We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“fancy aesthetically, food all right”

Xiao China Grille and Lounge
Ranked #72 of 450 Restaurants in Lansing
Cuisines: Chinese
Description: 517-580-3720
Restaurant details
Description: 517-580-3720
East Lansing, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“fancy aesthetically, food all right”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

another pan asian restaurant, which means that it can offer lots of different types of food at a mediocre level.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank Jeanne L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

42 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    11
    14
    13
    3
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Columbia, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Eh, OK”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

Great ambiance, but the food was average. The buffet was average. Dinner was average and pricey for something that was mediocre. Again, great ambiance though.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank Justin K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Flint, mi
Level 6 Contributor
1,170 reviews
797 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 596 helpful votes
“Weekday Buffet at 1:30pm”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

If you are coming to this restaurant to have the weekday lunch buffet, come early. After 1:30pm to 2:00pm the selections are not replaced and you will miss out on a lot. The buffet is supposed to end at 3:00pm but seems to end much sooner.

The buffet is small and features about 10 chinese foods and an assortment of sushi rolls plus two soups (miso and Sweet and sour the day I was there). There is also some fresh melon and some cookies and a small cake-type dessert.

The quality of the foods offered was very good. I had to rate this place "Average, three stars" because of the lack of supply towards the end of the buffet time.

Lunch buffet and added drink plus tax and tip is right around $10. each person.

  • Visited January 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank flintjarvis
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lansing, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
321 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“First time visit, had high hopes.”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

My fiancee and I ate here tonight. We tried asking our waitress a few questions and she didn't know much about Sake or the entire menu--she must have been newer? This place has only been open a few months I think. Less than a year. I asked about pineapple to be made with cream cheese in a sushi roll and she said they don't have pineapple anymore. The menu clearly stated white or brown rice could be used for menu items, but my man ask for sushi rolls made with brown rice and the waitress said "the brown rice does not stick right for the sushi rolls. we can only do white rice rolls." We have ate at other local sushi places and 2 of them HAVE made rolls with brown rice! They even sell pre-made ones at Meijer with brown rice!!

The pictures show sushi left to right shitake/avocado/cucumber roll, dragon roll, and rainbow roll. Chocolate ganache cake was rich and served chilled, very thick like fudge.

The decor was nice I guess:a big buddha at one end, tapestries hanging above the tables to hide the high ceilings (my thought was how do you keep the tapestries dust free?). Dark lighting made it hard to read the black menu under plastic that glared what light there was off it making it even harder to read. There are 4-5 vegetarian sushi rolls---need more choices, like pineapple and cream cheese, just shitake mushroom rolls. Just was not what we had hoped for. We may come back to try the endless sushi buffet on sundays, but then again maybe not.

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Dayzdx8
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Okemos, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
1,662 reviews
877 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 476 helpful votes
“Chinese & Sushi”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Ate lunch at XIAO China Grille and Lounge with a friend. The service was very good and the hostess was great. The food was all very good. There is not a hugh selection of Chinese, but enough of the right things to make it OK. Had hard time deceiding what to eat first. Located in strip mall on north side of street across from Frandor Mall. Sagniaw Street in front of XIAO is one way westbound.

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Chipperhigh2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Xiao China Grille and Lounge also viewed

 
East Lansing, Ingham County
East Lansing, Ingham County
 
Lansing, Ingham County
Lansing, Ingham County
 

Been to Xiao China Grille and Lounge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing