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Ollie's

Noodle Shop & Grille
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    RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
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  • Chinese, Noodle Shops
  • 2957 Broadway, New York NY10027 40.8075857 -73.9640739
  • (At 116th St)
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  • (212) 932-3300
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User Ratings (Based on 96 reviews)

2.575
Food 2.9 Value 3.0
Service 1.8 Atmosphere 2.4

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 932-3300
voice
(212) 932-3301
Fax:
fax
(212) 749-0811
Notes:
$1 Delivery Charge For Location Above W 136th St or 5th Ave - Madison Ave. $2 Delivery Charge For Location Above E 181st St If The Order Amount Is Under $30. Visa, MC, AmEx
Hours:
Sun-Thu: 11am-12am Fri-Sat: 11am-1am
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Open Late, Delivery, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Catering
Min Delivery:
8.00

User Reviews

  • Ollie's

    Posted by Bob on 05/10/2007

    Poor service

    I quite like the restaurant due to its food, atmosphere and proximity to Columbia. Nonetheless, the service is terrible. If you ever do something that delays their time, they will look at you differently, grunt or even give you a rude answer!!! I don't plan to go back to this restaurant. In addition, there are other good options close by that treat you muuuuuuuuch better!!!

  • Ollie's

    Posted by Patrick on 04/29/2007

    Yum

    It was fantastic food - the staff is a little "hurried" but they leave you alone so it doesn't really matter.

  • Ollie's

    Posted by nativeNY'er on 04/12/2007

    Do they want customers?

    The food isn't spectacular at Ollies but I occasionally eat here b/c it is open late and across the street from Columbia. I have noticed the huge decline in ratings for this location. I believe the problem is a result of the way the customers are treated. While they've never been friendly, they have gotten so rude over the past few years. It's almost like they don't want customers. I don't understand how they would behave like they do and expect people to return or stay without walking out. I walked out the other night b/c i just couldn't take it any longer. i walked in at midnight (they close at 2AM) b/c i was up at columbia and it was open. the minute i walked in, they told me 'cash only'. when i asked them if this was a new rule or if the machines were broken, they wouldn't answer. perhaps they didn't understand but after i politely stood there (looking confused) for about a minute waiting for them to answer, they said it was ok. i'm guessing they like to close down the credit card machines 2 hrs before closing and just expect the customers to comply. it's kind of crappy but if they were nicer in general and didn't behave as others have described here, i might be able to forgive it. so, as they told me it was okay, i walked out. i don't need any favors from them. i have to tell you that not one table was taken in that restaurant. there was one person waiting for an outgoing order and that was it. this is very rare for ollie's to be empty at midnight during the semester. they are digging their own hole after they spent tons of money to renovate.

  • Ollie's

    Posted by CUStudent on 02/25/2007

    okay

    They have great vegetarian dumplings and I highly recommend their Yung Yung deluxe. But I must caution you: They are rude on the phone. Sometimes I order from somewhere else because I don't feel like dealing with them. They get frustrated when you can't understand what they are saying, even though they speak too quickly and too poorly for any reasonable person to understand. I order from them when I am desperate (they deliver pretty late), but I would never set foot in there and deal with their obnoxious service. Some people complain about speed of delivery but I happen to think they are really fast. The delivery guys will sneer at even the most generous tip, even though I live right across the street.

  • Ollie's

    Posted by Anonymous on 02/09/2007

    Get off my back

    Ollies is fast and fairly inexpensive. However, the servers stand over your table once you are finished eating and nearly push you out. It is very uncomfortable!

  • Ollie's

    Posted by BookishBabeBetty on 12/10/2006

    Good Food, Overbearing Service

    We love, love, love the sauteed ginger beef, but never eat it there! When you sit down, they stare for long stretches of unbroken time; they continue reaching over your plate to pick up the odd napkin or discarded chop-stick wrapper; and they frequently don't understand what you say at first. However, I continue to order take out or have it delivered becasue its tasty and cheap! And you can't beat that in NYC...

  • Ollie's

    Posted by Anon on 12/04/2006

    Rude, yes, but quick and not bad food

    Agree with other reviewer: rudeservice (on phone and in person). I order from them regularly, and the rudeness is pretty consistent. On the phone, I'm often asked to hold, hung up on, yelled at for trying to vary an order. Delivery people pound loudly on my (single) office door (they've come many times and know it's a single office). They scowl and grumble at 20% tips. However, they are relatively fast (in the Chinese delivery world) and, most important to me, they can actually find my office without a problem. Food is decent: not great, but much better than a lot of the Chinese places. I order moo shu vegetables often, and it's quite good. Regular dishes with vegetables and jumbo shrimp or chicken always look very good: quite fresh. Meat is fatty and low quality (but I find that almost everywhere). Vegetable dishes (i.e. without meat or fish) are nice and crunchy (i.e. not overcooked), but tend to be too sweet (they use a lot of heavy sweet sauces). If you ask for anything that you design yourself (or sesame noodles), they'll give it to you steamed with sauce on the side, and the result is pretty bad. If you want much better food and nicer service, try Pearl's (but they're slow and won't be able to find difficult delivery locations).

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