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“Best Chinese Restaurant in America”
Review of China Gourmet

China Gourmet
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Ranked #454 of 1,975 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Hyde Park
Cross street: Marburg
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best Chinese Restaurant in America”
Reviewed 22 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

We go quite often. The food is exceptional. Lots of friends, particularly on weekend evenings. It is, without a doubt, the best of its kind!

Visited October 2013
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English first
Mason, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Completely customized!”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

The gentleman who recommended this restaurant said it was the "best Chinese in Cincinnati". He was right! The owner, Tenley, came to our table, introduced himself and began to explain the items on the menu. They all sounded so good that I jokingly said: "I have one of each". Tenley offered to customize our dinner to what we would enjoy! So we ended up with 2 tapas style appetizers: shrimp and scallops. Prepared perfectly. The main course was chicken with crispy noodles. DELICIOUS! The only directions we gave are that we would like shrimp, scallops, chicken and noodles. This was one of the most unique and best dining experiences we've had in a long time! The service staff was friendly and professional checking on us frequently without being annoying. When we got the bill we were amazed that, for a customized dinner, it was very reasonable.
So...order off the yummy sounding menu or "go off the grid"...we'll definitely go back to China Gourmet! No wonder the restaurant has been there since 1977!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Nursejudy3
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Chinese restaurant in SW Ohio”
Reviewed 26 January 2013

Have eaten in Chinese restaurants across Cincinnati and the US, Mr. Moy and team have elevated fine Chinese dining to new levels-from cuisine to service to ambience, it would be hard to find a better example of Chinese fare anywhere!

  • Visited January 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“GREAT CHINESE FOOD IN CINCINNATI”
Reviewed 19 December 2012

My husband I had a wonderful dinner. The bartender was great and educated me on new martini combinations. The seafood was fresh and perfectly prepared. The lobster and walleye were fabulous. The owner also educated us on exotic Chinese vegetables which were delicious. All together we had a wonderful relaxing evening.

  • Visited December 2012
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Citrus Hills, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Try The Stir-Fried Oysters”
Reviewed 8 December 2012

My wife & I try to get to the China Gourmet about once/month - especially on a (Tuesday) night if they are having their lobster special (I like it Cantonese style). Their specials change, so it helps to check their website menu for the current special-of-the-day.

But anyway, on our last trip my wife decided to try their Stir-fried Oysters and they were EXCELLENT! - Super plump and juicy. I was amazed at their size! (they come from Virginia) because we had been down at Apalachicola, FL this summer (where they do a LOT of oystering) and their local oysters were positively puny by comparison.

And we had lots of other good things - The Hot & Sour soup, and the 100% soup, and the Duck Spring Rolls.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Tideline_Walker
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