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1580 1st Ave, ()(212) 439-7778
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Delivery estimate is 30 - 45 min (more info)
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Available from 11:30am-4:00pm. Served with your choice of rice (except for #3, 8 & 9).
Available from 11:30am-4:00pm. Served with salad and miso soup (unless noted otherwise).
Available from 11:30am-4:00pm. Served with rice, soup and salad, and 4 pieces of dumplings or California roll.
Available from 11:30am-4:00pm. Served with soup and salad.
Available all day. Combination boxes. Served with shumai, California roll, a garden salad, rice and miso soup.
Served with rice.
Cooked in our steamed basket. Served with sauce on the side and rice. No sugar, oil, salt or corn starch. Lower in cholesterol and fat.
Sushi and sashimi by the piece.
Served with a garden salad and miso soup.
Served with a garden salad.
Casseroles. Served with a garden salad.
Available all day. Served with steamed vegetables, a garden salad, rice and miso soup.
Served with steamed vegetables, rice, a garden salad and miso soup.
Gently battered and fried. Served with rice, a garden salad and miso soup.
Served with rice, miso soup, a garden salad, red pepper, mushrooms and zucchini.
Welcome to Oriental Cafe, where they serve delicious Chinese and Japanese food for a loyal crowd! Oriental Café is open late so that no matter what time you’re craving a delicious meal, they can always satisfy your hunger. Try authentic dishes like General Tso’s Chicken or something new like the New York sushi roll with tuna. Not sure what you’re in the mood for? Create on of Oriental Café’s combination Bento boxes; it’s the perfect bite to satisfy your appetite. Their experienced chefs and accommodating staff are some of the best on the Upper East Side and sure to provide you with a memorable dining experience. So remember to stop by or order online for a meal you won’t forget!
Order came in 78 minutes versus 30-45 minutes as previously stated. Restaurant try to give a discount but you are that far late, it makes no sense to even accept the food.
Posted 2 months ago by Andy Y.
this is my favorite chinese place - always fast delivery and great service, crab rangoon is awesome
Posted 3 months ago by Jessica F.
Absolutely disgusting. Shocked that this place is even allowed to stay open. I ordered sweet and sour chicken and there was all kinds of fat on it and the chicken did NOT taste like chicken. Horrendous. Don't do it.
Posted 3 months ago by Gracie C.
I was a little worried after reading previous reviews but had already placed my order. Food came really fast (less than 20 mins) and was hot and delicious! Will definitely order from here again!
Posted 4 months ago by Jaclyn C.
Boneless spare ribs were very beef jerky-esque dry. Three flavor dumplings were ok. Sesame chicken had way too much batter / breading
Posted 5 months ago by Peter C.
Good food, horrible service. If you can't act right, I'm ordering from somewhere else. I said the food was good, not great. Get your act together.
Posted 6 months ago by kola O.
Posted 7 months ago by Anson G.
Food is fine but this place has disastrous delivery times. The last few times I've ordered, it's been over an hour and a half. When I call, I just get blown off rudely every time and told the delivery guy is about to get to me. Totally not worth the trouble.
Posted 8 months ago by Daniel S.
This place is good food. Super fast and friendly delivery. Hot food that tastes good. I love the Szechuan Dumplings with Hot Oil. Great prices.
Just all around a great fast food chinese restaurant, you can't go wrong with this place!
Posted 9 months ago by stephanie i.
This was literally the worst general tsos chicken I've ever had. It was a breaded cutlet hacked to look like pieces it was still one big piece! Awful!
Posted 9 months ago by Joseph C.
Stale fortune cookie, poorly wrapped California roll, and took 50 minutes when other take 20. Would not recommend.
Posted 10 months ago by Brianna H.
Unbelievably disgusting. Worst Chinese I had in New York, no contest.
Posted 10 months ago by George M.
Typical Chinese takeout, I can't speak to the Japanese food as we ordered Chinese but our order came perfectly fine, hot and tasty. Our confirmation read 30-45 minute delivery and it took exactly 45 minutes on a snowy winter night. This is NOT Chinatown Chinese -- they do have to cater to the locals so (I am Asian). Beef dumplings were plump and juicy, orange beef was crispy and spicy and the mai fun nicely done and not oily. Oriental Café is going to be in my rotation for nights that I have to work late and can't prepare a proper meal. Enjoy!
Posted 10 months ago by Joy T.
Not good over all. Took over an hour (40 mi. Est) to get food. It was cold and disgusting
Posted 10 months ago by Andrew K.
I ordered my food at 11 pm and it came 2,5 hours later. After 50 mins of waiting I called the restaurant, and they said that it's on the way. And then I waited for another hour, I was calling the restaurant, and no one picked up. I was waiting till 1 AM, and then suddenly it got delivered. Although the deliver guy was madly rude to me. So never ever again!
