China Gourmet

4.5
432 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
Thank you for considering the China Gourmet. We are a Zagat and Mobil Rated restaurant which offers custom made dishes as well as fresh seafood. Open since 1977 and still family owned.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Chinese, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Wednesday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(513) 871-6612
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Private parties for up to 40 guests.
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Private party contact
Matthew Loomis: (513) 871-6612
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Catering
Please contact a restaurant manager.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Marburg
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Parking details
Parking in rear of building in both upper and lower lots.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room
What 432 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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b
Louisville
71 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always tasty food,outstanding service and lovely ambience.

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J
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very disappointed with the meal. Soup not hot, too salty even after asking not to add salt. Had to request for the piano player to not to be so loud even sitting in an adjoining room.

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AV
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Never fails to please. I would recommend the Stock Holder Chicken and the steamed Trout in Ginger/Scallion sauce. The appetizers are also very good (i.e. dumplings, shrimp chips, and spring rolls).

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DL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Needed a good cleaning. Floor was littered with food.
Tea was lukewarm.
One dish was just bland.

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r
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great place for a quiet conversion with good friends. Food good and a good value

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SQ
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, it was a wonderful time! Have been going there for years and it is just as nice under Matthew's ownership.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food is always delicious! Made our anniversary dinner wonderful!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing experience

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JP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place to dine. I ordered the seared Trout with the scallion and ginger sauce with the Szechuan green beans on the side...yummy!

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BL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistent and wonderful, friendly service

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LK
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Loved the restaurant as a whole, but thought the sauce on both of our dishes was way too sweet. I had New Chicken and my husband had Szechuan Pork. This may keep us from returning. Service was way above average, and the quietness even with the restaurant being fairly full was amazing. Also a good value for your dollar. If only we could have less sweetness ......

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c
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. Perfect.

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F
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always love going to China Gourmet. Great Chinese food. I think it is the best in the city. Have been going there for years!

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S
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

There were 5 of us for dinner with friends. We all loved it. Food was great and the atmosphere is very comfortable. Service was very good.

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r
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to have a conversation w/o the almost unbearable background noise of many restaurants. Food very good--including some nice fish selections--and service excellent

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M
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service, excellent selection, great flavor. Reasonably priced selection of wine.

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C
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good except the worst lettuce wraps I have ever had.

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CK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't just always hand out five stars across the board. But the ambiance and service could not be better. And the food is great, so it's five stars all the way.

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H
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and creative food dishes. Superior service. Great atmosphere. Very welcoming. A favorite place to do dinner.

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JW
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff was very friendly, service was very good, if you have a small appetite recommend asking for a half portion or share a dish. Very accommodating on substitutions or additions.
Small bar area but food service there as well.

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M
Cincinnati
103 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were a group of 6 dining after a movie. Every person was happy with their meal choices. As for me, I very much enjoyed the half order of mu she duck. So glad the half portion is available. I also had the pear something specialty cocktail--very good, though I did ask for tonic instead of ginger ale. Not exactly sure if that was the substitution, but whatever, it was very good and not too sweet. My husband had the full portion of the teamed salmon and enjoyed it and had some leftover.
Service was great.

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AF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Wednesday wine flight was very impressive. Our waiter had great recommendations and made for a fun evening. Service was wonderful. The Dem Sem is my favorite appetizer anywhere! All the seafood dishes we had were perfect. Can't wait to go back on a Wednesday.

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JC
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service!

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B
Cleveland
24 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been loyal customers for over 25 years. Each time we dine we enjoy a superb meal at a great value. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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DL
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food with off-concept options for the less adventurous. Ordering your dish "hot" means it's hot, not some kind of fraternity house challenge. Miss the Ma P.o from the old menu but I ain't paying the bills.

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LT
Cincinnati
124 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Keeps getting better while still keeping the best fish dish in town - steamed in ginger sauce. A go-to restaurant for an excellent meal at a very reasonable price.

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H
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner as always was outstanding. The service, the specially prepared entrée of soft shell crab was extraordinary. The owner Matt Loomis is a welcoming and engaging host. The China Gourmet is a winner, a real winner!!

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AS
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Food was bland and tasteless

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JA
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Never been disappointed. This Chinese restaurant has been there for years and still has a loyal following. Delicious food and great service. Quiet and cozy. A change from the trendy and noisy places in the surrounding neighborhood.

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E
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

Always good food and service was excellent. Decor has not been updated in years.

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S
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Unfortunately our party of 4 was near a party of 8 who were extraordinarily loud, sometimes to the level of painful hearing. Dampened our evening

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BR
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining room was pleasant and relaxing. Food was excellent but more than that was the outstanding service. It was efficient but not rushed and everyone was friendly and pleasant. It was the first time for the majority and all will definitely go back.

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M
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. We made a reservation for 13 people for a friends get together and it was phenomenal. Food was delicious and service was great. Very pleased with this restaurant.

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H
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was absolutely outstanding. Excellent food preparations, service was right on point, comfortable seating. Jus terrific on all accounts!! Matt runs a great place.

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S
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The service was good except we felt rushed to pay and leave our table even though the restaurant was quite empty.

The Sashwan eggplant was over cooked, it had too much sauce on it and it was too sweet.

The shrimp dumplings were outstanding.

My experience was that it was fair.

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EB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We hadn't been here for years, but it was recommended by friends and we had been looking
for a good Chinese/Oriental restaurant for a while and we would recommend China Gourmet.

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FZ
Phoenix
53 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place for many years! We especially love discount priced lobster night on Tuesdays

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KC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We were seated in the main dining room and had about 4 different servers, none of which knew what the other had done. Somewhat comical but below the normal level of service and experience at this restaurant, which we love!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The service here the last three times has been sub par .. we are regulars here and we are at the point where we question going to the restaurant again .. the food is good overall and they will accommodate special requests

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M
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

We hadn’t been there for a while and both of us were disappointed in our meal... which was called the China gourmet special or something like that.

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