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Onion Restaurant and Tea House

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4211 Charlestown Rd, New Albany, IN 47150-9540
+1 812-981-0188
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Very reasonably priced exceptional wait staff and an awesome variety of teas (hot and cold) Bubble tea was fun and delicious! Had a wonderful time. Even our 8 year old grandaughterwho was staying with us had to call her mom to ask if they could go back sometime for dinner there.

Thank loriaplin
Louisville, Kentucky
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family likes to do carry out here. The place is a little hard to get to but the staff is always nice and the food is good basic Chinese. Not the cheapest around but the best spot in our area.

Thank 431ericd
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We are long time fans of the Onion but discovered that the restaurant changed hands. Food quality and service has suffered greatly.

Thank KnobKnee
Louisville, Kentucky
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for years, restaurant is family run and it shows in the quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff. Over the years I have sampled most of the menu and never been disappointed. If you like bubble tea, they do it right at the Onion.

Thank tanyap924
Louisville, Kentucky
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The Onion is hidden away in what looks like a little house on a side street...and kind of hard to get to. Well worth the effort however as the food is excellent! Lunch menu is very reasonable and the portions are more than enough to fill you. Service is friendly and usually very good. My kids love that they have... More 

Thank Jerry N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

A consistent favorite of ours, The Onion serves Bento boxes, bubble tea and other traditional fare. My favorite is the lunch special of Kung Pao Chicken. Lunch comes with egg roll, soup and fried rice ($0.50 extra). Fast friendly service and never a wait. Worth trying if you've never been. An established regular in our restaurants to visit.

Thank Rick C
Windsor, ON
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Very good attentive service. Vegetable soup was good although I wasn't a fan of the broth. Ordered shrimp rolls which were a little greasy and didn't contain a lot of shrimp. Lastly ordered the shrimp with broccoli which was very good. Next time I would skip the soup and rolls and just jump to the main dish.

Thank rdufeu
New Albany, Indiana
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Customer service was lacking as well as a tasty meal.There is a new Chinese restaurant in town that serves very fresh and reasonably priced meals.It is called the Green Tea . The Onion needs to be friendlier to customers and more attentive. The day I was there a young child (about 4) was present with the server and seemed to... More 

Thank Phyllis W
Jeffersonville, IN
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139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

There is something comforting about being able to order Chinese food from a menu, have it prepared for you, and you only, have it served fresh and hot and to your taste. As far as I know this is the only place left in the immediate area where you can get chinese food like this. Having something set on a... More 

1 Thank TonyS1950
Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

A diamond in the rough in Southern Indiana! After a day at a convention, we were hungry. So, we decided on Chinese food. This place really filled the bill. The décor is not bad, could use some improvement. However, they make up for it with the food. This was some of the best Kung Pao Chicken I ever had. The... More 

Thank jacklbarnhart

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4211 Charlestown Rd, New Albany, IN 47150-9540
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  New Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 812-981-0188

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