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Oriental House

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4302 Shelbyville Rd, Saint Matthews, KY 40207-3320
+1 502-897-1017
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Louisville, Kentucky
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 arrived at different times. Our waiter seemed very rushed and stressed out. The interior definitely... More 

Thank foxymamaruth
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Frankfort, Kentucky
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 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 I never was brought chip sticks. Order whatever you want. Other tables had dishes that... More 

Thank JhibbnJuno
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 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 the food is incredibly fresh, vegetables are always crisp and the meat is usually very... More 

Thank CountdownTeam
Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 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 gai pan I have ever had....most moo goo gai pans seem bland, but not here.... More 

Thank HettaLettuce
La Grange, Kentucky
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 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
Louisville, Kentucky
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Oriental house has been here forever and is still delivering high quality food. Or large dishes were good, said with ginger and green onions, string beans with beef, and hot pot tofu with seafood. The dim sum was very tasty, shrimp and pork rolls, turnip cakes, rice crepe with pork, and shrimp and green onion Definitely a good choice for... More 

Thank LS_52_H
Shanghai Region, China
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

My Chinese wife and I have visited the Oriental House quite a few times. Mostly just the two of us for lunch or dinner but a couple of times with a larger party (5-6 or larger) and it has most always been very good. Witness my other 2 or 3 other posts here. Tonight (Chinese New Year Eve) was the... More 

Thank eaglestar
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We had a friend in from out of the country and he wanted duck for dinner. We chose this restaurant based on very good overall reviews we saw on TripAdvisor. All three of us were very disappointed with our food. My wife received her beef and broccoli dish first. My friend received his duck dinner about 3 minutes later. About... More 

Thank Tom C
San Jose, California
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273 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Yes, I've been coming to Oriental House for more than half a century. Back then it was the only Chinese in town. Today, it's not and some things have changed but the food's still quite good even though there has been at least one ownership change. The bar is new but the red decor has not changed since the 1960s.... More 

Thank Steven L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?