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red olive
Ranked #397 of 700 Restaurants in Syracuse
Price range: US$2 - US$13
Description: We welcome you to Red Olive, a place where friends, family and coworkers come together to enjoy delicious Middle Eastern and South Asian food. Our expert chefs will serve you truly delectable meals made to your order. Red Olive welcomes you to warm and family friendly environment where you will experience wonderful food and ethnic atmosphere. Students are more than welcome and we provide free wifi to our customers. We are committed to serving you fresh, 100% zabihah halal food. Our signature dishes include beef, lamb and chicken right off the grill and variety of freshly made sides including hummus and falafel. Our mission is to make your every experience unique and enjoyable. We will deliver our food within 5 mile radius from our restaurant, with a minimum purchase order of $20.00. If you are having an event and would like us to cater for you, we will offer our best service to make that possible and deliver the food you have come to enjoy. Our staff is happy to accommodate any of your needs. Please call us for more information or feel free to browse our website and menu. For the latest updates, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and join our mailing list!
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Description: We welcome you to Red Olive, a place where friends, family and coworkers come together to enjoy delicious Middle Eastern and South Asian food. Our expert chefs will serve you truly delectable meals made to your order. Red Olive welcomes you to warm and family friendly environment where you will experience wonderful food and ethnic atmosphere. Students are more than welcome and we provide free wifi to our customers. We are committed to serving you fresh, 100% zabihah halal food. Our signature dishes include beef, lamb and chicken right off the grill and variety of freshly made sides including hummus and falafel. Our mission is to make your every experience unique and enjoyable. We will deliver our food within 5 mile radius from our restaurant, with a minimum purchase order of $20.00. If you are having an event and would like us to cater for you, we will offer our best service to make that possible and deliver the food you have come to enjoy. Our staff is happy to accommodate any of your needs. Please call us for more information or feel free to browse our website and menu. For the latest updates, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and join our mailing list!
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Went there for dinner with three others. Service was slow and incoherent; the waitress really did not know what she was doing, or the menu. When she described things, and we ordered them, they were not what we expected. Two of us had a lamb and rice dish. We were expecting, from the description that there would be peas and carrots in the meal. Nope; we got bone shards and not enough meat that was edible, to put on a single fork. The bone and sinew was unusable, even as dog food. Only 1 person got close to what they ordered. The clientele were suspicious at best, leering at the ladies in our party. There were only men there besides the one waitress. None of us would ever return. Stay away.

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Thank Dr Ralph K
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Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Food was full of flavor, service wonderful and great ambience. Ordered from the South Asian portion of menu, large portions, enough for lunch and dinner. Loved the bhindi masala!

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed 11 January 2016

My husband and I visited Red Olive for the first time on a Sunday afternoon, and had the restaurant to ourselves. Our server was friendly and attentive. Hummus and pita chips were brought to the table immediately, a welcome surprise. We both ordered lamb shawarma wraps, and they were delicious! Portions were generous. The accompanying sauces were very tasty. Our server, who was so nice, didn't ask us if we would like to order a beverage, only if we would like to start with water. Nor did she offer sides with our sandwich, we had to ask. We would have ordered sodas if asked. Red Olive, don't forget to take the opportunity to upsell!

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Thank langsix
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

The profile of the restaurant stated "Middle Eastern cuisine". IT even has Middle Eastern dishes on the menu -- but the spice profile is definitely of Indian cuisine.
the Menu also has a section for "South Asian" cuisine... The dishes listed are decidedly Indian.
The best ( and only ) tasting food was a delightful bean soup that came before the meal and a marinated salad. The main dish portions were rather small, and the poor lamb for the "shish kebab" was killed 3 times -- the last 2 while it was being completely overcooked.
The service was good and friendly and the interior is inviting, but it's unlikely that i'd be coming back

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Thank pit239
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile
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