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3440 Seminole Trl Ste 107, Charlottesville, VA 22911-2217
+1 434-974-9988
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Senoia, Georgia
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and her family live in Charlottesville so I visit fairly often and this is another must while I'm visiting. They are prompt, friendly and the food is consistent which is not always the case with take out. The sesame chicken, beef and broccoli, lo mein are common orders for us. Most lunch orders include an egg roll (what... More 

Thank Jessica R
Dayton, Ohio
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The food was very fresh and tasty. Service was excellent and my order was ready exactly at the time promised.

Thank Michelle B
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Family owned Oriental Express has great Chinese takeout (as other reviewers have noted, take out only). The service is quick and friendly and the serving sizes are very generous. In addition, lunch specials, which end at 3 pm are fantastic. Entree (with rice) egg roll and a drink for under $6. Every once in a while they will close for... More 

Thank JL50
Keswick, Virginia
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Great family-owned Chinese take-out spot near Hollymead and Forest Lakes. Call you order in ahead and it will be ready when you get there.

1 Thank Peter R
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Tasty Chinese and sushi for take out. We love chicken and broccoli which they willingly make mildly spicy for us. Another favorite of ours is the shrimp avocado roll. As an extra plus, our order is always ready when they say it will be!

1 Thank Victoria M
Earlysville, Virginia
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198 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Perfect for take out Chinese. No tables but super fast service. Call ahead and give them a pick up time. Your food will be hot and waiting. Speaking of food, they do a good job using fresh ingredients. My orders are sometimes complicated; more spice, add carrots, no onions etc. and they get it right each and every time. Lunch... More 

Thank 64Jag
Barboursville, VA
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

On occasion we get the craving for the full American-Asian takeout experience, the little boxes of rice, egg drop soup, flavorful entrees, egg roll, fortune cookies. This takeout only restaurant perfectly fits the bill. The food is always flavorful and well-prepared. We adore their egg drop soup. The owner/hostess is welcoming and pleasant. Service is pretty quick for us as... More 

Thank Gay Y
Charlottesville, VA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

I've never had a bad meal. The price for lunch can't be beat. The lady that answers the phone is the sweetest person and remembers your name!

Thank PA2CVA
Keswick, Virginia
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015

call ahead and your order will be ready when you arrive. Good food, friendly lady who takes orders, choose your level of spice. Great for lunch for one or a large dinner party,

1 Thank Peter R
Ruckersville, Virginia, United States
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138 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

From the lunch menu. The worst Szechuan Chicken ever in C'ville;soggy fried rice, tasteless egg rolls. Pupu platter left much to be desired. One piece of a wing x 2,Leather on a stick x 2, meatless rib x 2, breading with shrimp x 2, etc... PLEASE. There is no atmosphere. Take-out only. However, my wife did enjoy her Shrimp in... More 

Thank Jim P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3440 Seminole Trl Ste 107, Charlottesville, VA 22911-2217
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-974-9988

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