J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Worthington

4.3
1854 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 1854 people are saying
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LindsayG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite of ours! Especially for celebrations. We will keep coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was excellent I will definitely visit again when I’m in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The sushi was some of the worst I’ve ever had, very disappointing. Server was fine. Overall decor inside was outdated.

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FMLA
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

This place used to be fantastic, but both this time and the last time I was there, it has not been as good. The food quality was mixed -- some dishes were outstanding, but some not. My salad came out with no dressing (or if there was any, it wasn't enough to really taste it). The salad also was full of water, probably from the lettuce. And the market price for the steak was ridiculous. Nevertheless, some of the entrees were excellent, as were two of the three deserts we ordered.

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KenP
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT FOOD
WONDERFUL SERVICE
EXCELLENT ATMOSPHERE

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LisaL
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was just ok. Nothing particularly bad or good. The fried shrimp appetizer was the best thing about the whole experience. The atmosphere was not bad and the noise level was acceptable. For some reason the hostess sat us in the bar area. That would not have been first choice. We had reservations and it looked like there was plenty of seating in the dining area so we are not sure why they sat us there. I think if we go back, we’ll go for drinks and the shrimp appetizer and we’ll sit at the bar where we can get consistent service, and who knows, we may try another appetizer too.

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JoanW
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I ordered The Pas Thai entree with chicken, shrimp and beef. There was very little protein in the dish and the sauce was a soy sesame instead of peanut with chili. It twisted ok, but definitely not what I ordered.

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vipAnonymous
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Food was overpriced and somewhat mediocre, drinks (the strawberry and peach ones) sucked. Tasted like a knockoff lacroix. Faroe salmon plate was weird - flavors didn’t go together at all. Tuna stack was basically all seaweed salad, barely any tuna. It was dead for dinner service on a Saturday night, so I shouldn’t have been surprised.

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LuvJL
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another wonderful experience at J.Liu. The food was delicious, as always , and the service was excellent.
Looking fwd to the next time…

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Annie123
Columbus
43 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

You can always count on great food and great service at J'Liu's. They also have a great outdoor patio and a great happy hour with excellent choices of discounted drinks and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Max as our server was great, however, we tried to eat and get service in the bar first—and that was awful. Bartender had a major attitude and was being very vocal about how customers weren’t checking in with the hostess first but rather just walking straight to the bar. He seemed like he was having a really bad day.
Almost like he was on the verge of a meltdown: maybe overwhelmed due to not enough staff?
Either way, there two men sitting next to us at the bar and they even made a comment to us about the way the bartender was treating us.
When we realized our experience at the bar was going to be horrible we decided to eat in dining room.
Max was our server and he was awesome! Great service from him so it made up for the awful service or lack of service from the bartender. I think his name was Chris.
Thanks Max!
Food was awesome, too!

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vipintotrack
Columbus
132 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the chicken parmesan which was fantastic. My friend ordered sesame chicken and she said it was delicious. Our salads were equally good. The server was very pleasant and efficient. As always, a dining experience at J. Liu's!

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vipMoni
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We find the decor confusing-childlike wallpaper with crayon on the wall, paper lanterns…

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BetsyC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken Parmesan was excellent. Great service. Highly recommend

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vipzeke00
Los Angeles
85 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall very good and good service. The poor bartender was slammed but still gave us good attention to detail in service.

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Everydaycelebration2
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambiance, food. Our out of state friends were also delighted.

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robertb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food & service tasteless (salad watery and no taste) service rude

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not what we thought at all it was loud and server was very slow.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was fast.

JH
JasonH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

My daughter and I ordered chicken fried rice and there was a lot of uncooked or hard rice in our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great Food and Service

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PhillipW
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere whether quiet dining room or the social area of the bar area. Food is delicious and presentation adds to the dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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Ron1516
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service. Always enjoyable.

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vippeter
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We booked using Open Table for outside seating. Our confirmation was for outside seating. We arrive 10 minutes early for our reservation and we’re told that the only table available was in full sun without an umbrella. What? We were quickly informed that our reservation was not guaranteed outside but was a request. I’d like to inform the restaurant if that’s the case, then set up Open Table to reflect that! Other restaurants in the area that don’t guarantee outdoor seating do not allow reservations for that and do not send out notifications that outside seating has been reserved. No umbrella and beating down sun isn’t what anyone imagines. The flippant and rude hostess and the manager who set this up incorrectly aren’t appreciated by us. The service inside the bar was horrid. Water refills were non existent and the food took forever. I won’t be back. This used to be a decent restaurant. People with Father’s Day reservations may want to reconsider.

