Oriental Wok - Cincinnati

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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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DJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food but the "duck" wasn't served as we thought it would be.

JA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is very very fresh and flavorful. This time I had seafood in a clay pot and it was just what I was in the mood for. The fish was plentiful and it paired well with the delicious chicken lettuce wraps we had for an appetizer. The owners make a point of coming by making sure your experience is fabulous. The servers are just as gracious. We will continue to frequent oriental wok!!

W
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Every table that was seated was asked by the hostess or the waiter if they were celebrating anything. We were never asked and we were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. I even entered that information on our open table reservation. I was disappointed as I wanted to surprise my husband.

RH
Cincinnati
76 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Oriental Wok by far is our favorite Chinese restaurant in the area. Normally we do carry out but we dined in this time due to some events in the area. The food once again was amazing, from appetizers through main course. Our service was really slow, we even had to ask for a server after sitting at the table for quite some time. We even decided to order meals with our drinks since it was taking so long. Drinks took a while to show up, then food came out pretty quickly. Our table also wasn't great, right next to the main lobby and a service door/area. Still love OW, but thinking carryout may be more of our plan in the future.

P
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We all had a great time; 18 year old birthday boy enjoyed as well.

n
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

No beef. Server kept mentioning a sauce we clearly communicated we had no interest in. Disappointed. And this survey asks a separate question of "Would you recommend...to...?" If you answer no, then you get a list for "What would you recommend this restaurant for?" wtf?

KS
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to Oriental Wok!
From the minute you walk in the door, you are treated like family.
The Wong family is wonderful and the food and service are top notch.

JB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was great! I would highly recommend that everyone visit the Oriental wok for lunch or dinner..

Oriental Wok - Cincinnati
Responded on September 17, 2019

Dear Julie, So glad you enjoyed your lunch. Can't wait to see you again soon we hope! Thanks for a great review! The Wong Family

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G
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and terrific ambience.

Oriental Wok - Cincinnati
Responded on September 17, 2019

Dear Glenn, So glad you enjoyed yourself. We hope that you will come back and visit soon! The Wong Family

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OT
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good

Oriental Wok - Cincinnati
Responded on September 17, 2019

Thank you! Enjoyed serving you. The Wong Family

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LW
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We had never been here before and lived in Cincinnati forever! We mentioned this to the hostess and later we were greeted by someone else. She heard we had never been and made recommendations and provided daily specials. The environment is lovely, not a fast food Chinese place for sure! Our server was also very friendly and was receptive to our questions. Mai Tai was terrific!
I had an appetizer of a sort of pancake with eggplant; my sister had crab rangoon. I liked the eggplant with the pancake, the rest was ok.
For dinner, I had scallops with the same eggplant. My sister ordered one of the specials which was a braised chicken. Our server indicated it was the last order (although it was only 5:30 and we heard others afterwards being offered the dish). The chicken came out and was pretty non-descript. It tasted like chicken. Scallops were good but not exciting.
The bill was exciting though; with one Mai Thai, 2 Tsing Tao and dessert, the bill with tip was around $120. It was way too expensive for Chinese and wasn't that great.
I guess if I was wealthy, I would return, but I'm not.

Oriental Wok - Cincinnati
Responded on September 17, 2019

Hi Lori, Thanks for visiting our restaurant! We appreciate your feedback. The Wong family

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g
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great at Oriental Wok and the servers are knowledgeable and helpful. This is one of our favorite places.

Oriental Wok - Cincinnati
Responded on September 17, 2019

We can't wait to serve you again! Thanks so much! The Wong Family

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. I had Sea bass and it was prepared beautifully. Appetizers were excellent. The service was attentive but not over done. Owners came to table to greet us and then later to check in. It was a fun and delicious evening

Oriental Wok - Cincinnati
Responded on September 17, 2019

Thank you so much! We appreciate your feedback! The Wong Family

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A
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous! Our dietary request for simple steamed sea bass with steamed vegetables and brown rice with the black bean garlic sauce on the side was accommodated with ease. It was absolutely delicious and one of the best meals I've had in a long time. The welcoming atmosphere at Oriental Wok, from the owner's friendliness and generosity to the attentiveness of the servers and wait staff always makes us feel at home. A lovely restaurant.

