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Posted by LawStudentX on 09/14/2005
Ollie's is a staple for me. The food is always quality, ranging from pretty good to exquisite. The delivery in the area is amazingly fast, I wondered if they had psychic powers or something. Sitting down is usually a crowded affair, but it's worth it. The Dim Sum is ok, but for real dim sum you need a specialty place. They have very blah dim sum, nothing adventurous or particularly noteworthy, but again, not bad. I reccomend them for delivery over every other place in the area.
Posted by kirby on 09/08/2005
The fact that Olllie's is fast and convenient to Lincoln Center is the only thing to recemmend it. The food was mediocre at best: cold, almost tasteless. The noodles were overcooked; the leeks were impossible to chew. I'm looking for somewhere else convenient before a Lincoln Center event.
Posted by Crave on 08/24/2005
The service here is not good. They yell at you to wait in line once you get there. It wasn't a long wait because the place is huge. Once we got there we felt extremely rushed to leave. The waiters were not very friendly, either. The food, though, was pretty decent- it wasn't greasy and tasted pretty good. They have a large menu, so even the picky eaters can find something they like. The steamed vegetable dumplings were tasty and the picked cabbage and shredded pork noodle soup was very good. The Singapore Mai Fun was also good. I wouldn't rush to go back but I'd drop in if I was in the area and felt like sitting down to eat good, inexpensive Chinese.
Posted by Ben on 08/21/2005
If you're looking for old fashioned down home American Chinese, this is your place. A good mix of tradition roast cantonese meats plus all the traditional favorites like fried rice, noodles, Sesame Chicken, Dumplings, and MuShu Pork. Delivery is fast and the value is great. Food is dependable and hits the spot.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/13/2005
Have been to Ollie's several times only because we like the food and the prices are decent. However, the staff is rude and inattentive.
Posted by Aisin Biya on 08/07/2005
In an ocean of pretend Chinese restaurants, Ollie's shines authentic with lightning fast service, gu-zheng (Chinese zither) music while you wait to be seated, and classic dishes expertly prepared. The scallion pancakes look and taste filled with scallions, hot and sour soup is authentic, the dumpling wrappers are amazingly fresh and homemade, the vegetables are fresh, and everything looks and feels wonderful in the mouth. The dumpling sampler has two of four visually distinct varieties--perfect for sharing. The menu appeals to both the conservative and adventureous palletes alike with multi-regional options sure to please anyone from any major Chinese city. No matter what sort of Chinese food you are into or what the dining occasion happens to be, there is something for you. The dine in experience is first rate with highly attentive staff eager to refill your water or tea or bring you something. Seating was within 10 minutes with three staff members guiding diners with better than mapquest accuracy and speed. I have never see a staff so helpful, food made with such loving care, and prices so reasonable for what you receive. As a Chinese, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and options in the food--most US based "Chinese" restaurants never come close to this good! If there is just one Chinese restaurant you ever dine at in all of New York City, dine at Ollie's.
Posted by sandy on 07/01/2005
The service was poor. The kitchen was unclean. There was nonexistent decor....And the food is the same throughout the 3 chains...very mediocre Chinese food for Manhattan prices. Not recommended.