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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Great food, poor service

The food is so good that we keep going back despite the poor service. It is difficult to get water, forks and the Dim Sum carts do not go to the back of the restaurant. When the carts do come around, after we ask several times, the food is delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
artsy4491
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is so good that we keep going back despite the poor service. It is difficult to get water, forks and the Dim Sum carts do not go to the back of the restaurant. When the carts do come around, after we ask several times, the food is delicious.

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Thank artsy4491
Ottawa
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only go for dim sum on the weekends, 4 or 5 times per year for over a decade. Dim sum is some of the best I've ever had. Shao-mai, har-gau, ginger squid, bbq pork, stir fried gai-lan are all recommended (haven't really had anything bad here). This place is usually busy on weekends so the food trolleys are constantly... More 

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Thank KevinFromOttawa
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, fast service. I have lived in the area for over 30 years but never tried Manderin Ogilvie. I was not disappointed. The food was tasty, piping hot, not greasy and good size servings. I will be returning regularly.

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Thank Angiebaby2004
Ottawa, Canada
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Dim sum here is good however I think they need to change the oil in the kitchen more often as when I leave here I get the bad after taste of old sesame oil. Very expensive too.

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Thank haajet
Ottawa, Canada
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115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Mandarin Ogilvie is located in Ottawa's east end, not too far from one of Ottawa's largest mall. Located in a shared plaza with free customer parking. This is not a buffet, you order from the menu. The menu is very extensive, but we stuck with what we know, and was not disappointed. We ordered beef fried rice, chicken balls, egg... More 

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Thank Wallacia B
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123 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Been twice recently: Dim sum - great place for dim sum on a Sunday morning. It's a good sign when a bus load of Chinese tourists show up! Tasty dim sum as good as what you will find in Hong Kong. The busier a dim sum place is, the better - guarantees fresh and hot food! Dinner - high quality... More 

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Thank WaynePod
Ottawa, Canada
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Mandarin Ogilvie is arguably the best Dim Sum in Eastern Ottawa. The place is huge but lineups can still be long on special days. Dim sum items are fresh and hot with lots of variety.

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Thank chillwills
Florida
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347 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

The Mandarin Ogilvie continues to be our favourite dim sum restaurant. Over the summer, we went there once or twice a month for Sunday dim sum. We've been going there for years and years, and always find the the staff to be warm and friendly. We usually phone for a booth. We tend to order a few dishes when we... More 

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Thank Golferboy18
Toronto, Canada
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99 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This local restaurant serves excellent Chinese food - best I found so far in Ottawa. This will be my stop whenever we visit Ottawa. The quality is comparable with ones in Toronto. The price is a bit high.

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Thank Jim P
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

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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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, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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