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Sesame Inn Chinese Restaurant

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711 Browns Ln Ste 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15237-2699
+1 412-366-1838
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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pittsburgh pa
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Good Chinese food average priced. Service could be a little better. Our server was very mechanical , not very friendly or willing to make conversation. In fact it seemed to be the same with all of the staff. Atmosphere is nice. Portions were good sized. Ample parking. Overall very good.

Thank razayes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This has been our go to for 14 years. Ken, the co-owner not only works every position to help his staff..but he visits all the tables he can every day to make sure you are completely satisfied. Get the Amazing Chicken with a side of black bean sauce and an egg roll. You'll thank me!!

Thank csinpgh
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85 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Takeout or delivery, we have never been disappointed by the quality of the food. This time we picked up the Orange beef, amazing chicken, Orange chicken, and chicken fried rice. It was ready to go 10 minutes after we ordered despite the restaurant bring very busy. All were very good.

Thank dz_zd
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Have been going here for years. Consistently strong Chinese (American). Lots of traditional options. Had the Mongolian beef, Gen Tsos, lo mein and a tofu dish. All always very good. Soups and egg rolls very good too. Prices are Fair. Full bar. Staff is pretty friendly and efficient.

Thank Roco244297
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Ken Chang, one of the owners, greets as many tables as he can, and works every position to help get the food and drinks to you fast. The portions are huge and the price is perfect. I have enjoyed his meals for 14 years, and I have to say, get the Amazing Chicken with a side of house made black... More 

Thank csinpgh
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101 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Took family to lunch recently. Food is usually very good. This time around our egg rolls were very greasy and our food was cold when it came to the table. Our server was overly attentive, clearing plates and boxing meals while others were still finishing their food. The last thing I want is to feel rushed at a sit down... More 

Thank D A
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

The Sesame Inn is always good. It's consistent. The prices have gone up but the food is still good so I continue to go. I just don't go as often now. Used to get their food at least once a week and now I go once every other month.

Thank khall175
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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155 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I've been hearing this place is the best Chinese in the city but it was nothing very special. The crab rangoons were greasy. Fried rice lacked flavor. Enjoyed the Sunday brunch specials. Good price for the menu options. All white meat chicken made the amazing chicken and general tsos the best I've ever had. That's the best thing I can... More 

Thank Alis0n401
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Worst service ever experienced at a restaurant. Tea was cold. Had wait 10 mines to track down the waitress to get hot tea. Seemed very agitated we asked for hot tea. Never got our water refilled the entire night. Meal came and luke warm at best. Took another 10 minutes to track down waitress. Asked if could heat the food.... More 

Thank kerrman
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Sesame Inn is located on Browns Lane next to the former Northway Mall and the new Toyota Service Center. It is the last remaining section of the old Amarraca grocery store(this will tell you how old I am). Sesame Inn is a local Pittsburgh chain with locations around the area. Each has a distinct location but the menus are standard.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 Browns Ln Ste 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15237-2699
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-366-1838

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?