Oceania Inn: ‘Good name, good food, good price’
Looking for a place to have great food and a good time? OU News Bureau reporters have visited some distinctive eateries in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties to learn more about what these places have to offer. Reporter Cheyanne Kramer visited Oceania Inn in Rochester Hills and spoke with restaurant manager Amy Leung.
Tell me about the history of this place.
We’ve been open since 1972. One of the oldest restaurants in Rochester. It used to be in the other side by the Meadow Brook Village mall. In our first location, by the downtown area, from 1972 until 1975, then the mall up till 1998, then we moved here.
Describe what this restaurant offers patrons.
We have a liquor license, but people don’t order that much drink in a Chinese restaurant. We have a lot of carry out, too. Lots of people sitting down to eat, too.
Why would someone want to come here?
We have good food, nice service. And we have a good name in the community. When you say Oceania, I guess everybody knows us since we’ve been here for so long.
What do you do that’s different from other places like this?
Good name, good food and good price. You can get a good meal for a decent price. Now a day … so many restaurants in the area would not be able to be sit down, they’re fast food. In order for people to remember, you need good food, decent price and good service.
What’s one thing everyone should order here?
It used to be the almond chicken or the sweet and sour chicken, but now most the time the General Tso chicken and the sesame chicken are popular. Our fried rice is very good, too.
How many people work here?
Fifteen to 20 people work here.
What does the future hold for this place?
If we could, we’d like to expand. Just do the best we could and stay in business.
Oceania Inn is at 3176 Walton Blvd, Rochester MI, 48309. (248) 375-9200.
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