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Blue Gibbon Chinese Restaurant

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1231 Tennessee Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45229-1011
+1 513-641-4100
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Lima, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We've never had a bad experience at the Blue Gibbon. It was a nice surprise in an area we weren't familiar with. Not far from I-75. They have a large menu that even pleases the vegan husband with a crispy tofu dish, among other choices for him. The portions are very large, the service is outstanding. The atmosphere is that... More 

Thank Jpatootie2
Cincinnati, Ohio
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363 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The Blue Gibbon lunch menu is a value that is hard to beat. They have a large selection of entrees, each coming with soup. The non-rice and non-noodle dishes also come with fried rice. I had the Kung Pao Pork with Fried Rice and Hot and Sour Soup. I am a sucker for hot and sour soup and their's is... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is my favorite place to have a Chinese lunch. You cannot find a better value. I always have the same thing: Hot and Sour soup, an Egg Roll, and the Hunan Beef. I ask them to make it more spicy (7 of 10). The Hot and Sour soup is the best I've ever had. Great service with friendly waiters.... More 

Thank JDP04154
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The Blue Gibbon is my favorite Chinese restaurant in Cincinnati. The atmosphere is calm and pleasant. It's also one of the best deals around. I've been eating there since it opened, about 35 years ago. They make the best egg foo yung around. The vegetable spring rolls are light and crunchy. Before I became a vegetarian, I loved the cashew... More 

Thank Terry B
Anna Maria Island, Florida
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise to find authentic Chinese food in southern Ohio! Very tasty and spicey. They don't even ask you if you want rice with your dish- an annoying trend in American and ridiculous! Nice and spicey too. A couple of criticisms. Like many Chinese restaurants the decor is lacking and the area seems sketchy. One of our dishes... More 

Thank MygalLLL
Cincinnati, OH
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7 reviews
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Weekday lunch. The manager (owner?) seated us. The first thing out of his mouth was "Are you in a hurry?". While we weren't in a hurray, most folks on weekdays are on their lunch break and are in a hurry at lunch time. Our food was delicious. Service was impeccable. Staff was friendly. The pricing was extremely budget friendly. We... More 

Thank Jerubi
Cincinnati, Ohio
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Our family has been coming here for years and hopefully many years to come! The spicy green beens are delicious and has the best tofu. Is off the beaten path but well worth it to try. You will soon become a regular.

Thank Lindsay T
Cincinnati, Ohio
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Blue Gibbon has excellent take-out. I drive farther to go here because the food is good, portion sizes are large. Excellent!!

Thank Sunnie L
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211 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

good prices for lunch, your typical chinese takeout food. We typically order 20 minutes ahead and pick up. If you have an hour lunch though, you could probably make it for dine-in.

Thank cincyfoodsnob
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

I have known the Blue Gibbon for over 25 years. In the day, before they had a fire and had to renovate/restore the place, it was maybe higher end Chinese food. Now I would say it is good but not PF Changs. I would recommend going there as the food is good and price is low.

Thank TheKystravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1231 Tennessee Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45229-1011
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-641-4100

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