Oriental Wok - Cincinnati
Responded on September 17, 2019

Thank you so much, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. The Wong Family

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T
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and friendly service. Excellent place for family & friends get together.

CS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I was frankly scared to try a Chinese restaurant in Cincinnati after living here for a year. The food scene in the city gets a lot of buzz but truth be told it is abysmal. I expected highly Americanized Chinese and I was right however to my surprise it was good !! The owners/management were extremely friendly and courteous. While we waited for our table they kept stopping by to let us know the status which was appreciated. For drinks we got the lychee martinis ... I liked it but my mother found it too sweet. They were pre made. We got the shrimp toast for an appetizer which was delicious. Fired to perfection ... it came hot and crunchy. We also got the hot and sour soup that could have been hotter (temperature wise). We got the chengdu chicken which was good but missing the traditional fried red chillis which usually accompany the dish. The mala shrimp was a little disappointing along with the chopsuey that had little flavor and a pasty consistency. The green beans were delicious. For dessert we got the mousse which was ok. The chocolate was weak. There were out of vanilla ice cream which was an accompaniment to the coconut bread pudding so we passed on that. Overall a satisfying meal and we will be back.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Possibly the best Chinese in Cincinnati.

Oriental Wok - Cincinnati
Responded on September 17, 2019

Thank you so much, we appreciate your feedback! Come back and see us again soon. The Wong Family

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OT
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ming is the best waiter. Hadn’t seen him in years and was happy to reconnect with him. The food was very flavorful.

M
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding!

Oriental Wok - Cincinnati
Responded on September 17, 2019

We are glad you enjoyed yourself, thank you! The Wong Family

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always!! Delicious food and wonderful staff

Oriental Wok - Cincinnati
Responded on September 17, 2019

Thank you! We can't wait to serve you again soon! The Wong Family

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K
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both really like this place! I’m a WW member and the steamed fish really works with my points for the day!!!

Oriental Wok - Cincinnati
Responded on September 17, 2019

Dear Kathy, Thanks for coming out! We hope to see you again soon! The Wong Family

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M
Cincinnati
41 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and ambiance.

Oriental Wok - Cincinnati
Responded on September 17, 2019

Marshall, we are glad you had a great experience! Hope to see you back here sometime soon. The Wong Family

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S
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food selection and taste is outstanding and congeniality of staff is great

Oriental Wok - Cincinnati
Responded on September 17, 2019

Dear Sylvia, Thank you for coming out to dine with us. We are so glad that you had a wonderful time. Come back soon! The Wong Family

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HO
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food and fast service. Food was served hot and accurate.

Oriental Wok - Cincinnati
Responded on September 17, 2019

Dear Harry, Thank you! We are so happy you enjyed yourself. The Wong Family

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d
Cincinnati
32 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Let me preface this by saying that the owners were highly in tune to us saying that we were gluten free and made sure everything was prepared with an eye to this. However, the food itself was mediocre at best. The owners were lovely people, the service was spot on, the ambiance was typical of many Asian restaurants with paper laterns and dragons. It was obvious the owners wanted the meal to be successful for us. The food on the other hand was just not good. We started with the dim sum with shrimp that is listed on their menu as GF. The shrimp inside was so fishy we were worried it was spoiled. My husband couldn’t eat them. The vegetable soup was flavorless and the egg drop soup was just ok. The Singapore noodles, which is listed as GF on their main menu, was mostly noodles with turmeric and cumin. The spices didn’t enhance anything and were not at all indicative of other Singapore noodles served in other restaurants. Hard to believe they were flavorless with turmeric and cumin but because the flavors didn’t mesh, the dish was just bleh. The steamed sea bass was made well but again no flavor. The vegetables that came with the fish were attractive in presentation but also tasted like, well, nothing. I don’t know how they took steamed vegetables and removed the vegetable taste. But there was no flavor. The fourth person in our party had GF fried rice made with GF soy sauce and theirs was the only dish that was considered similar to real fried rice. GF food doesn’t have to be flavorless and I appreciate any restaurant that is accommodating to gluten allergies but that doesn’t mean serving cardboard and calling it food. So I suggest that if you choose to try this restaurant if you are GF, don’t have high expectations. The regular dishes listed may be better but I am assuming the dishes listed on the menu as GF are served the same to both GF and nonGF diners. So the owners and service are both worth the visit. The food however isn’t.

