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“An Asian Gem”
Review of Li Wah Restaurant

Li Wah Restaurant
Ranked #147 of 1,840 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Columbus, Ohio
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“An Asian Gem”
Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

A must stop for anyone who likes Chinese cuisine. Everything was cooked to perfection and fresh. Hot and sour soup was some of the best I ever had.

Visited September 2013
Thank Tony0757
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Akron, Ohio
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Dim Sum Heaven”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

You never know what you're going to see on the carts that go by. It seems there's always something new and different to try. The Dim Sum here is really super. If you have a favorite and don't see it, just ask. It's best to have several people so you can try a variety of dishes. Almost everything comes in "threes" so a group of either three or six is perfect. It always amazes me how much wonderful food can be devoured for such a reasonable price.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Diane0405
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“*** One Of The Best Gourmet Chinese Restaurants In Cleveland ***”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Li Wah is one of the best Chinese Restaurants in Cleveland. They have a large clientele of regulars, and an autographed local celebrity 'Wall Of Fame" pictorial-- which is further proof that their customers are loyal, and their food is great.

Dim Sum is served 7 days a week ( from 10 am until 3 pm). Their menu consists of a variety of Buns, a variety of Spring Rolls and Dumplings, Spare Ribs, Chicken Feet, Stuffed Green Peppers, Congee, Pot Stickers, a variety of Cakes, Beef Tripe, Beef Balls, Sesame Balls, Tarts, Puddings, Peking Shrimp Balls, and Sticky Rice with Lotus Leaf.

Their regular menu consists of: Appetizers, Soups, Fried Rice Dishes, Chow Mein or Chop Suey, Lo Mein, Pan Fried Noodles or Ho Fun, Egg Foo Young, Sweet & Sour, Beef with Rice Dishes, Seafood with Rice Dishes, Pork with Rice Dishes, Poultry with White Rice Dishes, Vegetable with White Rice Dishes, and many delectable Chef's Specialties.

My favorite dishes are: Shrimp Fried Rice, various Dim Sum dishes, Green Pepper Steak with Onions and Tomatoes, Roast Duck with Black Bean Sauce, and Pan Fried Fish with Black Bean Sauce.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank ClevelandCavalette
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Cleveland, Ohio
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best Dim Sum in the Country!”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

We are somewhat regulars at Li Wah for Dim Sum. It's best to get there early, before 11:30am on a weekend to get a table without a wait & quick cart service. If you are looking for something that doesn't seem to be coming around just ask one of the many servers and they will gladly get it for you. It can get quite congested on a holiday weekend, but that's part of the fun of dim sum. They host a fantastic Dragon Dance for the Chinese New Year.

The food at Li Wah has been superior to all the other dim sum restaurants we've tried including those in Toronto, Chicago & San Francisco.

When you visit, be sure to take some time to visit the shops in Asian Plaza especially the grocery store.

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank CLEfamilytravels
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Paris, France
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110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Best dim sum in Cleveland”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Li Wah located in a wonderful Chinese shopping mall in Asia Village is well worth a visit on a Saturday or Sunday morning. They have a great selection of dim sum, freshly prepared and quite tasty. I would not recommend the dinner menu.

Visited February 2013
Thank jschreib11
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