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Ocean View Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #69 of 91 Restaurants in Narragansett
Cuisines: Chinese, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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!

Thank Elizabeth W
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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!

Thank Beau S
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Reviewed February 16, 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...!!

1  Thank Globalist3000
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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.

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1  Thank gupper4
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Reviewed January 17, 2012

A woman I met through my spouse's colleagues recommended this restaurant. The server (and probably owner) was arrogant, not very friendly and needs to learn about honesty. I called in a take-out order after viewing the menu online. The woman spoke with broken English and told me the two items would be ready in about twenty minutes to a half hour and that they do not take credit cards, cash only. When I arrived twenty minutes later, there were three tables with patrons, one had one person, one had two people and the third had three people. The server asked if I had an order to pick up and I told her I did. She said she would check on it. She moved at the pace of a person who had little to do. It appears that the only workers are her and the cook. It took about fifty minutes before my order was ready. The food was okay, not fantastic. I have not really found any decent Chinese restaurants in the south county area. I will not return to this place.

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Thank FlutterbyFan
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