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About China Gourmet

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.

3340 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Chinese, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

Cross Street:
Marburg

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 871-6612

Website:
http://www.thechinagourmet.com/

Entertainment:
Live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays. Open until 1:00am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Catering:
Please contact a restaurant manager.

Parking Details:
Parking in rear of building in both upper and lower lots.

Private Party Facilities:
Private parties for up to 40 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Matthew Loomis: (513) 871-6612

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room

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China Gourmet Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (7)
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Good for a Date (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Healthy (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Casual (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Cozy (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Romantic (2)
Spicy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything at China Gourmet is fresh and cooked to the diner's specifications. It is the perfect place to meet friends and talk over wonderful food!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Always good food and service

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 27, 2017

There were 6 of us and the placement for our business conversation was perfect. The service was outstanding. I could not believe the individual serving our table recited back all 6 varied orders perfectly. The preparation and the seasonings were excellent. Fresh food, and such an assortment. This is a real GEM!

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We love to go here for our anniversary, always the day after Thanksgiving. It’s like going home..I grew up down the street. .. family favorite with excellent food and great lemon drops!!!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food and service.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Only error which as a vegetarian can be an issue- asked if hot and sour was vegetarian,
one server shared they use vegetable broth for their soups (not chicken or beef broth)
the other server I shared I was a vegetarian. Had ordered the hot and sour with vegetables she mentioned. In the kitchen they either missed the message, or were not use to making it that way, added chicken wit the tofu.. I noted it about 1/2 way through. That is disappointing for a vegetarian. However, I did tell the owner, and believe he comped the soup- he was going to do something - he did confirm kitchen had added chicken. I did not see the bill but assume he
did make the adjustment. Thus- if you wish vegan or vegetarian ask ALL the questions, and confirm meat, fish, fowl etc and if only in a broth state- are not to be served to vegetarians and vegans. My vegetarian fried rice was delicious.. as was the vegetarian spring roll!!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We claim China Gourmet as "our" favorite restaurant in Cincinnati. It is under new management, but the new owner (Matthew) has been there for 30 years, so has been trained well in the art of pleasing the customers, and continues to teach that to his staff. The chefs have changed over the years, but the recipes apparently remain and there is a reason for the "Gourmet" in the name. Good wine list, quiet enough for conversation, lovely enough to feel a bit pampered, and yet somehow, this place seems to still be a fairly well-kept secret. We have had quiet dinners for just the two of us to birthday parties for friends with over 40 people, and they always pull it off flawlessly, or nearly so. Lately Tuesdays have been our favorite because of the discounted lobsters -- try them in black bean sauce and request them out of the shell. Yummm. CLBWZ

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 7, 2017

My entree was very good and portions ample. Lobster dish was tough but tasty

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had not been to China Gourmet for some time as we live in another part of the city.

The food--I had the new mu shu duck and my husband had the scallops--was great. And the portions were large enough to provide part of a second meal.

The service was friendly and efficient. My water glass was never empty--a point I take note of when it is :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Go there. You'll not regret it!

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Rack of lamb was delicious! Also spring roll crisp and light.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Didn’t get something I asked for until it was already too late. Staff was okay friendly. Has been much better in the past. Not impressed at all this time around.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Yummmmmmmm They made me egg foo young. If you haven’t had, you’re missing out!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 13, 2017

As always, the quality of the food at China Gourmet was excellent. Veggies and seafood were all fresh and well-prepared. Special requests were no problem and our dinners were perfect.
We split a dessert - the warm caramel lava cake was wonderful!

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Family weekend at daughter's university and some changed plans found us time for a nicer dinner. I checked Open Table for recommendations near our hotel. We booked at China Gourmet. The food and service were both amazing and it ended up being a very pleasant and relaxing time together. Highly recommend.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food as usual was excellent. We have been enjoying the restaurant for many years and will continue to do so!

