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“Sushi used to be tops - But I got GREY Colored Tuna this last time”
Review of Olive and Sesame

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Olive and Sesame
Ranked #23 of 110 Restaurants in Pasadena
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 14 March 2013

So disappointing that since a 2012, the quality of the sushi here has really suffered. Got a sushi roll with tuna on top. We expected a nice red color of tuna.... it looked more grey than red. And the quality of all the sushi was below average. Second concecutive trip this has been the case, A new asian restaurant opened in Glen Burnie and it seems since then, this restaurant's fish quality has taken a back seat. Maybe the better fish deliveries are bipassed to the other restaurant on Route 2.

Regardless, they continue to lack the ability to make a mixed drink that isnt soooo strong its almost undrinkable. And now the sushi quality is poor. Our long dedication to this restaurant I think has ended.

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Reviewed 16 May 2012

Fresh, yummy chinese food every time, whether we eat in or carry out! Best in the area, good sized portions and convenient. You won't be sorry.

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Reviewed 30 January 2012

The food here is a clear step above most asian food restaurants. General Tso chicken is amazing and none of their food resembles the nasty, cheap entrees from your average take-out restaurant. But be wary ordering the alcoholic beverages they offer on the menu. No mixologists working behind bar. The drink can be syrup and ice mostly OR be almost 90% alcohol with some juice in it for color. Which isnt very tasty having straight rum on ice. They make great fried rice, and their spring rolls are some of the best. NOTE: YOU HAVE TO TRY THE Cripsy Veal on Chef's Selections section of the menu. WOW. Service is ok, and not as bad as the others have said. We go here a several times per year, never terrible service. TO MANAGEMENT - GET A WEBSITE. In this day, you need one.

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Thank BizTravel33
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

Good Chinese and Japanese food. The spicey dishes can be adjusted to your liking. There is an extensive sushi menu. The sizzling scallops and curry beef from the Chef's Specialty menu are very good. The quiet atmosphere is nice for a shopping strip restaurant. We dine here every couple weeks. Ask for Steve.

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Thank KichwaTembo007
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Reviewed 20 November 2011

We sampled four Chinese dishes and all were delicious and had ample portions: cashew shrimp, lemon chicken, sizzling scallops, and spicy eggplant with tofu added. The crab dumpling appetizer was so good we ordered another one. The beer and wine list is longer than at many Asian restaurants. The dining room was spacious and pleasant. Two low points: the service was on the slow side, even though there were few other diners, although I've had slower; and the broccoli in the scallop dish was too undercooked to eat, so you may want to ask to have your broccoli cooked more. We did not try any of the Japanese dishes.

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Thank Birdman0429
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