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Posted by Confused on 12/26/2010
I am uncontrollably picky yet somehow the food wasn't all that bad. What got me going was the cold soup and their cold response when I told them that they gave me a stapled foam box with a soup like sauce in it that of course ruined all my clothes. Yet I guess one must understand that they were to busy conversing how few guests they had and between the 10 or so staff oddly waiting at the front door for people to arrive, unhappy customers were not of great importance.
Posted by dissapointed on 12/15/2010
I have had Ollies in the past and from what I remember- it was good. Due to the cold weather I was in the mood for some soup! I ordered the vegetarian Mandarin soup. It was awful! The (bland) broth came separate from the noodles and veggies. The veggies were frozen overcooked mush, on top of watery overcooked noodles. Completely unappetizing and yucky...
Posted by anonymous on 12/02/2010
not one thing right. homeless sleeping in the take out area foreshadowed what was to come. was in a great mood in great company, and we all had the same reactions and experience. amazed that they can remain open and busy. Skip this place!
Posted by former Ollie's regulars on 11/23/2010
I live in the neighborhood and have been a fan of Ollie's (first the old 84th Street location and now this one) for a very long time. The food was always good and consistent. It's been gradually going downhill, but now it's reached the point that we will never order from them again. You never know what you'll get...thin sauce... thick sauce like jam plopped on top of raw vegetables.... It's been a few too many times in a row that the food has been inedible. We kept giving Ollie's the benefit of the doubt because we remember the old Ollie's. But we're done now. There used to be a line out the door for a table and that doesn't happen any more. I guess we're not the only ones who no longer want to eat their food.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/12/2010
Posted by Ribo on 08/06/2010
My Soy Chicken looked like the fossilized remains of some poor hapless creature. It was mostly bones (ribs, vertebrae, and carnage). Most of it was not edible, there were just a few strings of chicken meat. It looked like something a flock of vultures would leave behind after they were done. If I had known they were serving up roadkill for lunch I would have gone to one of the many other affordable yet decent restaurants in the area. Additionally, 90% of this orders was a brick of tasteless white rice all stuck together and molded to the shape of the lunch container. If you can chisel off a flimsy plastic fork full of rice your a better person than I. 3% is composed of actual chicken (again, the quality of which is questionable) and the remaining 7% was composed of chicken bones and the usual filler like dried noodles, spicy mustard, free tea bags, etc. Additionally, my Sweet & Sour soup was neither sweet or sour, or good. We spent the better part of 5 minutes trying to figure out what was in it. It looked like a cross between chicken chunks and the inner contents of a lava lamp. It also tasted rancid. Uhm, this is the worst Chinese food I have ever had. Otherwise, the girls at the counter were nice and the overall atmosphere of the restaurant/seating area are fine. If you want to experience what having lunch would be like shortly after an apocalypse or after you were marooned on a remote island, please have lunch here.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/31/2010
Though the servers may not be the nicest the food comes out pretty fast. I come here all the time with my friends and no matter how many off us are there or what we order it's never more than $20 a person. I love the seseme chicken and scallion pancakes.