Kirkland >Food & Dining > Olive You
89 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA | Directions 9803347.675269 -122.206994
Daily 11 am - 11 pm, bar until 2 am
Neighborhoods: Moss Bay
Bad food. Overpriced. – Walked into this place while hanging around Kirkland waterfront hoping for a good meal but YUKKK!! Bland tasteless food served cold. Way overpriced.
My new favorite Patio Spot! – Went with some girlfriends last night for happy hour goes until 7:00!! Drinks were great, food was even better and service was also great. Would reccomend happy house becuase the prices are a little high but the food we had was great. Sat on the patio wich was awesome inside looks nice so I wil try that next time. Will be back!
Terrible Service – The menu is good, food is ok, tiramisu was recommended but was the worst I've ever had and tiramisu is my favorite dessert. Overall will not go back just because of service. It was slow but our waiter never checked up on us and we had to constantly ask assistance from the hostess. I have been to their sister Trevelli and think their service is by far better.
Small business invoice not paid – Why support a family-owned restaurant that doesn't pay a small change bill from a small business vendor? There are too many other fine restaurants in Kirkland - spend your money somewhere else.
Such bad service and inconsistent food – You never know what you're going to get here and the food is low quality... I lived in Turkey for years and this is not good Turkish food. And this restaurant has the lousiest servers... food takes forever to arrive, the orders are incorrect, and each person's meal arrives about twenty minutes apart from their dinner companions.
BEWARE OF TALL DARK CURLY HAIRED SERVER – Terrible experience. Went in June 09 for a lunch meeting and was double charged on my credit card for our meal. A young woman with dark curly hair was our server. She seated us and took our orders but her attentiveness and communication skills were terrible. She doesnt really listen to anything anybody says and is super defensive at all times. She is maybe 25, has a very condescending attitude and her overall customer service is straight up TERRIBLE. Totally wouldn't go back strictly due to her.
As far as my credit card goes, I called 3 times and one of those calls I spoke directly to the owner who assured me he would take care of it...yet as I'm writing this I still have not seen my card reimbursed. I went in in person tonight and the same server was there tried to tell me there was nothing she could do to help and I'd have to come back a week later and talk to the owner. Again, super unhelpful and just plain weird vibes from this girl. Another waitress who was younger and way more attractive came over and was a lot more helpful. Even as this other girl was trying to help me, the tall server was all in my face trying to bogard (sic) the situation trying to tell me like it was. The younger server gave me a look while the tall one was talking like "ignore her, shes crazy"... after that, I just turned my back on her. Its like she's a total control freak or somehting that is super insescure and she was offended that I didn't just take her at her word and leave. All I want is my money back for being double charged!!!! Is that too much to ask????? All the other girls in there understood and were way more helpful and sincere. However, not the tall server. SHE IS REALLY BAD SHE NEEDS TO BE FIRED ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On the brighter side, the food here is amazing!!!!
PAY IN CASH ONLY !!! – I have eaten here many times, over the years, and usually the service is very poor. I had been willing to overlook the crappy service, because I LOVE the " La Fontana's" but, the last time, I ate there my card was double charged, I contacted the owner " Timur " and he said he would fix it.
Well, he never did " I had to file a fraud claim with my bank to get reimbursed" So, if your expectations, of getting decent service, are low and, you have cash on hand.. they do have really good gyros.
Not bad for an Saturday evening out – A group of us girls went there for a birthday celebration on a Saturday /We called ahead and our table was ready when we arrived. It was busy and noisy, fine for us semi-rowdy group of 40+ women. The belly dancer was entertaining and spent alot of time dancing on top of our table. The food came at a normal pace and was quite tasty. The wine was enjoyable as well. Parking was no problem, we found on street parking a block away. I would probably go back if i lived closer to the restaurant, but id still recommend it for a fun enjoyable evening.
Save your money!!! – My husband and I managed a rare evening away from our toddler. We headed to a Olive You wanting to stay close to home.
It claims to be open late and serve dinner until closing.
Upon entering we were told that they were not cooking anymore tonight, about an hour before closing, and that we could have something out of the display cases. Everything in the cases looked picked over and old.
We said no thanks and headed over to Romio's and had lovely dinner, hot and served late.
We love Romios!
We tried ordering take out from Olive You and the order was wrong and missing key ingredients.
I would avoid this restaurant. Rencently they moved their tables out over the entire sidewalk so their is no place to walk past their restaurant.
What a disaster! – My husband took me to Olive You for my birthday, thinking we could get a quick bite before a show. No such luck! After being told to seat ourselves, our waitress brought menus to the table without so much as a "Hi". We ordered drinks, which ended up sitting on the bar while the waitress sat behind the counter eating a snack. We ordered an appetizer of baba ghanouj and it arrived with a pile of cold pita bread (menu said it would be grilled). While waiting for our meal, both my husband and I visited the restroom, which is a shared facility with one or two other businesses in the same building. My husband reported that the men's room was dirty and disgusting AND the toilet seat fell off. The women's room had no toilet paper. After we returned to the table, we waited and waited and waited for our meal. The waitress left our empty appetizer plate on the table. We also noticed during this time that there was a large puddle of water forming in the middle of the restaurant floor. A customer had to alert the staff of the situation. That waiter then brought out a dirty bucket and mop, which he ended up leaving in the middle of the floor as the puddle continued to grow. After about 30 minutes from the time we ordered, my husband told the waitress we were on our way to a show and asked how much longer the entrees would be. She asked the chef, who was just on the other side of the counter from our table. He told her it would be 10 more minutes. He had not even started cooking our food! He then tried to get us to order something else that wouldn't take quite as long. We told the waitress that we would have to cancel our order and left hungry. At that point we heard the chef yell, "Cancel the chicken souvlaki," in an irritated tone.
Needless to say, we will not go back! We recommend you bypass Olive You and head a little further south to Gorgeous George's for great service and excellent Mediterranean cuisine.
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