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1580 1st Ave, ()(212) 439-7778
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Delivery estimate is 25-40 min (more info)
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Minimum order of $10.00 is required for delivery
Delivery estimate is 30 - 45 min (more info)
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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!
Always always always late
Posted 2 months ago by Kara G.
Posted 3 months ago by Xiao Ping G.
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 6 months ago by Andy Y.
My food took over an hour to get to me, and the egg roll was cold, almost stale.
Posted 6 months ago by Amy T.
Got order wrong. Failed to charge an undisclosed supplement and had delivery man demand it in cash. The salad lettuce was brown. Need I say more?
Posted 7 months ago by Laurie P.
this is my favorite chinese place - always fast delivery and great service, crab rangoon is awesome
Posted 7 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 7 months ago by Gracie C.
I ordered grilled chicken with white rice. There was no other info involved.
It showed up with rice mixed with vegetables and two different kinds of nuts. Huh? It was not the traditional grilled chicken, it was more like roasted.
Posted 8 months ago by ann b.
Sweet and sour pork was soggy and unappetizing. (Would have rated 1 star) I would never order that again and threw most of it away. However, GREAT BBQ ribs (would have been 4 or 5 star).
Posted 9 months ago by Kathy K.
Posted 9 months ago by Kutay U.
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 9 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 9 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 10 months ago by kola O.
Posted 11 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 a year 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 a year 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 a year ago by Joseph C.
Stale fortune cookie, poorly wrapped California roll, and took 50 minutes when other take 20. Would not recommend.
Posted a year ago by Brianna H.
Unbelievably disgusting. Worst Chinese I had in New York, no contest.
Posted a year 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 a year ago by Joy T.
Not good over all. Took over an hour (40 mi. Est) to get food. It was cold and disgusting
Posted a year 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 a year ago by Yekaterina G.
delivery took well over an hour and the food wasnt good enough. not ordering from here again.
Posted a year 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 a year ago by elizabeth w.
worst everything ever! rude too!!!
Posted a year 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 a year 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 a year 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted 2 years ago by susan T.
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 2 years ago by Gabriella R.
awesome sushi rolls. really awesome.well priced too
Posted 2 years ago by Justin K.
Ordered twice, on-time delivery according to estimate both time. Food was hot. Basic Chinese-American food, nothing spectacular but not horrible either.
Posted 2 years ago by martinique 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 2 years ago by Joseph M.
Two hours to get to me.. ok pad thai. Soggy chicken.
Posted 2 years ago by kATHERINE M.
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 3 years ago by conrad l.
Always great value for the portions given.
Posted 3 years ago by Jonathan S.
I love Oriental Cafe. The price is right, the food is good, and the service is excellent!
Posted 3 years ago by Amy N.
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.
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 4 years ago by laura s.
Pretty standard Chinese take-out but the lunch deal gives it an extra star.
Posted 4 years ago by Carlos A.
Food is ok, but the crab rangoon is delicious!
Posted 4 years ago by Alicia B.
so-so chinese, egg drop soup was not good at all.
Posted 4 years ago by Kate D.
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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