|★★★★ Very pleasant atmosphere with a nice selection of items to choose from. Don't expect a huge buffet, however they did offer some Indian favorites that we enjoyed. I also admit that the kheer and halwa was very tasty! :) |
|★★★★ It's an awesome place to dine!! Though lil difficult to find the place but worth it!!! Haven't had chicken steak so yummy ever!! Loved the Chinese food and it didn't taste like Indian food, it was Chinese !!! In sweet dish the Zarda and gulab jamun , yummmm!!! |
Even their Pakistani food was good !!!
Would recommend this place to everyone who is fond of good food :)
Inexpensive and worth every penny!!
Wish they had the same here in Harrisburg, PA !!
|★★★ You cannot please all the people all the time. I did not like everything on the buffet, but the variety is so large that I was able to find enough to enjoy & satisfy myself. Staff are friendly & helpful.|
03/04/2013 - I had lunch at the new location behind Security Mall and I found the food and service to be good as always. I also do not know why they are rated as expensive ($$$$) when a lunch buffet only costs $7.99/person.
|★★★★ We’ve been going to this restaurant for years starting from the days it was in the plaza where Shahi Grill is currently located. The quality of the food was great then and it’s still great now. The owners are very nice and will make you feel at home. They love kids! But there are several areas they can improve upon. It’s located on the second floor of Seoul Plaza behind Security Blvd Mall and the Plaza is run-down and uninviting. The area that has all the buffet items is much smaller than their previous restaurant locations. That means there are smaller trays for all the food and less variety. Lately, the items on the buffet are very slow to refill. That creates for a very poor and frustrating dining experience. I hope customers inform the owner’s of their concerns so that they can remedy the situation. At the end of the day, the more successful halal restaurants we have in the area, the better it is for all of us.|
|★★ The food is not tasty and they put a very small amount of food that you have to wait for refill. Lal qila in the same mall is way better|
|★★ I was looking forward to go to this restaurant with my family. We were surprised that O's place had reopened in the top floor of a vacant part of the mall. The day we went there was no air conditioning and they have no windows. We had called 5 hours in advance but when we got there the dishes were almost empty and a waitress told us that they will prepare food. It took 30 minutes to fill just two dishes and we only got to taste about 4 dishes while there were over 50 close to empty dishes. I would not go hereagain, even though the price is reasonable, there is no bang for your buck.|
|★★★★★ They have excellent Lamb karahi, chicken haleem, Paye, Chana masala. Chinese dishes are good too. They need to improve on BBQ, but I still go there as they are better than competitors in food quality and consistency|
|★★★★★ O's place is back!! Excellent food as always at their new location. O's place has the most authentic Pakistani food. |
|★★★★★ Unfortunately, It is a little bit far away from my place. There are variety of food and you can easily overeat as I did. Indian/ Pakistani section is good and authentic (at least as far as I know I do not come from that area). Chinese section tasted good. However, it does not really taste like Chinese food. If you are a fan of Chinese food you may be disappointed. Food is mostly great and it is an all you can eat halal buffet with a lot of variety. What you want else? If you around stop by.|
Edit: Last time I was there this place was closed.
|★★★★★ The restaurant is open again i haven't been to the new location yet but i hope it is as tasteful as before.|
The new location is:
6901 Security Blvd, Windsor Mills 21244 (Behind Security Mall in Seoul Plaza 2nd floor)
|★★★★ O's Place is closed at the Owing Mills location, there are rumors of it opening soon in another location in the area.|
This is/was our favorite place to eat in the area. Always fresh food, large variety of desi and Chinese dishes in their buffet. And above all service with a smile. The owner greets every guest personally with a big desi smile.
We wish them luck with the new location and hope they open very soon.
|★★★★ Stopped by the place a couple of months ago on my way back from a trip to D.C It was a long drive back to NJ so the stop was worth it. |
The restaurant has relocated to Owing Mills Mall. It should be a good location but the mall looked like it had no traffic. There were a lot of stores closed.
The food was really good though. I only had Pakistani food and the staff kept bringing fresh Naan straight to our tables.
