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“Great Chinese food, close to Amherst C.”
Review of Oriental Flavor

Oriental Flavor
Ranked #14 of 118 Restaurants in Amherst
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Excellent Chinese food option. Favorite restaurant of my Amherst college student. We went together the other night and have to say the food was very good and it was a good value. Not China Town level cuisine but very good for smaller city. Atmosphere and service both excellent. Service was quick.

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Thank highrustler
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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

We love this place! Definitely my go to Chinese restaurant in amherst. Their dim sum is so good. Tofu, order crispy, is also delicious. Lunch prices are very reasonable.

Thank Gabrielle K
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

A friend recommended it as having very good food. What the other people ordered was ordinary: wanton soup; chicken corn chowder, soft shell crab, seafood with tofu hot pot. I ordered the four pieces of dim sum - tasty and nicely presented. I also ordered the tofu and vegetables. It was just ok. The vegetables were mostly onion and scallions and the tofu was thickly fried. I would not order it again.

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Thank tinkerbelle2016
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

We're not local, but visit Amherst frequently and have been here three times. There's a large selection of dim sum options, all of which are excellent, but also a wide variety of dishes ranging from the common stuff like General Tso's to excellently prepared Szechuan dishes. Since there is a wide variety, you may need to be cautious in ordering. Our two favorite dishes are the green jade delight, which is a subtle vegetarian dish, and the szechuan dry braised chicken, which is brutally hot in the most wonderful way, but has the potential to completely wipe out the subtleties in the vegetable dish.

A word has to be put in for the quite extraordinary won ton soup. As in "who the heck still orders wonton soup?!" Generally, wonton soup is big floppy wontons in an uninspired broth with the big excitement being whether or not it comes with some sliced vegetables. This is completely different. The wontons are small and delicate with a quite wonderful broth with some unique but not overpowering flavors.

The decor is rather plain and the restaurant is usually quite busy, so probably not the ideal date night location. But generally, one doesn't really mind with food this good. While you rarely see anyone doing so, we gave in and requested a fork rather than chop sticks. They are available.

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Thank Kathygnome
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

I think this place has a nice variety of Asian dishes. I like their dumplings a lot. You can get really nice spicy dishes here. The staff is nice. The atmosphere and decor could definitely be improved.

Thank MullerMaPhillip
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