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Cincinnati - Strip Center Chinese Yeas and Nays

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After a disappointing experience at my favorite area Chinese-American sit-down restaurant yesterday, I'm interested in searching a little harder for hidden gems in area shopping centers. Peking Garden in Dillonvale is pretty much the gold standard as far as I'm concerned. Although I recently tried the restaurant in the shopping center on Winton Rd. adjacent to the Reagan Highway and thought the food was a pretty good value given the extremely cheap prices. I'd also give a qualified okay to the one in White Oak Shopping Center on Cheviot Rd.

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  1. The Silver Wok on Kenwood Rd. in Blue Ash is our go-to Chinese take out. There are better and there are worse, but there are none that are closer to our house.

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    Silver Wok
    9500 Kenwood Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242

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    1. re: JohnE O

      Thanks! I'm in the neighborhood sometimes; any particular dish you recommend?

      1. re: Emm

        I've never had anything bad there, but I guess my favorite has always been the combo lo mien (boring, I know, but tasty). Right round the block is a newish Thai place, Bangkok Terrace (on Hunt Rd.) that we've been frequenting as well. I can't say I'm a Thai food expert, but I've liked what I've had there, as well.

        1. re: JohnE O

          Not necessarily boring. Sometimes you just want familiar comfort food, which is really why I posed the question. Try the orange beef from Dillonvale if you're over that way.

    2. I like Casual Chinese in Newport, just off 471 at Grand (I think), next to Blockbuster.

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      1. re: johnbycz

        I sound like a broken record, but Sichuan Bistro! http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7005...

        Taste Wok on Kings Mill isn't bad. Not sure if it's still there though (been a few years). There's a fairly new place across the street from Kroger's on Montgomery Rd in Montgomery serving dim sum that's pretty good.

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        Taste Wok
        5218 State Route 741, Mason, OH 45040

        Sichuan Bistro
        7888 S Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH 45040

      2. Shocked that no one has mentioned Uncle Yip's in Reading... YUM. This is what Chinese food is supposed to taste like.

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        Uncle Yip's Restrnt
        10736 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241