The owner was extremely friendly as well.
|★★★ Decent food. Not very exciting IMO. Ghetto location.|
|★★★ Huge selection of food- chinese and Pakistani. I checked out their sunday brunch. Pakistani food section had several dishes- all tasted well. They don't do great jobs with puris. brown and oily. Their chinese selection is good as well. clean big facility.|
|★★★ We drove all the way from North VA to this place as i thought it would be super, but i was disappointed. The Food isnt worth making a second trip back. There price really does reflect the food.|
|NR Their new location *is* open, in Owings Mills Mall. However their phone number is: (410) 998 - 9870, (410) 998 - 9871|
Bigger buffet. All you can drink lassi. And Halwa puri too. Definitely need to check out the new locale :)
|★★★★ I love dropping by this place whenever I am in Northern VA. Great food for reasonable prices. I really live their all you can buffet.|
|★★★ Has the new place opened up already? the phone number published here is not in service|
|★ Place is burnt to the ground. We drove 30 minutes out there to find out. There was a sign for a new location 12 miles farther north. We went there and there was a "Coming soon, sign." Aghhh!|
|★★★ First of all, I have been living in Maryland for the last 10 years, and I am very familiar with this establishment and the owner. I have been going to O's since their old location on the other side of 695 when they had an all Chinese crew doing the cooking and serving. I must say in all honesty that the quality of the food has gone down since those days. The owner is very professional and helpful, the staff is friendly, and the establishment is spacious. However, it no longer tastes like authentic Chinese Food.. and if that is what you want, you will be disappointed. However, if you go with the mindset that you have no problem with a Chinese Indo/Pak mix of flavors, then you will find pretty good dishes there on most nights. Unfortunately, it is hit or miss and seems to depend on who is cooking on that particular night. Sometimes it is almost as good as the old days, and sometimes it is borderline awful... you never can tell. It is definitely all halal though, and a decent place to sit with your family. Just make sure you have the proper expectations. An authentic Chinese place it is not.|
|★★★★★ This has to be the best place to eat ever!! The atmosphere is just amazing and the owner ShamimRana makes an effort to try and speak to all the customers.|
i'm from the UK and we need something like this there, it is just amazing.
|★★★★ This area has three big Buffet establishment and this is the best among those three. Their food is made fresh, at least daily. The choice of chinese and Indian/Pakistani dishes is also unique. Their soup and chicken pakora like seekhs are also very delicious. Their vege pakoras are not very good though. The naans are good, their Desi dishes are somehow better than their chinese dishes but their chicken chili is very good. Their rice are not their best shot though. Over the weekends they used to make parathas for brunch. If you get them on time, they are among the best in the country.|
|★★★★★ I really like the restaurant, the staff and the food. The buffet was great and there are many options either Indian or Chinese. The price ($7.95 lunch and $10.95 for dinner) is great. I recommended it and I will definetly go again.|
|NR Their Chinese food is aite, and the same w/ their Pakistani food...but I LOVE THE APPETIZERS!! that's like all i eat there. overall that place is okay.|
|★ Oh My g-d this is place is so bad i do not know how it is in buisiness. I just moved to the area and initially went to O's for Iftar with my family. The chinese selection is meager and the food is poorly cooked. Anyway I went back after a Pakistani friend of mine told me it was not that bad. I figured I may have gotten them on an off day. However it again was a disappointment, the chinese food probably would make a chinese person cry the Desi food was below average at best, even though I was hungry I could not aet the poorly prepared food and left to get a fish burger at Mcdonalds. Again I don't see how they are in Buisiness. The only I mean only good thing is the attitude of the owner who I saw the first time there.|
|★ We went to O's after hearing all the buzz. The place is extremely dark, dim, dirty and old. Almost like an old diner that was never reburbished. The table had he clear plastic cover that stuck to every plate, cup and yuck. The chairs were old and gross. The food was minimal. There is only 1 buffet table, with chinese on one side and indian on the other. The variety was extremely limited. There were a few chicken items that all tasted the same and 1-2 beef items. There were no shrimp or dumplings, or all those meat dishes we salivate over at the regular chinese buffet but cannot eat since its not halal. The price is also enormous. It cost 3 of us $40 after their ridiculous 15% tip and tax. 15%? For what??? the servers brought us a pitcher of water and thats it.... we poured our own water and left the used dishes to the side, since they never came by. This place also does not serve soda! All the people working here including cooks are Hispanic (neither chinese nor indian - talk about cheap labor). I would never ever go back there! Do not read all the anonymous reviews, as the owner is trying to boost his disgusting restaurant.|
