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Grain River Asian Bistro

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12985 N Oracle Rd Ste 125, Oro Valley, AZ 85739-9525 (Formerly Grain Valley Asian Bistro)
+1 520-818-1555
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun 15:00 - 20:30
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small restaurant but great food. I used to travel to Thailand often and the Thai food here is the closest I've had to the food I enjoyed in Thailand.

Thank PTomW
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are very few Taiwanese restaurants around Tucson and this one is definitely the best. It is totally worth to come for an awesome meal despite of the distance from downtown. Order their fried rice (chicken, pork, beef or seafood) if you have not tried it yet. They literally have the very most delicious fried rice in Tucson. Their Mongolian... More 

1 Thank Jerry W
maine usa
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although we weren't sure what to expect from this small restaurant- we were very pleased. Very good, except the hot and sour soup was not as good as others I have had

1 Thank Kathy L
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

My friend was aching for Udon and ordered the Seafood Udon which was loaded with mouthwatering, large scallops. She also ordered the hot & sour soup, which was very HOT on the taste buds. I ordered a bowl of dumpling soup, a version of won ton, without the vegetables and sesame oil added in. Very tasty. I also ordered the... More 

Thank Jackietravels1
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

This is my favorite place for asian food in Tucson. I love being able to choose from thai, chinese, korean, and Japanese dishes. I have been here so many times for lunch and dinner and the quality is always consistently great. The service is always friendly and prompt as well.

Thank TucsonDesertGirl
Seattle, Washington
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509 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We have gone a few times and with friends and we all agree that the service is very good but the food could more flavor.

Thank Gary C
Tucson, Arizona
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have gone here a few times for lunch and ordered the Big Bento meals. I like Kung Pao chicken but the meal here was not great. Egg rolls were soggy and obviously frozen. The sauce overpowered the chicken. The egg drop soup was barely warm. The dumpling was all breading and no filler. Overall the food... More 

Thank Bryan J
Oro Valley, Arizona
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237 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Have been here before and wanted to see how they were doing. GRAB is a small site, maybe 12 tables, in a strip mall. Firstly, the Bento boxes are just plain fun and u want to take them home too! The lunch specials were higher priced ($8-12) than most area restaurants. The specials were also different because not only did... More 

1 Thank maggiez99z
Lahaina, HI
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We had lunch yesterday and we found the bento lunch to be excellent. No MSG and the veggies were crisp and fresh. The Tofu firm and the presentation appetizing. The food was delicious and the service was attentive. We live in the area and are very pleased to have the addition of the Grain River Asian Bistro to our list... More 

Thank GoodTimeBillyPeaches
Tucson, Arizona
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321 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We used to come here for lunch and their fun bento box. This time could not have the box. The two dishes we ordered had way too much celery and onions, making the dishes not at all enjoyable. We were the only people there.

1 Thank shock43

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Korean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12985 N Oracle Rd Ste 125, Oro Valley, AZ 85739-9525 (Formerly Grain Valley Asian Bistro)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Oro Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 520-818-1555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?