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Oriental Express

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706 County Highway T14, Pella, IA 50219
+1 641-620-1199
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Pella, Iowa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

As you see in a few other reviews, this place is known for fresh food made by the "Queen of Vietnamese food" in Pella. If you are here for the buffet, you are in for a treat. Various dishes, made fresh and refreshed during your stay, and made with love. If you plan to order off the menu during lunch... More 

Thank Joel B
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We stopped here for dinner and lunch and the food was really good. The beef dishes were worth the extra money. It was tender and good flavor. The location is nice and your food is cooked to order. Two of us ate for $12. Highly recommend

1 Thank beautyandthegeek725
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113 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

My husband worked in Pella for a few months & loved oriental express buffet for lunch. The lady running the place was doing everything! Impressive. The food was a tad too salty for me. Egg rolls & crab Rangoon were great. Our order got rather mixed up but she was running the entire restaurant by herself so we didn't think... More 

Thank Showagapelove
Oskaloosa, Iowa
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

I go here for the Vietnamese food that I can't get anywhere else in the area. I haven't tried the Chinese yet, but just noticed the great prices.

Thank Ann H
Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Nothing extraordinary - just the good yummy food you expect in an "Oriental" buffet - nice staff too!

Thank dr917
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Food is always fresh and fast. Lower prices and better food than the other place in town. If you want mass quantities of many things on a buffet that's warm but not quite hot then this is not the place for you. If you like hot fresh smaller personal atmosphere where you are noticed as a customer you'll like this... More 

Thank T D
Pella, Iowa
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Enjoy the lunch buffet here on weekdays. The spring rolls and crab ragoons are the best and are very tasty. If you are in the area and mood for some fast Chinese food, this would be the spot.

Thank John R
Knoxville, Iowa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

I love the spring rolls. Fresh and not cooked in oil. Also the crab rangoons are great. The buffet offers items for everyone, or order exactly what you want.

Thank Candis R
Madison, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

This is one of two Chinese restaurants in Pella. My wife and I prefer this one. The owners are very nice and it's close to the square, next door to the theater.

Thank Luke_Skyhawker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 706 County Highway T14, Pella, IA 50219
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Pella
  • Phone Number: +1 641-620-1199

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?