Oriental Wok - Cincinnati
Oriental Wok - Cincinnati

Oriental Wok - Cincinnati

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.orientalwok.com/
  • Phone: 5138716888
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:30pm - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian, Asian, Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Guy Burgess
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: A fantastic dinner party your guests will savor. Oriental Wok full service catering serves unique Asian cuisine.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dana
  • Public Transit: Bus stop directly in front of Madison road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private lot and complimentary valet parking available.
A word from Oriental Wok - Cincinnati
Since 1977, The Wong family has been the city's favorite dining choice for Chinese cuisine. Visit Oriental Wok and discover a delicious dining experience. Elegant upscale dining room is perfect for entertaining visitors and indulging friends.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Oriental Wok - Cincinnati reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (17)special occasion (16)good for groups (11)fit for foodies (9)romantic (8)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (4)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • A step above
    TablefanVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Oriental Wok is the place to go for a great food experience! Unfortnately for the restaurant they are a hidden secret. In all of our dining experiences we have NEVER been disappointed with the food quality and our service. There are seafood specials and a wide variety of menu items to select. The Wong Family should be congratulated for bringing their restaurant to Cincinnati and more Open Table diners should treat themselves to this experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice and very elegant.
    cookster50
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I would recommend the Oriental Wok for small groups. The environment is fairly quiet and conversation was easy to do. The setting is in the Regencey Tower and must be popular with residents.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tried a different approach
    Bevans
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Instead of ordering off of the menu, we asked the hostess to choose some dishes for our group of four. So we had a Chinese feast, everything being not only tasty but fresh too. Almost nothing was totally familiar - something that would probably scare the pants off of many - but this surprise package method had so many advantages that I wouldn't hesitate trying it again. By the way, this was the idea of one of our group not the hostess or waiter, though we had all eaten there quite often and were pretty confident that we'd be happy and content at checkout time. Excellent service and very reasonable prices to go along with the great dishes too.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Dinner
    Steve
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We decided to go out at last minute and were able to get a reservation. As usual, the food and service were great. Its our favorite Oriental restaurant in the area.
    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.
  • Nice meal provided to small party.
    Starlily
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Food overall good but would have enjoyed more vegetables and possibly another entree.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent oriental food and service
    paulistall
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We were very pleased with the quick service and excellent Chinese dishes we ordered. We will definitely come back soon,.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FIRST VISIT A GEM
    SIGMANVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    My husband and I very much enjoyed the food, wait staff, and ambience. We'll definitely make future visits.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oriental Wok Hyde Park
    RockafellaVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We love the atmosphere, very fancy, great service, good bar mixed drinks +wine +beer. Bring a sweater, sometimes it is very chilly, especially by the windows. Restaurant was very quiet, only two other tables with customers, yet we had to wait to be seated. We have eaten here many times since it opened, and can judge the food quality over the years. It is disappointing that some dishes do have the ingredients that are listed on the menu, such as the Lo Mein stated it had mushrooms +snow pea pods. Mine just had 7 slices of celery, not even one of the menu ingredients. I told our waitress, she said she'd tell the manager but no one came over. The Moo Goo Gy Pan was excellent as was the Orange Chicken. She gave us after dinner cordials.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good But Not Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    We had always heard good things about this restaurant, so when we received a gift certificate we were excited to use it. Overall, it was a good experience, but not great. And that seems to be theme for the whole night except for the service. Our waiter, wish I remembered his name, was fantastic. Their "premium" cocktails were pretty mediocre at best. The table had the Tanqueray and tonic, Agave Margarita, Ginger Mojito, and Mai Tai. All of them seemed like they were made with cheap knockoffs - we don't even think the Tanqueray was right. The food overall was pretty good, but there were some complaints about blandness. Overall, it was good, but with the vibrant food scene in Cincinnati now, I don't think we'll be back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mother's Day Gem
    ForestHillsGeno
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great Chinese food, service and we love the decor and ambience. A good place for birthdays, anniversaries, or Saturday evenings or any special occasion. A step above most Chinese restaurants in Cincinnati.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Cincinnati gem!
