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Oriental House

4302 Shelbyville Rd, Saint Matthews, KY 40207-3320
+1 502-897-1017
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (7 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
4302 Shelbyville Rd, Saint Matthews, KY 40207-3320
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

It doesn't look like much on the outside, but this place is the real deal. If you've never had General Tso's or sweet and sour chicken made with REAL CHICKEN (here's looking at you, 90% of Chinese restaurants/buffets in the US), this will blow you...More

Thank Callie_Brian
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

I was a major fan of this restaurant back in the 1970s to 80s. They are always great and I deserve the owner and his family eating at his own restaurant. Of course this is restaurant has changed hands several times. The dacor is the...More

Thank Marvin A
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Oriental House opened in 1964 and has consistently had very fine food and service. I have been eating there since it opened! Our last meal was classic chinese, Mongolian beef. It was spicy, juicy and full of flavor. Add hot tea to drink and it...More

Thank edweyler
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

I’ve been eating here for years. I think the food is great. They have both an authentic and an Americanized menu and we usually order off both. The decor is old school oriental and has a kitschy feel; I love it. It takes me back...More

Thank DanaLfromKY
Reviewed May 6, 2017

Oriental House is a landmark in St Mathews. I've been eating here since I was in high school. It's gone through different owners and a fire, but keeps going. The food is good but I was having lunch with friends and all of our meals...More

1  Thank foxymamaruth
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

This jewel of a Chinese restaurant is a step back in time...the food is always incredible...service great...just a comfortable friendly local place that has authentic Hunan and Sichuan dishes...even dim sum! Highly recommend!!

Thank Deborah L
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

I've always wanted to eat here and haven't. Wish I had a long time ago. Very good Hunan rice. Veggies and meat are fresh and top quality. No yellow rice here. The WonTon soup was very delicious. Service was top notch. My only complaint is...More

Thank JhibbnJuno
Reviewed March 27, 2017

I love this place and the only reason I can't give it five stars is that a couple of times over the last year the chicken has seemed not so fresh. We get carry out here at least once a month, Most of the time...More

Thank CountdownTeam
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Some of us are old enough to remember when Oriental food came to Louisville..my family loved Hoe Kow (I still miss their war sue gai) but when that closed, we had to branch out. I love Oriental House! They have the most tasty moo goo...More

Thank HettaLettuce
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

This is a very dependable restaurant! We had lunch specials: chicken & broccoli. & vegetable deluxe. Huge portions, absolutely delicious! Wonderful, fast service too.

Thank Ron-Mon-MCB
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Kym V
January 11, 2018|
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Response from Marvin A | Reviewed this property |
I do too. I have lived in Texas for over 30 years and this meal was a disappointment. This was the restaurant that caused me to fall in love with Chinese food. I could not eat the egg roll.I hope they turn it around, but... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4302 Shelbyville Rd, Saint Matthews, KY 40207-3320
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Saint Matthews
  • Phone Number: +1 502-897-1017
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