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Onion Restaurant and Tea House

4211 Charlestown Rd, New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 981-0188
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Ranked #16 of 110 Restaurants in New Albany
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Chinese
Most recent review
- Sep 6, 2014
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English first
New Albany, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My mom and I stopped in here on a whim while she was in town, and I'm glad we did. I enjoyed the food and the service was excellent. The only thing I didn't like were the somewhat personal items around the place (as someone mentioned earlier, it looks like they may live there also?). Other than that, I loved... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

well it is a chinese or japense resturant ( i think chinese) there was lots of personal decorations that belonged to the owner sitting around in there and their grocery bags and groceries made us think they lived there in the resturant, a chinese lady who ran it her baby named chloe or something like that about 16 months old... More

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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63 reviews 63 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I ate lunch at The Onion. I had miso soup and sushi. They were both good. The outside of the place looks questionable, but it really is good food. The people are really friendly as well. I'll go back for sure.

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Southern Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My wife suggested that we eat out for lunch on a recent shopping trip and mentioned that Chinese food sounded good--I agreed. We have driven by the Onion for years and have mentioned on several occasions that we needed to try it. Well, yesterday was the day and, boy, were we glad we did. It's nothing fancy but the food... More

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New Albany, Indiana
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14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

It's a strange place but the food was extremely good. I ordered the General Tsao chicken lunch special. At $9.60 I thought it was priced well.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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131 reviews 131 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This was one of the best dishes of General Tso I have ever had. It was very flavorful, crispy on the outside and soft on inside. The rice was well cooked and the egg roll was perfect. I was blown away at how great it tasted. The hostess was fantastic and talked to me the entire time while I waited... More

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Madison, Indiana, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The food was good. The presentation was good. The value was good. The awkward part? Everything. Finding the place and then navigating to it. Our server was well-intentioned and intent on providing good service but clearly lacked training specific to this restaurant. Every question about the menu required a trip to talk to someone in the kitchen. The "vegetarian" menu... More

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Memphis, Indiana
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17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

This family run establishment is really great. The portions are hearty. The food is freshly prepared and the price is right. Try their fruit teas for a real treat.

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Noblesville, Indiana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I don't even live close to New Albany, but if I am in the area. I have to visit The Onion. There are so many great things to rave about this place. Be warned it is a difficult to find the right road to get to it. Turn off at the realty office and car wash and follow the road... More

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indiana
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11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

This is one of my daughters favorite restaurants. They servings are big and very tasty and fairly low cost. If you come during lunch time, the lunch special is your choice of either egg drop or hot and sour soup, an egg roll and an entree for $5.95. Service is usually pretty quick and the food is always hot. If... More

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