The Olive RestoBar

8830 Apollo Way Suite 104, Downey
(562) 401-0054

Recent Reviews

‘Wang’ the Israelite

Went here for my parents anniversary, and on a Saturday night even with a reservation we had to wait 10-20 minutes. Inside seating is highly limited but outdoor options are plenty and comfortable. Our service was quick polite and personable, giving Ashley a shout out here. I highly recommend their calamari for an appetizer, it is one of the best I've had yet. For the main course we had the family platter and for 5 people it was more than enough. A great variety and all the meats cooked to perfection, the lamb was most enticing to me and if you're Ala Carte ordering I suggest the lamb skewers. And I would go here just for their baklava.

Arindam Das

Amazing food. Superb staff. Loved every dish that’s been cooked. One of the best salmon I had in my whole life. Loved the music been placed. Restro has a very modern look. Overall if you are in Downey then it’s a must visit place. Already visited twice will visit again for sure.

Luis Lopez

Olive Lamb shank......Succulent braised lamb in red wine and herbs, roasted garlic mash. The meat was very tender. It almost fell off the bone.Airline Chicken Piccata.....Tender juicy chicken breast, roasted garlic mash, chefs veggies, lemon caper sauce. The chicken breast has great flavor. Not dry at all.

B Rosales

Juan was an awesome server. Made sure we had a great experience. The only complaint is that my 3yr olds shrimp pasta plate took way WAY too long, all of us were half way through our meals before hers came out. Luckily she's not too picky so she ate off of our plates while hers came. Other than that the food was so delicious and service was great ? ?Vegetarian options: They did have some dishes that were vegetarian Kid-friendliness: They had large kid portions but good options on what they can eat. Parking: The parking is scarce because of so many restaurants and the theater but you'll find parking after the 2nd time around the lot lol

Danielle Yorker

DELICIOUS! As you can see by one of the plates(the after) lol the food was delicious, flavorful and mouth watering. I ordered the napa salad with shrimp and it is the PERFECT summer salad! I highly recommend especially for dinner the outdoor patio is so nice at night

junex B

This place is so good that I'm willing to make the occasional drive ( 45 mins) for it. Everything was on point. The service, the pita bread, the drinks and the food. Took a to-go plate because for once I knew I would finish it later. Although the place is huge, I feel like they divide the ratio of servers per tables pretty well. It's that or they have well experience servers who do their job efficiently. Maybe a combination of both?Lot of parking and other areas to go to after eating. Great location and atmosphere.

HaRi Kim

Wow. The food is top notch here. Quality of the meat is one of the best for Mediterranean food. We got the beef shawarma, the lamb kebab, and the vegetarian plate. We were full and satisfied. The service is also VERY impressive and wonderful. There is happy hour menu too.


Janan gave us excellent service! The manager welcomed us personally and checked on us as well to make sure we had everything we needed. The chicken kabob lunch platter was so delicious and fresh. I ordered hummus as an appetizer and the most delicious, fresh, high quality passionfruit mojito made by our server Janan. She's exceptional and talented as a bartender and as a server. I highly recommend this restaurant and ask for Janan for the best service.

Precious C.

I have been coming here for the last year, and the service is always amazing! They always sit us right away and bring us our food fairly quickly. The food quality will keep you coming back for more. The manager Carlos is always checking up on us and is always giving us a great customer service experience. Jannin the bartender is amazing! She is very friendly and makes a lot of her own style of drinks. Which won't let you down. If there were more stars, I'd give it. 10 out 10 in every aspect.

D T.

Great local spot. The food, service, and attention to detail is always spot on! Consistency is huge with me and they're batting 1000. Additionally, their liquor selection is probably on the best I've seen in a long time. Olive Resto Bar is doing it right!

Edith Stine

Dining at The Olive is an experience. From the wonderful staff and management to the beautiful visual touches that make you feel like you're on vacation. Everything on the menu is a delicious and festive. OMG-don't miss Happy Hour, the drinks are ? ??. Looking forward to my next visit.

Dale M.

We frequent this place weekly and even though the food is outstanding the service has a lot to be desired. Today we were seated and it took 27 minutes to get a waiter to even approach us and that was after we told the hostess 21 minutes into it we were waiting for anyone. It's a real shame because I love the food.

Kimson C.

Went with my wife for a date night and movie night. First time at this restaurant and the food and experience was amazing! They had an all-day happy hour and we grabbed the opportunity to try out a a bunch of appetizers and some cocktails. They also have free hummus when you check in on Yelp! Food is superb! Out of the appetizers, the sweet and spicy shrimp was the best! Calamari, hummus, and ceviche were not bad. Cocktails were a little sweet but pretty good. My wife got the alfredo pasta -- nothing special. I got the lamb chops, which was the highlight! I don't usually get lamb because of the gamey taste but the meat was soft, tender, and flavorful without the gamey taste! Service was excellent, even during a busy night. Ample parking as it shares with a lot of businesses. Overall, a pleasant experience! Will definitely be going back!

Judy C.

I gave this place 3 tries before I wrote this review. I have to admit the first two were horrible. The chicken Alfredo was not what I expected & when I complained about not liking it I wasn't offered any other options. Even this the price was up there on the dish ,My bf really likes this spot so I didn't want to ruin it for him. I finally have found my dish, it is the airline chicken piccata, couldve used a bit more sauce for the chicken but this dish is so delicious . You also have to try the white sangria !

Erik H.

Our server Antonio was great! Amazing food & outdoor seating. We'll have to come back for their happy hour soon (Monday all day!!)

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