Food and service were great, as always. Jesse, our server and host, was attentive and went out of her way to make sure everything was good for us.
Well, you really cannot beat the food value of this restaurant. Unique and comfortable ambiance. Excellent service. An owner who truly cares about his customer base. And the food is excellent. We both had walleye pan seared as we usually do when it is available. This is a great place to dine!
The best kept secret in Cincinnati!
I continue to consider China Gourmet one of my favorite restaurants. The only surprise for me is how few of my friends realize how good this long term Cincinnati restaurants really is. It seems my friends fall into one of three categories: those few that love the place and go there regularly, those that have never heard of it, and those that have forgotten that it is still in business. With the rise of a fantastic, chef owned restaurant scene in Cincinnati , a long term excellent restaurant like CG can become lost in all the buzz for the great young chefs the city now has.. CG has beens under new dynamic management the past few years that is trying hard to increase awareness and has become more in tune with the restaurant trends of today. High recommend.
If you want one of the absolute best dishes in town, and unique to CG in my experience, try the steamed whole fish (not a fillet) walleye in ginger and shallot sauce filleted at table. Enough for two and the best bargain in town.
The food is always great, and the service was outstanding. Attentive but not obtrusive, and right there with drink refills when needed. Everything is always fresh, and the lunch menu items are a real bargain.
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.
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.
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!
Great service and attention. Food was excellent and freshly prepared. Enjoyed Wednesday wine flight. We are definitely going back.
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!
Food is always great! The staff is friendly and accommodating.
Jessie is great!! Food is great!!!
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.
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.
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.
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!!
The food is so flavorful and great quality.
Great food and great service. The music by James Hart was sophisticated and beautiful. Highly recommended
Always live it here. Outstanding food and service.
A birthday dinner favorite!
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.
As always, food and service were outstanding. An underappreciated gem!
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.
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
Great...server, food, ambiance.
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.
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.
Great food and service at a reasonable price. A real gem!
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!!
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.
As always, the food and service were excellent from beginning to end. This remains our favorite restaurant.
Love China Gourmet. Food is always fresh and perfectly prepared. Have been going here for many years, and they never disappoint.
Excellent service, low quality food.
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.
The food was very salty and the brown sauce was very bland. I would not come back.
We haven’t been here in years but will definitely be back. Every thing was great!
I went to China Gourmet with my parents not knowing what to expect. This was some of the best Chinese food Ive ever had.
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.
Great, fresh food at a reasonable price. We always enjoy our meals here.