J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Dublin
J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Dublin

J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Dublin

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jliurestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6147181818x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm;

    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am – 2:00pm
    Sunday Dinner: 2:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, International
  • Executive Chef: Bradford Harkrider
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: J. Liu offers a private dining room with a seating capacity of approximately 50 guests. The room is distinctly decorated with stain glass windows, hardwood floors and a view of the patio which gives it an urban feel. The space is perfect for rehearsal dinners, business meetings and company presentations.
  • Private Party Contact: Teresa MacDonald 6147181818x
  • Special Events: New Menu coming July 2014!

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: J. Liu of Dublin has a private parking area immediately around the building. Next to that lot & also nearby is public parking located directly behind the building.
A word from J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Dublin
J. Liu Restaurant and Bar provides a blend of contemporary and Asian cuisines in a modern trendy setting.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Dublin reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (45)great for outdoor dining (33)special occasion (28)great for lunch (24)fit for foodies (22)romantic (19)great for brunch (18)good for groups (17)vibrant bar scene (12)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (4)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Manager place it over the top
    State2north
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    outstanding food with a great management staff. Drink selection was solid, great blend on the Menu of entree selections. The Maanger was really cool and made you feel like a you were on the vip list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service!
    Luvmyfood
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This is my favorite place to visit when I'm in town. Everything on the menu is mouthwatering and the service is fantastic! Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was it girls night?
    thefourofusVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a late Friday night reservation. Everything was very good as usual. Our server was terrific. It was funny to see at least 4 tables of women out celebrating at J Liu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Leisurely lunch
    Diane
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    It's such a pleasure to catch up with friends, enjoying a delicious lunch and sipping a glass of wine. Our friendly & patient waiter accommodated us by checking on us without being intrusive or interrupting. So glad we chose J'Liu!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Pad Thai in Central Ohio
    GordonOH
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    It has the right amount of spice, not too much, but just enough to give it that kick. Fresh and the portion is huge. Their other food is equally as good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Love the food and the service
    Ry2D2
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The Blackened Tuna, Lobster Bisque and Calamari are all amazing food items. Everything on their menu sounded so good that it was hard to decide, however I'm very happy with the food I chose to get and I'm sure I would have been equally happy with the meal if I had anything else. Their service was amazing as well. I went there for a romantic night with my girlfriend before we leave each other for a while as we go to college and I had mentioned this in the special request section when reserving our table. The waiter (or perhaps the restaurant on the whole) definitely went the extra mile for us. They folded our napkins in a special way, made a flower shape in the lobster bisque, put some flowers on our table, and even gave us a free dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Going downhill
    MerebearVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This place used to be great, always filled up with people. Went for my boyfriends birthday and let them know we were celebrating ahead of time. We were sat prompty but there was only 1 other couple in the entire restaurant so it was quiet and somewhat awkward. The waitstaff would just stand and play on their phones in clear sight of our table. Food was okay.. Not what it used to be. The menus were crinkled and had food spilled all over them. This restaurant is in a prime location but something has changed in the recent years and quality is no where near what it should be.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful dining experience.
    Rich
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was the first time my wife and I had been there. We pass by it all the time and I keep saying how we should eat there sometime. I'm glad we finally had the opportunity to stop in. Everything was wonderful. Friendly staff, excellent server (Scott), awesome food. We will definitely be coming back. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday lunch
    Peppermintpatti
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Celebrated my girlfriend's birthday at J Liu's. Food was great as well as the service. We will be back!! Had the fish tacos and the crab cakes...they were yummy!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovelovelove
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The new menu is fabulous!! Lettuce wraps were amazing and short ribs best I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time at brunch
    Musiclover
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I met some girl friends for brunch. Kelli was a great server and made our first visit to J. Liu outstanding! I'm sure we will all come back for brunch again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The dinner experience was effectively ruined by a girls' soccer team that was running in and out of the restaurant all night. If we were in BW3s you would expect that kind of lunacy but not in a place like J. Lius. It was very clear that other patrons were not enjoying their meal with these kids running around unsupervised. Having said that, our dinner was fair at best. The service was slow and the waitress, while polite, seemed very inexperienced to be waiting table. It was clear from seeing the looks on other patrons faces that we were not the only ones that could not believe the continual intrusion on the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great!
    Clint
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food was very good. The service was perfect. The server refilled our drinks on time without making us feel like he was hovering over us. Definitely some of the Asian cuisine I've had in a LONG while.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always delivers
    Mommah
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great night out for a great meal. Great food & reasonable prices
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good food and atmosphere
    dsrtwittVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    J. Liu is becoming a new favorite. Some new items on the menu are outstanding, the patio is a great spot to sit, visit and enjoy some good wines. Don't miss the pork belly sliders!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food & service; nix the patio
    LovesSweets
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I've eaten at both the Dublin and Worthington J. Liu locations. This was the first time I had eaten on the patio at the Dublin location. The patio is situated right on 161, and it is SO loud. I chose the patio b/c the weather was so beautiful, and we have to take advantage of any nice day we can get in central Ohio. However, the traffic and loud trucks passing by really put a damper on the experience. My companion and I felt like we were practically shouting to hear each other. Food and service were fantastic, but I probably would not choose to sit on the patio at the Dublin location again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was our first time dining at J. Liu and we were not disappointed. The patio made for a delightful dining experience. I felt there was a wide range of selections from the appetizers, to the entree's. We will definitely be going back to J. Liu and recommending this restaurant to our friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will return
    Willreturn
