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Onion Restaurant and Tea House

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4211 Charlestown Rd, New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 981-0188
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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New Albany, Indiana
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57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Customer service was lacking as well as a tasty meal.There is a new Chinese restaurant in town that serves very fresh and reasonably priced meals.It is called the Green Tea . The Onion needs to be friendlier to customers and more attentive. The day I was there a young child (about 4) was present with the server and seemed to... More 

Thank Phyllis W
Jeffersonville, IN
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138 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is something comforting about being able to order Chinese food from a menu, have it prepared for you, and you only, have it served fresh and hot and to your taste. As far as I know this is the only place left in the immediate area where you can get chinese food like this. Having something set on a... More 

1 Thank TonyS1950
Columbus, Ohio
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227 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

A diamond in the rough in Southern Indiana! After a day at a convention, we were hungry. So, we decided on Chinese food. This place really filled the bill. The décor is not bad, could use some improvement. However, they make up for it with the food. This was some of the best Kung Pao Chicken I ever had. The... More 

Thank jacklbarnhart
Louisville, Kentucky
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Having lived in the Middle East, I know what real hummus is suppose to taste like. Most place have really good hummus, BUT, this little gem of a restaurant has the real thing! The owners and their children run this little cozy restaurant. The wife used to be a caterer in the "old country". She knows her stuff! Everything is... More 

1 Thank luvsmickey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

This is a strange little place with a varied menu. The atmosphere is unusual - the restaurant is in an old house that has long been a restaurant. Parking is easy. Have been here several times and every time the food was good. Regular American fare is also available so it is an easy place to take kids.

Thank Minger2228
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113 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

I decided to get all appetizers and soup. Egg rolls were just ok. Potstickers were amazing. I had sizzling chicken soup and it was so good I can't wait to go back. It was delicious. Have seen this place for years but never stopped in. I will be back soon.

Thank Mary S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

This is my first TripAdvisor Restaurant Review, but I believe Onion Restaurant is very deserving up a big thumbs up! My family and I have been going there for several years, and have never had a negative experience of any kind! We often take friends with us, and have had groups of 8 at several times. The staff is kind,... More 

Thank Kay D
New Albany, Indiana
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161 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Quirky and kitschy, flavorful and not bland, great service and inexpensive; the Onion has it all. I had lunch there yesterday. For $6.50 I had egg drop soup with dried noodles, Mongolian Beef, rice, and an egg roll! You can even get a nasty combo at McDonalds for that! I also ordered the Crab Rangoon. They were all good as... More 

Thank DanaRod213
St. Petersburg, Russia
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Great food, clean restaurant and friendly staff, would recommend to anyone. The prices are very good and the best Oriental restaurant in all of Indiana.

Thank Michael S
Greenville, Indiana
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

So trying something new and different we came to the Onion Restaurant and Tea House. Food was not bad, but my taste buds just told me that this was no different than any other take with a fortune cookie. Service was good, and was seated and served in a quick and timely manner. Nothing bad to say about the place... More 

Thank Sumo S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4211 Charlestown Rd, New Albany, IN 47150
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  New Albany
  • Phone Number: (812) 981-0188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?