Posted 11 months ago by Yekaterina G.
delivery took well over an hour and the food wasnt good enough. not ordering from here again.
Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca W.
0 stars. Warning!! Do not spend money with this restaurant. The second time I ordered from this restaurant, the delivery man took 1hour30mins to show up. People at restaurant were rude when I called, which I did twice bc they assured me the order would arrive in 1 more minute. Needless to say it did not. The first time I ordered from this place, the salad I had with my meal arrived moldy. Worst experiences ever -- I should never have overlooked the salad issue the first time. I am livid.
Posted 11 months ago by elizabeth w.
worst everything ever! rude too!!!
Posted 11 months ago by Anna J.
Food delivery took an hour and a half, when the estimate was 30-45 minutes. Restaurant wasn't apologetic about it when called. Don't order from here.
Posted 11 months ago by Lauren I.
Delivery time was supposed to be 30 to 45 minutes. An hour and a half later I'm still waiting. It's irresponsible and misleading for the restaurant to provide highly inaccurate delivery times. Seamless should impose a refund for situations like these.
UPDATE: After two hours we called to cancel this order and they refused to refund it. Now we have to get our credit card company involved. Never again, oriental cafe.
Posted 11 months ago by Zachary S.
ordered 11:30, food showed up 1am. wtf
Posted a year ago by shuo l.
I would not order from this place. Waited an hour and a half for barely warm very bland food.
Posted a year ago by Anastasiya G.
I have been ordering from here for years. I've always been surprised at the negative reviews having never had a bad experience. Until today (although I think this review will post from the last time I ordered through seamless but my bad experience was on 12/12/13). I called because I wanted to make a few special requests and figured it would be better to call. My food came in a normal amount of time. I planned to tip a lot because it's crazy cold today, I'm sick, and all I wanted was to stay in my pajamas and have someone bring me soup. My order came to $9.25. I handed the delivery guy a $20. He handed me a $5 bill and then very slowly started to consider giving me singles. I had to actually encourage him to give me each of the singles that I was trying to get from him!! I started to take things out of the bag and found that the soup had leaked all over everything else in the bag. The egg drop soup was great but the wontons I asked to add to it were tiny and salty (and there were only 3 of them). The noodles were stale. My egg roll was very good. The chicken in the chicken and broccoli was mostly inedible since it was so tough. I'm sad to say I now agree with all of you who have written bad reviews! :(
Posted a year ago by Abbe K.
They never give anything that is missing from the order and WILL NOT REFUND! I hate this business!!!!! Good food but HORRIBLE SERVICE!!!!
Posted a year ago by Suzanne O.
I am thoroughly disappointed with the time it takes for delivery. I have been order from this restaurant for a very long time but delivery has gotten worse and worse. When I call to check the order after waiting for over 45mins. The woman told me it left 10minutes ago-after I checked the tracking on seamless and it told me it left 30mins ago...I waited well over an hr and was given no kind discount. IM SORRY WOULD OF BEEN NICE. NOPE
They forgot part of my order. didnt say they would subtract that from what I paid..or maybe i dont know send it over!!
dont order from here if u want to get what u order
and dont order here if u want to get ur lunch at lunch time
Posted a year ago by Katie R.
WORST SEAMLESS EXPERIENCE EVER.
I would give this place zero stars if I could. The food never came, after almost an hour and a half since ordering, and getting false information that it will be there in 5 minutes for over 30 minutes, I cancelled the order.
Posted a year ago by Arjun K.
I've ordered from them before and the food has always been pretty good. Today, the egg roll and the gyoza came drenched in oil. Inedible, straight to the trash it went. Goodbye, oriental cafe.
Posted a year ago by Zaur I.
Food is decent but after waiting 2 hours for my food, the delivery guy demanded a tip then tried to take 4 bucks from me! I used to love this place, but NEVER AGAIN!
Posted a year ago by Alicia M.
AWFUL. AWFUL. AWFUL Service and food. I order egg rolls and dumplings. They came 3 hours later at 1:30 in the AM. I was sleeping. I live 1 block away. I called the next day to ask that they remove the charge for the food I never received, they said my doorman is the criminal who stole my food. THEY JUST DONT GET IT. WILL NEVER ORDER FROM THERE AGAIN AND RECOMMEND YOU AVOID IT.
Posted a year ago by Joshua S.
Worst chicken teriyaki ever. The sauce tastes so bad.
Posted a year ago by Zach H.
Cheap and good food, portions are HUGE!
Posted a year ago by Brian L.
