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Onion Restaurant and Tea House

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4211 Charlestown Rd, New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 981-0188
Today
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • 10
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Onion Restaurant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2014
Bonita D
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New Albany, Indiana
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New Albany, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is average. DO NOT get the sushi. This is not a sushi place. The fried items are the best. The place is small and crowded and the seating is uncomfortable. It is only a step above a self-serve Chinese buffet.

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Charlestown,IN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had lunch today and it was awesome. The food was great, service was great. We highly recommend this stop for lunch!!

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35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Great place to relax and enjoy good food at a fair price. Service with a smile. Quite and relaxing without loud music. Owners family working and grandchildren playing in a corner lets you know families are important here.

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New Albany, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4211 Charlestown Rd, New Albany, IN 47150
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  New Albany
  • Phone Number: (812) 981-0188

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?