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The Orient

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3 Lebanon St, Hanover, NH 03755-2158
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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

If you are looking for a reliable good meal that offers good value, The Orient meets your needs. The food is what you expect to find in your typical chinese restaurant with most dishes being fair to very good. Service is efficient and friendly. And, another plus is that it is always a very clean and comfortable setting. We frequent... More 

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Cornish, New Hampshire
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

This was the second Christmas day that we went to the Orient. The first time everything was OK. Christmas of 2014 was the biggest disappointment ever, ANYWHERE! This trip we could not eat any of the food that managed to get to the table. They charged us for 1 dish and our drinks. Examples: We are very busy! I'm not... More 

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3 Thank nhscooper
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

My delivery took 1.5 hours and when I got it, the sauces were pouring out the sides and the meal was cold. REALLY?? I have never had such a terrible experience with this restaurant. I had ordered sweet and sour chicken and the glaze that was suppose to be thick and top the chicken was mixed with water and ran... More 

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3 Thank PennyD D
Hanover, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

The food here isn't bad. Considering that it is the only Chinese restaurant in the area, it could be a lot worse. The service wasn't bad either. However, none of this can make up for the distinct odor of cigarette smoke that we could smell sitting near the kitchen. Perhaps it was one of the servers, but the smoke smelled... More 

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2 Thank Pablaron
Albuquerque
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138 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

While working in Hanover for two weeks, we found it to be one of our favorite lunch spots. Food was good and reasonably priced. Service was good as well. Very good flavor for their mabo-tofu (which they call something else), a good indicator for me. No complaints.

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Thank hahnecho
Hanover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

As far as American Chinese food goes, there's really not much to complain about. Actually from what I can tell from having had close to an infinite amount of fried food in Asia ( where I'm from ) and in Chinese restaurants in the U.S., this restaurant ranks very high in terms of staying away from re-usage of cooking oil... More 

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Thank mkim3
Albany, New York
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159 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

Stopped in one night to take out and ordered the Pork Egg Foo Young. Their were 3 nice size omlets but they were under cooked and I needed to throw them in the micowave to finish up the soft egg. As I started to eat I found that they gave me shrimp not pork..... The sauce was not what I... More 

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Vermont
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

After reading the reviews, we were somewhat confused but decided to give The Orient a try for lunch today. We were not disappointed. I had the General Tso's Chicken, my husband had the Cashew Chicken and our friend had Sautéed Broccoli in Brown Sauce with Pork. Everything was delicious and our server was very pleasant and efficient. Everyone we encountered... More 

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

Unfortunately as much as I wanted to like my food, it was BAD (FYI I'm Chinese). The chow fun was basically chow fun noodles cooked in super salty soy sauce. The pad thai (yes, I shouldn't have tried it here) was just one big hot mess of vinegar. Pass, pass, pass. The delivery, though, was timely and the delivery guy... More 

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Thank JBuginNH
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014 via mobile

I consistently enjoy the Orient's selection and ambience. This is my comfort food: the Tangerine Chicken, the Mongolian Beef, and any Moo-Shu. Their Szechuan Won Ton appetizer is a delectable starter. If I was looking for sushi, I'd probably go to Yama's nearby. The employees are very friendly, while they may seem rushed. I've noticed recently that it's kind of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Chinese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Lebanon St, Hanover, NH 03755-2158
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Hanover

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