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.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Blue Gibbon Chinese Restaurant

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1231 Tennessee Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45229-1011
+1 513-641-4100
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 24: English reviews
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The Blue Gibbon is my favorite Chinese restaurant in Cincinnati. The atmosphere is calm and pleasant. It's also one of the best deals around. I've been eating there since it opened, about 35 years ago. They make the best egg foo yung around. The vegetable spring rolls are light and crunchy. Before I became a vegetarian, I loved the cashew... More 

Thank Terry B
Anna Maria Island, Florida
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise to find authentic Chinese food in southern Ohio! Very tasty and spicey. They don't even ask you if you want rice with your dish- an annoying trend in American and ridiculous! Nice and spicey too. A couple of criticisms. Like many Chinese restaurants the decor is lacking and the area seems sketchy. One of our dishes... More 

Thank lll_llg
Cincinnati, OH
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Weekday lunch. The manager (owner?) seated us. The first thing out of his mouth was "Are you in a hurry?". While we weren't in a hurray, most folks on weekdays are on their lunch break and are in a hurry at lunch time. Our food was delicious. Service was impeccable. Staff was friendly. The pricing was extremely budget friendly. We... More 

Thank Jerubi
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Our family has been coming here for years and hopefully many years to come! The spicy green beens are delicious and has the best tofu. Is off the beaten path but well worth it to try. You will soon become a regular.

Thank Lindsay T
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Blue Gibbon has excellent take-out. I drive farther to go here because the food is good, portion sizes are large. Excellent!!

Thank Sunnie L
Level Contributor
202 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

good prices for lunch, your typical chinese takeout food. We typically order 20 minutes ahead and pick up. If you have an hour lunch though, you could probably make it for dine-in.

Thank cincyfoodsnob
Level Contributor
68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

I have known the Blue Gibbon for over 25 years. In the day, before they had a fire and had to renovate/restore the place, it was maybe higher end Chinese food. Now I would say it is good but not PF Changs. I would recommend going there as the food is good and price is low.

Thank TheKystravel
Level Contributor
144 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Blue Gibbon 1231 Tennessee Avenue | Paddock Hills, Ohio 45229 This is one of our favorite restaurants in Cincinnati. It is not fancy but it is predictable and the food is excellent. I have taken groups to the restaurant, as well as friends, family and business contacts. If you need a place for discussions, the service staff can always find... More 

Thank Marguerite a
Cincinnati, United States
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

We appreciate the variety of food selections, especially for our family with some vegetarians. The service is very good and efficient. The meals are large and good.

Thank Judith M
Level Contributor
841 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015

I usually order the bourbon chicken or some similar dish. The food is tasty and consistent. They are just a few minutes away from I-71, I-75 and the Norwood Lateral.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati

Travellers who viewed Blue Gibbon Chinese Restaurant also viewed


Been to Blue Gibbon Chinese Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1231 Tennessee Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45229-1011
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-641-4100

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Blue Gibbon Chinese Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?