|★★★★★ I was in Baltimore for a few days for a conference and found this place, which is only a 10-15 minute drive from the inner harbor area. Overall, my family and I were very pleased, and went to O's all 3 days we were there. The Indian/Chinese buffet was great, my favorite being the "orange chicken"! And the prices were reasonable too. I would definitely go there again if I am in the Baltimore area.|
|★★★★ I work nearby to O's. Overall, tho not perfect, this is still *the* place to go to in terms of IndoPak/Chinese food, especially if you have visitors. There just isn't too much selection here in Baltimore. Service is very good (according to desi standards!), place is hygienic. Yes, buffet isn't always the best. However, u can always get hot, fresh naan (tastes great!) Personally, I only eat the Chinese fare (I'm desi, have enough at home). Average to above average. Ambience is quite nice, again, not much better to choose from in B-more. I eat here once every couple of months. |
|★★★ We had the buffet which had both Indian and Chinese cuisine. The Indian was pretty good, but we wern't too impressed with the Chinese. The appetizers were amazing. We would give this a 3.5 or 7/10 if it existed, but there's no such option available. Overall, it's good and we wouldn't mind going there again.|
|NR About the soy sauce, I know for a fact that they do just use the kikoman bottles. I used to work there (sort of) and they would wash and refill them. I don't know what sort of soy sauce they did use though. Also, this is a new location. It used to located in Sam's Plaza which is where I think the A's Chinese is now located. (A's Chinese is NOT Halal as I understand it). I had my wedding here and the owners and family are dear friends of mine. You cannot go to a better restaurant. Also the current buffet is quite large and it has a multitude of offerings. I know that ppl come all the way from harrisburg at least just to visit. So why not you? MashAllah, great food!|
|★ About 2 years ago, O's was the place to eat. Not anymore. The quality of their food and service has gone from good to OK to absolutely pathetic. The owner doesn't seem to care much when somebody makes it known that the food in his buffet is cold, that 4 or 5 pans on his buffet table are empty and the servers (who really should be changing the pans as soon as they get low) are busy taking a break and busy eating themselves. This is exactly why soo many desi restaurants end up shutting down. I've been to O's 6 times in the last 2 months, hoping that the service and the quality of food will be better the next time. But its always been the same. If you are looking for under-cooked, cold food that is running low on the buffet table, O's is the place to be. Oh and don't even try to order from the menu. O's wants all its customers to get fed from the buffet. So if you try to order from the menu, they will tell you that they are out of whatever you are trying to order. Also, the servers do a horrible job at getting the dirty dishes from your table. All in all, i will not recommend this "new" O's to anybody. |
|★★★★★ Thumbs up, way wayyyyyyyyyyy up! I loved this place. If I'm within 100 miles of this place, I'm definitly going in. A huge selection on buffet. Selections include both desi and chinese food. So, go ahead, and treat your taste buds!|
|★★★★ Good food at very good prices. Excellent variety.|
|★★★★ Variety!! a lots of it. Some items were very good others average. Glad it was lunch buffet. Pretty reasonable. Personable service. May go again!|
|★★★★★ Went to O's on a recent trip to Baltimore. Met the owner, who informed me that they will be starting a new breakfast buffet, that will be all Pakistani food. Also found out this is not associated with the O's Place in Virginia (although it formerly was). Halal certifications were visible next to the cashier. Buffet was nice, it was a mix of Pakistani and Chineese food (definately not pure Chineese). Nan's were separate from the buffet. The buffet table itself was a bit small, so they were changing food quite often, which meant that half the time they would be out of what you wanted and you would need to wait. Owner said they were about to get a new buffet table, so that should not be a problem too much longer. Overall, a good experiance, I would go there again. Wonderful for a family outing, brunch, dinner, or a party. Be sure to try the Orange Chicken. Happy Eating!|
|★★★★ great restaurant...the number of items presented are well selected and are absolutely delicious...i would highly recommend it, very good mixture of chinese and pakistani|
|★★★★ Great food! Had buffet during Ramadan lots of choices to eat. Recommend to all Muslims and non-Muslims.|
|★★★★★ yes great chinese and pakistani food we visit so many time. our guests like too.i think with family is nice place to eat b/c u have so many choice to eat.|
|★★★★★ yummyyy halal chinese finally!!!|
and the owners are so good. subhanallah. may Allah reward him and his family.
