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“Pretty decent for Chinese-Canadian cuisine”
Review of Oriental Palace

Oriental Palace
Ranked #21 of 42 Restaurants in Invermere
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Toronto
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14 reviews
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“Pretty decent for Chinese-Canadian cuisine”
Reviewed 26 September 2013

We only went to this place b/c we were traveling with our grandma and she had to have her steamed rice on day 2 of our road trip. Alas, we made the 10 min drive on the highway to get here so us grandchildren can have a stress free dinner.

To our surprise there were Chinese characters on the menu and some of the stuff on the menu were "legit" dishes you'd find in the more authentic Chinese restaurants in the bigger cities like Vancouver and Toronto. The owner of the restaurant actually personally brought out our dishes and our steamed rice b/c he probably figured he had Chinese people coming to his restaurant by the choice of our order :P The owner was actually from Markham, ON himself before moving out to AB and then BC.

The Caucasian girl they hired to greet and take orders seemed pleasant but didn't seem to really care about the job.... guess it's just one of those part-time jobs young people don't like?

the food wasn't bad and was a good change from the sweet & sour pork or those usual chow mein from the usual Chinese-Canadian cuisine menus. We ordered the hot pot stuff. Just a bit on the salty side for our palettes.

Grandma ate till her heart's content and we all ate in peace knowing she got her steamed rice :)

  • Visited September 2013
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Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great Chinese food”
Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

We were looking for a place for dinner and this city does not offer a lot of restaurants. So we chose this one. The place doesn't look very attractive but the food we had was great. It was very tasty.

  • Visited August 2013
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Drumheller, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Tasty chicken”
Reviewed 13 June 2013

We were in the mood for chinese take out so based on Tripadvisor reviews we decided to give Oriental palace a shot. We ordered to chicken fried rice, salt and pepper chicken, and shrimp and broccoli. The rice was good but average. The shrimp was delicious and the broccoli fresh. The salt and pepper chicken was the best I've ever had, I wish I had some right now. Since we were getting take out, we only saw the interior briefly. It seemed fairly typical for a small town Chinese restaurant in an older building. I would definitely eat there or get take out again if i'm back in Invermere.

Visited June 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Hit and Miss”
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Ive had togo food here quite a few times ,,,, it has never been awful but it hasn't ever been that good either. I have found it quite oily almost as though they deep fry everything. (like the veg in the chow mein.)

Visited February 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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50 restaurant reviews
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“Avoid this place at all costs!”
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Worst service in the valley. Many items on the menu are out of stock, but they will only tell you this 20-30 minutes after ordering. Staff are poorly trained and routinely have children running around while you eat. Our last time eating there we had drinks spilled on us TWICE, the server actually had a baby in a sling on her back during the whole time which has to be against work standards.

Plates were dirty, cups were all mismatch and the food quality is very up and down. Buffet is popular among the usual buffet slobs so if you don't mind shared spoons, cold items and lack of items in the trays go on in!

Only saving grace this place has is the young man (Owner's son) who works the front of house, and everything in between seems to have a good service ethic and its a real shame he is the only one.

Visited June 2012
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