Tried this place for
the first time 4 days ago, and returned for my 2nd
meal last night. BYOB, which is always nice.
The food is fresh flavorful, presentation is mindful
but not overblown, and the prices are so reasonable.
(Now, I'm not commenting on the sushi and it's
prices, because I just don't crave sushi, and for
the times I do eat it, it's not in Chinese
restaurants.) Anyway, they have a nice Szechuan
pepper sauce in which they cook some meals, and it's
spicy, but not draconian-hot; it actually delivers
the taste essence of the peppers. Shrimp are large,
and are nicely caramelized, not pale and limp, or
overcooked and tough. Veggies look like they are
fresh and were freshly cut, not laying around in
some bin. Even the brown sauce (which I
usually avoid) tasted like it was mixed and cooked
on the spot. It was bright and thin, not floppy and
tired tasting. The wait staff are friendly. And it's
a neighborhood, family/friends kind of place.
You can walk in on a Friday or Saturday evening and
get a table without waiting, unlike most other
places in West Chester. Oh yeah, they have
traditional Chinese, plus Szechuan, plus Thai, plus
Vietnamese, and they do a nice job on all. Great
value and nice friendly vibe. This is my new go-to
impromptu Chinese spot.
West Chester, PA
option on way home from work. Food was great. Won
ton soup is excellent. Nice to have the Thai
option. Curried Seafood was nice and spicy.
Kennett Square, PA
Having lived in
South Jersey for 8 years, I was a frequent diner to
the original Oriental Pearl restaurant in
Haddonfield, NJ. On a recent trip back there,
I came to learn they opened a new restaurant in West
Chester, not far from me. To celebrate Chinese New
Year today, I stopped by. To my delight, the owner's
son was there. So yes, they business has
stayed in the family, and so have the recipes.
Oriental Pearl has Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and
Japanese fair. Most places that try to do this
don't balance out. But Oriental Pearl does.
And they use incredibly fresh ingredients, no oil or
MSG, and the consistency is always there. For a
truly diverse menu, fresh ingredients, hospitality,
I have to give a good ole sentimental spot in a new
location 5 stars.
F. West Grove, PA
Went here for the
first time last weekend. Surprisingly large menu
with diverse selections (Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese,
Chinese). Nice decor and the food was very fresh and
good. Had wonton soup and chicken with eggplant, my
wife had Miso and Sesame chicken. All dishes were
fresh and delicious. Service was knowledgeable,
friendly, and efficient. Â We will be back
Jim A. West Chester, PA
BEST Asian food in
Chester County for prices that will make you smile.
Â Trust me when I tell you this, as it's coming from
a guy who has grown very tired of a cheap, quick and
salty Chinese take-out. This place throws out all of
Great spot for the family or even a night out with
your significant other. It's BYOB too!
Tim V. Philadelphia, PA