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506 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1458
+1 218-365-7502
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Elk River, Minnesota
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We ordered some basic Chinese meals like cream cheese wontons, sweet and sour chicken and fried rice. We picked up our order a little later then they said it would be ready but that was ok. We got home and realized that they forgot to put the wontons in which was disappointing. The food really was yummy and my husband... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We order take out often when at our cabin. It is usually a 15 minute wait so we call ahead. Not a lot of veggies in the fried rice and sweet sour chicken has no pineapple or green peppers in it. Great egg rolls!

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Thank Karen M
Ohio
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148 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

My husband and I recently ate here while visiting Ely. We each had the Mongolian chicken...although I asked for mine to be less spicy and to have rice noodles rather then rice. Both of our meals were quite delicious. My only complaint was that since we ate there, our meal was served on a styrofoam plate with a thin plastic... More 

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Thank sinaigirl
USA
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290 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Best fried rice I've had in a long time. Some other things they have are good but the fried rice, trust me, it's good. And you get a good quart of it. Wasn't impressed with the size and amount of shrimp in mine, so next time I'll have to switch to pork or chicken. I know they struggle to have... More 

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Thank bulldogtwo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Go for the spring rolls and the true experience of eating authentic Vietnamese food. The spring rolls are amazing as is the peanut sauce for dipping! I've eaten several dishes and have enjoyed all of them. The facility is not fancy and is modest. The entire family works there prepping the food, serving, taking orders,etc. The son Paul is very... More 

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USA
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290 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

When this place first opened it was not very good but I am glad I decided to keep trying because it is for sure getting better Fried rice always is good here, almost as good as Thai but not quite. After that it's kind of a toss up. Had spring rolls also tonight, not great but, we are in the... More 

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Thank bulldogtwo
Ely, Minnesota
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Delicious food and large selection. Not much indoor seating, but great takeout food. I would recommend this restaurant if you are looking for quick takeout food.

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Thank btd_123
Saint Paul, MN
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144 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Wanted fresh food, quick and not too heavy, so I tried the Oriental Orchid. Welcomed by friendly faces who helped me choose among the items on the menu. Chicken and veggies with black bean sauce was good enough, needed a stronger bean sauce taste. That being said, chicken tasted like chicken, perfectly cooked. Veggies crunchy and hot. Surprised to find... More 

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Chisholm, Minnesota
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241 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

Great food at a very reasonable price. They have what you are looking for and at times will even deliver. Had the Mongolian beef and it was very tasty. If and when you are in Ely, give this place a try. They are located on the Main street and have hours to meet your needs.

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Thank mcdonapa
Des Moines, Iowa
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

We had the chicken lo mein, vegetable fried rice, and sweet and sour chicken. Food was very fresh and hot when we got it back to our cabin. Liked it so much we ate there twice on the trip.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 506 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1458
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +1 218-365-7502

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