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“Li Wah - Translation...."Hidden Gem" in Cleveland” 4 of 5 stars
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Li Wah Restaurant
2999 Payne Ave, Ste 102, Cleveland, OH 44114-4436
216-589-9552
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Ranked #190 of 1,681 Restaurants in Cleveland
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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“Li Wah - Translation...."Hidden Gem" in Cleveland”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

As part of our family tradition of Chinese food on New Year's Eve (for good luck), I was looking for an authentic Chinese lunch in the Cleveland area. With both myself and my 17 year old daughter having visited China in the past, we did not think good Dim Sum was available in Cleveland.... until we visited Li Wah. The info and reviews on TripAdvisor were all accurate! Delicious Dim Sum with a great variety! You can get as adventurous as you wish. The Hot and Sour soup was awesome.
As for the service, the Dim Sum carts were always nearby. My daughter's Mandarin proved to be very helpful, as English was not spoken by many of the cart ladies (keep the menu handy for reference). The waiters and waitresses were all very friendly and talkative (I appreciate how they engaged with my daughter as she practiced her Mandarin!)
Great spot in Asia Town! We will be back

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cross Junction, Virginia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Go for dim sum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Very good dim sum, maybe even excellent. Among the best dishes were the chicken's feet (unlike many Chinese restaurants, they didn't assume the 'big noses' wouldn't like the less typical dishes) and the more delicate of the dumplings, including rice dumplings with shrimp but with more flavor than most, and some with unique, very nice flavors. The sticky rice was good, though not a stand out and nearly all of the dishes were top notch, including the 'green vegetables' (can't remember which of the greens we tried - they were all called green vegetables in China, even when we asked our young Chinese friends to translate.)

The neighborhood is mostly industrial with housing a block or two over, but don't let that be a turn off, as the restaurant itself is in a mini-mall (Asia Plaza) catering to the Asian community. and the restaurant is not formal but very nice. Dim sum is available every day versus only on weekends.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Olmsted Falls, Ohio
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Not the best, but better than average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been to Li Wah a number of times. Although it may be good, the quality of the food is declining.

Visited August 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“AsiaTown's LiWah”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

In my opinion, LiWah is the best Chinese Restaurant in the AsiaTown Neighborhood. Their food is always consistently good and service is always great. They have a very large indoor seating area and I use their take out service often. They also are open late, which is great for late night dining!

Visited September 2013
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NYC
2 reviews
“Good Guangdong Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

traditional chinese Guangdong Food. nice to share with family and friends. I have been in NYC for years, this resturant is just like the ones in NYC and flushing NY. Recommended to you guys.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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