19300 Detroit Rd, Rocky River, OH | Directions 4411641.482326 -81.837226
Memorable and Delicious Evening at Pearl of the Orient Rocky River – My husband and I recently dined at the Pearl for our 12th wedding anniversary. It was a Saturday night and the place was buzzing with activity. Our server was prompt in greeting us and helpful while we selected a bottle of wine. We were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the wine list but even more so at the very modest prices - there were 15 different bottles priced below $21.00 per bottle! as well as several other really really nice wines at very fair prices. This pricing made us bemoan how much we have spent for similar wines at other restaurants recently. The extra dry martini my husband ordered while waiting for me to decide on the wine arrived promptly and was exactly the way he likes it (and I can tell you he can be very picky!). Our appetizer of potstickers and california roll were delicious and quick to come to the table. For entrees we chose the crunchy beef and the szechuan shrimp- both were excellent and came to the table still steamy hot from the wok and absolutely delicious!. Too stuffed for dessert, we decided to take home a slice of their house made cheesecake to enjoy later at home, it too was excellent, my husband who considers himself a cheesecake expert, gave it a 7 out of 10 and he has tasted cheesecake all over the world. For quality and value, especially in this economy, the Pearl was an excellent choice and fit for us. We will be back!
An impeccable Asian cuisine – Just saw that Pearl of the Orient is chosen as the official Chinese restaurant for the "Christmas Story House", and haven't been there since the remodeling, and decided to go with our book club for an outing. What a great change from before. From the entrance with the beautifully granite waterfall to the long and modern design bar follow into the dining room is breath taking. The six of us were seated immediately, our cocktail and wines were serve right away from the friendly server. We shared a sushi/sashimi platter and a maki sampler plate, both were served fresh and tasty. The server also told us the sushi chef worked at the Ritz Carlton, Century Restaurant before here. We chose the tasting dinner for 4, since the server told us it's a lot of food. It came with your choice of wonton or hot and sour soup, Shanghai spring roll and chicken fingers(we did order extra soups and rolls since only 4 each came with the package). Then the entree came with Eight Jewel Chicken; Orange Beef; Rainbow Prawns; and Young Chow Fried Rice. The Prawns they serve are jumble size and cooked just right, delicious. We finished with a round of after dinner drinks with Ports, Kahlua and Gran Marnier. After this tasty dinner, we decided to have our monthly book club gathering here, plus each of our birthday party will also be held here. They even gave us an $8.00 gift card for each bottle of wine we had. The package is $48.00. What a great deal!
The Pearl of the Orient - Best on the Westside – I've been coming to the Pearl of the Orient for 13 years. The food here is very, very good. I can confidently recommend a few of my favorite dishes: Beef with Tangerine Peel, Roasted Pork with Garden Vegetables, the Home style Tofu, Prawns with Thai Chili and I absolutely love their sushi chef's white tuna and the spicy tuna tempura roll. My experience has always been one of a very friendly staff, clean surroundings and a most satisfying and pleasant evening. Perhaps the greatest asset of the Pearl is the tremendous value for my money. The experience they offer is well worth a try.
NEVER EAT HERE! NO SERVICE WHATSOEVER!! – 8/8/08- What we encountered here was a scene that resembled a train wreck in the twilight zone. As a customer in a restaurant, it is truly a surreal experience to have the wait staff intentionally ignore you. At first you ask yourself why and try to make excuses, but when you notice that the restaurant is at 25% capacity, you realize that the most painful answer is inevitably the most likely: they just don't care. We arrived at the restaurant around 7pm and requested a table for 3. We were told there would be a 20 min wait, even though there was barely anyone in the restaurant (mind you there appeared to be at least a 1:1 ratio of servers to customers). So we sucked it up and went to the bar for a cocktail while waiting for one of the 50 open tables to become available. Now the fun begins- ordering drinks. Does an extra dirty Grey Goose martini with a twist of grape sound good to you? Well then, make sure you tell the slow-as-molasses bartender at Pearl of the Orient to make sure she WASHES OUT THE MARTINI SHAKER after each use! We would have reordered the drinks, but they took so long to get that we didn't want to push our already bad luck. Finally we were seated at a table and then had to wait, I kid you not, another 45 minutes before the server actually came to us. During our wait, what seemed to be the manager aka Mr. Asian Smiley Face made an appearance at the table to flash his non-pearly whites through an ear-to-ear smile and tried his hardest in broken english to tell us that our server would be with us shortly. Finally just before 9pm a server arrived, and she actually asked us if we were ready to order. After analyzing the situation we decided it would be best not to eat the food there, as the kitchen must surely be a health code nightmare directly proportionate in severity to the terrible quality of service. So we lied and told the server that we had a movie to catch and I finished my Ichiban beer and we left.
