Orient Odyssey in Jericho, the younger sibling of Bethpage’s Orient Chinese restaurant, is closed for a reboot.
Reached by phone, owner Tommy Tan said that he was not entirely satisfied with the work of either the kitchen or dining room, and was taking a break to make some new hires and train existing staff.
Orient Odyssey had a difficult birth. It opened last March after more than a year of planning and construction. Newsday’s Peter M. Gianotti gave it two stars in May, writing, “Tan does present many of the more authentic, vibrant Chinese dishes in Nassau. So, the expectations are understandably very high at Orient Odyssey. Based on three recent visits, however, the results don’t always match them.”4 new Chinese restaurants to try on LIPHOTOS11 top Chinese restaurants on LI
The Orient in Bethpage remains open at 623 Hicksville Rd., Bethpage, 516-822-1010, theorientny.com.