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“Hit or Miss, mostly Miss”

Lieu's Chinese Bistro
Ranked #59 of 1,033 Restaurants in Greenville
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Description: Since opening its present location in September 2003, Lieu's Chinese Bistro has become a staple dining destination for authentic upscale Chinese cuisine in the Greenville, SC area. Lieu’s Chinese Bistro’s specialties include Mongolian beef, spicy shredded pork, curry chicken, salt and pepper calamari, pineapple duck, and mandarin scallops. It offers a variety of seafood dishes, including pan-fried Chilean sea bass filets, steamed fish du jour, and sweet and sour shrimp.
Reviewed 13 January 2021

First time in Greenville and wanted Chinese. We tried Lieu's and was very disappointed with the sauces for their Kung Pao Chicken and Mongolian Beef. Both came submerged in a thin soy-based broth that had not been thickened and was very salty and the meat had been cut with the grain making it tough. I would not get them again. The other big disappointment was the Wonton Soup which amounted to no more than a single small wonton wrapper in a bowl of hot water (see photo). It was horrible. On the plus side, their homemade pork pot-stickers came with four very large dumplings, each twice as large as you would expect and a very delicious Hot-n-Sour Soup with plenty of quality ingredients. Prices were on the high side for lunch but portions were good-sized. This is definitely a hit-or-miss kind of place unfortunately for us.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 January 2021

Been 11 months since last review - this visit was takeout for dinner. Had crab wontons, spring rolls, Happy Family, and sweet and sour chicken. All very good, very tasty.

Date of visit: December 2020
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2  Thank RonT540
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Reviewed 26 September 2020 via mobile

Probably some of the best Chinese food I’ve ever had. Visiting the area from Florida and happened to find this place online. So happy we decided to eat here. Definitely highly recommend. Good selection, everything tastes so fresh and the staff was very friendly. Do yourself a favor and check it out!

Date of visit: September 2020
1  Thank bc957
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Reviewed 10 August 2020

Great friendly people and food if wonderful, very good value for money, we were not disappointed and the waitress helped us through the popular dishes,

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 18 February 2020

We were a group of 7 meeting in the evening for a book club meeting. We were seated in a separate room so we could discuss the book after dinner. Several of us ordered starters as well as entrees and indicated these were for those who ordered them rather than for the table. When the starters were delivered to the table, some came as combos rather than separate and it took some time to straighten that out. When the entrees were brought to the table, one was not brought. We told both the waiter and the server and the meal still had not arrived by the time the rest of us finished our meals. the meal did not come until one of our members went back to the kitchen to complain.We asked the waiter if that meal could be comped and he gave an abrupt NO! When the checks arrived we once again expressed a wish for that meal to be comped since she received the meal so late, she did not even complete her meal because she was leading the book club discussion. He again said no and we asked to speak to the manager. She in turn stated that they were short staffed and the chef overlooked that order and the meal could not be comped (she did not seem to understand her staffing problem should not have compromised our meal enjoyment but when it does, you do what makes it right, and that is write it off.) After hearing our dismay she agreed to give 20% off but did not seem to see that there was a problem. I for one will not go back and will plan to tell everyone of my disappointment.

Date of visit: February 2020
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1  Thank bjmc3
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