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“Great meal except one thing.”
Review of Johnny Chan 2

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Johnny Chan 2
Ranked #1,103 of 1,966 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Japanese, Sushi
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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“Great meal except one thing.”
Reviewed 3 March 2013

I had the pleasure of dining there recently with 2 other relatives. We ordered an appetizer of pot stickers which were excellent. The two others shared orders of mongolian beef and beef fried rice. I ordered one of the house specialties Kung Pao Delight in The Nest. It consisted of chicken,shrimp,beef sauteed with mushrooms,peppers, celery and peanuts in a brown sauce served in a rice nest(or bowl). I expected the sauce to be hot but it was just tangy but good. I spooned it out of the rice nest and put it over the fried rice which I substituted for the steamed rice it came with. I could not wait to break a piece of the rice nest off an eat it but much to my disappointment they hard rice bowl was STALE and thus I did not eat it. With that exception I enjoyed the meal and the rest of my party enjoyed theirs. The service was excellent and the waiter was friendly.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Terry O
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English first
Estero, Florida
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Always reliable”
Reviewed 15 September 2012 via mobile

Having eaten here many time, due to convenience, returned last week. Ate an early dinner. They make satisfactory sushi, but their specialty whole fish dinners are always top notch. Carry out is also great with large servings. Wait staff was very attentive ( we ate an early dinner, at times when busy they can be under staffed with slowe service). Very good value.

Thank ODFox
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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147 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Lunch Buffet”
Reviewed 19 June 2012

This place has an outstanding lunch buffet. It isn't very big with a ton of options, but the options they offer are very good and extremely fresh and very clean and well tended to.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Mark R
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Sunrise, Florida
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415 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Good place for a business lunch”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Lunchtime is a good sized buffet - heavy on chicken and brown sauces but also containing some pork, beef and shrimp. Lots of desserts. Usual assortment of appetizers. Hot temperature, but pretty bland flavors and spices. Not really authentic Chinese but lots of Asians seem to eat here. Very reasonably priced. Fast, courteous (almost obsequeous) service. Hard to leave not feeling full. Quiet enough to have good table conversation. I'm not a big fan of buffets but this one is worth it - plenty of selections with lots of turnover for freshness.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Howie B
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118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2011

This Chinese-American neighborhood restaurant is located in the Shopps of Harpers Point, a very upscale retail strip mall near an affluent section of northern Cincinnati. The restaurant has with stood the test of time, at its location, and a demanding clientele.

It is a well run establishment, with good friendly service, fresh individual food preparation and presentation, and clean wholesome ambience. It offers eat in table service, as well as carry-out service. Even the restrooms are well maintained and clean. There is a limited bar service of domestic and imported beer and wine, and liquor service.

Johnny Chen 2 is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. For lunch, you can order off of the extensive menu (ever item has complete english descriptions), or partake of the buffet, which changes daily.

When diners are finished with their meals, the table is cleared, clean and fresh butcher paper is placed on top of a tablecloth, before place-service is set out.

The restaurant caters to families at dinner, and on holidays and weekends. For lunch many business men are eating here.

The restaurant enjoys lots of repeat busines and regulars, who delight in being seated at their "special table when available.

My wife and I prefer to eat there on Sunday evenings, ordering a hot pot of tea, egg-roll, soup, and shrimp fried frice to accompany our main entree. Most of the time we share, but there is always part of the dinner to take home.

  • Visited December 2011
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