2315 Broadway, New York, NY | Directions 1002440.786901 -73.978000
Monday 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Sunday 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
The food is great....most of the time... – I've eaten at Ollies several times and its always been delicious! Unfortunately, I decided to try something other than my "usual" and I was sorely disappointed. The pad thai was overcooked and bland....and I found a hair in it!
I called the manager right away and he had someone deliver me a new dish (my usual). I was happy they rectified the problem, but I'm not sure I'll eat there again.
Also, the menu online has not been updated in the last three years (as noted by the order , which makes it hard to order over the phone.
Bustling but worth the rush – A bustling place (consider the location) that is still great; in spite of their hurried atmosphere, the food is tasty, varied, and not overwhelming or cheaply executed.
Insane delivery- best I've ever seen. – I'm coming from a delivery standpoint. This place has consistently been the fastest (I think they have a time machine) freshest place for delivery. The scallion pancakes, mixed dumplings, and General Tso's are a great combo. I also recommend the spare ribs. I've also tried the Hunan Mixed Chef Special, which was quite nice. Mediocre dishes are the 'standards' like Moo Shu and Pepper Steak.
I really can't say enough about the delivery. I've been ordering from Ollies for 10 years, off and on, and cannot figure out how they can get everything together and to your door in 15 minutes (Literally). Makes you happy when you're hungry.
Satisfying food – In our short visit to NYC, we dined at this location 3 times. The first time, we had barely walked in and sat down and looked at the menu when we were asked if we were ready. Well, no...we weren't....we just walked in the door. We finally decided on the chicken w/eggplant and beef & broccoli. Both were good....no, make that...the eggplant was perfectly cooked. The 2nd time we had the Spicy Tofu w/Pork in Black Bean Sauce. It was truly the tastiest version of MaPo Tofu I've ever tasted, and being from San Francisco I'm no stranger to good Chinese food. Just good, simple food at reasonable prices. The service could be geared more toward the comfort of the diner, though. No one wants a bill thrust in their faces while they're still savoring their meal, okay?
Editorial Review by Marcella Veneziale – This chain brought Chinatown-style dining to the UWS in 1989, and still serves their namesake noodles and Hong Kong style dishes.
You have to know what to get! – This is my first time message... but people need to stop trashing this place! If you dont know what is recommended then dont get it! I sincerely recommend their dumplings, especially their vegatable dumplings. I have had many a dumpling, in many a state, and I believe that these are one of the best that I have ever tried. If you are not in to dumplings, or fried rice, this place is not recommended! Other wise! Order off their extensive appetizer menu! That is what my family does and we very much enjoy their food!!
Horrible Food and Service – As stated by others, the service leaves much to be desired. Unfriendly staff rushing you through the meal. My meal looked like a sandcastle (for lack of a better description) and was entirely tasteless. I wish I could add something positive, but I couldn't wait to get out of there and do not remember much else. To be fair, the visit was in the summer of 2006.
A crime against dim sum, a new low for NYC service – Do NOT go to Ollie's for dim sum (or anything for that matter). Its dim sum is mediocre, over-priced, and mushy crapola. The cart selection is also sad. I went and found the place noisy, hectic, with service that matched the food: very bad. One server was sitting in plain sight clipping his nails. One dish was so poorly made that retained bone slivers in the fatty, poor-quality meat cut our mouths, and then they balked at taking it off the bill. Avoid unless the apocalypse has come and this is the last place open.
Horrible service – Well, I decided to meet a friend and noticed the service was horrible. No one smiled, it took 20 mins for someone to notice i was seated and the attitudes were despicable. It was as though they were rushing each customer to go on to the next. Since our server did not seem to enthused with servicing our table, we did not seem too enthused with leaving him a tip. However, it was so hard not to leave one when they are breathing down your back to see if you will leave a tip whether it be credit or cash.
Great value for the Upper West Side – I took my parents to this fast past/dinner-esque noodle restaurant in hope of a good meal without burning a hole in my wallet (or my stomach, for that matter). Our waitress was unfriendly and seemed to be overwhelmed by the Sunday crowd. The restaurant was also a bit noisy, but aside from those two negatives, everything turned out great. Their hot and sour soup was loaded with vegetables and had a mild enough zing to clear my sinuses... For the main course, we shared the chicken and eggplant with garlic sauce (highly recommended for eggplant lovers!), the beef with snow peas (also tasty) and pork lo mein (the best noodles I've had in a long time). The bill was relatively inexpensive for 3 soups and entrees of great quality chinese food. Again, I highly recommend this restaurant.
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