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Little Ollie's

2364 E. 3rd Ave. Denver, CO 80206 | Central Denver | 303-316-8888

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Little Ollie’s has held down its corner of Cherry Creek for almost two decades, and owner Charlie Huang never stops making improvements. (He never stops telling amusing stories, either, if you’re lucky enough to catch him between trips to Jing and his restaurant in Aspen.) He keeps updating the interior of this streamlined, elegant spot – and also keeps adjusting the menu, adding sushi, adding more healthful items, adding dishes that focus on local ingredients. But the classics remain some of the favorites of the Little Ollie’s regulars -- fried dumplings; Peking duck, with its crispy skin; mu shu pork (the server will divide the dish if you’re not up to it); Mongolian beef; succulent steamed sea bass – and a meal here always ends with some of the town’s most promising fortune cookies.

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  • Cuisine(s): Chinese
  • Hours: Sun 11am-10pm, Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Sat 11:30am-10pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended for Large Parties
  • Parking: Street
  • Payment Types: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: ATM, Catering, Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Dining: Columns
    My meals at Jing (see review) convinced me that the problems at Charlie Huang's other restaurants come not from the rigors of cuisine or the classic chef's tug-of-war between art and...
  • Dining: Columns
    To finish off the Chinese-American trifecta that filled my mailbag (see below), last week I took a spin by Little Olive, at 1050 South Wadsworth in Lakewood. In the beginning there was...
  • Dining: Columns
    Had Charlie Huang opened Little Ollie's Asian Cafe, his all-American noodle shack, among the nail salons and after-market car shops along South Federal Boulevard, deep in one of the area's...
  • Dining: Reviewed
    He's just a kid, maybe ten years old, with very new white sneakers that don't quite reach the floor and martinet parents like something out of Dickens or the grayer volumes of Hemingway and...
  • Dining: Columns
    Q: Where should we go to eat for Chinese New Year? A: Chinese restaurants usually go all out for the New Year, often offering a prix fixe meal or special dishes, so it's a good idea to make...
  • Dining: Reviewed
    At first the food at Little Ollie's tasted bland. By my second meal there, though, I started noticing a few flavors, albeit unfamiliar ones. Wait. Was that what broccoli tastes like? Was...

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