China Gourmet
China Gourmet

China Gourmet

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thechinagourmet.com/
  • Phone: 5138716612
  • 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: Seafood, Chinese
  • 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 5138716612
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
China Gourmet reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.9
  • Food4.9
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (20)special occasion (16)fit for foodies (12)romantic (10)good for groups (7)notable wine list (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Best Chinese restaurant
    NaplesannVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Filet and lamb superb. Two orders of Szechuan beans perfect. Dana is a great server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Chinese
    NaplesannVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    China gourmet is not the typical boring Chinese restaurant. They use superior ingredients to create tasty food with a Chinese flair. I enjoyed their lamb chops over spinach with a ginger sauce. It was wonderful. My husband always orders the placed trout with black bean sauce. He asks for the thicker sauce. We always have at least one order of Szechwan beans. We like to take them home so that's the reason for 2 orders sometimes. We eat here often when in Cincinnati.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant find
    Folkloar
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We went to China Gourmet to celebrate my wife's birthday. We have never been there before and thought we would try it. It was a good choice. Our host offered a few suggestions from the menu, that we tried. The food was excellent and the portions were just the right size. We enjoyed our visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food and service were excellent as always. The owner is very congenial and wants his customers to enjoy their experience and makes sure that happens.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, exceptional service
    Searchingforgems
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was outstanding. The service was exceptional. From the time we entered, throughout the meal and caring the whole time. Owner presence was clear and caring. They do it right and deserve great reviews and loyal clientele.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    koch
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Would recommend this to everybody, the staff and owner was awesome. The food was excellent with large portions. Great evening
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service!
    BillVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This is the place to go in Cincinnati for an excellent authentic Chinese meal with great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service above & beyond!
    acschrand
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Reasonable for a "fancy" night out with a high level of service. Felt like the ambiance was a bit loud & we were stuck in a dark corner. However, worth it for the food & service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LFHcincyVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Cinese food
    NaplesannVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful visit!
    Mshellmix
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuesday Nights Lobster Special !
    Tablemate
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nonoVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    BillVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    This restaurant is our favorite for Chinese in Cincinnati!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always love this place!
    JanInCincinnati
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 181 reviews are from the China Gourmet reviews archive.
  • Always great!
    JanInCincinnati
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always enjoy it
    Dissatisfied
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Food was excellent as it always is. Glad the China Gourmet continues its flavorful quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Let's go again
    Ronzo
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening!
    GBIII
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Service and food where excellent! Not rushed before, or after dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local restaurant
    Becky
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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!!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and professional
    LuckyVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Great food and professional service in an upscale yet comfortable atmosphere. Uniquely prepared dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still the best ever
    Bill
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service, poor food
    oakleyfoodie
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Cincinnati Chinese Food
    Tablemate
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chinese Gourmet
    Jumper
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our group of 8 had excellent
    Spartan
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Our group of 8 had excellent service and great food!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Chinese with superior service
    Godfather
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Design you dinner
    3mondayVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    My next dinner will be bacon wrapped scallops. It is an appetizer, but they will make you a dinner size.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food for thought
    JaneF
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I had a wonderful experience from the service to the food. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great variety of dellcious dishes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent choice
    CRS14
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find!
    JAR122002
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LOVE China Gourmet- Hidden Gem
    MrsKRP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food very bland
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always consistent high quality.
    dinersaurus
    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 :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    Anthony
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place. We always
    Jrb2
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Love this place. We always get Cashew Chick and Moo shoo Pork.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Cincinnati tradition!
    LuckyVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Book your reservation at China Gourmet without further delay. You'll be glad you did! It's perfect for every occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant
    DDKWST
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.