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Sesame Inn Chinese Restaurant

711 Browns Ln Ste 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15237-2699
+1 412-366-1838
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“wonton soup” (7 reviews)
“egg rolls” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Chinese, Asian, Sushi
$$ - $$$
711 Browns Ln Ste 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15237-2699
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1 - 10 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lunch entrees come with soup or eggroll... no vegan option. Also, none of their Thai options could be made vegan either. Weakest chili spice ever... I asked for 15 out of a spicyness scale of 10 and it didn't even burn my tongue a bit....More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been a patron of Sesame Inn for 25 years. I ordered a lunch special today. When I took my first bite there appeared to be a small bone. Oh well, these things happen. On further review it turned out to be a staple....More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This restaurant is located a couple of blocks from the top of Monongahela Incline. Excellent food and service. There is so much food in the servings, you can plan to share with family or friends.

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We've have been going to the Sesame Inn for years. Their food is always exceptional. Their lunch special Monday through Saturday is a great value. Excellent food; better than the "drive thru" 🍜🍲

Thank JeanneParker1963
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I think this is my first review of Sesame Inn although have been there many times. Food is always consistently good and there is always plenty of it. Wonton soup is wonderful. I had the garlic shrimp and friends had cashew chicken, chicken with broccoli...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Had a wonderful meal at the Sesame Inn on New Year's Eve. We got there on the earlier side, between 5:30-6. We were told it would be a 30 min. wait. We were seated within 10 min. The restaurant was full but when we left,...More

Thank RZTR
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We have ordered take-out and have eaten here for over 15 years and the service at the restaurant and the food quality has definitely changed in last year (2016). Its hard to decipher what happened, but in this last year we have had repeated disappointments...More

Thank LisaVidMal
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We can't get enough of this place when we are visiting Pittsburgh....you have to eat here if you want AMAZING food and service. You can't and won't go wrong here!

Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Got seated right away. Go before 3 pm and get lunch menu prices. Extra rice to go is only $2. Good food.

Thank Joanne B
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Good Chinese food average priced. Service could be a little better. Our server was very mechanical , not very friendly or willing to make conversation. In fact it seemed to be the same with all of the staff. Atmosphere is nice. Portions were good sized....More

Thank razayes
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I would like to know if the staff is always as rude as they were to me during my lunch out with a friend on april 12,2015...... Hands down worst treatment ever!!! Male waiter was extremely condescending and actually ruined my whole day!!! I don't appreciate being treated like garbage. I have always enjoyed this restaurant until yesterday.
13 April 2015|
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Response from Billijoart | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about the rudeness...This was our FIRST time in the restaurant..Food and waiters were extremely nice. We weren't in a hurry, so we did not mind the time it took to get food, although not extremely long. We were at a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 Browns Ln Ste 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15237-2699
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-366-1838
  • E-mail
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