Orient Express

About

Chinese

Price Range : Under $10 ($)

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    Yelp rating
    3 stars

Location

Adress: 4609 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: (412) 622-7232

Work Hours

Mon 11:00 am-10:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am-10:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am-10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am-10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am-10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am-10:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am-10:00 pm

Business info

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    Takes Reservations
    No
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    Take-out
    Yes
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    Accepts Credit Cards
    Yes
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    Good For
    Lunch, Dinner
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    Parking
    Street
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    Bike Parking
    Yes
  • accessibility
    Good for Kids
    Yes
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    Good for Groups
    Yes
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    Ambience
    Casual
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    Noise Level
    Average
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    Alcohol
    No
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    Outdoor Seating
    No
  • wifi
    Wi-Fi
    Free
  • tv
    Has TV
    Yes
  • fastfood
    Caters
    No

Reviews

  • Stephen L.

    star star star star star 14 June 2021

    Family owned, super friendly people! Food is consistently delicious, my family is from Southern China/Hong Kong, and the food here is strikingly similar to what you would get there.

    Both american Chinese style and Cantonese style food served here. Great stuff, I come here a lot :)

  • Zitao W.

    star star_border star_border star_border star_border 11 June 2021

    I ordered a *stew beef noodle soup (left)* and a *house special rice noodles (right)*

    But, where is stew beef????? Only noodles and lettuce. The worst noodle soup ever.!!!

  • Michael Y.

    star star star_border star_border star_border 8 June 2021

    Orient express is a convenient place to grab Chinese takeout.

    The menu has all of the favorites you expect from a Chinese takeout place, but the cooking doesn't do justice to what the dishes should be.

    The restaurant often puts too many vegetables, is conservative on flavor and tapioca powder, and overall really misses the average flare of American Chinese food that you'd expect---it's more like a home style taste than anything.

    For example, the general tsos chicken is not fried enough, the sauce is not pungent, and the chicken is dry. The Mongolian beef is just a search for a piece of meat along the onion forest, and the Hunan Beef is a jumbalaya of veggies you don't want to eat.

    Convenience is what makes this place, but the dishes are really subpar, even for takeout Chinese food.

  • Lauren W.

    star star star star_border star_border 4 June 2021

    Nicely flavored food but...I wanted to try a few of my go to foods to see if I would want to eat here again. My complaint would be that everything I ordered that had dough or batter had alot of it! I was literally peeling batter off of my Salt and Pepper shrimp which was a bummer because that's where all of the seasoning was but I couldn't taste the shrimp through all of the batter. Same thing with the pork dumplings and wonton soup, I had to cut off alot of the extra thick dough to be able to taste anything but super thick wonton dough. I'm not sure if they were having an off day or if you can request something to be lightly battered and I wouldn't say they're bad because everything was well seasoned and flavorful I'm just not a fan of the thick coating they use on everything.

  • Eva R.

    star star star star_border star_border 2 June 2021

    Orient express is located on Forbes avenue near the Starbucks on the corner of Forbes and Craig street. This is a great place to grab take out as the service is always very quick. My friend and I came for lunch and was surprised at how reasonable the lunch specials were. I had the general tso's tofu and my friend had the general tso's chicken. The lunch special comes with white rice or fried rice and a chicken skewer or spring roll. The food came out very quickly. Their tofu is nice and crispy and the general tso's sauce has a nice garlic flavor. The chicken skewer was good too. Overall, can't complain as the prices are very reasonable and food is good. The lunch special was about $7.50 and I had leftovers! Orient Express always satisfies the Chinese food craving.

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