Denver >Food & Dining > Little Ollies
2364 E 3rd Ave, Denver, CO | Directions 8020639.720827 -104.958628
Mon. - Fri. 11am - 3pm;Sat. - Sun. 3pm - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Country Club, Southeast Denver
The Americanized exception to Dnvr's bad Chinese – Well into the 80s, Denver had no Chinese food what a backward hole. Thats what Howard Stern said after his radio show was pulled from the air here (paraphrased). I dont know when Denver's first Chinese restaurant arrived, but most of them suck so badly I can see why the genre never went very far. But, of course, there are exceptions.
For take out, Wok Uptown is the only option. To sit down, its Little Ollies, a local version of P.F. Changs. Like Changs, it offers inexpensive Americanized fare that is well prepared. The service and atmosphere are good, too. Ollies could benefit from some competition, but its respectable.
The Best – This is THE BEST chinese food in Denver. The Yushan Chicken is to die for, the restaurant's atmosphere is unlike most chinese restaurants in that it's nicely decorated, clean, comfortable and cozy...definitely a place you could have a romantic dinner.
High Priced Asian... – Very Trendy... but Very High Priced for the quailty Ollie offers. Good Service, but Very difficult to find parking. The small front door area makes the wait for a table very frustrating. We found the Cuisine very average considering all the hipe about the quaility, and with the tight table space the main dinning area is Not very kid friendly.
Chinese for those who don't know better – The food is only one step up from the fastfood Panda Garden, but twice as expensive. The menu items were trite and not particularly well executed. Our pork appetizer was dry and chewy, my chicken stir fry not at all tender. If you are looking for chinese food with mass appeal and similar ambience, you're better off with PF Changs.
the best – Little Ollie's is delicious, hot, yummy food. My kids love it! The serves has always been very good. This is by far our favorite chinese place. We drive 40 minutes to get there. The parking is bad, but that is Cherry Creek for you.
Grrreat!! – This is easily the best chinese food in Denver. Unlike most of the chinese places around here, they don't put you in a dark table covered in plastic. The food is awesome and comes out quickly. Been here countless times and always have had a great server. If you complain about parking, you probably are a little slow to realize that it's not the restaurants fault. And if you have to wait, well, that's good that other people are interested.
Do Not Take It For Granted! – I just moved from my lifetime home of Denver, to the Californialess East Coast. Here, the Chinese cuisine falls short of anything that I ever had on the West Coast, including Denver.
Little Ollie's is a breath of fresh air to the Chinese food community! It's fabulously fresh, and oh so tasty!
It's one of the only trendy, non-commerical, places that I know of to enjoy fresh Chinese food.
Check it out, it isn't that bad!
Best Sesame Chicken Ever! – Every time I go to Little Ollie's, I can't help but get the sesame chicken. It is the best I've ever had. And every time I go with other people who order other menu items, they all end up eating off of my plate. The sweet and sour sea bass is also amazing.
Fast service and great food! – Great place to go for lunch during the week if you work around Cherry Creek - for quality Chinese food and fast service.
Awful Service - Mediocre Food – The service is predictably poor - even for Cherry Creek. Firstly, there is no reliable parking, and consequently it makes for a poor lunch date. The service is horrendous because: (a) you cannot make reservations for lunch; (b) they like to have you stand in line like trained pigs while they pass preferred customers through like a nepotistic sieve; and, (c) the service is slow, and the staff incredibly rude. Secondly, of lesser import is the food: which lacks any notoriety whatsoever. Everything seems to be missing something, and what should be the notables (because they are often specials) taste as if everything in the kitchen were thrown into a pan for fifteen second then slapped on your plate. Don't eat here if you like Chinese food; in fact, don't eat here if you like food and/or courtesy.
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