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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:
Lunch: Wednesday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Marburg

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 871-6612

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

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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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (9)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Cozy (6)
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Creative Cuisine (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Casual (5)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Romantic (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

The fish is always outstanding. Never a bad meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

It appeared they were short staffed, and were out of chicken breasts, when the sever came to tell me she didn’t really offer any alternative, when the food was brought out an alternative was offered but at that point we had been there over an hour and half and I was over all the noise and the entire experience. If they would have had a sovereign Blanc by the glass the whole thing probably would have annoyed me less. My husband enjoyed his duck and they had a Pinot noir by the glass so there was one at least one sort of happy customer.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Consistently good food at a fair price with excellent service!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

Just excellent!!!! The Szechuan eggplant is seriously THE BEST dish!!!!

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 (Louisville)·Dined 6 days ago

Always tasty food ,great service and excellent ambience.One of our top 10 favorite Cincy eateries.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We went on a Monday night, small crowd good food and service.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food, but the service was terrible. The food service as well as the bar. very slow

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Had a good time for a week night dinner friend date. Our waitress was delightful! The food however left us feeling like it could have been better. Glad we tried it but probably won’t go back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Wonderful!!!!! Great atmosphere...good bar crowd also!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Except for the chicken wings, everything was overly salty and “generic”. We had definitely anticipated better.

The owner was attentive and apologetic and comped a portion of our meal.

We’d been there several times before over the last few years. I’d like to think it was just an “off” night...it happens.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

As always, the China Gourmet provides outstanding with great preparation. Excellent!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We have been long time customers of China Gourmet. Matt and his team have continued to build upon the great food tradition with lots of new little touches that are great. We will be back soon!

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Took over two hours for us to receive our entrees

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Consistently amazing service and food. Fresh fish special of the day always blows me away.
Staff very friendly and personable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had to wait for literally 2 hours for our food after we ordered. Our reservation was at 7 and we did not eat until 9:30. Our bill was over $300 and they did nothing to reconcile the horrible experience.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We eat at China Gourmet frequently. It's always very good. We really like the fish dishes.

It is quieter than most. We'd highly recommend it .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and service - always enjoy our meals here. Check out the Wine Flight Wednesdays

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was not a very good meal. We had a reservation and there was no one in the place really but they still sat us by an elderly couple that was loud and a large group that was also very loud. The appetizer was burnt and not seasoned. The entrees were okay, my chicken tasted good but my girlfriends steak was very tough. The decor leaves a lot to be desired and feels extremely dated and dingy. All in all it was fine or whatever just nothing very great and I definitely will not be back.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I have been here numerous times, however, this last time was such bad service that I will not be back. We ordered drinks and after 20 min. I went to the bar and the bartender told me the waitress never put it through so I got our drinks at the bar instead. After another 20 min. She finally came and took our dinner order and the food came out room temperature. We ordered another round of drinks that took forever and the manager bought us the second drinks. Service is everything and the restaurant has gone downhill which is too bad.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We waited more than 5 minutes for a host to appear at the host desk. We heard one host whisper to another that our table had accidentally been given to someone else, even though we had a reservation. The second host came to us and said it would be a few more minutes wait because people were still at our table. We were seated at a table that was cleaned so quickly that it was still wet. A question asked of one of the two servers helping us about dietary content was never responded to. My husband’s chicken dish contained some reasonably done pieces of chicken and some that were totally raw. He quietly brought it to the attention of one of the servers and said he didn’t want food recooked and that he didn’t want to make a fuss over it as we were entertaining guests for a holiday meal. There was no apology nor was there any credit on our bill. We were charged full price for a meal with raw meat in it. The manager? Owner? came by with chocolate dipped fortune cookies, which was nice, but he set them directly on the table and did not present them with a plate or bev nap.

We’ve brought family and friends for Christmas Eve dinner here for many years. This was a horrible experience compared to previous ones. It was extremely disappointing and embarrassing to us. I don’t know that we would feel confident entertaining guests at this restaurant in the future.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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 24, 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 22, 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 4, 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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 (Philadelphia)·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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 (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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 (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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