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411 west 42nd street, New York City, NY 10036
2128686588
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Wonderfully authentic

We visited for Sunday lunch at the recommendation of a friend, who advised us to order off the traditional Sichuan menu. We pointed to a double cooked fish filet & a spicy beef dish. I think they got both our orders mixed up. We received a whole fish in an amazing sauce with red pepper, ginger... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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316 reviews 316 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I went to Ollie's with a group of friends. We ordered appetizers and 5 dishes to share. Every dish was incredible. I liked the cashew chicken, dumplings, and Moo Shu vegetables with the pancakes. The staff was wonderful and they charged my phone for me as I ate. I cannot wait to return.

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Corona, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Ollie's was very good, cheap Chinese food near the theater district. We enjoyed it so much we went back again during our weeklong trip. We only had the sweet and sour pork and the fried rice, but both were really good. Large portions, so be prepared to share or take leftovers home with you. Very inexpensive by NY standards and... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I love Ollie's on West 42nd Street. Great dumpling and lo mein dishes. Sweet and sour chicken is good, too. Fast delivery and tasty food!

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ny,ny
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Service is fast and food is good if you're in a hurry. Located on 42nd St near 9th Av. Quaint restaurant and close to Port Authority.

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Muncie, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We visited for Sunday lunch at the recommendation of a friend, who advised us to order off the traditional Sichuan menu. We pointed to a double cooked fish filet & a spicy beef dish. I think they got both our orders mixed up. We received a whole fish in an amazing sauce with red pepper, ginger & garlic. The beef... More 

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Pewsey, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I recently visited Ollie's with two friends and left very disappointed. We had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated which was ok as they were busy. They eventually found us a table tucked away in a corner but forgot the first course of one of our group, serving it with his mains. My meal was average at best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I had a great, reasonable lunch at Ollie's twice during my recent visit to NYC. Good location near Times Square, and delicious lunch entries come with soup and tea for under $8. One quibble: the staff is not very personable or friendly.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I always stop at Ollie's whenever I travel to New York City. At peak times, the place is crowded and feels like there is no breathing room between tables, but the service is fast, and the prices are very reasonable (by Manhattan standards). They also have some very nice options for vegetarians: flavorful and spicy hot Szechuan tofu dishes and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We chose this restaurant as it always looked busy as we were walking past and overall I was pleasantly surprised. The staff were very efficient and brought out water and green tea as soon as we sat down. They were always on hand, without being overbearing, to get us anything we needed. There was a varied menu and despite choosing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is where we go for Chinese food outside of Chinatown when we're in New York City. We particularly love going there on Christmas Eve. (It's packed. Get there early.) Plenty of authentic dishes on the menu. I always use Dry Sautéed String Beans as my measure of a Chinese restaurant's quality and competency, and Ollie's string beans are about... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 411 west 42nd street, New York City, NY 10036
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 2128686588

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