Ollie's Noodle Shop & Grill

★★★★☆
  • 2315 Broadway

    New York, NY 10024

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  • 212-362-3111

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Monday 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM Tuesday 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM Wednesday 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM Thursday 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM Friday 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM Saturday 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM Sunday 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM

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I've eaten at Ollies several times and its always been delicious! Unfortunately, I decided to try something other than my "usual" and I was sorely disappointed. The pad thai was overcooked and bland....and I found a hair in it!
I called the manager right away and he had someone deliver me a new dish (my usual). I was happy they rectified the problem, but I'm not sure I'll eat there again.
Also, the menu online has not been updated in the last three years (as noted by the order , which makes it hard to order over the phone.

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★★★☆☆

I've eaten at Ollies several times and its always been delicious! Unfortunately, I decided to try something other than my "usual" and I was sorely disappointed. The pad thai was overcooked and bland....and I found a hair in it!
I called the manager right away and he had someone deliver me a new dish (my usual). I was happy they rectified the problem, but I'm not sure I'll eat there again.
Also, the menu online has not been updated in the last three years (as noted by the order , which makes it hard to order over the phone.

Pros: The food is usually awesome!

Cons: ...unless there's a hair in it.

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Ollie's never disappoints. It is often very over-crowded and you have to slip in between tables that are pretty close together, but as long as you don't mind any of that, come here and eat always good Chinese food. Try not to sit upstairs though, it often gets over-heated up there and it's not fun to sweat through a delicious meal. Good for a drop in or a wonderful lunch or dinner. If you happen to arrive there alone once in a while, they won't make you feel bad about it!

4
★★★★☆

Ollie's never disappoints. It is often very over-crowded and you have to slip in between tables that are pretty close together, but as long as you don't mind any of that, come here and eat always good Chinese food. Try not to sit upstairs though, it often gets over-heated up there and it's not fun to sweat through a delicious meal. Good for a drop in or a wonderful lunch or dinner. If you happen to arrive there alone once in a while, they won't make you feel bad about it!

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A bustling place (consider the location) that is still great; in spite of their hurried atmosphere, the food is tasty, varied, and not overwhelming or cheaply executed.

2
★★★★☆

A bustling place (consider the location) that is still great; in spite of their hurried atmosphere, the food is tasty, varied, and not overwhelming or cheaply executed.

Pros: great food, location, great menu

Cons: rushed

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I'm coming from a delivery standpoint. This place has consistently been the fastest (I think they have a time machine) freshest place for delivery. The scallion pancakes, mixed dumplings, and General Tso's are a great combo. I also recommend the spare ribs. I've also tried the Hunan Mixed Chef Special, which was quite nice. Mediocre dishes are the 'standards' like Moo Shu and Pepper Steak.

I really can't say enough about the delivery. I've been ordering from Ollies for 10 years, off and on, and cannot figure out how they can get everything together and to your door in 15 minutes (Literally). Makes you happy when you're hungry.

2
★★★★☆

I'm coming from a delivery standpoint. This place has consistently been the fastest (I think they have a time machine) freshest place for delivery. The scallion pancakes, mixed dumplings, and General Tso's are a great combo. I also recommend the spare ribs. I've also tried the Hunan Mixed Chef Special, which was quite nice. Mediocre dishes are the 'standards' like Moo Shu and Pepper Steak.

I really can't say enough about the delivery. I've been ordering from Ollies for 10 years, off and on, and cannot figure out how they can get everything together and to your door in 15 minutes (Literally). Makes you happy when you're hungry.

Pros: Delivery Fast and Fresh. Some of the best scallion pancakes ever.

Cons: Some 'standard' items are mediocre.

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In our short visit to NYC, we dined at this location 3 times. The first time, we had barely walked in and sat down and looked at the menu when we were asked if we were ready. Well, no...we weren't....we just walked in the door. We finally decided on the chicken w/eggplant and beef & broccoli. Both were good....no, make that...the eggplant was perfectly cooked. The 2nd time we had the Spicy Tofu w/Pork in Black Bean Sauce. It was truly the tastiest version of MaPo Tofu I've ever tasted, and being from San Francisco I'm no stranger to good Chinese food. Just good, simple food at reasonable prices. The service could be geared more toward the comfort of the diner, though. No one wants a bill thrust in their faces while they're still savoring their meal, okay?

