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Lieu's Restaurant

12151 Pacific Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98444-5124
253-535-5680
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Ranked #315 of 655 restaurants in Tacoma
Cuisines: Chinese
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2013
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English first
Seattle
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140 reviews 140 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Since my last review, Lieu's has closed and then re-opened. Unfortunately, not much has improved ... and to some extent, the food for the most part was not very good this time ... nor was a couple of the dishes even remotely authentic for that matter. These dishes had a Korean bent to them.

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Everett, Washington
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12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Trusting Trip Advisor comments many times before, we went with great expectations. Food was terrible - greasy, bland, lukewarm etc. A bucket on the floor was catching some waterleak from above despite weather outside was warm and sunny - all YUK!

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Seattle
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140 reviews 140 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

This place has been here for many years ... and it hasn't really changed all that much. If you want to experience truly authentic Chinese food, then this is not the place for you. Many of the dishes available are the stereotypical 1970's style of what use to pass as authentic Chinese food. Having said all that, the food is... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012 via mobile

Everything we ordered was floating in grease. Every thing was deep fried, including the chiicken in the dish i ordered with chinese vegetables. I never had pot stickers that were deep fried. We had house rice, which was so greasy I would not feed it to my dog. The restaurant itself, was old and pretty dingy. The service was fine,... More

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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66 restaurant reviews
372 helpful votes 372 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Lieu's Restaurant is a gem of an establishment near Pacific Lutheran University. Their ornately, and somewhat unusually, decorated exterior and interior is but a hint at the wonderful flavors in their abundant menu. I highly recommend their mongolian beef; I have never had mongolian beef this good anywhere. Over the years, the portions have gotten smaller for this particular dish,... More

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Eatonville, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2011

We've dined at Lieu's for many years and the food is always great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2008

This is my favorite Chinese restaurant. My family and I have celebrated many occasions here!

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