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Mandarin Ogilvie

1137 Ogilvie Rd, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #737 of 2,140 restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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64% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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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92 reviews 92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

One thing I like about this place is the mix of Chinese and Thai. They have the two menus mixed in one. For instance if you wanted to get Tom Yum soup(very good) for a starter but didn't feel like a Thai meal that's fine. You can order one of a very large selection of authentic Chinese food here as... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We decided to try Mandarin Ogilvie, because of the positive reviews we have read on this site, and elsewhere. We got take out for 2 - to the tune of $70.00, and the food very quickly hit the garbage can. It was the worst Chinese food that we have ever eaten - anywhere! Doughy, soggy, and greasy spring rolls, with... More

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127 reviews 127 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

We went to the Mandarin Ogilvie for dim sum last week. This has been our favorite Ottawa restaurant for quality Chinese food for years and years. In the last few years, we've tended to go for dim sum, rather than an evening dinner. Wonderful cart service, as well as menu items. As we normally do, we ordered greens, this time... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

It had been several years since we had been to the Mandarin. We had friends in town and decided to go for Peking duck. It was as good as the last time we had it. We had the three dishes: skin, soup and stir fry. We also added an extra dish of Thai noodles. The service was friendly but maybe... More

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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My dad was up visiting and he wanted to go to a buffet being new to Ottawa I didn't really know where there was a place so I google Mandarin if you've been to the Mandarin in Toronto or Barrie you know what I am talking about anyhow this place came on google so we drove over 30 mins to... More

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16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

All the dim sum is fresh and delicious, the dim sum comes on a cart pushed around the restaurant. Try the ginger squid, Har Gow, glassy veggie dumplings. The downside, the parking is limited, and sometimes can get really noisy when it's busy.

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We made a reservation for 4 on a Saturday at noon, and when I arrived at the restaurant I realized I need not make a reservation since there were only a handful of clients. We had dim sum and the food was really good and the waitresses were all smiles and jovial At around 2 PM the same number of... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We've been going here for years. The food is very good, well-prepared and served quickly. Prices are mid-range for dim sum. If you go on a slow day, it's better order food al la carte as some dishes sit too long on the cart & become cold. Busy days like Mothers Day etc are extremely busy.

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