2
★★★★☆

In our short visit to NYC, we dined at this location 3 times. The first time, we had barely walked in and sat down and looked at the menu when we were asked if we were ready. Well, no...we weren't....we just walked in the door. We finally decided on the chicken w/eggplant and beef & broccoli. Both were good....no, make that...the eggplant was perfectly cooked. The 2nd time we had the Spicy Tofu w/Pork in Black Bean Sauce. It was truly the tastiest version of MaPo Tofu I've ever tasted, and being from San Francisco I'm no stranger to good Chinese food. Just good, simple food at reasonable prices. The service could be geared more toward the comfort of the diner, though. No one wants a bill thrust in their faces while they're still savoring their meal, okay?

Pros: Tasty food

Cons: The waitstaff could be trained in courteousy

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This is my first time message... but people need to stop trashing this place! If you dont know what is recommended then dont get it! I sincerely recommend their dumplings, especially their vegatable dumplings. I have had many a dumpling, in many a state, and I believe that these are one of the best that I have ever tried. If you are not in to dumplings, or fried rice, this place is not recommended! Other wise! Order off their extensive appetizer menu! That is what my family does and we very much enjoy their food!!

2
★★★★★

This is my first time message... but people need to stop trashing this place! If you dont know what is recommended then dont get it! I sincerely recommend their dumplings, especially their vegatable dumplings. I have had many a dumpling, in many a state, and I believe that these are one of the best that I have ever tried. If you are not in to dumplings, or fried rice, this place is not recommended! Other wise! Order off their extensive appetizer menu! That is what my family does and we very much enjoy their food!!

Pros: Good dumplings, fried rice, and other appetizers

Cons: parking, service, and all the other food

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As stated by others, the service leaves much to be desired. Unfriendly staff rushing you through the meal. My meal looked like a sandcastle (for lack of a better description) and was entirely tasteless. I wish I could add something positive, but I couldn't wait to get out of there and do not remember much else. To be fair, the visit was in the summer of 2006.

1
★★★☆☆

As stated by others, the service leaves much to be desired. Unfriendly staff rushing you through the meal. My meal looked like a sandcastle (for lack of a better description) and was entirely tasteless. I wish I could add something positive, but I couldn't wait to get out of there and do not remember much else. To be fair, the visit was in the summer of 2006.

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Do NOT go to Ollie's for dim sum (or anything for that matter). Its dim sum is mediocre, over-priced, and mushy crapola. The cart selection is also sad. I went and found the place noisy, hectic, with service that matched the food: very bad. One server was sitting in plain sight clipping his nails. One dish was so poorly made that retained bone slivers in the fatty, poor-quality meat cut our mouths, and then they balked at taking it off the bill. Avoid unless the apocalypse has come and this is the last place open.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Do NOT go to Ollie's for dim sum (or anything for that matter). Its dim sum is mediocre, over-priced, and mushy crapola. The cart selection is also sad. I went and found the place noisy, hectic, with service that matched the food: very bad. One server was sitting in plain sight clipping his nails. One dish was so poorly made that retained bone slivers in the fatty, poor-quality meat cut our mouths, and then they balked at taking it off the bill. Avoid unless the apocalypse has come and this is the last place open.

Pros: location

Cons: Everything else

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Well, I decided to meet a friend and noticed the service was horrible. No one smiled, it took 20 mins for someone to notice i was seated and the attitudes were despicable. It was as though they were rushing each customer to go on to the next. Since our server did not seem to enthused with servicing our table, we did not seem too enthused with leaving him a tip. However, it was so hard not to leave one when they are breathing down your back to see if you will leave a tip whether it be credit or cash.

