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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
a pre theater bargain

Very good Chinese food. At any time, at least half the customers are oriental. The menu is extensive and the quality is good. They have lunchtime bargains from Mon to Fri. Great choice for pre matinee lunch during the week

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Sabba17
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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Very good Chinese food. At any time, at least half the customers are oriental. The menu is extensive and the quality is good. They have lunchtime bargains from Mon to Fri. Great choice for pre matinee lunch during the week

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Basel CH
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We can highly recommend this chines restaurant at 411W. 42nd Street. There is a large choise of dishes and the portiones are large. The prices are realy moderate, average price is about us dollar 15 for a dish. As at any chines restaurants you will get Tee free "a la discretion" . We went there whole week and there were... More 

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panama city
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81 restaurant reviews
258 helpful votes 258 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
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30 helpful votes 30 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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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
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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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Denton, Texas
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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  • Cuisine: Chinese

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