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Alpine Oriental Express

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3000 W Highway 90, Alpine, TX 79830
+1 432-837-1159
11:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:30
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We ended up here on the advice of our hotel, as it was Valentines Day and all the restaurants in town were booked. The buffet food was good, vast selection. There was a freezer full of ice cream, serve and scoop yourself. It was busy and the kitchen staff didnt restock the dishes so we missed out on some. The... More 

Thank Katyevee
Alpine, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This is not good food. It is very dirty and the food looked like it had been out for a while. Don't recommend it

Thank warren2020
Houston, Texas
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Don't be deceived by the slightly insalubrious setting. Avoid the buffet. But, if you order off the menu, the food is REALLY nice. One finds these kinds of places out in the middle of Nowhere, TX; but this place knocks the spots off some of the native Tex-Mex round here.

Thank Mark S
Fort Davis, TX
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

As a local, I prefer to give good reviews when possible, but our recent visit here was disappointing enough to warrant a downgrade. We arrived about 5:45 pm so we could get the quick buffet and catch an early movie. Apparently the kitchen had just put food onto the buffet to warm up because 90% of our selections were not... More 

Thank Carla K
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Sometimes you're just in the mood for Chinese and this place hits the spot! We went on a Sunday (after a drive from Houston) and while the buffet looked tired, the 'to order' menu was a winner. All the classics + sushi (didn't try sushi here)! Two won ton soups, veggie fried rice, snow peas and water chestnuts + a... More 

Thank Sara B
Fulshear, Texas
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We have stopped here a few times and have both eaten in and taken out. We love the fresh not overly salted food. We haven't tried the buffet but it appears to be very popular. We definitely will return.

Thank Sharon H
Marathon, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Went for the buffet. Most of it was average to good and the sushi was actually very good; the pickled ginger- in contrast to most other Asian restaurants, was only lightly dyed pink. However, I was most impressed with the honest response I received from the owner/ manager, when I asked if they use MSG; she said they don't add... More 

Thank biosciguy
Payson, Arizona
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118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Ordered take away, & it was only so~so! Lot's of carbs ~ rice & noodles but little meat/veggies! .......

Thank GregAliceSprings
Fort Worth, Texas
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Saw this place while cycling and went back for dinner. It was Saturday night and 4 tables were occupied. Selection was okay, albeit some food trays were running low or empty. Granted, it was almost closing time. Food was tasty; however, the place itself needs some TLC. Cost was reasonable at $10 per plate. It is on the outskirts of... More 

Thank Transylvania1970
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Nearby hotel suggested. First clue was no other customers. Would have left but had already walked out of another diner due dirty conditions. Food cold and appeared to have been buffet too long. Small quanity and selection left. No prices posted or menu offered. To top it all off cashier charged us $26 for two people. Hotel told us after... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3000 W Highway 90, Alpine, TX 79830
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Alpine
  • Phone Number: +1 432-837-1159

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