I'm quite an avid fan of Malaysian/Southeast Asian food and Ellie is the restaurant that I frequent the most often to settle my cravings.
Dishes I recommend from Ellie include their House Special Fried Rice, Chicken Satay (used to be super cheap, but they've recently upped their prices), and the Spicy Beef Noodles. Their yellow noodles are very tasteful, and the curry is also exceptional. Last time I tried their vermicelli, they seemed to have overdose on the salt a bit.
Recently, I've noticed that Ellie has changed a few prices on the menu; it used to be an extremely good deal, but because of the price changes, I've been reluctant to come here more often.
Service has always been typical, nothing special about it. The servers greeted us in Mandarin, and although we understood, I'm not impressed when they automatically assume we know what they're talking about. However, it is understandable coming from a Richmond restaurant. The servers are tri-lingual, so that's a plus for them.
In terms of atmosphere, I've found it to be pretty alright and standard. I've heard that because there's actually no roof to the washrooms, there's a public washroom scent throughout the restaurant. My parents noticed this, but I didn't.
All in all, Ellie is somewhere I still enjoy going to. The food can get quite oily so I come about once a month.