Gi Fu Loh - Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Gi Fu Loh - Harrah's Lake Tahoe

Gi Fu Loh - Harrah's Lake Tahoe

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.harrahslaketahoe.com/restaurants/gi-fu-loh.html
  • Phone: 7755866668x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner:
    Sun., Mon., and Thurs.: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Fri. and Sat.: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Chef Hung Wong
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Gi Fu Loh - Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Sumptuous is the best way to describe the delightful Asian cuisine at Gi Fu Loh, which translates as “gatherer of luck.” Gi Fu Loh features an intriguing menu that raises Cantonese cuisine’s authenticity and flavor in entrées you won’t soon forget. Seafood is the hallmark of Cantonese food, along with noodle soup, rice and vegetable courses, and exotic delicacies. And now, Gi Fu Loh has combined the best of two culinary Asian worlds by adding Sushi Kai, a sushi bar to its restaurant. You’ll enjoy traditional Japanese nigiri and sashimi along side popular fusion rolls. Be sure to imbibe with some Japanese wine, hot or cold sake, beer and yummy specialty cocktails.

Please note that hats are not permitted at Gi Fu Loh or Sushi Kai.

Private dining rooms are available.
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Gi Fu Loh - Harrah's Lake Tahoe reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (9)special occasion (7)good for groups (4)romantic (4)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Felt rushed
    bananabelt
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    After being seated, our order was taken quickly. We were not asked if we wanted beverages first. The appetizers came within 5 minutes and drinks a few minutes later. Before we were done with our appetizers, the entrees were served. Within 25 minutes of being seated, we were almost done eating. We were not asked if we wanted dessert and were given our check. Others around us seemed to be getting the same very quick, almost abrupt service. We wondered if they needed our tables for the next round of customers. On the plus side, the wait staff were pleasant and the food itself was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gormet Chinese
    KerryKoz
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very good service, excellent meat used in beef dish. Tea pot had defective design which dribbled tea all over table no matter what technique employed! Even server unable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor service
    jdmdiner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our server acted like she didn't want to be there! Saw her when we ordered and when she brought the check.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We will return many times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Some of us have had Chinese all over the world; best places in SF, NY; Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing, etc. This compares favorably
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really Good Food
    Sloree
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The reviews have been a little mixed on all sites and our recent experience at this restaurant was really good. My husband had hot and sour soup and said it was excellent. We shared the duck (whole duck made for two) and pork fried rice and it was very good as well. Our friend had an eggplant and shrimp dish that he really enjoyed as well. Overall, the service was very good, as was the food. It's a little pricier as some suggested, but not too high - it also in a Casino in Tahoe - where the restaurants tend to be a little higher anyway. I would suggest you look at the menu online. We will definitely go back when we visit Tahoe again as there were lots more dishes that we plan to try.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    Thefamily
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Didn't really know what to expect since it was in a casino. We were very happy with the food and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Increíble Food
    Chefthings
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Best Sushi we have ever had!! Ask for the Secret roll called Sushi Kai, it's out of this world. Service was great Specially the servers Jaime and Michele they went over and beyond to make sure our evening was special
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VIPDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We really enjoyed eating here. Great service. Highly recommend if you are visiting South Lake Tahoe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    TrishaVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had the whole Fried Filet of Sole and it was outstanding. We also had the mixed vegetable with mushrooms - wonderful dish with several different kinds of mushrooms, glass noodles and veggies. It is a bit pricey for Chinese food but absolutely worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • parrothead
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    New sushi bar was great! Would recommend it and the regular menu is varied.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised...
    2newbiesVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    After reading many of the reviews, were skeptical but determined to try anyway. What a treat, specialty cocktail (kim chee) was good & only $10. Gi Fu Loh sushi roll a bit pricey @ $15.95 but, boy was it a good one! Sizzling rice soup, egg foo yong, pan fried sea bass with garlic & seafood with pan fried noodles. Every dish piping hot & delicious; service attentive, but not rushed. Some reviews indicated serving size was small; hate to disagree, we had leftovers. Splurged on premium sake (recommended served chilled) & weren't disappointed; however, was pretty expensive ($35) for smaller bottle. All in all, great dinner & although pricey, glad to say reviews aren't everything!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Opentable check
    LikaVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The restaurant did not accept the opentable check, told us they do not accept any check and never heard of an opentable agreement at all.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Disappointed!!!
    awful
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The most disappointing dining experience we have endured for years. The food quality was poor and prices were highly inflated. Service was the only positive we experienced. It certainly ranks as one of the worse Chinese restaurants we have ever visited. We are surprised that Harrah's has not closed the doors. We made a special trip to Tahoe to eat at Gi Fu Loh and were terribly disappointed!!! We will never go there again. We ate at Friday Station a few weeks ago and had an outstanding experience and were completely surprised with our experience in Gi Fu which really put a damper on our night out.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 11 reviews are from the Gi Fu Loh - Harrah's Lake Tahoe reviews archive.
  • Good Not Great
    LoriAmore
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We finally tried this restaurant. Great service, moderate food for high prices. We wanted to try the Lobster Fried Rice. You would think for $32 you would get something spectacular...well it was ok. Very light, tasty and not alot of lobster. Folks if you want chinese food, you can do just as well to go to your typical restaurant or even Panda Express and pay alot less for good food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • just right
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    our experience was friendly and tasty. thought there would be more food for the price,
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food - but....
    Amandajones
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food and service were excellent - however meal was ruined by extremely large family with children (8:45 at night!) Toddlers banging the table with silverware and parents doing nothing to stop it. Had to cut meal short. Romantic dinner ruined.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent food but service rushed
    HowieH
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Gi Fu Loh serves top notch cuisine but on two visits (with different waitresses Each time) the service is too fast. Main courses came out while we were Still working on soup and appetizers, which both came out at the same time Also. They need to learn to serve one item at a time unless diners request Multiple items together, and to NOT bring out the next course until the Current one is finished. Otherwise highly recommended. We had the crispy Dover Sole and lobster fried rice. Tasty food and nice ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has it all!
    Tahoede
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    This is my "all time" favorite restaurant. The food is excellent from the cucumber appetizer to the green tea creme brûlée and every dish in between! Staff are friendly, courteous & efficient. I've been here for solo dinners and large group occasions and have never been disappointed. The mango walnut prawns and Mongolian beef are the best and the house jasmine rice is a must have. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way too slow
    GiFuLoh
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Service was slow, food was good once received, but not super hot.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting Menue
    MonikaVIP
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    It appears every time we go to a Japanese or Chinese restaurant (upscale or not) we are done with the dinner in less than an hour and we feel very much rushed. Never experienced a leisure meal in any of these types of restaurants no matter how we approach it with the staff. The same here: jelly fish/seaweed appetizer, followed by pecking duck and tapioca desert and a Lychee Dragon (most memorable of all the item)s. Food was well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Asian Food in Tahoe
    LizzoLizzyVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Although the prices are higher than the average Asian restaurant, we felt it was well worth it. The food was fabulous! Loved the prawns with walnuts, lobster fried rice, the egg rolls and the fried won tons. The sweet and sour chicken was delectable! They have innovative cocktails and nice wines by the glass. We were too full to try dessert. The service was attentive and friendly. Can't wait to go back!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chinese food
    JOHNPAC28
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Best Chinese food in Tahoe, maybe anywhere. Best item to order Peking Duck!! Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gi Fu Loh
    Ollie
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Overall pretty good. We had dinner special combos that were a relative bargain. Shrimp egg roll with big shrimp inside though a bit greasy. Pot stickers good but also a bit greasy. King pao chicken tasty and fish ( cod) with black bean sauce was very tasty and well prepared. Large portions. Our bill was under $100 for 2 with a bottle of wine which we felt was a good deal. Service was excellent! We'd return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • authentic cantonese
    katiebell
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    I was a bit disappointed with the lack of variety on the menu, but we were there in the off season so I suspect it gets more interesting in the summer and winter months. The food we had however was very well prepared and delicious, the portions were reasonably sized and the service was excellent. We basically had the place to ourselves at 7:00pm, but again it was the off season. If you are craving good Chinese food and don't mind spending $80.00 per couple, I recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate