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Posted by anonymous on 02/07/2014
I ordered chicken with cashew nuts lunch special. The chicken was undetectable in some kind of doughy greasy fried breading. I though it would be pieces of chicken. It didn't say otherwise on the menu. I wouldn't eat it because there was only the tiniest bits of meat within this gross coating. Also, the rice was old and stale tasting. What a waste of $10.00.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/19/2013
If you feel like being rushed and snapped at while you place a food order on the phone. This is the place for you. If you want to receive your order, give a generous tip, recieve a grunt from the delivery guy, this is the place for you. If you want your order to be incorrect at least 2/3rds of the time. This is the place for you. If you then call about the incorrect order, and receive no apology whatsoever and a manager that resents you for even calling. This is the place for you. Oh and the food...its okay.
Posted by Upper Westsider on 07/20/2012
I was upset when Ollies 84th Street closed. It wasn't my favorite Chinese restaurants but it was always consistent and convenient. It was like a neighborhood Chinese Diner. When Ollies To Go opened I was happy. Their food is even better than the bigger sit-down Ollies. The delivery is very quick. The old Ollies was closer but took much longer to deliver. I love the chicken and shrimp in brown sause, pepper steak and roast pork wonton and noodle soups. Pricier than most Chinese take out but worth it.
Posted by Roger on 09/26/2011
My wife and I have been regular customers for more than 6 months. At the beginning, the food ranged from not too bad to sometimes pretty good, and the place was a good value. It was never great, but it was reliable, and the service was also acceptable. Recently this has changed for the worse. The fish, vegetables and noodles are old and taste as if they had been kept in the refrigerator for about a week before being cooked. Finding someone who speaks enough English to take an order is an ordeal, but this will not be a problem for us, because we will not be ordering from there any longer. We are looking for a better Chinese take out restaurant to take the place of this one. I don't know how this restaurant can stay in business with such old, stale tasting food.
Posted by lucia on 08/15/2011
The few appetizers we ordered recently were a major disappointment, espcially the steamed vegetable dumplings -- perhaps a teaspoon of a vegetable mix enveloped in the thickest, gummiest, icky-green colored dough imaginable. Where in the world do they get these dumplings? They must be machine-made, for no self-respecting chef or sous-chef or busboy would admit to making them. I remember when Ollie's first opened on 84/B-way: the dumplings were made by hand in full few of passers-by in the restaurant's Broadway-facing window. After that ended, it was all down hill. Nothing much improved after their move to 89 St.
Posted by GHitchcock on 08/09/2011
Food is good but the woman answering the phone could not speak english well enough to take an order. I patiently repeated my phone number 4 times and my address 3 times. very, very frustrating.
Posted by Insight on 07/25/2011
Food is excellent, for best kept secrets, try beijing duck sandwhich and/or soy sauce chicken soup or meat platter. Delivery is blazing fast ~10 mins sometimes, although i live 7 blocks away, so. Value is solid, not as cheap as you canfind, but totally worth it.