We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good food, AmEx or Cash only”

Oriental Garden Restaurant
Ranked #2,408 of 13,938 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Chinese, Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Reviewed August 23, 2013

We ate here based on our tour guide's recommendation. It was surprising to us that the restaurant only takes AmEx or cash, which is noted on the door. Our guide had eaten here several times and the wait staff only spoke to him. We enjoyed our food and it was my husband's first time trying dim sum so we were OK with our guide handling the communication. The service was very prompt. The menu is extensive and the dim sum was very good. If you want to try something new, this is the place to go. We ate at lunch so the prices were a little more reasonable.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Kal_C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (169)
There are newer reviews for Oriental Garden Restaurant
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

76 - 80 of 169 reviews

Reviewed August 15, 2013

We ordered the set menu after a long day of sight-seeing and feeling too tired to make any decisions (as well as too hungry to wait!). The food was fairly prompt and there was lots of it, however I found the waiters very attentive, smiley and friendly with Chinese customers, but unsmiling and peremptory with us. The King Crabs in the tanks outside were very impressive. I enjoyed the Dim Sum but was put off by the manner of the staff.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank H_Oates
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 9, 2013

We shared all dishes....wonton soup, vegetarian lo mein, pork fried rice and several different dim sum dishes. We all at thoroughly enjoyed the lunch and would return.

Thank CathyKJ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We went in Oriental Garden for a dim sum breakfast. The interior is spacious, the seating is pretty comfortable. The service is impersonal, not really friendly or caring (we know, it is a Chinatown and one has to take into consideration a specific culture, but to operate a successful Chinese restaurant in Manhattan one needs to offer something unique and unforgettable).
The menu features pictures of the food items with very brief - if any - description, so before one tries their ordered choices there is no way to get a little more detailed information of what one is eating.
The quality of food varied, with some menu items better and some not. We liked our Chive Dumplings and Chicken & Mushroom Dumplings.
The prices are, however, great, more than affordable.
The biggest turnoff was the restaurant's choice of accepted payments, only cash or AmEx.
There are numerous great Dim Sum restaurants in Chinatown, and specifically on Elizabeth Street. One might try them first instead of heading to Oriental Garden.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank RGSOUNDF
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 17, 2013

We ate here with kids. The dim sum was excellent and so were the lunch menus. Very tasty fresh food.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Peter R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Oriental Garden Restaurant also viewed

 
New York City, NY
New York City, NY
 

Been to Oriental Garden Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing