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“Nowhere better for Chinese food!”
Review of Oriental Express

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Oriental Express
Ranked #295 of 568 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
Reviewed August 15, 2012

We love Oriental Express! We've been picking up food from there for years, and the food is always excellent. They always get our order exactly right, and the quality is consistently excellent. If you are anywhere near Forest Lakes, try Oriental Express and prepare for a treat.

Thank IAsimov
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Sesame chicken was chewy, dumplings were average. Combo lomein decent. Shrimp with broccoli was good - shrimp cooked well & broccoli was tasty. Egg drop soup yummy! Hot & Sour soup was spicy. Good but truthfully I wasn't wowed.

1  Thank Sweetmom5
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

This hole-in-the-wall carry-out-only restaurant is one of the reasons I stay at my current job - right next door. When they nail the General Tso's chicken, it's the best I've ever had. When they get it not-quite-right, it's still terrific. The Orange Beef is the wife's favorite, and the kids love the beef and broccoli.
Don't go in looking for friendly service or great atmosphere, you won't find it. But this place has been voted the best in Charlottesville (by Cville magazine) many times, for a reason.
Prices are reasonable for dinner - $10-$12 for a 'Specialty' entree like General Tso's - but their lunch special of rice, vegetable egg roll, entree and a can soda for $6.00 is a steal.

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1  Thank dkarnes
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Reviewed April 28, 2012 via mobile

Love this takeout place!! Egg rolls are so good! I have to buy extra for my children because they don't want to cut and share!

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Thank Ereina
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Reviewed April 21, 2012

We get take out from here on a regular basis and the food is awesome! Prices are reasonable and the portions are large. This is the best Chinese place in the CVille area, in our opinion. We typically have unique requests and the gentleman who runs the place always accommodates us.

Thank kmflutist
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