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Oriental East

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1312 E West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3232
+1 301-608-0030
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place for a casual meal with friends or family. The restaurant is popular, so diners would be well advised to arrive early - it is not uncommon for a line to form prior to opening.

Thank V V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Dim Sum--- they have everything, traditional cart service on weekends but you must get there early HUGE line--- restaurant opens at 11 am with the line from the door and down the street---- all your favorite DID SUMS and very very tasty too --- Best place for traditional Dim Sum in the area !!!!

Thank manos6232
Baltimore, MD
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Oriental East for the Dim Sum. We had seen good reviews and the line to get a seat was extensive. We thought this food must be great or folks would not be waiting this long. WRONG. We had to get past all the people waiting to get a number upon arrival. Our wait was approximately 1 hour.... More 

Thank WeLoveNC
Clarksville, Maryland
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Dim sum is getting more inconsistent and prices are going up and portion sizes going down. If you dont eat the Dim Sum , Chinese food is Gōngpíng. The worst ting I an seeing in decay is Service , it seems like they don't care about service or being about respectful, just money and hat is unacceptable at least to... More 

Thank Richard A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Oriental East is an amazing Chinese restaurant is Silver Spring, Md. They are known I would say...for their exquisite Dim Sum. Yes, it is the best, so many different selections, some you may recognize and some you will have no clue what in the world it might be,,, but you should try it!! It is quite an experience if you... More 

Thank Judy G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This places gets REALLY busy on weekend mornings for the dim sum, which is pretty good. However, the regular menu is only okay-to-good, and sometimes even okay-to-bad. I was very disappointed when I went here last, and would probably only go here again for the Dim Sum where I to go back (though, there are other places I prefer for... More 

Thank Entropia8
Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Have done Dim Sum here since about 2012 on and off and know the timing can make or break the event. If you come before the doors open you will line up with the mob and hope you get in the first seating. If you show up too late, you will be standing around a good long time. I did... More 

Thank smokeater55
Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We were in the mood for Chinese. Decided to come back to this place. It has special significance because it's where my wife and I decided to take our relationship to the next level. For most folks Chinese food is Chinese food but on this visit I was pleasantly surprised. We did not order anything extraordinary but the food was... More 

Thank DaveHRoe
Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

On our way home from a Sunday night concert, we realized that Oriental East was on our path, and they'd still be open for another 30 mins. So we called ahead, and by the time we got there, our food was ready. Chicken with garlic, and eggplant with garlic, plus two soups: nothing gourmet to be sure,....but it hit the... More 

Thank jaseaton
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Sorry, but Oriental food in America, does not taste as nice as it does in the UK, yes, I know, it's all about catering to our western tummys, but the quality of the rice is not as good as they use in the UK, and our fried rice, is just tastier, plus our Spring Rolls are nicer than Egg Rolls,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1312 E West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3232
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 301-608-0030

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