A total Gem! – What a great place! Wonderful patio in Rocky River. We were greeted and sat right away. The server gave very good service and excellent reccomensation on the menu. I had a stirfry with beef ,scallops, chicken, and vegetables. It was excellent! And I loved that theu offer brown rice as a choice. The chicken and broccoli was excellent too. We had one spicy tuna roll, it was very good. but we'll go back again soon for just sushi. Nice indoor seating too! A big open bar area, and window seating. They offer coupons to repeat customers and have many specials on the menu too. A very diverse menu from sushi , stirfry's, to pad thai.
Execellent food at the Great Price – Looking for the best Chinese food in town? Pearl of the Orient is the best place. This place is great , nice bar/sushi bar, dinning room, also nice patio for summer. It is sensational!. I and my friends ordered Pearl Platter, spicy tuna tempura roll, and rainbow roll as an appetizer. Those are very good and fresh. Kung Pao Pearl and Happy Couple are very good. Sweet & Sour Chicken Mandarin Style and Szechuan Pearl are the best taste ingredients that I have ever had. The foods are consistently great. Everything is always so fresh and cooked so perfectly and is a taste sensation. Service was friendly and attentive. Enjoy their special and get a great deal from the bottle of wine special. $10 gift certificate for the next purchase.....and don't forget to save room to enjoy dessert Apple Caramel Ginger Egg Roll.. ehmmm yummy
Great Pacific Rim Flavor, the Pearl is a must visit! – A friend introduced me to this lovely find. Having come from Vancouver which has its variety of Asian-Chinese-Pacific Rim restaurants, I found that the Pearl was exceptional in both the taste, decor and service. The menu is an interesting melange of various Asian cuisines. If I wanted Sushi, I could whet my appetite. Or if I wanted something more authentic, I could find it too. Most interesting to me were the Specials which have a more fusion flavor. My favorite was the Peking Salmon which was at a very reasonable price. The food presentation was very attractive and appetizing.
Another time I sat at their new contemporary bar and tried a couple of the Drink Specials and found out their appetizers are 1/2 off on Tuesdays. The atmosphere was quite calm yet cosmopolitan. I have yet to try dining on the Patio which has turned out nicely. The staff has been attentive and helpful. I am planning a gathering for some lady friends soon in the nicely-appointed party room and I definitely would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves to enjoy great food at a great value.
Best Chinese Restaurant in Cleveland – After reading the Cleveland Magazine with the Reader's voting the Pearl of the Orient Restaurant as the best Chinese Restaurant in Cleveland, I decide to go try it with my colleages from the office. It was a Thursday night we went and they were busy. We liked the new remodeled dining room, very chic and modern. A large piece of granite type of water fall faced the grand front entrance. The bar was long and extensive and filled with patrons.
We sat down in an open, bright and airy dining room, and the server came to check for drink pretty much right away. Our martinis are strong and flavorful. We shared some sushi, a Volcano roll, Dragon Roll and a California roll. It came in a timely fashion and they were fresh and tasty. We then ordered the Tasting menu for 6 and Wow is the word I would use to describe the dinner. The Wonton soup is probably the best I have had, and served hot which is the way most of us like it. The menu consist of Pearl combination platter appetizers, Almond Honey Chicken, Prawns and Cashews, Mongolian beef, Pearl vegetables, and House Fried Rice. All were out of this world and we even took some home. Service was friedly and price was right. $78.00 for dinner for 6, I think is reasonable.
Try it, you will like it.
No thanks – Pricy, unauthentic, and tasteless...paid way too much for crappy food that I could have easily gotten at a cheap take out place (and probably would have tasted better!). Worst won ton soup I have ever had. The only reason I could possibly come up with for why this place has gotten good ratings is simply that those people have never had really good Chinese food and just don't know any better!
Not all it's cracked up to be – When I saw a 9.7 rating I thought I was going to eat some excellent Chinese food. I was disappointed to discover that they don't even come close to other that I have had on the East Side. You can't even substitute fried rice for steamed rice with your entree! That really disappointed me.
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