1
★★★☆☆

Well, I decided to meet a friend and noticed the service was horrible. No one smiled, it took 20 mins for someone to notice i was seated and the attitudes were despicable. It was as though they were rushing each customer to go on to the next. Since our server did not seem to enthused with servicing our table, we did not seem too enthused with leaving him a tip. However, it was so hard not to leave one when they are breathing down your back to see if you will leave a tip whether it be credit or cash.

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Horrible Service!!!

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Ollie's is a wonderful place to go when you have a craving for Chinese food. The place is always hustling and pretty full, but I have not had to wait long for a table. The service is good and definitely speedy. Prices are fair, especially given that it's in New York. My absolute favorite dish is the Scallion Pancakes. They are fluffy and delicious. They have several locations throughout the city including one by Columbia and also one in Lincoln Center.

4
★★★★☆

Ollie's is a wonderful place to go when you have a craving for Chinese food. The place is always hustling and pretty full, but I have not had to wait long for a table. The service is good and definitely speedy. Prices are fair, especially given that it's in New York. My absolute favorite dish is the Scallion Pancakes. They are fluffy and delicious. They have several locations throughout the city including one by Columbia and also one in Lincoln Center.

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I took my parents to this fast past/dinner-esque noodle restaurant in hope of a good meal without burning a hole in my wallet (or my stomach, for that matter). Our waitress was unfriendly and seemed to be overwhelmed by the Sunday crowd. The restaurant was also a bit noisy, but aside from those two negatives, everything turned out great. Their hot and sour soup was loaded with vegetables and had a mild enough zing to clear my sinuses... For the main course, we shared the chicken and eggplant with garlic sauce (highly recommended for eggplant lovers!), the beef with snow peas (also tasty) and pork lo mein (the best noodles I've had in a long time). The bill was relatively inexpensive for 3 soups and entrees of great quality chinese food. Again, I highly recommend this restaurant.

2
★★★★☆

I took my parents to this fast past/dinner-esque noodle restaurant in hope of a good meal without burning a hole in my wallet (or my stomach, for that matter). Our waitress was unfriendly and seemed to be overwhelmed by the Sunday crowd. The restaurant was also a bit noisy, but aside from those two negatives, everything turned out great. Their hot and sour soup was loaded with vegetables and had a mild enough zing to clear my sinuses... For the main course, we shared the chicken and eggplant with garlic sauce (highly recommended for eggplant lovers!), the beef with snow peas (also tasty) and pork lo mein (the best noodles I've had in a long time). The bill was relatively inexpensive for 3 soups and entrees of great quality chinese food. Again, I highly recommend this restaurant.

Pros: food, price

Cons: service, noise

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It's a shame that it's not good, a little greasy, and generally unpleasant since it's so nearby. My scalion pancake was small and burnt and they tried to get jazzy with the egg drop soup (i think they added corn... why?) and salmon fried rice needed a little more umph. Small portions, indifferent service.

1
★★★☆☆

It's a shame that it's not good, a little greasy, and generally unpleasant since it's so nearby. My scalion pancake was small and burnt and they tried to get jazzy with the egg drop soup (i think they added corn... why?) and salmon fried rice needed a little more umph. Small portions, indifferent service.

Pros: rarely a wait

Cons: slow, inattentive, poor food

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Not as bad as I thought it would be for a Chinese place in Times Square. It's very crowded though, especially the couple hours before shows start. But the noodle soups are pretty good and the price is decent. Of course, if you want the real deal (i.e., authentic Chinese noodle soup), head to Chinatown. The food here tends to be a little Americanized. But if you happen to be in the area and crave the cuisine, it's a good place to stop in.

3
★★★☆☆

Not as bad as I thought it would be for a Chinese place in Times Square. It's very crowded though, especially the couple hours before shows start. But the noodle soups are pretty good and the price is decent. Of course, if you want the real deal (i.e., authentic Chinese noodle soup), head to Chinatown. The food here tends to be a little Americanized. But if you happen to be in the area and crave the cuisine, it's a good place to stop in.

