Oriental Cafe is one of the best places to eat in Wiliimantic, hands down. What used to be just a craving for Chinese food has shifted to a craving for Oriental. With great sushi, drinks, and meals, Oriental will satisfy any cravings for Chinese, Japanese, or even Thai. From the outside, Oriental doesn't seem like it has much intrigue, probably a standard take-out place, right? Wrong. With a dark, almost nightclub-esque interior, you step outside of WIillimantic and into a more mysterious, sultry atmosphere. Dinner at Oriental feels like the most exciting part of your day (or maybe my life is just sad.)
The staff are very friendly and eager to make recommendations, and the food has always been top notch. The presentation of food and drinks is always amazing, as you can tell from the photos on their Facebook page and in my photos below.
I've never stopped in for lunch, but I've heard the specials are great and the lunch deals are even better. Happy Hour is from 3-6, and most rolls are half price. The new patio outside also looks incredibly welcoming and seems like a good spot for a long lunch.