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Mandarin Ogilvie

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

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Tasty, inexpensive thai food

We opted for the thai food when visiting - pad thai, satay, singha beer. The service was prompt. Our "booth" was comfortable and the noise level comfortable. Our order was written on our paper tablecloth in code, to aid in the delivery of our food. The prices seemed lower than other places for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
DorothyB99
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Ottawa, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were a family party of six so we chose the dinner for 4 and a couple of other dishes. The food was awful. Too thick and rather tasteless sauces covering not particularly good stuff underneath, meagre portions, and to top it off they tried to hit us with a charge for tea which is the only time in 40... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We opted for the thai food when visiting - pad thai, satay, singha beer. The service was prompt. Our "booth" was comfortable and the noise level comfortable. Our order was written on our paper tablecloth in code, to aid in the delivery of our food. The prices seemed lower than other places for the pad thai. The food had a... More 

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Canada
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Like many reviewers of this restaurant, we've been going to the Mandarin for about 20 years now. With just a couple of exceptions (can't remember what they were; just trying to be honest) we've enjoyed every meal. They have both a Mandarin and a Thai menu. I start getting excited about the soup (hot & sour shrimp with coconut milk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Consistently great food. Family owned and operated and so the service is very effective. This restaurant feels like home to me now; love the food so much. Dim Sum for lunch is fun and excellent!! For the menu, my favorite is T45 in the Thai section of the menu. Like pure gold!! Seafood curry with coconut milk!! Love it. The... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Average may be too high for this place. It has some interesting thai and viet dim sums. Some traditional northern style dishes. But generally service is poor, food is unimaginative and prices are high compared to other chinese restos. This is a resto that you will want to know what you are ordering as wait recommendations may not be your... More 

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Belleville, Canada
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stopped here out of desperation to eat lunch, and were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of service and the excellent food.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Had a great family dim sum on a Saturday, just before noon. Lots of variety, although dumplings and seafood seem to be their specialities. Every dish we had was excellent! They have lots of tables that seat eight, so it is great to bring a crowd. And you can pour your tea and start eating as soon as you sit... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Staff are unfriendly and have no public relations skills. They provide no suggestions and treat their customers like second class citizens. Maybe the owner should pay attention to detail because I will never go back to this place and I will most certainly NOT recommend it to anyone. If you want to be treated horribly it's the place to be!!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This used to be the #1 Chinese restaurant in Ottawa in our books. Over the years things have definitely gone downhill. 30 of us went for dinner last week : we had ordered a special menu to welcome some good friends visiting from out-of-town. How unimpressed they must have been.... We had nine courses: except for the first fried prawn... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

While most of the food was slightly above average, the chiken fried rice was awesome! We did not wait at all to get seated, we waited a decent time for the food, (long enough to know their actually cooking it but not so long as to think "hey were's my food?) The waiters were very helpfull in answering any questions... More 

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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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