I have been waiting more than an hour and a half for a small order. Called the store 20 minutes ago: "It's on the way, just a few minutes". Delivery estimate says 30-45 minutes and I live only 8 blocks from the store on the same avenue. Not cool.
Posted a year ago by Isaac T.
This was some of the worst Chinese food I've ever had. I ordered the cashew chicken. It was a mix between disgusting and no taste at all.
Posted a year ago by Richard P.
Food was meh. Lunch portions were the size of appetizers. The soup container had a hole cut on top of it, and the other food was placed on top of it, so half the soup squished out the top all over the food and the bag. Won't order again.
Posted a year ago by Margaret J.
Sticky orange chicken and soggy rice..1 star only because of the decent scallion pancakes..
Posted a year ago by Shashank P.
Their sesame cold noodles and shredded pork in Peking sauce are wonderful, but other items that I've ordered are mediocre.
I wrote, "NO lettuce and scallions, please; just pork. Thanks." But the food came loaded with both.
I ordered "Brown Rice," but received white rice, which I have thrown out without eating, as there was no answer when I phoned the restaurant (received the food right before closing time).
Posted a year ago by Lewis G.
Great Chinese Food. Great Japanese/Sushi. Always fresh. Almost always a quick delivery. Totally my go to...
Posted a year ago by Samantha B.
Took over an hour
Posted a year ago by Jennifer L.
SUPER FAST DELIVERY!! SERIOUSLY, LESS THAN 15 MIN!! And AWESOME FOOD!!
Update May 2013: The quality of meat seems to have gone down, and while they still give you great portions, the meat is cut in huge chunks now making is less palatable and also maybe undercooked. They seem to be getting sloppier about quality of food. But delivery is always fast! I don't know if I will continue to order from here, but I am hoping they turn things back around.
Posted a year ago by Rehana C.
Zero stars if i could, my order was confirmed over an hour before they closed, I then received a call an hour later (5 minutes before they closed) to tell me that my order wasn't coming...
Posted a year ago by Rory B.
Ordered chicken wings. Got chicken fingers..? (They're nuggets really). Standard Chinese takeout. Good score bc they showed up in 17 mins.
Posted a year ago by Barry K.
I just emailed seamless care about this order- I was excited because this place has a pretty high rating but my vegetable dumplings smelled and tasted bad and the mixed vegetables were basically mushy broccoli in some kind of gel sauce. Won't repeat.
Posted a year ago by Emily I.
It amazes me that this place has so many 5 star reviews. Placed an order earlier tonight, and was quoted a delivery time of 30-45 minutes. After my food hadn't arrived by the 1 hour mark, I called the restaurant, when I was told the food was "out for delivery" and that they were very busy. An hour and a half goes by..still no food. Called once again and was told that because my apartment is far away from the restaurant, it was taking long (not my problem). At this point, I called Seamless Support, and we together called the restaurant, where we were told the food should be there shortly. Finally, the food arrives after an hour and 50 minutes (already after 10pm on a Sunday)...and the delivery guy tells me that they delivered my food to the wrong address, and had to remake my order at the restaurant. Had they shared this information, I would've been more forgiving, but they blatantly lied on the phone to myself and Seamless Support. To top it off, the food was cold. The only good part of this experience was the honest delivery guy.
Posted a year ago by Adam P.
I had high hopes initially, of which this place fell shorter than Danny Devito at a mini bar. To sum it up:
They packaged sushi with hot food. Sweaty fish?? What is this, amateur hour?
The wonton soup was so salty I almost took my pulse after I took a bite- and I'm 26.
The 'healthy diet' steamed vegetables were doused in sauce and stir fried upon opening them.
You really struck out, oriental cafe. So many food items on one menu can make even the vastest of oriental establishments in poor taste. Just sayin'
Posted a year ago by Lauren C.
Posted a year ago by susan T.
AWFUL. Delivery took almost 2 hours, When I called and the delivery was already an hour and a half late, they said the delivery person had already left. Didn't know it takes over 30 minutes to go 15 blocks.
The food was bad as well. General Tsos Chicken tasted like they put Buffalo Wings Sauce on it. I've never tasted anything like this before, and hope I never do.
Don't understand how they have the rating they do on Seamless, let alone how they remain open in this city.
Posted a year ago by Max S.
REALLY good Chinese food, and really cheap. I can't speak to its authenticity, but it's tasty. My boyfriend gives it props for not charging extra for brown rice. Even during the discount period, food arrived well within the time limit (which can be a problem when they get swamped with discount orders). I got an obscene amount of good food for my money. The only thing I didn't care for was the Three Flavor Dumplings, but I think that might just be more of a matter of personal taste - the filling was very good, but the wrappers were a little thick. I love their crab rangoon and pork fried rice though.
