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China Gourmet
China Gourmet

China Gourmet Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thechinagourmet.com
  • Phone: (513) 871-6612
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room
  • Catering: Please contact a restaurant manager.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties for up to 40 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Matthew Loomis (513) 871-6612
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays. Open until 1:00am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Marburg
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking in rear of building in both upper and lower lots.
A word from China Gourmet
Thank you for considering the China Gourmet. We are a Zagat and Mobil Rated restaurant which offers custom made dishes as well as fresh seafood. Open since 1977 and still family owned.
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Diner Reviews
  • "If you are an adventurous person, willing to try almost anything new, and want a great experience, don't look at the menu. Just ask "What do you recommend?", provide any information on food preferences and/or intolerances, then prepare for a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Been going here for years and are never disappointed. Love the trout in black bean sauce, Tenley's shrimp, and moo shoo duck. They use the best ingredients."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The waiter and wait staff were very attentive. I really liked the reservation system. It allowed me to notify the restuarant ahead of time to my shellfish allergy and I was impressed how they made sure that I was taken care of. Love how they plate the food at table. Really good experience."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Everything we've had there has been great, but the biggest treat is that Tuesday nights they feature a lobster special - low priced (abt $18 to $22 depending on their cost) and you get a whole lobster done any of 3 ways and either in, or out, of the shell. It's best to make an advance reservation (like here on Open Table) and indicate if you want a lobster reserved for yourself (and others). Then at the restaraunt you tell your sever which way you would like it prepared. They are very accommodating."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This is not your typical Chinese restaurant with offerings too numerous to count. They take great pride in limiting their menu to exceptionally good dishes, emphasizing fresh seasonal ingredients. Their crispy duck and pan sauteed fresh walleye pike in ginger-scallion sauce are not to be missed. Service is attentive but not intrusive. Their wine list is well selected and appropriate for their food. A real jewel."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This restaurant is our favorite for Chinese in Cincinnati!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Soft shell crab is in season - we had it in black bean sauce, and it was great as always. Also had the chicken walnut which is a favorite of ours. Special appetizers tonight: PEI mussels in a lightly spicy sauce and sake shrimp. This continues to be our favorite spot in the city."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "As always, our meal was wonderful - dem sem, quail lettuce wraps, and shrimp in lobster sauce. Tenley and his staff never disappoint, and I can always wholeheartedly recommend the China Gourmet."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food was excellent as it always is. Glad the China Gourmet continues its flavorful quality."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We have been looking for a Chineese Restaurant without a buffet - where what you request is cooked-to-order and we found it. We will return soon and often. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Service and food where excellent! Not rushed before, or after dinner."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Large choice of menu items. Excellent quality of food. Service very good. Had not dined here in a long time. Will be back soon!!!!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great food and professional service in an upscale yet comfortable atmosphere. Uniquely prepared dishes."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Mr Moy knows how to run a restaurant. Top notch food and presentation. 23 years I have frequented CG and still as good as visit one. Lobster and black bean sauce is excellent. Hand made Dem Sum will blow you away. Make this a regular place and you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This takes the cake for the worst chinese food I have ever eaten. We ordered the bbq shrimp as an appetizer, and it was very mushy, and too much sauce. At first bite, it tasted just like a mcdonald's chicken nugget with their bbq sauce. Really? Chinese. Not by a mile. Second course was short rib wok and szechuan chicken. Szechuan chicken was dry, and the sauce was not remotely close to anything szechuan we have ever eaten. Bland and pathetic..The best part our meal were the water chestnuts. They were crunchy and flavorless, just as they should be. Drinks were pretty good, service was good, atmosphere was okay. Overall, I would say panda express serves better chinese than this place. What does that tell you?"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We like to eat at the China Gourmet about 1/month. Usually we go on Tuesday (Lobster Specials) night, but this time another couple wanted to eat Chinese and had not been to the C.G. We were a little delayed in getting there due to traffic problems and the Owner was most gracious in showing them around the restaurant and seating them. Later, when we were all ready to order, he took care to explain how they freshly prepare all their items and that they can make whatever adjustments a customer might desire. We have another friend who is gluten intolerant and has been there with us and they have dishes that they can prepare to accommodate his needs. And everything we've had there has been excellent. They also have a full bar, wine & beer."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "China gourmet is not your usual Chinese restaurant . It is very unique. If you have not tried it, you should come in and let the staff order for you."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Our group of 8 had excellent service and great food!