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Ollies is always packed. On a Friday or Saturday night you will always have to wait to get in. The prices are quite average (about $9 for a standard dish). Some excellent dishes include lo mein, which is not greasy and very flavorful, the spare ribs, and the noodle soups. The rest of the dishes are average. The service at Ollies, however, is very bad. They rush you out in order to serve more people. It is not the kind of place where you will want to linger and talk.

3
★★★☆☆

Ollies is always packed. On a Friday or Saturday night you will always have to wait to get in. The prices are quite average (about $9 for a standard dish). Some excellent dishes include lo mein, which is not greasy and very flavorful, the spare ribs, and the noodle soups. The rest of the dishes are average. The service at Ollies, however, is very bad. They rush you out in order to serve more people. It is not the kind of place where you will want to linger and talk.

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hmm.. what can i say about ollies? well the waiters could care less about but the food and price is great. if ur on a low budget and have a craving for chinese food, this is the place to go. also the place is so big, u never have to wait to be seated!

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★★★☆☆

hmm.. what can i say about ollies? well the waiters could care less about but the food and price is great. if ur on a low budget and have a craving for chinese food, this is the place to go. also the place is so big, u never have to wait to be seated!

Pros: large, good value, exellent menu

Cons: noisy, a little crowded, not very good service

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Rude, rude, rude. We called in an order for delivery. The person on the phone 'tsked' her tongue repeatedly and whined when we had to ask repeatedly for her to repeat the order, then hung up on us before we could confirm. When we called back to cancel the order and talk to a manager, a different person came on, said our order wasn't in, and said 'ok, bye' and hung up on us _again_ after we asked to talk to a manager!

0
★☆☆☆☆

Rude, rude, rude. We called in an order for delivery. The person on the phone 'tsked' her tongue repeatedly and whined when we had to ask repeatedly for her to repeat the order, then hung up on us before we could confirm. When we called back to cancel the order and talk to a manager, a different person came on, said our order wasn't in, and said 'ok, bye' and hung up on us _again_ after we asked to talk to a manager!

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the food was good and it came quick. its a place to go if you dont have all the time in the world for lunch and want to get something quick. my favorite has to be the sesame chicken and the noodles are pretty amazing also. Although its good that the food comes quickly i also felt a little rush. I guess it depends on who your waiter is like any other restaurant.

2
★★★★☆

the food was good and it came quick. its a place to go if you dont have all the time in the world for lunch and want to get something quick. my favorite has to be the sesame chicken and the noodles are pretty amazing also. Although its good that the food comes quickly i also felt a little rush. I guess it depends on who your waiter is like any other restaurant.

Pros: inexpenisve, good food, huge menu

Cons: kinda rushed, sometimes crowded

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Talk about a breath of fresh air in the hustle & bustle of Times Square. Ollie's offers an extensive menu ranging from hot noodle soups to traditional Asian noodle dishes. Relatively inexpensive considering you're in the heart of Manhattan. Clean and open atmosphere. Great place to load up on carbs to boost your energy level...helping to continue your journey through NYC!

2
★★★★☆

Talk about a breath of fresh air in the hustle & bustle of Times Square. Ollie's offers an extensive menu ranging from hot noodle soups to traditional Asian noodle dishes. Relatively inexpensive considering you're in the heart of Manhattan. Clean and open atmosphere. Great place to load up on carbs to boost your energy level...helping to continue your journey through NYC!

Pros: Inexpensive, Ample seating

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The food was good, but the place was very crowded...

1
★★★☆☆

The food was good, but the place was very crowded...

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As a periodic visitor to Ny, I always make it a point to eat at Ollie's. The food is fresh, flavorful, and fast. Our entire family agrees that Ollie's House of Noodles most regularly gives us the best eating in Manhattan. Other restaurants can be stupifyingly expensive for mediocre food. For cheap and delicious, Ollie's wins.

2
★★★★★

As a periodic visitor to Ny, I always make it a point to eat at Ollie's. The food is fresh, flavorful, and fast. Our entire family agrees that Ollie's House of Noodles most regularly gives us the best eating in Manhattan. Other restaurants can be stupifyingly expensive for mediocre food. For cheap and delicious, Ollie's wins.

