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“Mediocre service, bland pseudo-oriental food = poor value!”

Blue Gibbon Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #590 of 2,031 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

After reading several positive Blue Gibbon reviews, my wife and I decided to try the Blue Gibbon for lunch. Our lunch assessment would be the determinant of future dinner visits.

Upon arriving at 12:45 PM on a sunny Saturday, we quickly noticed that there were only two other cars in the Blue Gibbon's spacious parking lot. We should have heeded this omen.

Upon entering, our salutation from the host was terse. Seating was terse. Our waiter was efficient, but terse. Once we were served our food, our waiter...despite walking by us at least six times...never asked of our satisfaction. There were only two other parties in the restaurant. We are a well dressed couple in our 60's...and cheery by nature.

Although our Hot and Sour soup was excellent, our main entree's were poor at best. The fried rice side was greasy...left a tallow like film on the roof's of our mouths. Hot tea was bland. No knifes or chop sticks were offered, making eating the large chunks of chicken in our entrees difficult. The entree's themselves were mediocre, and surely did not reflect any region in China or any Pacific Rim nation for that matter. Deep fried stuff with gelatinous gravy does not make for Mandarin! The menu stated that booth of our meals came with "premium oriental vegetables". We immediately thought bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, baby corn, bok choy, etc. We received very lightly steamed cauliflower, brocolli and zuchinni. While we like those vegetables too... again, they do not connote oriental food...even americanized!

We will not return, and wonder what any critic was thinking in raving about this establishment.

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Reviewed February 28, 2012

Another example of bland food in Cincinnati. Szechuean dishes marked "spicy" don't even register on your taste buds.

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Thank Roger H
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Reviewed July 24, 2010

Don't let the location fool you! Blue gibbon is the only place my family will order Chinese from. The fried rice is my favorite!

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Thank TaraBullington
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Reviewed November 23, 2007

yummy

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Reviewed November 19, 2007

Another good chinese option. Singapore noodles are my fav...

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