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I used to visit China Gourmet back in the 90's when Bing Moy ran the restaurant. It was always a superior experience. I had a chance to visit again this week, and I I'm glad to find that the food and service are still outstanding. China Gourmet has a broad menu of authentic Chinese fare (viewable on their website), but the attribute which truly distinguishes this restaurant is the service. Our waiter, Matthew, was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in walking us through the menu and making "off-menu" suggestions, Our party of five all chose different entrees, and all five were outstanding. I highly recommend China Gourmet, now operated by Bing's son Tenley, and a very good staff."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "My next dinner will be bacon wrapped scallops. It is an appetizer, but they will make you a dinner size."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I had a wonderful experience from the service to the food. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Our group of 7 enjoyed a array of tasty dishes. We asked for a quiet table and our request was honored. Wait staff was excellent. China Gourmet lived up to its fine reputation."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Owner/manager goes out of his way to make his guests feel welcome, and to provide a personalized touch. The food was excellent. My spouse ordered a beef dish, and said the meat was the most tender he could remember eating in a restaurant. I had a mix of Thai chicken and shrimp, thanks to the owner's off-the-menu personalization. It was excellent."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Didn't know what to expected when I showed up. Nice environment, Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We asked for recommendation and we went with their picks, and very happy we did. We will be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "China Gourmet is our favorite restaurant in Cincinnati! My husband and I have been going there for the last 15+ years and it is always a great dining experience. I love to go for birthdays, anniversaries, important business dinners, or just a last minute dinner because "It's Tuesday". We have always gotten 5 star food, service, and ambiance. The owner and his staff should be commended for their attention to detail, and excellent service. You can order "off-menu" and they will happily create dishes for you. Their egg rolls and fried rice are the best in town, and really, the best I've ever eaten anywhere. Family-owned and operated. A hidden gem in Hyde Park on Erie with free and convenient parking. LOVE CHINA GOURMET!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We have gone to China Gourmet several times and this time the food had very little taste. We overheard the couple behind us complain about the lack of taste also."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Always consistent high quality. Great food and wide selection. Friendly, happy staff which is reflected in fine service and really nice meals. If you have eaten at China Gourmet you are aware of this; and if you have not eaten there I can recommend reservations without any reservations :)"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I always feel that I am very special when I dine at this wonderful restaurant. I was dining here before the remodel, and it just got better over the years. Wonderful and thoughtful owners."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We have heard good things from friends that go often to China Gourmet and decided to try it. I don't know if it was a bad night or what, but the whole experience was not very good. The service was very slow. We arrived before 7pm and were finally served our entree after 8:30pm. It took about a half an hour from the time we ordered our appetizer before it came as well. We had to finally let someone know when we were ready to order our entree because the waitress had not checked with us for so long. When the food arrived, it was mediocre at best. My steamed trout was bland and my husband said the same of the scallops."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Love this place. We always get Cashew Chick and Moo shoo Pork."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Book your reservation at China Gourmet without further delay. You'll be glad you did! It's perfect for every occasion."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants for anything from a first date to a birthday. A great menu with more traditional chinese meals and some of the Americanized meals too. Everything I have eaten here is great. I always look forward to coming back!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Best service in town. Consistently great. Never a bad experience in past 25 years..."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "If you don't know what you want they will ask you a couple questions then bring you wonderful food you will love. We are never disappointed at China Gourmet. Always a winner"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "nestled on the street side with a steep stair case it does not make much of a street statement. If you park in the back there is a much more accessible entry. The general service was very good, even excellent on the part of the young man clearing the table and helping serve. The food was well prepared and tasty. Our table of 5 shared 4 entrees and were pleased with the dishes. The high light of the evening was the server and upped the overall rating from good or very good to excellent."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We have been eating here for over 30 years and they consistently deliver superior food and service. Tenley has added some new dishes that we enjoy especially his special garlic shrimp. The trout and black bean sauce remains a favorite and for the first time we tried sautéed pea greens. Uniquely good. China Gourmet remains a favorite and when we are in town we always data here."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Try the steamed fish in ginger sauce (if walleye, one serves two); this will bring you back again and again. Not to mention great soups and appetizers."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "One of our favorite places - especially for great Chinese food that is a big step apart from the common Chinese Buffet fare. We're not in to the bar scene, but they do have one, and the crowd there seems to be enjoying themselves. We're an older couple and enjoy the more sedate dining room - real tablecloths(!) and attentive service. We love it!"
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "Dependably GOOD quality chinese food, in a place a dozen steps above most Chinese restaurants. From Quail "tacos" to Lobster in Black Bean Sauce, expect a "Gourmet" approach. AND they remember your name!"
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Want more can be said: great food as always. And as always, the entire staff makes one feel like they are part of the family. Our favorite place to spend a relaxed evening with friends and great food."
    Dined on 9/7/2013