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“Darned good dim sum and Szechuan food”
Review of Oriental Flavor

Oriental Flavor
Ranked #14 of 116 Restaurants in Amherst
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Dim sum is outstanding--favorites include seafood and also pork shumai, crystal shrimp dumplings, crab claws, and pork wrapped in bamboo sheets.

The "Dry Braised" dishes combine copious amounts of Szechuan peppercorns with garlic, onions, leeks, bamboo shoots, and peppers and come with beef, pork, chicken or our fave--fish dredged in cornstarch and fried crisp.

We usually combine a dry braised fish with an order of bok choy and black mushrooms or the mustard greens--either perfectly sautéed crisp-tender with slivers of garlic.

Attentive and friendly service always.

Thank Paul O
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We went for Dim Sum in Amherst- maybe we shouldn't have expected too much. Don't expect too much. It was pretty middle of the road Dim Sum with a few mistakes that pulled it down. Shu mai was dense, fried wontons were soft and wet - only a cursory touch in the pan. The turnip cakes tasted like they were fried on fish oil. The pork dumplings were OK.

Thank DanH2030
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

I've been going to Oriental Flavor since they opened. Dim Sum and regular dishes are outstanding, but the greatest part of this restaurant are the friendly and sincere staff who really care about their patrons. My favorite restaurant in Amherst!

Thank hbbuckner
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Check out the lunch specials as that is their best deal.
They do the traditional items like General Tso to a T and a lot of exotic items both to perfection.

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Thank Richard G
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Small little restaurant, they need to make it bigger. I go there on Sunday for lunch with daughter but it is packed every time.
But the food is worth all that. The dim sum crystal shrimp dumplings are the best! If you don't want to drive all the way to Boston for authentic Chinese food, this is the place.

Thank ayuhika0412
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