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Grain River Asian Bistro

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12985 N Oracle Rd Ste 125, Oro Valley, AZ 85739-9525 (Formerly Grain Valley Asian Bistro)
+1 520-818-1555
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

My friend was aching for Udon and ordered the Seafood Udon which was loaded with mouthwatering, large scallops. She also ordered the hot & sour soup, which was very HOT on the taste buds. I ordered a bowl of dumpling soup, a version of won ton, without the vegetables and sesame oil added in. Very tasty. I also ordered the... More 

Thank Jackietravels1
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

This is my favorite place for asian food in Tucson. I love being able to choose from thai, chinese, korean, and Japanese dishes. I have been here so many times for lunch and dinner and the quality is always consistently great. The service is always friendly and prompt as well.

Thank TucsonDesertGirl
Seattle, Washington
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504 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We have gone a few times and with friends and we all agree that the service is very good but the food could more flavor.

Thank Gary C
Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have gone here a few times for lunch and ordered the Big Bento meals. I like Kung Pao chicken but the meal here was not great. Egg rolls were soggy and obviously frozen. The sauce overpowered the chicken. The egg drop soup was barely warm. The dumpling was all breading and no filler. Overall the food... More 

Thank Bryan J
Oro Valley, Arizona
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236 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Have been here before and wanted to see how they were doing. GRAB is a small site, maybe 12 tables, in a strip mall. Firstly, the Bento boxes are just plain fun and u want to take them home too! The lunch specials were higher priced ($8-12) than most area restaurants. The specials were also different because not only did... More 

1 Thank maggiez99z
Lahaina, HI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We had lunch yesterday and we found the bento lunch to be excellent. No MSG and the veggies were crisp and fresh. The Tofu firm and the presentation appetizing. The food was delicious and the service was attentive. We live in the area and are very pleased to have the addition of the Grain River Asian Bistro to our list... More 

Thank GoodTimeBillyPeaches
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We used to come here for lunch and their fun bento box. This time could not have the box. The two dishes we ordered had way too much celery and onions, making the dishes not at all enjoyable. We were the only people there.

1 Thank shock43
Oro Valley, Arizona
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Grain River is our "go to" restaurant. Family owned, everyone is greeted cheerfully in this small (fewer than 12 tables) cafe conveniently located off Oracle Road. We love the steamed dumplings and egg rolls for apps. The entree selections are voluminous and very ample in size. Try the bean curd ice cream for desert.

Thank Susan L
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

We have eaten at the Asian Grain Bistro many times without a problem but this time I ordered take out in person for pickup an hour later. I thought it would save waiting time and since I gave a specific time for pickup thought the food would be fresh. I ordered BBQ pork, egg roll, hot and sour soup and... More 

Thank rfierling
treesa l, General Manager at Grain River Asian Bistro, responded to this review

I feel sorry that you don't like our butter fly shrimp! This butter fly shrimp never have any problem before, I can do exchange different meal for you as long as you bring the recipt! PS...Our cuisine is Asian fusion, you might already use to old style Chinese restaurant's way, so I will suggest you pick up something else. We... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

The food, prices and service are all good which is why they are often very busy. On our last visit we only had a 20 minutes wait but sometimes could be longer. It is well worth it and they do take reservations.

Thank Paul W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Korean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12985 N Oracle Rd Ste 125, Oro Valley, AZ 85739-9525 (Formerly Grain Valley Asian Bistro)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Oro Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 520-818-1555

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