China Gourmet

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
493 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
What 493 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.2
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Quiet
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
MC
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We love this restaurant and their service is fantastic. Reason why i did not provide 5 stars is because it is always too cold inside and this time the food was lacking flavor. Orange chicken while the sauce was delicious, the chicken breast was not seasoned at all.

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

Such good food, have been raving about it since I took my first bite of the salmon with vegetables, with white rice and the almond cookies.

BS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous dinner with several made to order items and attention to gluten free requests. Our dining partners came all the way from Florida to dine here!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and attention. Food was excellent and freshly prepared. Enjoyed Wednesday wine flight. We are definitely going back.

OT
Cincinnati
51 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love China Gourmet. Always great food and service. Wonderful lunches at a great price. I had the lamb and it was melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

AV
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great! The staff is friendly and accommodating.

d
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jessie is great!! Food is great!!!

LH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is probably my husband and my favorite restaurant where we are guaranteed to have an excellent meal, the menu is slightly different and perfect for our tastes. The service is always very good and we feel well cared for. I would never turn down a chance to eat at China Gourmet.

OT
Cincinnati
51 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

p
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My group had a wonderful time at China Gourmet. The food was excellent and prepared to our liking. Jenne did an excellent job of watching over us and suggested an excellent wine. We will be going again soon.

EG
Cincinnati
76 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was slow. The food was fair. Everything seems to have gone downhill since my last visit, which was about 3 years ago. They need to improve.

LF
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is not your standard strip-mall Chinese restaurant. This is melt in your mouth steamed walleye in ginger and scallion sauce. This is Szechuan green beans done right. And with five spice shrimp, and scallops on crisp noodles on the table, do we need more? Why not have some curry dumplings, and dim sum??? I think we will!!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is so flavorful and great quality.

RG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. The music by James Hart was sophisticated and beautiful. Highly recommended

OT
Cincinnati
51 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always live it here. Outstanding food and service.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A birthday dinner favorite!

P
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I tried China Gourmet for the first time for "date night". The service was very nice and not a long wait to get our food. If you love your veggies, I would recommend the garlic spinach....yummo! I also had the stir fried oysters which were smooth and creamy, not hard and tough. They were delicious. Nice darkened relaxing atmosphere.

OT
Cincinnati
51 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, food and service were outstanding. An underappreciated gem!

n
Cincinnati
203 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We have eaten at the China Gourmet for almost 40 years. At one time we called it our country club because of the friendly personal attention we always received. From Bing to Howard to Victor to Tenley they all maxes us feel special and knew our names. We never see the current owner.
The food is still high quality but the trout and black bean sauce is not consistently perfect. I still give this restaurant high marks but is no longer our “go to” place to eat.

EW
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love China Gourmet. Reminds me of the NICE old school Chinese Restaurants. Food never disappoints, cocktails and wine selection is great. And, service is outstanding

DK
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great...server, food, ambiance.

WC
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

China Gourmet was very busy. Service attention was excellent, however, getting the food was unusually slow. We were seated in a corner right behind a noisy party of 12, and it was hard to talk to each other above their multiple simultaneous conversations. The party of 12 left before we did (staff did a great job accommodating that table to keep them happy and moving along) so we were able to enjoy our dinner from then on.
I do think the staff did their best in this unusually busy time.

KM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 2

Our server was not very personable probably not having a good night because the kitchen was very far behead waited over hour after we ordered for dinner. The manager tried to make it right and was very nice and said main chef was off and owner was cooking. Long wait along with not even ok food was bad experience. I not sure that even with chef it would have been much better they really try to change classic dishes which I am not a fan of can’t beat the originally.

OT
Cincinnati
51 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service at a reasonable price. A real gem!

C
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great!! Food was outstanding!! The owner came over to check on us and we had a very nice conversation with him. Beat Chinese in Cincinnati in my opinion!!

CM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only is the food delicious, but the servings are generous. It's nice to be able to have a conversation in a quiet setting.

OT
Cincinnati
51 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food and service were excellent from beginning to end. This remains our favorite restaurant.

OT
Cincinnati
51 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love China Gourmet. Food is always fresh and perfectly prepared. Have been going here for many years, and they never disappoint.

s
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, low quality food.

WE
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic pan fried trout with black bean sauce. Excellent lobster, they take the lobster out of the shell and make another black bean sauce specifically for the lobster. Very inexpensive on Lobster Tuesday - a must try menu item. Incredible food and excellent friendly service. This is our "go-to" restaurant in Cincinnati.

CM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was very salty and the brown sauce was very bland. I would not come back.

L
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We haven’t been here in years but will definitely be back. Every thing was great!

OT
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went to China Gourmet with my parents not knowing what to expect. This was some of the best Chinese food Ive ever had.

JG
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was as solid as always. The egg rolls are fantastic and the szechuan string beans alone are worth the trip. Only complaint was that the piano was just a hair too loud for the room. Kind of dominated things, but not to a degree that I was put off... and the dude could play.

OT
Cincinnati
51 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, fresh food at a reasonable price. We always enjoy our meals here.

CF
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went on a recommendation of friends for Tuesday night Lobsterfest. The food was wonderful and reasonably priced. The servers were friendly and welcoming. We will be back.

H
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Chinese restaurant in the tri-state area. The ambiance, the service and the food are superb. Not to be missed. Highly recommended.

l
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Slow overbooked.service slow. Waitress nice food good

r
Cincinnati
56 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent selections at reasonable prices, good service, nice place to converse over dinner

OT
Cincinnati
51 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding. We tried the lamb today and it was delicious. Great food and service at a very reasonable price.

1
2
3
13