    Minchicin
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I can't believe it took me a few years to discover this place. Lots of time lost frequenting mediocre restaurants in Cincinnati. This is truly one of the best restaurants in Cincinnati. Expertly prepared cuisine with always something special in store. The owners and service staff are the most attentive in town. My wife and I always finish here talking about what we will have the next time we come. The most consistently delicious food in Cincinnati, and a quality of service that always makes us feeling like we are the only guests in the restaurant. I will continue to take my family and clients here alike.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoy
    Fritz
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We always enjoy visiting food great owners wonderful
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.9
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 41 reviews are from the Oriental Wok - Cincinnati reviews archive.
  • Consistently Pleasant
    wanney11
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We have enjoyed Oriental Wok on a number of visits to the area from our home in Toledo. We love the food quality, ambience and great staff friendliness. A home away from home with better food!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • everything great
    SpookyLady
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Oriental Wok never fails for terrific service, food etc. Its a great choice for lunch or dinner when you have to get downtown in a hurry. Plus they pay great attention to little details that matter.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fresh!
    NatalieVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Our first time dining here. Everything was fresh and cooked to perfection! I highly recommend the wok fried Tilapia -- like butter in the mouth! So tender!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So glad they are near!
    Kendy
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Oriental Wok is a delicious and accommodating restaurant. Very good service ( helpful especially when I am in a rush!). Also the take-out menu is excellent. Great people and food. .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oriental Wok Cincinnati
    RockafellaVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great welcoming Chinese restaurant. Will make food as you like it. Decorated very nicely, great service, the portions are getting a bit smaller than they used to be would rather have a smaller portion of whole scallops than sliced in half scallops and whole pea pods instead of sliced pea pods. Still like to dine here, but miss how the food used to be served.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great hidden spot
    bslackey
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    This was my first dining experience at the Oriental Wok on Madison. I didn't realize it was there in the Regency. It is truly a hidden treasure with great food, reasonable prices, wonderful service, and a beautiful, quiet booth. My friend and I never felt rushed. We really enjoyed the whole evening. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a quiet, lovely evening without spending tons of money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I enjoyed the food very much....I
    diva
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    I enjoyed the food very much....I bring friends first change I get....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Been going to Oriental Wok
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Been going to Oriental Wok for 25 years and never disappointed. Mike Wong and family always provide a great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service!
    BETTI
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Wonderful food and service in a relaxing and attractive setting. Schezuan eggplant was superb as were the noodle dishes and fried rice. Service was 5 stars!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bland food, forgettable experience
    MXFoodie
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Where to start?! Ok, eventhough our party had a reservation, we had to wait 20min for a table. We went to the bar and the hard-to-ruin Margaritas were tasteless. When we finally sat at our table, we had to wait for menus for another 15min. The food was bland and dishes from Sweet & Souer Chicken to Pad Thai tasted like they were made with the same seasonings. We tried the house signature drink, and it tasted like fruit punch... without a punch! The ambiance was very taciturn - from the staff to the patrons. Definatelly a forgettable experience at best, and at worse a place that feels more like a Bingo hall than a place to enjoy good Chinese cuisine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very slow service
    FreqBtrmkPkWok
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Party of 3 on a Wednesday at 5:30 (Business very light). Food was great, but waiter was gone a lot and didn't stop by to see if we wanted another beverage/refill. Food took 25 minutes from ordering and sat for 20 minutes from time we finished food until we could get check. Maybe I am use to service at Oriental Wok on Buttermilk Pike. Buttermilk Pike is GREAT and enjoyable to eat at. Mike's daughter was very welcoming.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    NewYearsRegular
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I had a very enjoyable New Year's Eve dinner. My waiter, Beau, was great!! I had great service and the food was wonderful. I will be back again next New Year's Eve.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Hospitality
    PepsiJenn
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    We started the night welcomed like family, ended the night feeling like royalty! Great service, incredible food, an overall perfect place for any day of the week, and any special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chinese Fine Dining