Oriental Wok - Cincinnati
Responded on September 17, 2019

Apologies for the late response. We'll make sure we put better efforts into making gluten free dishes more flavorful. So sorry we didn't meet your expectations but we appreciate your feedback. Thank you again. The Wong Family

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T
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Food, Good Service, Great place to eat fancy Chinese Dinner!

M
Cincinnati
41 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service, and ambience. Menu with wonderful selections.

Oriental Wok - Cincinnati
Responded on September 17, 2019

Dear Marshall, Thank you so much. Come back soon for more outstanding service! The Wong Family

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AC
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As somebody who frequently dines out, I have to say how overwhelmingly impressed I am with Oriental Wok. My husband and daughter have adventurous palates and asian is their favorite. We have been here several times and will definitely be back. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and from start to finish it was a very pleasurable experience. The owner came over to the table and engaged in genuine conversation and we felt like old friends. The food was fantastic, the portion is generous, and the ambiance is cultural yet not overwhelming. The staff are all very knowledgeable about the food, and they are all very attentive but not in a distracting way. Again, it was truly a really good experience!

MP
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a delicious meal.

N
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for the fresh, delicious food & lovely experience. Oriental Wok has restored my taste for Chinese food in Cincinnati (beside Sichuan Bistro but that ambiance/experience/food is apples to pineapples ~ both great, just different)

d
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was especially attentive- great service— food presentation outstanding

SM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had no idea what to expect. I heard Marilyn Harris (The Cooking with Marilyn radio show) talk about how good the pad Thai was there. I went with my daughter and we ordered the pad Thai and also some egg foo young (one of my favorite Chinese dishes). The pad Thai was very good but the egg foo young was fantastic! I have loved egg foo for 50 years and it is hard to find anymore - especially an outstanding version. It was so good I ordered a take home version for my husband who is also a fan. I can’t wait to go back and try other things on their menu - like the spicy grouper! The ambience brought me back also. My 29 year old daughter loved the vintage throw back feel. What a gem. Thank you Marilyn for your recommendation!

OT
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of best Chinese restaurants I have ever been to.

N
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oriental Wok is the real deal. Excellent food, carefully prepared/poresented, flavorful, fresh & not greasy. We really appreciated the wonderful welcome & attentive service by not only the host & server but the family members who own it. We had a fantastic meal (loved the spicy grouper special ~ thank you for not dumbing down the spice! It was perfect!). We would recommend to anyone ~ menu is diverse enough to please all tastes. 100% will be back! Thank you Wong Family!

SU
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service we’re outstanding! Portions are very large - we had another meal the next day from our leftovers.
Two other diners stood next to our booth talking loudly to diners in the booth behind ours while we were eating. It diminished the quiet, relaxed atmosphere we usually experience at The Oriental Wok.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the food and the service here! A family favorite.

K
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful dining experience on Fathers Day. The owners are clearly loved by their regulars and the atmosphere was so friendly. We will definitely be back.

W
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner with friendly staff and excellent food and drinks.

WM
Cincinnati
45 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. Seating area was comfortable. Service was excellent. Wine list was great too. We found a wine we were familiar with and it went well with our food.

AJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing! Very kind, patient, and very helpful. A child in our party has Down Syndrome and had a few outbursts during our dinner. However, our waiter and the restuarant staff were both very polite and patient despite the disruption.

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