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Oriental Noodle Shop
Posted by Anonymous on 12/29/2009
I think the chinatown style roast meats (sometimes seen hanging in the window) and the large noodle soups are the real standouts here. Other entrees I've tried are decent enough but nothing special. In general the place seems very efficiently run and I like that the kitchen is open to view. Pork buns are good but they used to be better.
Posted by CityGuyNYC on 06/30/2009
I have read the positive and negative reviews. Like any cuisine, you have very inexpensive, ultra-expensive and many in between. This place is NOT a gem "hole in the wall" but it does the job. Lunch is served as fast as they can possibly take your order, take your money and then cook it fresh. The place is packed during lunch with repeat customers who are expecting a hot dish for $6.45+tax. If you want great Chinese, go to Shun Lee or Mr. K's and spend $30 pp. Otherwise, this place will do just fine and I have eaten a lot of dishes there.
Posted by Arrun on 06/18/2009
By far some of the worst chinese food i've had in a long long while. I ordered a run of the mill chicken with brocolli in a white sauce. Aside from the delivery taking ages (ok, it was raining), the food was stomach churning. I can eat nearly anything, but i took two bites of this and threw the rest away. Completely tasteless except for this gelatenous substance that coated all the brocolli. The chicken slices tasted like cardboard.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/25/2009
The broccoli was raw and not even cooked and the chicken noodle soup had no taste. they forgot rice (what kind of chinese restaurant is this!) and we called to tell them and were hung up on 3 times in a row. Will never order form here again.
Posted by Lives near-by Foodie on 01/04/2009
Well, I have seen the negative reviews. And previous to them on this page, I have seen the positive. Since food is so subjective, I decided to try this place since I was in the mood for Chinese, live in the East 40s, and have tried several other Chinese places listed in the E40s in the area that are fine, but no more than that. I have also walked by this place and wondered about it because it is on a kind of forgotten looking street with grimy old townhouses wedged between hi-rises, and this place looks like a survivor. The answer? Perfectly decent. I had a basic dinner on a Sunday night - Wonton in Spicy Szechuan Sauce, and Twice Sauteed Pork. The Wontons were in the best smoky/hot peanut sauce I have had on this dish - but unfortunately, while very fresh, the wonton were so elastic they came apart. It was messy. I like a little more weight to wonton so that they stay together when you lift them up. The pork, classically a spicy dish, was not that spicy, but nonetheless was tasty. It had water chestnuts which was a first for this dish for me - usually it is just the pork and cabbage and occasionally green pepper. Overall, not bad at all.
Posted by Food Lover on 07/31/2008
The waiters and the food are rushed! You have to check to make sure the meat is well done and the food does not taste great. I was so turned off by the presentation of the food and lack of taste that I decided that I would rather spend a few more dollars and get a better quality meal . I am not going back.
Posted by gail444 on 06/18/2008
Food is average. I have had better. Plus, I have had many Chinese lunch specials around the city and this is the only place I have ever been to that does not include soup or even soda. Not going back.