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“The very tastiest Chinese food” 5 of 5 stars
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Ocean View Chinese Restaurant
Ocean View Chinese Restaurant, Narragansett, RI 02882
401-783-9070
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Ranked #36 of 86 Restaurants in Narragansett
Cuisines: Chinese, Seafood
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Rhode Island
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4 restaurant reviews
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“The very tastiest Chinese food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Each dish is prepared individually, using the freshest ingredients. Although it can be slow at times, order the appetizers in advance and they will be ready when you arrive and you won't be hungry. Try all the top ten dishes and find out they are all very different and very flavorful.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Narragansett, Rhode Island, United States
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“Had to give it up”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

The food used to be fabulous and still CAN be good but the service is surly- she is even rude to us when we do carry out!

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Newport, Rhode Island
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“Horrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

This restaurant should be avoided. The service is usually poor, and the food is average. When I used to go here it often took a long time to get our food. The management is downright scary - I have heard the owners fighting in the kitchen more than once! Not a place to eat and definitely not a place to bring your kids. You have so many other choices in Mariner Square - like Arturo Joe's and Mariner Grille....even Domino's Pizza is a better choice than this place. AVOID!

Visited March 2011
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“Slow... but Simply Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Ocean View has a large dining area, a large menu... but is really is a 2-person show. The hostess waits on all the tables, and is the cashier. Her husband is the invisible chef in the kitchen who insists on making everything from the scratch. So you get the freshest, flavorful, skillfully prepared food. But, as you can imaging, this takes time. So, take a bottle of wine or a 6-pack of beer (this is a BYOB place), order a simple appetizer, order your food, and enjoy conversing with your partner, friends, or family. The food is really superb, well worth the wait. Our favorite? The shrimp in shells cooked with large garlic cloves and basil... mmmm...!!

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Newport, Rhode Island
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“Worth the drive, Worth the Wait - Best Chinese in RI !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

My family has been coming to this restaurant for years. We bring friends and family along most of the time. It is truly one of the best kept secrets in Rhode Island! Here are the things that you must know if you plan to go: Don't go for the decor etc...Go for the food! Expect to wait. All dishes are prepared by the owner one at a time. - which is why the food is so outstanding. So, on a weekend or busy night you can expect to wait. However, the restaurant is BYOB, and there is plenty of room in the hallway for kids to run around etc.
Don't be rude ! The owners take real pride (as they should) in their restaurant. The chefs wife will take your order, and is excellent about recommendations. She has no time or patience for rude customers, so if you are up for quick and easy nice and greasy chinese food this is not your place! Don't even think of going to Ocean View if you can not deal with the "quirky temperment" of it's owners. Their unique "charm" combined with exceptionally fresh and delicious food is what makes this place special. So take the drive, get there early, enjoy that nice bottle of wine you brought, and enjoy some of the freshest and best chinese food in the state! and.....don'tbring your plastic! Thy only accept cash, and are closed Tuesdays.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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