J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Dublin

4.5
1360 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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DaltonS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Good place for a date night. Will definitely be returning

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vipSamG
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Thanks to the staff, good service, good food!

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RonL
Columbus
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First off, great food, not just good food. Attentive staff, felt like they appreciate your business. Only thing I did not like and it was not a deal breaker was the noise level but when you have great food and service, it's the price you pay. Great time and will go again and recommend to others.

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WILLIAMD
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Many years of consistent service, flavorful options, and well prepared food. Always pleasing whether dining in, or taking out.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly hostess and manager who were very attentive to my large group of 10. Menu had a lot of variety. Food was delicious and the bartender made some fabulous drinks. Definitely visiting again.

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BrandyB
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Other than the paper table cloths and the fact we didn’t get utensils until after our food, everything was great!

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LoriG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Unfortunately this wasn’t a good experience for our party. We ordered the chicken fried rice and it was inedible. The rice was so sticky it didn’t come off the fork easily, and the chicken had a weird smell (like dirty feet)….. we couldn’t even eat it. I’m not even sure the chicken wasn’t spoiled?? This was heartbreaking because this is one of our favorite restaurants.

Maybe we will try again sometime.

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thatgirl329
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was extremely accommodating and the food was delicious! Cute place to eat at

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HarryE
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good timing, very accommodating!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Wasn’t the best experience

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EmilyB
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was super attentive and all of our food was out quick. The bartender made the best martini! We recommend the calamari, house salad, ahi tuna bowl, Mongolian beef, dynamite roll, and crazy tuna roll.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Nice dinner! We really enjoyed the food and drinks.

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TDreger
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been here many times and are never disappointed. The food, service and ambiance are perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a perfect place for date night. The food was amazing and the service was fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great dining experience! Also the grilled avocado was by far my favorite thing I had, definitely recommend trying it!

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LarryS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience1

We were really expecting a more fine-dine experience. We could have gone to any tavern or biker bar and had the experience we had at J. Liu. Too many drunks, too many tattoos and way, way too much shouting. If we had not made a reservation, we would have turned around and gone elsewhere.

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MitchellH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service - would highly recommend for a nice evening

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vipOlaS
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Everything from service to food was on point.

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KevinS
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Laurel
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
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
18 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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vipRobynC
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

I took my friend there for her birthday. Service was excellent. However, the food was not. I had the special, small piece salmon with sticky rice for $30.00, it smelled very fishy and tasted fishy. A good piece Salmon should not be either. For the money it was not worth it for very small portions.

My friend has sesame chicken. The chicken was over cooked that pieces of chicken was dry and hard.

The cocktail I ordered was great so I order a second one and didn’t taste anything like the 2nd drink.

I heard great stuff about J. Liu, but for the price we were under whelmed. Maybe they had a bad night. I would love to try it again in the future.

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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
3 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
63 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
14 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
17 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
11 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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 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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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 1360 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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