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Chinese Imperial Inn

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11042 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241-1929
+1 513-563-6888
11:00 - 22:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Was my second time going there, first time around I remember liking the place - this time, the chicken I ordered had tons of tendons, I ordered white rice they gave me fried and everything seemed either reheated or overly greasy.. Ate the food anyways since I was hungry but generic Chinese eateries being a dime a dozen you think... More 

Thank Danielle S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Someone recommended this place and said the food is good even though it does not look like much from the outside. It is next door to the Blue Goose restaurant and near Already Cafe, both of which I like. We ordered hot and sour soup which was not too spicy and very tasty. We had egg rolls which were good.... More 

Thank TripPhotographer52
Moscow, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Great place to stop for a quick lunch! Very reasonable prices and good service! Nice mix of "American" Chinese food and authentic Chinese food.

Thank Michelle J
Lake Bluff, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went yesterday. I find it hard to call it Chinese food. Crap is more like it. Or Polynesian food maybe...I ordered beef and broccoli. So much broccoli and very little meat. I judge their egg rolls to be average. More like spring rolls but tasty. That is the only redeeming part. My wife stated the bathrooms... More 

Thank Joe S
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

If I drive by there is no reason to come in for authentic Chinese because the sign says Polynesian. Small old looking restaurant with parking lot. A friend recommended this place. There is a special Chinese menu offer authentic Chinese dishes at reasonable price. I ordered pan friend flounder and bok choy stir fried. Both dishes are good. Service is... More 

Thank CVictorT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on a Saturday Night around 6:30pm. Was surprised that there was only two other tables occupied at the dinner hour. No one was at the front counter and the waitress? was at the back of the dining room. She waved us to the back, handed us menus, and vanished. A little while later, she brought out a small... More 

Thank Randy F
Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

the first time I went to this place, it is small, and not too fancy, but, the price and food are very good. service is great, it fell like a family owned restaurant. We order a family dinner, it is very nice.

Thank Kenneth Y
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Great food 😋 and good prices! Nice atmosphere and friendly service. It has quickly become my favorite place to eat.

Thank mamawrain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

At dinner time, constant flow of people in and out. Fair carry out business. Menu selection was good - little different from other local restaurants. Prices were fair. Serving size was good for take home next day meal.

Thank William J
Greater Cincinnati
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

Lunch prices here are rather good for the amount of food you get. The taste is pretty on par with other Chinese restaurants I have been to in the area. I usually go just after they open for lunch, and the service isn't too bad, although they only seem to ever have 2 wait staff to cover 15-ish tables and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11042 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241-1929
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-563-6888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?