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“The only close to authentic Sichuan in Cincinnati”
Review of Sichuan Bistro

Sichuan Bistro
Ranked #32 of 157 Restaurants in Mason
Cuisines: Chinese
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The only close to authentic Sichuan in Cincinnati”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Food is as authentic as it gets in the US. Wish their service matched the small restaurants of China. Good food reasonably priced and never been disappointed. My favorites here are Mapa tofu, sizzling chicken, ziran yangroe (lamb) and boiled beef. The veggies are good too. Skip the dumplings and Dan Dan mien. Enjoy!

  • Visited September 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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225 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Enjoy Great Chinese Food”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Since it opened several years ago, my wife and I have eaten at Sichuan Bistro on numerous occasions. Despite several shortcomings, it is our favorite Chinese restaurant.

Located in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio, the restaurant is situated in a strip mall. There are plenty of parking spaces.

The dining rooms are plain and the serving staff is slow. They always seem shorthanded and some are not particularly helpful. Most are Chinese and have limited English fluency.

The restaurant's saving grace is the food. It is superb. Be sure to ask for the separate Chinese menu. Our favorites entrees include honey shrimp with walnuts, chicken with cloud-ear mushrooms, red dry chili chicken, dry roasted green beans and, as an appetizer, the scallion pancakes. The portions are large and the "hotnesss" ratings are realistic.

Enjoy great Chinese good

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank DoctorPaul
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Detroit, Michigan
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A Great Find”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

The place is not much to look at, but the food is exceptional. I see others have complained about the service, but I found the folks working here to be quite efficient. My husband and son ordered tasty (but hot) meat dished. I asked for a recommendation for a vegetarian dish and was pointed toward the "eggplant casserole," which despite its unappetizing name was creamy and delicious. Also enjoyed a nice Chinese beer.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank bangodet
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Mason, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Improve your service”
Reviewed December 11, 2011

I would give five stars for the food but one for the service. Our first visit was at a busy weekend time, so it was excusable. However, there was no excuse at the second visit as there were only two families at the restaurant. As we entered, there was no greeting but a blunt question " how many? " Later, when we asked for extra rice, it seemed like they did not like it. It was very obvious that the entire staff was talking in Chinese about us. Nobody came once to ask if we needed anything or how was the food? If they have to stay in the business in this competitive market then they have to improve their service and manners!!!!

  • Visited December 2011
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Authentic Chinese Cuisine”
Reviewed November 13, 2011

Sichuan bistro is a genuine Chinese restaurant. Always crowded, lots of Chinese natives, and a very nice lunch menu, as well as a comprehensive traditional chinese menu. I eat there very frequently and also get takeout. Lunch prices are reasonable, and dinner prices as well. The Lomein chicken is the best I have ever had, and the spicy sizzling chicken is so authentic, that i have never seen this dish outside of China. The service is good - not extraordinarly friendly because they work so fast and they are trying to get your food served as fast as humanly possible that there is no time for chit chat or hesitation. The restaurant is a classic and I hope to go there often.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank RobbertOhio
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