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Rice Pea Chinese Restaurant

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2280 Carling Ave | Unit 6, Ottawa, Ontario K2B 7G1, Canada
+1 613-828-8988
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Sadly the new owner(s) have taken this delicious food institution and turned it for the worse. My wife and I have been eating here for over 5 years, it was our favorite spot for authentic chinese food. We first noticed on new years when we went and ordered our usual. The owners weren't present and it was being run by... More 

Thank Wesley M
Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2016

The food was average but the service was horrible even though the waiter himself was actually kind of nice. No napkins, no salt spreader and no soy sauce on the table and no green tee. Very small portions and no nice atmosphere to eat in. I kind of felt sorry for the owners at one point when I saw all... More 

Thank skamvari
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This was my favorite chinese restaurant for many years but after the last change in ownership I will not be going back. The new owners kept the same menu but lost the recipes, everything was off, one dish was so bad we only had one bite (they apologized and did not charge us for it). The server was wearing dirty... More 

1 Thank Jean-Pierre M
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

This was my favorite Chinese restaurant when it first opened. After the ownership changed a few years ago, the service slipped a bit for a while. Lately it has improved a lot and it's nice to go back!

Thank Lin M
Gatineau, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Let's start by stating the following: this is, hands down, the best Chinese food I've had in Ottawa (after my SO's cooking). Selection was pretty good, service was friendly, food was amazing! I felt like I was in the Middle Kingdom all over again when I ate here. Can't say enough good of this place, planning to return again!

Thank Patrick D
Wasaga Beach, Canada
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2015

Visiting Ottawa, we were longing for some Chinese food and thought this little restaurant promising. Ordered our standard two items for take-out on a snowy evening. The little place felt right on arrival - busy, cozy and a good number of Chinese patrons. The prices were fair and the food presented in reasonable time. That is where the good news... More 

Thank wasagadave
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2014

Small & cosy place that serves authentic food with different things on the menu to a typical Chinese restaurant. The handmade noodles with hot oil combined with the skewered lamb is amazing. Service can be a bit hit or miss as dishes don't always come out at the same time but the quality of the food & polite staff makes... More 

Thank AussieinNorthAmerica
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

Two years ago, amount of dishes is sufficient, service is friendly. Not any more right now. Just like they don't want u to come .

Thank Sha F
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014

I've been going to the Rice Pea for a few years, it has changed owners but they still serve delicious authentic chinese food. Don't order egg rolls or General Tao chicken here. Cold home made spicy noodles, cumin spicy lamb burgers, spicy green beans with sechuan pepper for that special zing are among my favorites. It's usually quite busy with... More 

Thank Jean-Pierre M
Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2014

We've had dinner at this place several times the last few months. They have very authentic northern Chinese cuisine and are very delicious, which is hard to find in Ottawa. Nice cozy family run business.

Thank kamanchow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2280 Carling Ave | Unit 6, Ottawa, Ontario K2B 7G1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-828-8988

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