The first thing you see at Oriental Garden are the crabs waving their claws in a front-window tank. That’s a good sign, for this Chinatown stalwart—done up in the requisite dining-hall décor and bright lighting—specializes in fresh, Cantonese-style seafood, embracing a lengthy menu of dishes like steamed whole fish, glazed prawns with broccoli and clams galore. The dim sum offerings are also copious. Prices are a tad higher than the neighborhood’s surrounding options—a bowl of shark’s fin soup is yours for $68. But such exorbitance is balanced by the $7.99 prix-fixe lunch, served weekdays.
|Venue name:||Oriental Garden||Contact:|
14 Elizabeth St
|Cross street:||between Bayard and Canal Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 10am–11pm; Sat, Sun 9am–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D to Grand St; J, M, Z, N, Q, R, W, 6 to Canal St|
|Price:||Average dim sum plate: $5. AmEx|
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Ridiculous uptown tourist pricing for mediocre food in Chinatown !!!
Been there a few times before but don't remember it being such a rip off.
So many better choices in that neighborhood. Won't go back.
I was disappointed. I had chicken with pea pods and won ton soup. There was grisly meat in the won ton. The meat in the main dish wasn't better. The service was slow and unattentive. I paid more than $30.
Decent dim sum and pretty good off menu dishes as well. We had a late lunch there on a rainy Sat and it was quite busy but the service wasn't bad. For what you're getting and the options in Chinatown, you can find others that are comparable and probably a little more economical. But this place is clean, has a lot of options, and the food was decent. For a dim sum lunch, it was ok. Nothing too memorable. Nothing too extraordinary.
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