China Gourmet

4.7
605 Reviews
$30 and under
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.
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4.5
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Sela
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing, never had a bad meal. fresh , wonderful food

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. We hadn’t been in years so didn’t know what to expect and it was as good as remembered.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Cozy atmosphere. Keep it up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Across the board perfect!

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Eclecticdiner1
Cincinnati
42 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great food, one of our favorites in Cincinnati!😃👍

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DavidO
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is not the first time we have eaten here it is consistently a totally quality experience. I look for ward to another visit in the not to distant future.

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kyle
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to China Gourmet. The service was very pleasant and efficient. We all enjoyed our selections and want to try more from the menu and we enjoyed the privste atmosphere. Our overall experience was pleasant and we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

After we received our food we were virtually IGNORED by everyone in the restaurant. Not one person approached us to see if we needed anything. We were-not offered more to drink or dessert. This was a dinner with my children and grandchild—it was her birthday. I had indicated this prior to arrival and it was apparent by the gifts at the table. NO ONE ACKNOWLEDGED the occasion. We had been finished with dinner for 20 minutes before we were finally able to flag our waitress even though she was constantly at neighboring tables. Our children and granddaughter went to the car to get her settled. She was getting a little restless after 1:45 but had bern excellent to that point. When we finally did get her attention the waitress had the person who had been serving water—she was also totally rude and would not make eye contact with us.—threw the ticket on the table along with 4 (there were 5 of us FYI) fortune cookies, causing them to roll across the table. The waitress came bank and retrieved the ticket and card without any comment then or after she returned the card.

We have no idea why we were treated this way. We were on tome for our 5:45 reservation. We were very happy and excited to be there as China Gourmet had always been a favorite when we lived in Cincinnati. We were well dressed. We were pleasant to everyone. My 3 year ild granddaughter was beautifully behaved.

Our children who live here let us choose this restaurant since my granddaughter’s actual birthday party would be the next day. We ordered a nice bottle of wine and apps as well as two large entrees to share. We took our time with dinner and were not demanding.

My husband usually tips 25% but left a 15% tip—even though Lydia—our waitress did not deserve even that. I know we won’t be back anytime soon—if ever. And my children—who loved the ambiance for future date nights (this was their first visit)—will never return.

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Susan
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, pleasant staff and best value I’ve experienced in a while.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It started well but they were horribly understaffed. We had a rough time getting our check and to go boxes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was very attentive and friendly

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vipLaTraviata
Cincinnati
216 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Having dined at CG for 30 years, it has been a pleasure to see it evolve and keep it's family run ambiance. Servers seem to stay longer at CG then in the rotating milieu of Cincinnati dining. Our steamed fish was superb as usual (where else can one get a whole steamed fish filleted at the table?). I tried something new on the menu: chicken wings in ginger sauce. As much as I love some of the other appetizers, I would be hard pressed to not order the wings again. Service from long time servers was excellent and enjoyable. CG has a full bar and a nice wine list. Despite all these years it still seems CG is a hidden gem.

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vipPattiZ
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had the Shrimp Chip appetizer and it was delicious! For dinner I had the Shredded Spare Rib with rice noodles, alway yummy! We love this place but it could use a facelift inside.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best Chinese food in Cincinnati! Love this place!!

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GordonS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since 1978, it's been and is still a seriously wonderful restaurant.

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vipKarenD
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't eating here for 20 years since we move out of town. We were delighted to see that the food and experience were still wonderful! We loved it. We will definitely eat here again now that we have moved back.

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RossR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It’s been over a year since I’ve eaten at China Gourmet and I was very disappointed in both the service and especially the food!

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chrism
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Great food and great atmosphere. A lot of food choices including vegan.

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vipJulieS
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

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vipredheads
Cincinnati
66 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent and varied food, good service and easy to have a conversation.

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vipLaTraviata
Cincinnati
216 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's good to be back dining out. China G. has always been one of my favorites. It is difficult for me to give a broad review since I have one dish that I love so much - steamed walleye in ginger sauce - that I get amost everytime -a dish that is hard to beat. We also had excellent appetizers. The service was impeccable. I highly recommend.

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vipfoodie7
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Server was very sporadic. Little nats were flying over our table throughout dinner. Food was good!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My wife’s fillet was undersized and over cook.

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vipBA13
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special date for our anniversary! Was perfect!

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DrewL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding. Definitely worth a trip and try it. You’ll go back after that!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and as usual, the service was excellent!

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TriciaB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love China Gourmet. It is always personable and the food is excellent. It is a little pricey but the portions are plenty big enough to make another meal at home.

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VOWM
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience in several years at the restaurant. Food was excellent, and service was vastly improved over experiences in the past couple of years.

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SueP
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time.

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vipredheads
Cincinnati
66 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food nicely served

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JamieH
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was very good. Service was polite and friendly but haphazard. Short on staff? Covid? Waited too long for service. I hope they get the service on track because food was very high quality.

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vipRonS
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.
Never a bad meal here!

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vipLisa
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE SERVICE WAS GREAT AND ALWAYS FOOD IS TO DIE FOR

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ROMEO
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

China Gourmet is understaffed and the food is not as good as it used to be.
We won't be returning, even though this used to be our favorite Asian restaurant.

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vipCincygirl
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! So happy to be able to go back!!

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Happydiner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a year of pandemic, we forgot how much we loved eating at China Gourmet. Service is excellent, as is the food (shrimp chip appetizer is my favorite unique treat!) but the atmosphere is so great, too. Very quiet and romantic - great for a date night away from kids!

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Tin56
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Chinese meals we’ve ever had. It was our anniversary, and we couldn’t have picked a better restaurant. The food was delicious, fresh, and so flavorful. We can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious shrimp dumpling, schezwan green beans and shrimp fried rice

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ConnieC
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our group of 10 had a great time and the food and wine were wonderful! Highly recommend China Gourmet! It’s one of our favorite restaurants.

FAQs

China Gourmet offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 871-6612.

China Gourmet is rated 4.7 stars by 605 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.