J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Worthington

4.3
1792 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
J. Liu Restaurant and Bar of Worthington offers superb culinary creations served within an eclectic setting. Refined and stylish yet relaxed and comfortable. The experienced staff is dedicated to exceeding the expectations of every guest. J. Liu is eager to work with you in every way possible to ensure a most memorable experience. Uncompromising quality, understated elegance, attention to detail, outstanding service and "Something Great For Everyone", only at J. Liu of Worthington!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1792 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JustinJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Arrived at the restraunt for my girlfriends birthday. We ordered and had our appetizer, entree in no more than 15mins after being seated. Had dessert and paid the bill, was out of there in less than 45mins

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Lily25
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Turkey was tender and moist. Gravy and stuffing was very good. The pecan pie was excellent. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall1food4service4ambience1

Our worst experience there, and we’re regular diners. Putting everyone in the bar made it very loud, and there was a customer at the bar who was so loud we could not hear each other at our table. The servers were good, but they need to re-think their capacity spacing, which they likely did to allow for service by 2 servers (bartender and other).

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very good food. Pasta Diablo and pork shank were excellent. The carrot cake was a little disappointing. Good but not outstanding and small slice.

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TerryE
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good and the server was very attentive.

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Gerb
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was awesome as always....great food and exceptional service!

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vipRChri
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I'm not really sure what was happening on Saturday night at J Liu, but frankly i'm embarrassed we took our out of town guests here. We've been dining here for many years and I've booked many events both corporate and personal here. Upon walking into the not busy restaurant we were seated in the bar area which is fine, but there were cleaning buckets on the bar which is just unappetizing to look at. Our apps were delivered in a reasonable amount of time, but did not look appealing (the entire meal looked like it had been prepared earlier in the day and then microwaved). That's about the best part of the meal. The entrees took forever to come out, were cold and also looked like reheated food. My dad ordered the ribs and the mac n cheese seriously looked like hot bar mac and cheese from giant eagle at the end of the night. The Jason's chicken (I think that's the name?) were swimming in sauce. My salmon was completely raw and uncooked in the center and came with a side of sauce that had splashed all over the random bowl of it that they brought it out with. I did ask for a new piece of salmon because it was inedible and when it finally came out, it came with drowning in sauce, which was not how it had been sent out before. I opted to not eat it. While we were finishing dinner, they started cleaning around us. I've worked in restaurants, so I get it, but i've never dragged out the bar mats before my customers even had their check. In fact we had to ask for the check which makes no sense, because i'd rather have paid and left before our server was handling trash during our meal. There needed to be either more people working, or fewer reservations because it was a disaster. I honestly would have said more during our dinner, but like I said we had out of town guests and it was my dad's 70th birthday, so I just wanted to be as pleasant as possible while willing the dinner to be over. Really not up to par especially during Covid where cleanliness and food prep is concerned.

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LeeG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were well spaced from other patrons. The waiter was properly attentive. The Manhatten’s we had were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice place, but empty! Would benefit from a larger patio

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant is ok for a quick bite. For the price I expected more flavor in the food. Good place but definitely not my 1st choice.

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WorthingtonLiving
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is always a great variety of different food and drinks. We ate outside in a very comfortable and safe environment. Will go back soon.

BJ
BuckeyeJet
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very safe and comfortable inside dining during COVID-19 pandemic

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Deen1415
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried a staple and new dish and both were amazing! The bar area was cozy and we were able to remain socially distant. Our server/bartender was very friendly and knowledgable. We look forward to getting back soon!

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Lawrence1
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food and excellent service. The only negative was you were out of chocolate cake.

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BrettB
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food , good service

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service slow..food cold

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TrentV
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are on the patio, and the service and food were both great as usual.

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MARLAA
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love the ambience and staff. The entree’s we good but we were not impressed with the appetizers. They tasted like a bad frozen food option.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5th year Anniversary

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vipthomast
Montreal
35 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very nice dinner on the patio outside. Salmon was very good, as was house salad with ahai tuna. The carrot cake was dry, unfortunately. Otherwise I would have rated the food and the overall experience higher.

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LisaM
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Allison was very friendly and gave us the best service we’ve had in awhile! She checked on us making sure we had everything we needed. We really enjoyed our dinner and all the food was great.

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KimW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service - all around fun place to eat & drink.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was decent but not worth the price.

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DeniseY
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love J Liu's because there is something for everyone, even our 10 and 12 year old. Both were pretty much clean platers minus the fact that you get a lot of fried rice!

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vipEvanR
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Our service from Eve was great. I did not appreciate a vein steak (New York strip) and our filet was under cooked. I took our meal home and cooked if off myself.

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Brendan
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying your restaurant and will definitely be returning! Great Service, and outstanding food!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We felt rushed they didn’t give us time to sit and enjoy...

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MichaelA
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food. Under the circumstances... the waiter was great!

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vipFoxSND
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived about 5-10min early food our 7pm reservation and were nicely greeted, seated and given glasses of water. That was the last good think that happened. After numerous attempts to flag the waitress, we finally left at 7:25 having never seen her again. Let’s be clear this restaurant only had about 20 patrons and it appeared quite a few wait staff. As we left the restaurant, we let the hostess know that we had sat at our table for 25 minutes unattended and she just shrugged her shoulders like this was nothing out of the ordinary for this establishment. I read the reviews about poor service but this is the worst place I have ever seen.

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NancyB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable- love the bar area where our favorite ‘Rachel’ takes great care of us! :D ~NB

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wedd
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch meeting - quiet enough for conversation and good food and service. Thanks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall it was good, but we didn't like the fact that the bar was being cleaned up while we were still eating & drinking and it was only a little after 10PM on a Saturday night. I guess this isn't a place where it's encouraged to stay later on a weekend. I would still come back but this place is just for have a meal and then leave.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Tonight I had the worst service I’ve ever had at a restaurant. When we were sat at the table, we waited 10 mins for our waitress before I finally got up and asked the host to get our waitress. She then came over and took our order. I had to interrupt her as she kept passing by our table in order to get drinks. They entire meal, the waitress said maybe a total of 10 words. Once the food came out, both of our chicken dishes were overcooked and dry. I paid the tab and promptly left. I have never had such a poor dining experience and won’t be back. If I could’ve given 0 stars, I would have.

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Sspp
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The service is late and our server forgot our appetizer order. The food is tasty.

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Glitter4750
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food and service is usually very good. We waited for drinks and had to remind our waiter. We learned after the fact that the happy hour drinks are only at the bar.

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naomic3
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, high quality ingredients and clean flavors without too much fussiness. Service was friendly and mostly attentive. Good portion size, nice value for the same price that you would pay at a chain restaurant for a similat dish of poorer quality.

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vipPoohbear
Columbus
36 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and nice environment. Enjoyed my dinner!!

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vipMike
Columbus
105 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Were there for lunch. Food was quite good, very generous portions. Service very attentive

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Robert
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I was expecting a high end experience. But my visit fell short.
Portions were small. Taste was average. And I ordered a Pepsi 3 times before I received one.
The server and door greeter did check on us often, which is good.
I will not go there again. If prices were average, it would be a good place to eat. But if you are paying premium prices, I expect premium food and portions.

FAQs

J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Worthington does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Worthington also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 888-1818.

J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Worthington is rated 4.3 stars by 1792 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.