J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Dublin

4.5
1359 Reviews
$30 and under
American
J. Liu Restaurant and Bar provides a blend of Contemporary and Asian cuisines, with favorites from our pasta, seafood and steak selections to lighter fare of salads and sandwiches in a modern trendy setting. We offer a one-of-a-kind Brunch Buffet on Sundays, Happy Hour in the Bar area on weeknights, Retail Wine Night on Wednesdays all night throughout the restaurant and so much more! Truly offering something for everyone for over a decade.
Please note, Hours and Menus may change on Holidays.
Due to High Demand, Patio Seating is always first come, first serve.
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Laurel
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent - and the waiter was personable and friendly. Loved the elderflower champagne martini.

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MichelleM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service. One of my favorite restaurants.

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vipworldeater
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Extremely disappointing. I ordered the salmon. It came promised to be caramelized with a mango salsa topping, broccoli and coconut rice. The broccoli was simply steamed, no flavor or seasoning… come on J Lui chefs…you can do better than that! The salmon was undercooked , no caramelization and little mango salsa. The rice looked like a cafeteria lady scooped it on the plate. It was overall a pretty bland dish and hardly worth the $29 they charge for it.
My husband got the pasta Diablo and it barely had any sausage or shrimp in it. Restaurants have got yo understand that if you are going to charge more for your meal, you can’t continue to cut back on the food quantity or quality or people will not return.
The service was beyond slow and the restaurant was 1/2 empty. It took them 45 minutes to bring our entrees.
We were extremely disappointed. Don’t know if I will go back

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RickS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is the food here his fantastic! Beautiful presentation too

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vipAnne
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love the tuna poke bowl. Service was awesome! Only negative is the street noise when sitting on the lovely covered patio.

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KeriannM
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great birthday dinner for my mom there! A little pricey but the service was excellent and we were even greeted at the end by who I believe to be the owner. He even took the time to get to know us and what we were celebrating and chat with my family for a bit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service lovely outdoor seating

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John
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Every time I’ve eaten here it has been decidedly, “ok”. Neither good nor bad, it’s very much a place that’s consistently whelming.

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LuvJL
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I have never been disappointed dining at J Liu and am looking forward to my next visit.

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vipMandiF
Columbus
62 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Dublin! Andre is the best server.

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vipCarolyn
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had one of our best dining experiences at J.Liu today. First time immunosuppressed mamma and family intended on sitting on the patio but with the wind and little bit of rain that picked up, our server didn’t think twice about offering to set a table for us in the private dinning room. We were so very appreciative of this kind gesture to make us feel safe and the food was outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time diner. Overall good place to eat - American and asain choices which we enjoyed the various choices. The grilled avacado is really tasty appetizer. Great service and nice family atmosphere. 10 seat or so bar area with a few high top tables.

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vipVickieP
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great avocado app!!! Enjoyable dinner, sat outside and enjoyed the retail wine prices

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pam1
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seat on the patio

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vipSAS1
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Excellent service. Very enjoyable evening out.

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foodie77
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Probably one of the worst meals we've ever had in a restaurant! We had the sesame chicken and it was hard, dried out, and you felt like a cow chewing its cud. We had to ask for menus since they were not given to us upon being seated, the place reeked of Lestoil when you walk through the front door, not to mention the awful looking carpet in the entrance. We wound up being waited on by 2 different waiters since the initial one was completely inattentive. Food wasn't hot, and for a special occasion, and they were not even busy with PLENTY of open tables, this just was a huge failure. Waited 20 minutes before the check was brought to us and we about walked out. With all the new restaurants going in in Dublin, you would think they would be on top of their game to make sure they provide good competition to those new restaurants. Not so - this is an extremely apathetic restaurants towards its customers. We won't be back.

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vipRobert
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and good food. For some reason it smelled musty. I am hoping this is a 'one off' as I have eaten here in the past and not had that experience.

