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12411 Bandera Road, Helotes, TX
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Since this restaurant is in the neighborhood, we have lunch here about twice a month. The numerous lunch choices, tasty food, and bargain price are part of what make us repeat customers. I have eaten in numerous Chinese restaurants in my life (I always hate it when someone else uses this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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Helotes (San Antonio),Tx
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

One of my favorite places for Chinese. Clean and cozy atmosphere, good service, great food and prices really reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

we have eaten here before and always choose this restaurant when we want Chinese food. The menu is varied, with both lunch and dinner specials. The servers are always accommodating and the restaurant is clean and updated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Since this restaurant is in the neighborhood, we have lunch here about twice a month. The numerous lunch choices, tasty food, and bargain price are part of what make us repeat customers. I have eaten in numerous Chinese restaurants in my life (I always hate it when someone else uses this not-so-qualifying phrase, but thought the parody was apropos in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I gave this place a 3 out of 5 mostly because of their service and the convenience to our home. The wait staff and hostess are always friendly and accommodating. We are a family of 5 from age 12 to 63 and have always had a good experience. Not bad, but nothing special, fast and convenient location to where we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This Chinese restaurant received good reviews which was the only reason we decided to get take out from here but now we're left scratching our heads wondering who on earth left such rave reviews because the food was as bad as bad gets. It neither resembled or tasted like any Chinese food I've ever had in my entire life and... More 

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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Oolong Chinese Bistro

Address: 12411 Bandera Road, Helotes, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Helotes
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12411 Bandera Road, Helotes, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Helotes

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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