|★★★★★ O's is a wonderful establishment, mashaa'Allaah. In response to Jamal's post (4/24/2004), I would like to note that O's does NOT use kikkoman soy sauce, according to the owners. They are well aware of the importance of checking food ingredients. According to the owner, they always check the label for wheat on soy sauce labels. The reason for the confusion about kikkoman is due to the containers (bottles on table) in which the soy sauce is offered. The glass containers have "Kikkoman" on them, but do NOT contain Kikkoman soy sauce, according to the owners. Know that the owners believe they have to answer to Allaah, so they make great efforts to check labels (the owner explained this to me yesterday).|
I am their biggest fan and believe me, if I found that Kikkoman was used I would not feel comfortable eating there.
|★★★★★ It's a great place to just sit and relax. The whole family is there sometimes which gives it a more at home feel! Customer service is great and the owner is really kind. I've loved EVERYTHING I tried there. As for the tv, you can barely hear it while u're eating!|
|★★★ its so-so chinese food. it has a pretty decent set up and all. oh yeah, dont forget about the big screen tv playing ptv all day!|
|★★★★★ Food is EXCELLENT. Just came back from there right now. They have a full chinese food menu plus a desi food menu (karahai/nehari...). Service is also fantastic nice seating area and quite clean.|
|★★★ I went back to O's but this time for the advertised "all you can eat lunch buffet". Considering the price, I believe it was 6 or 7.95, it's a fair deal. However, having been to many other buffets before my conversion I expected there to be more to it. There is no salad bar, only a bowl of lettuce and very few toppings available. Also there are more Indian dishes than Chinese for the buffet. But the meat is halal and the owner is always kind so Insha'Allah O's business will grow. |
|★★★★★ Excellent taste excellent service. I cant imagine a better halal restaurant in the area.|
|★★★★★ I visit Oh's at least once a month because the food is delicious. But I recently found out Kikkoman soy sauce is haram which is served there.|
|★★★ I've only been to Oh's one time. I ordered the Curry Beef which was good. The owner came in during the middle of the meal and took over for our waitress. What a breath of fresh air! A genuinely kind man. I would definitely visit again. I noticed in another review that upon someone else's visit there was a TV blaring. There is a big screen TV but it was barely audible on my visit. In the same shopping center there is a halal grocery store. |
|★★★★★ We go here at least twice a month. They have the best halal chinese in town. A must try|
|★★★★ The food is great here. We go there often. I would highly recommend this place for chinese with no surprises. Customer service is excellent.|
|★★★★ we were visiting family friends over in VA and they took us here, great food =) interesting placemats . . good orange chicken|
|★★★★ My sister took us to this place when we visited a month or so ago. The owner, a South Asian gentleman, served us directly. He was training a new employee. The food was good. The restaurant has a pleasant interior setting.|
|★★★★★ The food looks wonderful, taste even better, and priced right! Highly reccommended!|
|★★★★★ I absolutely love this restaurant. My favorite is the Chicken Velvet, and my husband loves that they added Mongolian Grill specialties. Great prices, great food, great people.|
|★★★★★ "I have gone to Oh's many times now. The Food is very good, and the owner is a very friendly man. The menu is encompassing of all types of chinese food. Highly recommended."|
|★★★★★ "Oh's Palace is a wonderful establishment with great tasting food. The manager/owner is very pleasant, and the food is wonderful. Especially the Lamb and Chicken. Very fair prices, compared to any other acceptable chinese restaraunt, and the meat is halal. Support muslim businesses!!!"|
|★★★ Not the best tasting chinese food but halal so I decided to eat here.Good portion size but rather high prices. Chinese lady serving us spoke & did not understand English well enough to take our order properly.|
|★★★★★ Great Chinese food. Very affordable and great service. A must go for chinese food lovers.|
|★★★★ There is alot of different food to choose from and so far I have enjoyed all the different dishes I have tried.|
|★★★ "Having visited a few times, this is a decent halal Chinese restaurant, opened in 2002. Although I've had better Chinese, this restaurant's cuisine is acceptable. It's situated next to the old Sam's Club building. The ambience is fair, except for an (irritating, to me) big-screen television in the corner blaring out Pakistani dramas/TV. Affordable menu for lunch and dinner, with a full range of familiar Chinese dishes."|