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Oolong Chinese Bistro

12411 Bandera Road, Helotes, TX
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Ranked #9 of 36 Restaurants in Helotes
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
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San Antonio, Texas
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173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The location is very well kept -- and when we stopped in for lunch was full with many ordering take-out. The food is average in taste -- as is the service. The quantities are quite large and a very diverse lunch menu with what I'd consider good prices. So if you are looking for a local place to grab a... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

By age 50, over 50 percent of your taste buds are gone. That might be one explanation for folks finding the food bland here. I fit into that quinquagenerian continuum, yet I find the food to be fresh, hot, and very flavorful. The wait staff is friendly and accommodating and are perfectly willing to make culinary changes to suit individual... More

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Mission, Texas
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had the lunch specials, hot and sour soup was good and the rest was just average. The food was kind of bland and the fried rice had no flavor. I have no complaints but I will probably will not eat there again.

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San Antonio, Texas
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I'm not chinese and have never been to China. I don't know and probably wouldn't enjoy much "authentic" chinese food, especially based on what's presented on the Food and Travel channels. So when comparing with Pei Wei/PF Changs and other chinese restaurants of that nature, this one stands above the rest. Atmosphere is quaint and pleasing, not trying too hard.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Several visits to this conveniently located neighborhood restaurant have all proven great. The service is excellent and the food fresh. It's usually quiet, so chatting with others isn't a chore.

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San Antonio, Texas
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

What a great Chinese Bistro ! Lemon chicken is fantastic ! we went back twice it was so good ! I also liked many other things on the menu. no delivery but pick up is available. If you like good chinese try this place !

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I'm thinkin' I'm ready for some Chinese to ingest at least a few vegetables to assuage my guilt for eating so much Mexican food lately. So I grab my chopsticks and head for the closest red lantern sporting, paper fan hanging, guqin music playing, black laquered room partitioned restaurant I can find. Enter the dragon . . er-r-r . .... More

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Helotes, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Comfortable seating and quiet atmosphere, but the food is dull, low quality, and heavy on gooey cornstarch-syrup. Some ingredients (shrimp) were not fresh. When we were there, all customers were Caucasian or Hispanic--not a good sign! You can find much better Asian food in a 10 or 15 mile radius.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

I have eaten here at least four times in the last year or so because it is close and convenient. The service is always fast and friendly, the place is clean, and the prices are extremely reasonable, especially the lunch special. However, the food, for my taste, is a bit bland, and the dishes lack individuality.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Clean, pleasant restaurant. Always good service and very friendly staff. Food is delicious, and diners get sizeable portions. We love the egg drop soup. Our favorite place to go for good Chinese food.

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