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vipJetjock
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Walked in was seated by the hostess. Noticed lots of empty tables . Seemed odd for Saturday night at 6pm. Paper table clothes on the tables. Waiter came over and we ordered some wine. Wine was good. Next we ordered a chopped salad. This was disappointing in appearance and taste. The entrees were Salmon and a ribeye. The fish and meat were ok. But the broccoli was raw. Rice was so so. French frites with the steak was greasy and tasteless.. presentation was lacking on both meals. Bottom line way too much money for the caliber of food we received. Wait staff was excellent. That being said that will be our last trip to J Liu...Not worth it in anyway. J Liu needs to step up their game big time.....

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MelissaH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service from Andre, a wonderful meal. Good wine selection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and plenty of it. Service on the patio was great again. Being close to a road it can be a little noisy but not so much as to ruin conversation. This place is consistently great.

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DorisB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was wonderful. Service was very good. They refilled water glasses which is important to me. Great experience.

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TDreger
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are there often and each time never disappointed! Delicious food, attentive service and great vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our server was great and the food was delicious! Will definitely be returning in the future.

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time. Would definitely return, especially when the weather opens up! The patio looks nice!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday dinner

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JeffreyW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J. Liu is one of favorite go to restaurants because it has a wide variety of offerings in all categories and the employees are best of class. You will not go wrong by patronizing this establishment.

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ScottG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Jason's spicy chicken, blackened tuna, chicken parm, lettuce wraps, spring rolls, and crab Rangoon, and it was all amazing. We were celebrating 3 birthdays and the service was fantastic, and we received 3 excellent deserts for free.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We sat at our outside table for 18 minutes before anyone even came over to greet us. Finally when we did get a server I asked her why no one came to greet us and she said *I just got on “. So, no one could come over and bring us waters , get drinks started , or let us know someone wound be with us before she started was unacceptable!
The hubs had the fried rice with chicken and shrimp, and I had a salad , unfortunately I thought it was in poor restaurant taste to put iceberg lettuce only with a few measly pieces of chicken and charge $14 is a disgrace. I could have done better at home. Only good note was the appetizer was good. ( pot stickers )the drinks were ok. The server was decent. In all it was on the low end side of average for me . They could have done better.

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Ouidear
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Atmosphere here is very nice. Servers & staff very courteous. Sat right down at a booth. The sushi and fried rice were great but watch out for the burger as it comes with some weird terrible tasting cheese on it, all at the table tasted it and agreed it must be an acquired taste to like it. Loved the shrimp appetizer also. Definitely would go back!

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TamL
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, awesome experience. We sat outside so didn’t like the noise of the muscle cars or the occasional ambulance driving by, but all in all a great experience. Will definitely return for more great food and service.

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JanJoe
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Filet Mignon was excellent. The service was just right. The place was full, but it was Mother's Day.

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vipAnonymous
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Place looks like it’s going down hill. Not very busy on Mother’s Day. Limited menu options and then $10 for one draft beer. Pretty steep for a place like this. Did not bother to stay for food. Lucky enough to find an opening at Tucci’s next door, which was awesome.

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Akronite
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was only average. Sauces heavy handed and dull; presentation common; nothing screamed “fine cuisine” except the pricing. Looks more like a diner inside. Disappointing overall.

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AtticusBasilhoff
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice restaurant, good food selection and preparation, reasonable prices and the wait staff were very knowledgeable and accommodating. It was years since my last visit, I won't let it go that long before my next visit.

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JazmineF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Overpriced for bland, cold food.
Two of our meals were returned for being nasty and cold. Our bill was almost $100 and the waiter did not adjust for the two meals that were sent back. The lights kept flickering the entire duration of our time there. And I had a reservation, and we still had to wait 15 min to be seated. I will NEVER and I mean NEVER go back to this place again!!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day and 4 birthdays

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JamieM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Make your reservation NOW! You won’t regret it!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of the first times we’ve been put to eat since the pandemic.

Do not like the fact that happy hour prices and specials are only available in the bar! Why is that? The bar was packed, definitely not six feet apart! No COVID restrictions there so would not have chosen to sit in there.

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AshleyT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Attentive service, many options on the menu, hard to pick just one.

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JenL
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Louder than expected, server very task oriented not overly "friendly" but got the job done with no mistakes.

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J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Dublin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 718-1818.

J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Dublin is rated 4.5 stars by 1359 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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