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Grain River Asian Bistro

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12985 N Oracle Rd Ste 125, Oro Valley, AZ 85739-9525 (Formerly Grain Valley Asian Bistro)
+1 520-818-1555
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Seattle, Washington
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475 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have gone a few times and with friends and we all agree that the service is very good but the food could more flavor.

Thank Gary C
Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have gone here a few times for lunch and ordered the Big Bento meals. I like Kung Pao chicken but the meal here was not great. Egg rolls were soggy and obviously frozen. The sauce overpowered the chicken. The egg drop soup was barely warm. The dumpling was all breading and no filler. Overall the food... More 

Thank Bryan J
Oro Valley, Arizona
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204 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Have been here before and wanted to see how they were doing. GRAB is a small site, maybe 12 tables, in a strip mall. Firstly, the Bento boxes are just plain fun and u want to take them home too! The lunch specials were higher priced ($8-12) than most area restaurants. The specials were also different because not only did... More 

1 Thank maggiez99z
Lahaina, HI
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We had lunch yesterday and we found the bento lunch to be excellent. No MSG and the veggies were crisp and fresh. The Tofu firm and the presentation appetizing. The food was delicious and the service was attentive. We live in the area and are very pleased to have the addition of the Grain River Asian Bistro to our list... More 

Thank GoodTimeBillyPeaches
Tucson, Arizona
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318 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We used to come here for lunch and their fun bento box. This time could not have the box. The two dishes we ordered had way too much celery and onions, making the dishes not at all enjoyable. We were the only people there.

1 Thank shock43
Oro Valley, Arizona
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Grain River is our "go to" restaurant. Family owned, everyone is greeted cheerfully in this small (fewer than 12 tables) cafe conveniently located off Oracle Road. We love the steamed dumplings and egg rolls for apps. The entree selections are voluminous and very ample in size. Try the bean curd ice cream for desert.

Thank Susan L
Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

We have eaten at the Asian Grain Bistro many times without a problem but this time I ordered take out in person for pickup an hour later. I thought it would save waiting time and since I gave a specific time for pickup thought the food would be fresh. I ordered BBQ pork, egg roll, hot and sour soup and... More 

Thank rfierling
treesa l, General Manager at Grain River Asian Bistro, responded to this review

I feel sorry that you don't like our butter fly shrimp! This butter fly shrimp never have any problem before, I can do exchange different meal for you as long as you bring the recipt! PS...Our cuisine is Asian fusion, you might already use to old style Chinese restaurant's way, so I will suggest you pick up something else. We... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

The food, prices and service are all good which is why they are often very busy. On our last visit we only had a 20 minutes wait but sometimes could be longer. It is well worth it and they do take reservations.

Thank Paul W
Oro Valley, Arizona
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Food is excellent atmosphere is great owner is a great person family orientated and very very friendly

1 Thank rbelair1965
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98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

We recently had the opportunity to eat here for the first time. We each ordered different entrees and the sweet and sour chicken was ordinary and the chow mien was tasteless. The egg flower soup was barely warm and also ordinary. One of us had the fried rice and it was floating in oil when it reached our table. Much... More 

1 Thank Roger B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Thai, Korean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12985 N Oracle Rd Ste 125, Oro Valley, AZ 85739-9525 (Formerly Grain Valley Asian Bistro)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Oro Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 520-818-1555

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