Fortunately other locations are still open. I've been to the Ollie's Noodle Shop on the Upper West Side before and chose to dine here today before a theatre matinee. At peak dinner time the place is packed literally to the rafters as diners overflow into the second floor dining room. Here the service is fast and the food cheap. The dishes are prepared with varying degrees of quality as we all inevitably compare Chinese restaurants to the ones we frequent back home.
I find it cute that the meal still comes with a fortune cookie. Together with a can of Coke and tax is $9.80 (not including tip). Not bad for a sit-down New York lunch.
The Upper West Side location of Ollie's is at 1991 Broadway between 67th and 68th Streets a couple blocks north of Lincoln Center. Hours: 11:30am-11:30pm daily. The restaurant offers dine-in, take-out and delivery. Click HERE for the menu.