Also, they're nice if you call them.
Posted a year ago by Gabriella R.
I wish I could give 0 stars. Waited over an hour and a half, food never came. When I called the restaurant (twice) they yelled at me that my food was on its way and it would come at any minute. Terribly rude, awful service.
Posted a year ago by Stephanie K.
awesome sushi rolls. really awesome.well priced too
Posted a year ago by Justin K.
Delivery never came. Had to call the restaurant twice and actually refuse the order after 1h and 20 min wait. The person on the phone hung up on me. Terrible.
Posted a year ago by Maria T.
Ordered twice, on-time delivery according to estimate both time. Food was hot. Basic Chinese-American food, nothing spectacular but not horrible either.
Posted a year ago by martinique m.
Awful service. Came 2 hours after I ordered and tasted like hell
Posted a year ago by Dan M.
Slow delivery; no utensils, napkins or fortune cookies delivered
"shrimp dimsum" were about 1.5-2 centemeters^2 in volume and may have been microwaved. It was equivalent to frozen supermarket Shumai 20 packs.
Positives: Garlic Chicken was a good portion and well made. Price was reasonable.
Posted a year ago by Joseph M.
Posted a year ago by Siim V.
Two hours to get to me.. ok pad thai. Soggy chicken.
Posted 2 years ago by kATHERINE M.
Ordered two Chicken noodle and veg soup. The order came and the soup had no vegetables only chicken and noodles???
Posted 2 years ago by james j.
My food took over an hour and a half to be delivered. By the time I got it, it was cold and soggy.
Posted 2 years ago by Ingrid T.
We've never had such a bad Chinese food delivery! It took well over an hour for our food to arrive. Wontons in the soup were so hard we couldn't bite them. The chicken and shrimp with eggplant had no shrimp, was drowning in oil (I requested "light oil") and the sauce was so congealed it was in clumps.
Posted 2 years ago by Wayne E.
Never received confirmation email from restaurant. Food was VERY late. No apologies. Food was mediocre at best.
Posted 2 years ago by Philippe v.
fried rice was hard and obviously unfresh.
chicken wings were good
veggies were bland and so was the chicken dish we ordered.
Not sure how this place has a 5 star rating?!?!?!
Posted 2 years ago by Eaton L.
pretty solid and reasonably priced.. worst delivery experience was when they forgot hoison sauce for my dumplings, and i've ordered a lot here.
Posted 2 years ago by conrad l.
The delivery person made me wait at my door while he called the restaurant to find out how much I had put for tip (since he had forgot to bring the receipt for me to sign) then complained that the tip wasn't enough since my building doesn't have an elevator and he had to take the stairs.
Posted 3 years ago by Louise M.
Always great value for the portions given.
Posted 3 years ago by Jonathan S.
Food took two hours to come.
Posted 3 years ago by Jennifer B.
I love Oriental Cafe. The price is right, the food is good, and the service is excellent!
Posted 3 years ago by Amy N.
Ordered food at 7:50pm, literally didn't get the food until 9:50pm. Exactly 2 hours to have it delivered...terrible. After an hour and a half I called and was told that it was going to be made "in a few minutes". Again, this was an HOUR AND A HALF after I placed the order! They told me they were "very busy". Only reason I give it 2 stars instead of 1 is because the food was good, but certainly not worth the wait. Never again.
Posted 3 years ago by Bill S.
great chinese.. quick delivery. only thing i did not like was that the food was a bit too oily...
Posted 3 years ago by Deborah S.
great cheap food
Posted 3 years ago by Eugene C.
best chinese food so far on ues general tsos is sooo good hot and sour soup is awesome if u order a salad ask for extra dressing
Posted 3 years ago by samantha l.
The food is a little more expensive than other takeout places but the quality makes it worth it. They have the best crab rangoon I've been able to find in the city.
Posted 3 years ago by laura s.
Pretty standard Chinese take-out but the lunch deal gives it an extra star.
Posted 3 years ago by Carlos A.
Food is ok, but the crab rangoon is delicious!
Posted 3 years ago by Alicia B.
so-so chinese, egg drop soup was not good at all.
Posted 3 years ago by Kate D.
There was a bug in my pad thai!!!!!!!!!!! Grosssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 4 years ago by Ross G.
after multiple orders i gotta say that this restaurant is top notch. the prices are cheap and the portions are tremendous...but that is not a sign that you are getting cheap food in tremendous portions...you are getting high quality food at a bargain. plus the delivery as been ridiculously fast
Posted 4 years ago by andrew W.
Has amazing food and very fast service- they always get here before I'm expecting them.
Posted 4 years ago by Gennie F.
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