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Chris
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Appetizers and Sushi were excellent. We had Chicken Parm which was really good. But the Pad Thai did not have a lot of flavor.

Some of the entrees were pricey.

And the restaurant decor could use a refresh. I would go back.

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vipJillK
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service ! Delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Our primary complaint was with our server. We felt extremely rushed from beginning to end. We indicated we just wanted to enjoy our drinks for a few minutes and he came back twice to get our orders. Once we ordered it seemed the food came back immediately. When we finished eating, he offered dessert, which we declined and then brought our checks. No one indicated we had to leave right then and we did stay for at least another half hour, during which time no one ever returned for anything. Every single glass on the table wAs empty. It was as if he was trying to leave. Food wise, most enjoyed their meal but the chicken Parmesan was very dry and needed seasoning. Not sure that we will return any time soon.

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Happy
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My oldest son always asks for J Liu's when it's his turn to pick a restaurant. He was disappointed that the desserts aren't made on site anymore and that the amazing potatoes with his filet were replaced by wasabi mashed potatoes. But, everything is always tasty and we always have outstanding service. They change up the menu to keep things exciting so sometimes your favs are gone but you find a new one.

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JodyO
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We chose to sit in the bar area so the noise level was more than in the restaurant, but we could still carry on a conversation. The service was excellent even though they appeared to be short staffed. Dodd is always good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a table by the bar. The service was excellent from the bartender even though she had to serve others on the bar. Like the variety of food options. Loved the poke and sushi.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was great as usual except it was very warm in the bar area this evening!

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vipGingerW
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Ya know, when you walk into a restaurant maskless at 6:00 p.m. on June 1 - and the ONLY people around are 2 of your 5 guests, and the "hostess" challenges an old, white haired lady "ARE YOU VACCINATED?" that the night is off on the wrong foot. Thanks be to God I resisted the urge to let her know that SHE HAD NO BUSINESS asking me that question! Yes - I was incensed! My reply "Of course" was not complete. "Of course - I was completely vaccinated by the time I was TEN!" I was at Polaris Grill for lunch on Saturday. No mask - no question - no challenge. As with Pat & Gracie's on E. Gay St. where our temperatures were taken as well as my girlfriend's name and phone number, it will be a cold day in a hot place before I return this J Liu's. Oh - the lack of menu's just added to my anger! It was an embarrassment as I was hosting an out-of-town guest!

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reservations
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was fantastic! The Crab Rangoon and crispy chicken salad was so good! The service was not great. Our server was waiting on a large table and we had to wait quite a long time. The manager finally came over and offered to take our order. This is the second time we have had a bad experience with service.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was extremely slow. Staff not knowledgeable about the menu at all.

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vipMokie
Columbus
60 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our meal and cocktails. Loved the salad and
dinner. ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My cousin and I had a good time. She ordered a drink that was not up to her taste. The Boise level was high. We were still able to talk.

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vipRecentDiner
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

While the atmosphere was phenomenal and the food superb, the waitress was very neglectful. It felt as if she was intentionally ignoring us as she tended to the table next to us 6 times and did not bother to take the 3 steps to our table to see if we needed anything, if our food was alright, etc. It was clear the table next to us were either regulars or a friend of hers. Thankfully other staff members did check in on us. The waitress made us feel so bad that we actually asked someone if we did something to offend her. The who purpose for us going was not only to celebrate my daughters last day of High School but to see if this would be where we will be treating a group of 20 folks after the official graduation ceremony. We definitely would have made arrangements if selecting purely on the facility and taste; however, this is not the service I want to share with our family and friends or to celebrate my daughters achievements.

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vipEatingHealthy
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good. Service was slow perhaps because our server was also the bartender. Entrance was dirty. Bar floor was sticky.

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Amos
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Excellent food and beverages in a comfortable atmosphere. Service was poor, seemingly inexperienced waitstaff? Very slow, inattentive server. Appetizer dishes still littered the table when the entrees were brought out.

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 1854 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.