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We have eaten here several times and have always received great service and the food is amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roundaboutdiner
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I love this restaurant. It's my number one choice in Dublin. Such a funky Matisse like décor. The food is yummy, perfect wine and coffee, and the service is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    lunch
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Overall a good experience. My Asian chicken salad was a little dry. The chicken seemed overcooked. Other than that, I didn't hear any complaints from my co-workers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    diner321
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Service was slow. I ordered a stir-fry entrée from the RW menu, but it arrived cold. They reheated the same food (rather than remake the dish), but the side of rice became cold while I was waiting, so I ate some of my husband's meal (not on the RW menu and actually very good). The waitress offered to take my entrée off our bill, but this didn't happen. Since the RW menu was only $20 and proceeds went to charity, we didn't make a big issue of it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Such a great way to start a Sunday!
    Lovelovelove
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My husband and I had brunch at J Liu this past weekend and decided it was a great way to kick off our Sunday. From the warm welcome when we walked in the door, to the exceptional service table side, and the amazing food, it was fabulous! From the little make your own parfaits served in mini martini glasses, to the exceptional prime rib and chocolate covered strawberries, we loved every second. J liu is our favorite Sunday brunch, hands down!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and multiple options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    There was a nice variety of options on the menu and they were willing to make changes to meet our dietary needs. It was delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quality declining
    Maynotreturn
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Mushy strawberries some with black spots, same menu over time, inexperienced undertrained and uninformed waiter who told us he was congested. Such a disappointment after being one of our favorite
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect girls nights
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    J. Liu has a great patio atmosphere for the downtown Dublin area (esp. as there are not many patios) The service is always fast & friendly and the food is always outstanding. It would be nice if Happy Hour pricing extended to the patio as the bar area is always filled up and not suitable for larger parties. Overall the experience was great and we always have a fantastic time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dublindiner
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Excellent food. The staff is exceptionally friendly and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy selections
    NuggetVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Buffet selections were pleasing. A variety of dessert morsels completed the dining experience. We will return once we walk off our overindulgence of tasty food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    gbombohio
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I have eaten there many times - the Asian food, in particular, is the best in town. Slads are great, and the rolls with the flavored olive oil is/are fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No more leftovers
    MerebearVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner and enjoyed all of our entrees along with the wine! Towards the end we felt a little rushed when the server took my fiancé's plate while he was still working on it. I had asked the server to box up a couple of the entrees we did not finish, she only came back with my dads meal boxed up and when I asked where my short ribs were she said she threw them away. She explained she was going to take some things off the bill and when we looked at it she only took off $10.00, I figured she would at least comp my meal since I had only eaten a little bit of it but that wasn't the case. We will still return, I just wish more was done to fix the mistake.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worse than terrible..
    James
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    My GF reserved a place for us for my B-Day. The menu is bland, our food wad disgusting I mean absolutely disgusting! Worse experience I have ever had at a so-called upscale restaurant. We don't like to make a fuss, so we didn't ask to return our food but it was obvious because we had only taken one bite each of both of our meals. The food was under and over cooked respectively and how do you screw up a hamburger I mean come on? I wouldn't send anyone to this place, even if I was starving and this was the only place open, i would go without. How are they still in business? Utterly disgusted and disappointed!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Huge Sunday buffet
    pennyc59
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Pretty place with outdoor seating. Sunday is buffet only.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food and Service
    Sammie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We enjoyed our recent visit to J. Liu's. Enjoyed a beautiful evening on the patio, especially the delicious meals and wonderful service. Special tip of the hat to the bar - they can make a fabulous margarita! Would highly recommend for a special occasion, or just a nice relaxing dinner out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    Mary
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our table was ready when we arrived, wait staff was attentive, food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tatersmom
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    the restaurant was nice, but brunch was very pricey. brunch for 4 was over $100.00
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall Disappointing
    winkmartindale
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    It's puzzling to me why this restaurant is so popular. Food and service are unimpressive. I should have known we were in trouble when I ordered a Tom Collins and got some greenish drink in a short (vs. highball) glass with a lime on it instead of a cherry. It tasted more like a Margarita, not a Tom Collins. Our two appetizers were OK, but the waiter should have let us know that the chicken lettuce wraps came in a portion large enough for four people. Several pieces of meat in my Pad Thai entree had gristle in them and were inedible. The waiter forgot to bring bread. I asked the busboy for chili oil and he never brought it so I had to ask the waiter. My husband ordered the special Mahi Mahi; it was bland and cost $32. We won't be back.
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  • Yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We have been here many times and it is typically great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pete Pearson
    BelronPete
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I have dined at J Liu more than 15 times and enjoy the varied menu. The prices are reasonable compared to some other high end Columbus restaurants. My personal favorite is the appetizer of mussels. The use of jalapeno peppers with the mussels adds a unique flavor that I have not found elsewhere. I can heartily recommend the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TheGraduate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The staff was very courteous and professional. The food was terrific. I liked the ability to reserve our table on-line and to receive a phone call from the restaurant confirming the reservation so that everything was ready for us when we arrived. Our out-of-town guest really enjoyed the overall atmosphere and the variety of options on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Service
    KCP14
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Our food was prepared promptly and the service was excellent. They went above and beyond to make sure my group of 6 friends had an enjoyable time with delicious food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 476 reviews are from the J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Dublin reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    The service was attentive and the food was plentiful & delicious! I also appreciate that the restaurant called me to let me know that I left a personal belonging at the table. Since I live outside of Columbus, it is especially helpful that they offered to mail me my belonging. THANK YOU!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.