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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J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Dublin reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (47)great for outdoor dining (27)special occasion (27)fit for foodies (23)romantic (22)great for lunch (19)good for groups (17)great for brunch (14)vibrant bar scene (11)notable wine list (6)hot spot (5)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • A very favorite
    Italiangirl
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food is always excellent and the wait staff very attentive. Always consistent. Love going with friends or as a couple.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovemesomepasta
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The beef lo me in was so flavorful and delicious! Full service bat and great wine selection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Jess
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I made a reservation here for my 28th birthday. Had a total of 7 people and an infant in my party. They had our table set up and ready to go quickly. Our server was friendly, funny and answered any questions we had about the menu. The food and drinks were amazing. I wanted to try all the cocktails on the menu so I will need to come back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noisy
    SteakVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Sounded like people were shouting each other! To noisy to talk even to the server. The volume of the food was way too much and salty. Requested without one ingredient, but the request seemed ignored; tons of it was present in the dish! Not going back!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • SallyMac1
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I have been here for lunch for business meetings. Great Place and FOOD! I definately recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time again
    JoeMcT
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Have eaten at J Liu in both locations many times, this was the first time for Sunday Brunch !!! Great time, very nice selection of food, waitress was great we have had her before.... Crowded but not rushed or loud... All the food was great with only one exception.. The bacon in buffet was slightly cooked and not as we liked. Great selection of food and all tasted great !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service Matters
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Having waited on tables, I know good service. Unfortunately, the service on our recent visit wasn't good. Deficiencies ranged from a long wait time to be acknowledged, forgotten food orders, needing to ask for bread and drink refills, and no check back to see if food selections were good. The food was pricey in comparison to quantity and quality–$140.00 for four adults (no alcohol). Wife’s grilled trout was burnt on bottom, yet cold when served. The Chicken Milanese was so overdressed with cream sauce that it overpowered the dish. Not really sure I understand who I was tipping, as none of the food was actually delivered by our server. When service is bad and the food is less than good, it tends to leave a lasting bad taste in one’s mouth.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over the top
    AmyF
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The service was spectacular, the food was out of this world and you can't go wrong with this place! The lobster bisque is one of the best I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    anticipation
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This is yet another time, I used J Lui for a business meeting and we had a.great time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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  • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
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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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    • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 486 reviews are from the J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Dublin reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.