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Review of Mandarin Ogilvie

Mandarin Ogilvie
Ranked #560 of 2,840 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed May 16, 2014

It had been several years since we had been to the Mandarin. We had friends in town and decided to go for Peking duck. It was as good as the last time we had it. We had the three dishes: skin, soup and stir fry. We also added an extra dish of Thai noodles. The service was friendly but maybe a little rushed. All in all we had we had a pleasant evening.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

All the dim sum is fresh and delicious, the dim sum comes on a cart pushed around the restaurant. Try the ginger squid, Har Gow, glassy veggie dumplings. The downside, the parking is limited, and sometimes can get really noisy when it's busy.

1  Thank Genie22
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

We made a reservation for 4 on a Saturday at noon, and when I arrived at the restaurant I realized I need not make a reservation since there were only a handful of clients.
We had dim sum and the food was really good and the waitresses were all smiles and jovial
At around 2 PM the same number of clientele and the place was still not busy, but something out of the blue happened. There was a gentleman ( behaved like a manager) came over prompted by one of the waitress and said is this the table and took the tally-sheet abruptly and disappeared,
We were just so surprised to see his mannerism, as if to say we have been there too long and to get out! A few minutes later we were given our receipt to pay and left disgusted at their behaviour. I just wondered in this day and age of good customer service and competition, I should not and will not return to this restaurant and will tell all my friends of our inferior treatment

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3  Thank george l
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

We've been going here for years. The food is very good, well-prepared and served quickly. Prices are mid-range for dim sum. If you go on a slow day, it's better order food al la carte as some dishes sit too long on the cart & become cold. Busy days like Mothers Day etc are extremely busy.

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1  Thank chillwills
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

We have been going to Mandarin Ogilvie for close to four years now. It has become a standby favourite for Chinese food and the number one choice for dim sum. It's quite popular which makes it quite crowded sometimes, especially at dim sum time. The service has always been good and the one guy (not sure he's the owner or manager) always greets you like a friend.

The food is very good and above average compared to other Chinese restaurants. In terms of taste it's at the level of Beijing Legend on Bank, but service is usually a lot faster. Some of our favourites are the tofu and fish dishes which are extremely well done. Portions are not the largest compared to other restaurants but are definitely adequate.

Dim sum is quite good here and probably as good as you would be able to find in Ottawa. Lots of standard fare like shrimp dumplings and rolls and various buns. Some other stuff like congee is also available but you have to ask for it.

Overall a great place for dinner and dim sum.

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2  Thank Purpledoc
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