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25 Magothy Beach Rd, Ste 106, Pasadena, MD 21122-4461
410-439-3900
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Shining spot in Lake Shore

In an area mostly lacking in worthy dining destinations, this place shines. Tremendous variety, and all of it quite good. Nice wine list, and a cozy ambience. Surprising find in a strip center.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
creekdweller48
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Annapolis
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Pasadena, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have been a regular customer of Olive & Sesame since they opened in Pasadena. I am never disappointed in my food, either dining in or carrying out. The employees are friendly and attentive and the restaurant is clean. This is my favorite go-to for carry out, especially when I want vegetables cooked well. And I can get brown rice,... More 

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Annapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

In an area mostly lacking in worthy dining destinations, this place shines. Tremendous variety, and all of it quite good. Nice wine list, and a cozy ambience. Surprising find in a strip center.

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Pasadena, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The worst food. Tasted like some heated up already frozen grilled chicken strips with a few heated up frozen vegetables. Pure crap!

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Pasadena, Maryland
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have eaten in the restaurant once but ordered take out many times. The food has always been good and the people are very nice and helpful.

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Pasadena, Maryland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Like the bar setup and the booths which offer more privacy than your average open plan restaurant. Good service for both also. Food is very good - no complaints - either eat in or take out. Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Was surprised when walking thru the door at how nicely decorated it was. From the outside it's just part of a strip mall. From the inside the restaurant reaches out to embrace you! There was a variety of sushi that is perfect to share amongst friends! We tried a couple of Chinese dishes & my favorite part is that they... More 

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Pasadena, Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We ordered 2 different Sushi rolls and three entrees. The beef and broccoli was good as was the eggplant. The Pad Thai was just okay. The shrimp in the Pad Thai had absolutely no color, there was no chili pepper to give it the usual kick of Pad Thai and the noodles were stuck together in clumps. Very bland. Stick... More 

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Pasadena, MD
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Good food, excellant service. good atmosphere. Try the sesame shrimp or the vocano shrimp. The sushi is well prepared and very tasty.

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Pasadena
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I am very picky about my sushi, but I have found that Olive and Sesame makes some of the BEST sushi that I have had. Their Maryland Tempora Roll is one of my favorites. They also have many other great options on their menu including healthy options on the Revolution Diet menu which is a nice change of pace from... More 

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Maxeys, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The food was excellent as was the atmosphere. The service was outstanding. An excellent place for a business lunch or dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Magothy Beach Rd, Ste 106, Pasadena, MD 21122-4461
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 410-439-3900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?