient Gourmet is one of those hidden gems you find now and then. Their food is excellent. From the General's chicken to the fried rice, it is well prepared, fresh, of ample portion, and is of a higher quality than that served by most other Asian restaurants in town. People in Bloomington-Normal love their gigantic Chinese buffets, but this restaurant offers food that is much better. There is no buffet here, and after eating here, you'll forget the buffets ever existed. Orient Gourmet also offers a limited number of Japanese dishes, including a decent selection of sushi. Their sushi is somewhat smaller than what you find at traditional Japanese restaurants, but the prices are also more reasonable, and the flavor is excellent.

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