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 2, 2017

One of our old favorites, but seems to be missing something. Food wasn't the same. Will give another try and hope it was just a one night thing.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We happened to go two nights in a row, because of circumstances.
I have gone to China Gourmet since it opened. My meal both nights was terrible and I will not return. Other people I was with felt the same way.
It appears it is under new ownership. Very sad.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 5, 2017

One of our favorite places to go. Food is amazing, never have had a bad meal. Service is great. Owners are hands on and super friendly

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Casual, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We have been going to china gourmet for over 20 years. Food was as good as ever however service was slow

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Always a wonderful experience with incredible food, prompt/friendly/attentive staff and a fantastic atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 28, 2017

HAPPY 40 YEARS in business!

Enjoyed your celebration party, quite a fun crowd

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 26, 2017

A hidden gem in Hyde Park indeed! We'll be back soon with friends.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The trout with black bean sauce was very good. However we prefer the thick black bean sauce and the last two times they brought us hoisin sauce by mistake. When we brought it to there attention they brought us the correct sauce. When Tenley was there this never happened.
This is our favorite Cincinnati restaurant so I hope it maintains its high standards

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 16, 2017

This was once a great restaurant, but it was not when I ate there last.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

The restaurant definitely needs "sprucing up." Servers are so pleasant and efficient. Food good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Worst service ever

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Just out for a very nice dinner

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 19, 2017

China Gourmet just keeps getting better! The food was excellent, the personalize service from staff who have worked their for years and the owners individual attention to welcome and visit with you were all excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 15, 2017

China Gourmet is still excellent. Even though it is under new management Matthew has worked with the Moi family for 20 years. Tenley still comes in if needed.
Our favorite the rainbow trout was done to perfection and the moo shoo duck is excellent.
Thank goodness the quality is still superb.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Great food & service. Many choices,
Appetizers, salads, and main dishes

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 19, 2017

After attending china gourmet for 25 years now it is still the greatest restaurant in the US. Tinley Moy runs an excellent operation. Brown sauce is world class. Black bean sauce is the best I have had. Highly recommend the dem sum, green beans and lobster. Ask them to make a custom dish. They will accommodate.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Great food and service. I had a craving for mu shu pork and even though it was not on the menu they fixed it for me. It was delicious!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 12, 2017

I've been to this, my favorite Chinese restaurant, too many times to add much. This was a, rare for me, lunch meal with an old friend and former business colleague for whom China Gourmet was not on his radar. The food was excellent as usual, too the point where my younger friend said: "This was great. I don't why I haven't eaten here more often." I think that summarizes what most newcomers to CG also say. CG has been around so long that folk don't put it on there "in place" to eat list. I eat regularly each week at the ilk of Boca, Sotto, JR's assorted great eats, Kaza, Zula, The Mercer, etc. and I find CG fits in nicely on the quality scale. don't expect any of the current fad dishes or preparations, just good food at a price that doesn't break the bank. One last point: service during our quiet lunch was superb. Water and soft drink glasses never came close to empty. Many of the staff have been there for years - rare in the current restaurant atmosphere.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 1, 2017

We always pick China Gourmet for special occasions. It is expensive so we might only go once a year. We always order the same meals because we love it so much. This time around the duck was very dry and the sesame cold noodles were mainly bean sprouts, not much noodle. We will still go back though, hoping it was just an off night.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 18, 2017

I have been coming here for like 39 years. Amazing food... Consistent quality...Had not been in a while due to so many restaurants in Cincinnati. Need to come more often!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Disappointed in the lack of attention from server, since there were not many people there when we first arrived. The food was bland. I was shocked as I had remembered our last meal there to be very good (about 18 months ago).

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 11, 2017

My favorite Chinese restaurant in Cincinnati. Not a franchise, locally owned and operated. Food is excellent with lots of variety. They also accommodate special requests without a fuss. I travel across town a couple times a year for this special treat.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Very expensive for Chinese. Found the food not to be very flavorful. It was good but not outstanding. Cater heavily to the regulars.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Excellent service, high quality food and drinks. Can't wait to return!

Tags: Romantic
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