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Mandarin Ogilvie

1137 Ogilvie Rd, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #810 of 2,170 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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153 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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
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28 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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 restaurant reviews
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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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52 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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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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42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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