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Reviewed January 3, 2022 via mobile

Super basic, very small, zero ambiance, BUT …very convenient if you are staying at the Quality Inn, that it is literally attached to. I had lunch there : shrimp and veggies. It was good but nothing special. If you like it spicy they WILL bring...the heat so be aware. I love the spice and they brought it fiery hot. A normal person should get it at “level 1” ! VictorBMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 19, 2020 via mobile

Ordered online per the restaurant’s request when calling. Quoted one hour but took two hours . Couldn’t get them on the phone for hours... Finally heard back about them processing our refund (as we didn’t accept the food once it finally arrived). Overall, our twin...toddlers ended up eating Pb&J’s, and we ended up sorely disappointed with this experience.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 22, 2020 via mobile

Great find here! Highly recommend this restaurant. The food is fast fresh and heated/ spiced up the way we like it. We love the food here. Perfect hidden gem!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed February 13, 2020

It is about the food and value. Great lunch specials and menu. Don't be fooled by the location inside a Quality Inn. The entry ambiance is a bit warn but it is about the food. Inside is nice. Several Vegetarian options including "chicken" dishes that...are awesome. Try it soon!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 3, 2020

The food is good and the prices are OK. Not the best place to dine-in but we use the take out option. They often have coupons and those are a great deal.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

I evaluate many chinese restaurants from their preparation of their stock for Wor Wonton soups and this place lacks it all. It was a long wait for service and by the time the food was served I lost interest in the excessive wait for they...were not very busy at all and not concerned with the quality of what they offer. I avoid this place within a Quality Inn hotel.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Good service, excellent food. I have eaten in and had them cater a meal for 8 people. It was excellent.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

This place is tucked into the back of the Quality Inn & Suites, facing McDonalds and only has about 10 tables. They also have a full bar and the take-out business keeps the phone ringing constantly. Everything is made to order and is top quality....If you like Egg Drop Soup, order theirs. The Korean BBQ is delish and their Kung Pao Shrimp & Scallops is better than PF Changs. Looking forward to eating my way through this menu!!More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch the place is clean and service was quick. I had shrimp fried rice which was nice and tasty . I also had two chicken egg rolls which I enjoyed .Have been looking for a place for Chinese food since moving to lake...forest and I finally found one I like.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Food was a solid five. We got three dishes: Kung Po, Garlic Chicken and teriyaki chicken. Soup and egg roll appetizers were great. Food came right out. The location on the side of the quality in was kind of quaint and inviting at night. Inside...was clean and the decor new with some booths to choose from. Beer prices were reasonable. It's a solid 4.5 for the price. Definitely be back.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

This is a nice little Chinese restaurant in the Quality Inn & Suites in Lake Forest. We went on a Friday evening around 6 pm, it was a little quite for the first 15 minutes then the place filled right up. We ordered the Cream...Cheese Wontons, Orange Chicken, Mongolian Beef, and the Mixed Fried Rice. Everything was great, the only thing is the young lady that worked there was out hostess, took care of the phone orders, walk-ins, and served us. Then owner need to show great appreciation to this young lady, she is a very hard worker, but with it getting so busy it was not fair to make her run the entire front-end of the restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Olive Tree Chinese Kitchen serves very good food and is an excellent value. This is my third visit and best meal so far. I ordered the Vegetarian Orange "Chicken" which was so good I had to ask if they were sure it wasn't real chicken....Other dishes I highly recommend are the string beans and the vegtable chow mien. Although I haven't tried it myself, my husband swears by the kung pao chicken. The restaurant is small and attached to a hotel but don't let that dissuade you from giving them a try. I highly recommend Olive Tree Chinese Kitchen!More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

We've been here a few times when it was a different restaurant. It's been under this new ownership about a year and a half now but we were only able to check it out today. Although there were not a lot of dine in guests,...they do a lot of take out. We were given complimentary appetizers of vegetable egg rolls and cream cheese wontons and they were good. We ordered chicken dumplings and wonton soup to start and we all enjoyed it. We really liked the dumplings. From the "other" Chinese menu, we ordered the fish filet in black bean sauce, honey walnut shrimp, and pineapple fried rice. We all liked the food. However, I didn't like the pineapple or chicken in the fried rice. Our food came at different times but it was not bad. We would have preferred all our food to be served at the same time. But service was friendly and we will be back again.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed April 9, 2017

Located half mile southeast of the I-5 and Lake Forest Drive, on Rockfield Blvd, and well-hidden on the ground floor behind the lobby of the Quality Inn and Suites, and next to McDonald’s the OLIVE TREE CHINESE restaurant is a mini restaurant that offers quality...Chinese food at an affordable price. Look for the sign next to the entrance of the hotel. With a seating capacity of fewer than 30 customers, it reminds me of the little shoe-box restaurants in Madrid, Paris, and Tokyo. It is called the Olive Tree because they cook with olive oil. It is open seven days a week with lunch served from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and dinner from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. On our first visit, I ordered the Orange Chicken (4.0 on a scale of 5.0 is best). The large order came with hot and sour soup (4.0), hot egg roll (4.0), with plenty of egg fried rice (4.0) and a side of broccoli (4.5). My wife ordered the Honey Garlic Jumbo Shrimp (5.0) with the same sides (4.0) as my order. The shrimp dish (lightly fried with honey garlic and sesame) was delicious. We enjoyed our meal and had to take some of it home. Quick and friendly service.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed April 7, 2017

This isn't what you'd expect. It's a Chinese restaurant inside the Quality Inn. The name is funny, too: Olive Tree Chinese Kitchen. Maybe it was an Italian place before? Anyway, the food is good and the quantities are generous. The price is right. So, if...you're staying at the hotel or need a quick lunch or dinner, give them a try.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Olive Tree Chinese Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5