Leaving another restaurant at Tamiami Square in North Naples, I saw the nearby O’mei and my stomach sank.

I hadn’t visited this upscale Chinese restaurant since it returned to this plaza off U.S. 41 earlier this year. Then my stomach growled when I remembered how delicious O’mei can be.

Executive chef Mark Cheng and his wife, Mary, first opened O’mei Chinese Cuisine in this very spot 11 years ago. They packed up and moved to a Naples Boulevard location in 2014 before returning to their original home in April. 

“We have some consistent customers that have come since we were in this location,” Mary Cheng said in an April interview. “People loved this location, and we did too.” 

O'mei's pan-fried egg noodles come with chicken, shrimp and scallops.

I wanted to learn more about that love, and thus this review found me tucked into the corner of an O’mei booth in a dining room that seats about 150 but, on this day, only contained the three people in my party and the occasional customer bobbing in and out for takeout. 

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