Pros: taste, fresh ingredients, extensive menu

Cons: too rushed

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I went to Ollies with my friends, and I have to admit, I don't see the fuss. The service was decent and food served timely, but the taste was certainly nothing memorable. The servings were small and food taste like takeout. Save your money and go to Flushing...

1
★★★☆☆

I went to Ollies with my friends, and I have to admit, I don't see the fuss. The service was decent and food served timely, but the taste was certainly nothing memorable. The servings were small and food taste like takeout. Save your money and go to Flushing...

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I have eaten at a few Ollie's branches, a few times each and have gotten mixed results. The very first time I went it was not crowded (rare, but it happens) and I had VERY good food - dumplings and steamed veggies. The service was great.

On other times i haven't been so lucky. Bad service and rush-job food.

So take your chances - but at these prices (very low) you can't lose much and if you go at a non-peak time (like a Monday or Tuesday night) you'll likely have a good experience.

A must for college students or anyone on a budget. (Who likes Chinese food.)

2
★★★★☆

I have eaten at a few Ollie's branches, a few times each and have gotten mixed results. The very first time I went it was not crowded (rare, but it happens) and I had VERY good food - dumplings and steamed veggies. The service was great.

On other times i haven't been so lucky. Bad service and rush-job food.

So take your chances - but at these prices (very low) you can't lose much and if you go at a non-peak time (like a Monday or Tuesday night) you'll likely have a good experience.

A must for college students or anyone on a budget. (Who likes Chinese food.)

Pros: Cheap, Can be tasty, Hearty

Cons: Crowded, Service often rushed, Quality Variable

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The cold sesame noodles and sesame shrimp are my favorite dishes at this fun, fast and cheap place. Great for groups and sharing dishes.

2
★★★★☆

The cold sesame noodles and sesame shrimp are my favorite dishes at this fun, fast and cheap place. Great for groups and sharing dishes.

Pros: fast service, fun environment, they deliver

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The scallion pancakes and soups are good... most everything else is ok. The lunch specials are reasonably priced, but I avoid this place when I can only order off the regular menu. It's a little too pricey for fast-food chinese, in my opinion.

1
★★☆☆☆

The scallion pancakes and soups are good... most everything else is ok. The lunch specials are reasonably priced, but I avoid this place when I can only order off the regular menu. It's a little too pricey for fast-food chinese, in my opinion.

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You can't go wrong at Ollie's. The food is awesome and the price is unbeatable. The waiters couldn't care less about anything but turnover, but you'll forget all about that when you take your first bite. Kung Pao Chicken has a few too many peanuts (ask for less, but good luck with compliance) but it's excellent. Hot and Sour Soup melts in your mouth

2
★★★★★

You can't go wrong at Ollie's. The food is awesome and the price is unbeatable. The waiters couldn't care less about anything but turnover, but you'll forget all about that when you take your first bite. Kung Pao Chicken has a few too many peanuts (ask for less, but good luck with compliance) but it's excellent. Hot and Sour Soup melts in your mouth

Pros: Food, Price, Quick Seating

Cons: Attitude, Attitude, Attitude

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I always enjoy eating here and try to do so whenever I'm in this area. The food is of a much higher quality than all of the nondescript Chinese restaurants in my neighborhood. The service is good, the food tastes fresh, and even the fried dishes are not too heavy or too breaded. I highly recommend it, especially the noodle dishes!

2
★★★★☆

I always enjoy eating here and try to do so whenever I'm in this area. The food is of a much higher quality than all of the nondescript Chinese restaurants in my neighborhood. The service is good, the food tastes fresh, and even the fried dishes are not too heavy or too breaded. I highly recommend it, especially the noodle dishes!

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I've tried Ollies a few times since it's near work, but it's generally been subpar. I like the scallion pancakes and a few other dimsum items, but the main dishes are generally not that flavourful and terribly overpriced!

