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“Very long wait”

Olive Kitchen + Bar
Ranked #19 of 1,024 Restaurants in Johor Bahru
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed April 5, 2014

We were very disappointed with this restaurant. We waited 1 hour for a pizza & some butter chicken. The restaurant was half full so I wouldn't like to be there when it's full. Each time we asked how our meals were traveling we were told 5 minutes but we actually didn't get our meals until we asked for the bill for our drinks & just said to forget the meals. We felt a little sorry for the waiters who were running at one stage back & forth. The meals were reasonably tasty, butter chicken too spicy for children. The Manager offered 15% discount upon leaving but was not worth the 1 hour wait with little kids after a huge day at Legoland.

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Reviewed April 4, 2014

Olive offers great food in a relaxed laid back setting by the harbour side. And all this at a very reasonable price. No indian beers though.

This week was my 5th visit there. I got chatting with Mr Narayan the restaurant manager Nice guy, very attentive, watches the food preparation, presentation, staff, etc like a hawk. Even while talking to me, he excused himself so he could personally welcome a small group that turned up. Very impressive guy. Seems to be the guy holding it all together for Olive, the secret sauce so to speak.

1  Thank Rajiv C
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

Great indian food. Good service. Nice ambience. Great view from the restaurant. Just a lot of mosquitos somehow >_<

2  Thank weisionggoh
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

the food here is very good, always busy. Staff very attentive. The bar area always seemed to be full, but given it does have a good location overlooking the Marina, it is not surprising.

1  Thank mike0205
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

Great newly opened (2013) place right on the harbour front, serving excellent Indian food. We had fish tandoori, Goan prawn curry, and chicken tandoori, along with some very tasty dhal and saffron rice - very good indeed. It was all beautifully cooked, very tender, and really mouth-wateringly flavoursome. Rapid and attentive service, and they seem to have taken notice of the previous reviews suggesting the music is turned down - no hindrance to our conversations tonight!

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