    GarryJ
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    The Oriental Wok scores on all factors: 1. Great food, a complete menu, with lots of good choices. Even if you only like chinese cuisine a little, you should try it. 2. Friendly, attentive, knowledgable service. 3. Lovely decor. Dining room is roomy, and the noise level is low enough to make conversation easy. 4. Management always comes by and checks on the diners. Prices are reasonable. There is valet parking which is complimentary. It is on the first floor of the Regency apartments. It not hard to find, but don't expect to see a standalone building. Just head for the building lobby, the restaurant is right next to it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a good experience
    Cincyguy
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Great place for authentic Chinese food. Service was excellent. Food could have been hotter - some was and some was not probably because it was all served together and a couple of the dishes were sitting under heating lamps which don't really keep the food got. Nevertheless, it all was quite tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening as always
    Lovetodineout
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We come here often; love the food, atmosphere and service! One of our family's favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good chinese food
    OnesarVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    you know what you are going to get when coming here. good service and consistent food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fresh, Fresh, Fresh!
    JeffTheFoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    I find that most Chinese "restaurants" these days aren't even restaurants - they're "buffets" where the food is pre-made and sits in a pan under a heat lamp, for hours. Gross. But I'm happy to report that every dish I've ever had at Oriental Wok has been fresh and made to order (try the wok-fried Tilapia!) Even something as simple as pork fried rice is made fresh upon order. Such a difference! Mr. Wong's daughter, Susannah often takes the time to personally greet us, check on us, and make us feel welcome. Once you've had the 'Oriental Wok treatment', you won't want to go anywhere else.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    WMackey
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Our dinner was awesome! Celebrated two birthdays and they treated us with ice cream and after dinner chambord drinks. The food was delicious as expected.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oriental Wok Hyde Park
    RockafellaVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Fantastic food, atmosphere, service! Food made as you like it, great menu. They make you feel very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and authenic
    Steve
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Its nice to find a restaurant with fresh, original and authenytic oriental cusine. The service is prompt and pleasant, the ambiance is comfortable and food always good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oriental Wok Hyde Park
    RockafellaVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Excellent food and service. The restaurant is festively decorated, and appetizers are delicious and served quickly. Bring a jacket ladies because they always like to keep the rooms cool.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    Retiredluncher
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    Went there for lunch with friends. Lots of gluten free selections. Food was great but the service was even better. Owner came out to speak to us and to chat. She was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice experience
    ETGT
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    We struggled to find a good Chinese restaurant since one in our area had closed and finally found it. The food quality was very good and the service was great! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food!
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    The food and service were excellent and I will be back for more. The atmosphere was great and the restaurant itself was very clean and quiet! Great find.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    Jimmy
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Great food and friendly service. Very enjoyable experience. The food is always outstanding!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    GarryJ
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    This was our first time dining at The Oriental Wok and our only regret is that we hadn't discovered it sooner. We had a great meal, wonderful friendly service, in a very comfortable, relaxing space. The service was excellent, attentive but not rushed, courteous and friendly. The cuisine is traditional "American" Chinese, well prepared and presented. The Calamari appetizer was tender with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce. The best I've had in Cincinnati. Our two entrees were equally as good and the servings are generous. The restaurant is located off the lobby of the Regency Apartments at the corner of Dana and Madison Rds. Easy to access location if you know it's there. Really, give it a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really great Chinese Food!
    lovegreatfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    I don't know why we had never tried this place before. The traditional Chinese Food was really great - the best we have had in Cincinnati! It was very quiet on a Sunday night - I would like to see a few more people there enjoying this food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.