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1137 Ogilvie Rd, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613-749-8838
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Worst Chinese food ever...

We have been here for dim sum on numerous occasions and we love it. It's more expensive then Chinatown but it's nice to switch it up every once in a while. We went for dinner because we were in the neighbourhood and based on that experience, I am not sure we will ever go back. The service was... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
Tunab5
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We have been here for dim sum on numerous occasions and we love it. It's more expensive then Chinatown but it's nice to switch it up every once in a while. We went for dinner because we were in the neighbourhood and based on that experience, I am not sure we will ever go back. The service was horrible, one... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Mandarin Ogilvie is not located in the Ottawa Chinatown; however we prefer its location near St-Laurent and Ogilvie for the large and free parking space. Dim-Sum restaurants do not offer the same menu here in Ottawa and the variety of dishes found at Mandarin is great. Freshly made and not warmed up like other places, we adapted this one fort... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went for dim sum on a saturday for lunch. Tried a variety of things but nothing was that great. One rice noodle dish was really overcooked. I liked sticky rice in the banana leaf. Don't think I'll go back.

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My wife and I and the family go here all the time, never disappointed with the food. It can get busy and yes sometimes you will have to wait or ask for certain dim sum items but be patient. The food is good.

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Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is not your regular Chinese restaurant where you go for the spare ribs and chicken balls, it offers very unique varieties on the old favourites as well as many authentic Chinese dishes. Personal favourites are the Hunan Dumplings in a spicy peanut sauce, Spicy Shrimp (6 huge prawns cooked just right) and General Chao chicken which is the best... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been going here for over 40 years. Despite the fact that the place is getting a bit stale, I still enjoy the food and like the Dim Sum, even if sometimes the variety leaves something to be desired. It is like an old stand-by. I've lived many years in Asia. The food is not North American Chinese, but... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Went there more than 4 times over the last year (2013-2014), never been friendly, dim sum always the same, not very appetizing sometimes. The last time I went for dim sum, I found a bug in my plate (small- not a roach), they took away the plate and brought me another one, without a word...that was it, I was not... More 

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Ottawa, ON
Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I hadn't been here in over 20 years! I don't think the place has changed much. I went with a group of coworkers. Food: we had shrimp siu mai, rice noodles with pork, deep fried shrimp wraps, sticky rice, BBQ pork buns (baked and steamed), gai lan, beef ribs, etc. etc. Atmosphere: OK Service: OK. I noticed that the same... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I've eaten many times at this restaurant for dim sum at lunchtime, but not very recently. However, my family decided to have dinner at the Mandarin Ogilvie last week. We are used to the wonderful Thai food at Khao Thai, and hoped to re-create that kind of experience. What a disappointment. The food was just barely acceptable - the red... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Enjoyed the dim sum as other visits to Ottawa. Quickly rotating items. Standouts--coriander pork and pork bun. BBQ pork the only disappointment.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1137 Ogilvie Rd, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 613-749-8838

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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