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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Really Good Food!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rainbow Asian Cuisine

Rainbow Asian Cuisine
Ranked #33 of 302 Restaurants in Johnson City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Dine in and Take out Authentic Chinese & Thai food in a clean, quiet atmosphere. All dishes are prepared with-out any MSG, fresh ingredients and uses only top-grade USDA choice meats. We only use the highest quality jasmine rice from Thailand and health brown rice from China. Reservations and large parties are welcome.
Blountville, Tennessee
1 review
“Really Good Food!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

I don't think this restaurant is given enough credit for what it is because it is located inside the Best Western . I had seen it before driving through Johnson City but wouldn't give it a second look before. Found it on Trip Advisor and took a chance and I am glad I did. We went race weekend and there were a few people in the place. It was very clean and our wait staff was very friendly and helpful. Will go again very soon.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank LBDG2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

107 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    63
    22
    9
    7
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Jonesborough, Tennessee
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“2nd Time as Good as First”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

The real test for a restaurant I have had a positive experience at once is can they repeat the performance a second time? Rainbow Asian delivered. My wife has General Tso's and I tried the Chicken Chow Mein (white sauce version). We also each had the hot & sour soup. Everything arrived hot, the chicken in both our dishes was of great quality (they took the time to thinly slice the chicken in the chow mein), and the rice was well prepared. If I had to say something negative I suppose the Chow Mein was perhaps a tad too salty. We can't really comment about what happens during their busy periods as we have been there during slow periods in off hours.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Red H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Johnson City, Tennessee
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“LOVE this restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

My husband and I LOVE this restaurant! Every time we have gone it has been nothing but a wonderful experience! If your tired of all the buffets come here and enjoy a menu with a GREAT selection! Between excellent service and a delicious menu you can't go wrong!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Liz S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Monroe, Michigan
Level Contributor
110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Clearly not one of their best nights . . . .”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

We were staying at the Best Western and opted to give the Rainbow Asian Cuisine restaurant a try. We arrived around 7PM and the crowd was pretty light. The waitress admitted it was her first day on the job but that excuse goes only so far. No water without asking another waiter twice. The beer we ordered was wrong when she brought it back and that was because she had written it down wrong. The Spring Rolls were inedible . . . . the main courses not much better. When you order Kung Pao Chicken and there is absolutely NO flavor to speak of it says a lot. The waitress failed to come back to check on us even once and when we wanted another drink, had to once again flag down another waiter. The owner did come over and try to justify the appetizer saying they only use the finest ingredients - if that is the case, it was the preparation that failed to satisfy. Having had Thai food many times before, this was by far the least satisfying food I have been served - the taste, service and price left a lot to be desired!

There are other Thai places in Johnson City and if you are looking for a quality Chinese buffet, look at the Empire Buffet located 1/4 mile away which we ate at a few days earlier - great selection along with sushi and a hibachi section for a good deal less.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank SCTHer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jonesborough, Tennessee
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Try Thai, not Chinese Buffet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013

Uncountable number of Chinese buffets with terrible food quality in Johnson City. Rainbow Asian-high quality,mainly Thai food, in a Best Western Hotel with quality ingredients, well prepared and served with excellence from the wait staff. If you like Sake or other alcoholic beverages- well prepared at a reasonable cost (full bar). The appetizers are excellent. Highly reccomend the appetizer platter (9.99). Almost a meal for two. Coconut shrimp, spring rolls,
chicken satay, egg rolls, etc. and all very good. Tom Kha soup was good. Green curry shrimp as good as I make at home (and I make it great). Give them a try. Family run with high standards. You will be happily surprised.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Uberdawg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Rainbow Asian Cuisine also viewed

 
Johnson City, TN
Johnson City, TN
 

Been to Rainbow Asian Cuisine? 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