1
★★★☆☆

I've tried Ollies a few times since it's near work, but it's generally been subpar. I like the scallion pancakes and a few other dimsum items, but the main dishes are generally not that flavourful and terribly overpriced!

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For every restaurant that lives up to its hype, there are many more which are disappointing. Unfortunately Ollie falls into the latter category.

The food is average at best and not at all close to authentic. However, I believe cuisine doesn't have to be authentic to be tasty and enjoyable, this is the case in fusion and pan-asian cooking. Even in this regard, Ollie falls short.

If you are looking for some quick Chinese food uptown, there aren't too many choices. But for real tasty food or an enjoyable dining, take the time to travel midtown or downtown for better options.

1
★★★☆☆

For every restaurant that lives up to its hype, there are many more which are disappointing. Unfortunately Ollie falls into the latter category.

The food is average at best and not at all close to authentic. However, I believe cuisine doesn't have to be authentic to be tasty and enjoyable, this is the case in fusion and pan-asian cooking. Even in this regard, Ollie falls short.

If you are looking for some quick Chinese food uptown, there aren't too many choices. But for real tasty food or an enjoyable dining, take the time to travel midtown or downtown for better options.

Pros: Location, decent price

Cons: food

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I had the "Little Bit of Everything" Soup which lived up to its name and was pretty good. The portion was very fair for its price as well. But the location near Columbia seemed to have a considerably more difficult time running itself than the location in the 70s (I think that's where it is). Generally, I always look down on a waitress who puts a lemon in my Corona instead of a lime. Who doesn't have limes???

1
★★★☆☆

I had the "Little Bit of Everything" Soup which lived up to its name and was pretty good. The portion was very fair for its price as well. But the location near Columbia seemed to have a considerably more difficult time running itself than the location in the 70s (I think that's where it is). Generally, I always look down on a waitress who puts a lemon in my Corona instead of a lime. Who doesn't have limes???

Pros: Fair Price, Decent Food

Cons: Ditzy Waitstaff, I asked for water..., Did you forget water?

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This is authentic chinese food at is best! The food is superb (and cheap!)...I especially love their noodles and roast meats. The service was friendly and the food arrived quickly. This place is especially great for before or after a movie since their locations are so great with lots of entertainment nearby...I would highly recommend this place!

2
★★★★★

This is authentic chinese food at is best! The food is superb (and cheap!)...I especially love their noodles and roast meats. The service was friendly and the food arrived quickly. This place is especially great for before or after a movie since their locations are so great with lots of entertainment nearby...I would highly recommend this place!

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This particular Ollie's is the biggest of the bunch. A more limited menu than the other locations, though still quite large. The steamed vegetable dumplings are divine. The soups are quite good too. The enclosed patio in front is good for a casual quick takeout bite. Try to sit downstairs within the restaurant, upstairs is quite crowded. For how quickly they produce the food, it's all remarkably good.

2
★★★★☆

This particular Ollie's is the biggest of the bunch. A more limited menu than the other locations, though still quite large. The steamed vegetable dumplings are divine. The soups are quite good too. The enclosed patio in front is good for a casual quick takeout bite. Try to sit downstairs within the restaurant, upstairs is quite crowded. For how quickly they produce the food, it's all remarkably good.

Pros: Good food, Quick service

Cons: Crowded, Noisy

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This large franchise is better than it has any right to be. The soups and noodles are definitely the way to go--I really like the duck ones. The entrees aren't too memorable, but not bad either. What's really amazing is how fast they turn this stuff out. It's large enough that you never have to wait long for a table, either.

2
★★★★☆

This large franchise is better than it has any right to be. The soups and noodles are definitely the way to go--I really like the duck ones. The entrees aren't too memorable, but not bad either. What's really amazing is how fast they turn this stuff out. It's large enough that you never have to wait long for a table, either.

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The place is perpetually packed for a reason. Make that a few reasons: the food, the quick service, and the low prices. The scallion pancakes alone---made with just the right oiliness, light dough and flavor---put Ollie's ahead of the pack…

 

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