Chop Suey Carry Out is another option for Chinese food in the Kettering area. While there are plenty of options within a very close area, this one seems to be the one that caters mostly to carry-out customers. It does have space to dine in, but nobody seems to be doing that. While the convenience factor is impossible to ignore, and the speed with which they get the food out is insane. But in the end I just didn’t taste anything that I liked.
Dragon City is a neighborhood Chinese food option in the heart of Kettering, and so it can serve much of south Dayton with its delivery and pickup service. There’s about no online presence, but the menu is just about the same as every similar-looking place in town. There’s a definite convenience factor here, in that they deliver, but I don’t suggest the place if you have a choice.
Budina Pan Asian Cuisine is a purveyor of just about all kinds of far eastern cuisine including plenty of Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese dishes. It’s kind of a funny menu, really, because with all of the different kinds of food to try make it the kind of place where you can go with a big group of people and everyone will find something they like.
One of many Asian cuisine options in southeast Dayton, CJ Chan sits at an intersection of Wilmington Pike, Shroyer Road and a few other roads that allows the place to cater to the downtown area to the north, and the tightly-packed suburbs to the east and south. CJ Chan serves up classic Chinese take out options as well as a few different kinds of sushi. It’s a tight market for Chinese food in this area, there’s a ton of it in town. Still, it’s hard to beat the convenience of a place as centrally located as this one.
A community Chinese food place serving the Blue Ash area of northeastern Cincinnati, Win Wok is a pretty simple place with a pretty simple menu of items intended primarily for takeout. There’s also a lunch buffet on weekdays for cheap. It’s a community Chinese place that is probably patronized by locals exclusively, but if you’re just dropping by I would say this isn’t going to be the kind of place you’ll want to try. There’s plenty of competition around here, and I’d say in both dine-in and take-out options, Win Wok is thoroughly out-competed.
There are innumerable corner Chinese food places sprinkled around south Dayton, but China 1 is probably best known as one of the few that deliver. It’s got the basic menu of Chinese dish favorites, all the favorites you would expect. The food here is good; you can probably picture what the dishes are going to taste like. It’s a safe option for some good convenient food; I think you’ll come to find it as a reliable option for a quick bite.
As one of the many refined dining destinations at The Greene in east Dayton, Choe’s Asian Gourmet is an upscale purveyor of both Chinese and Thai dishes as well as sushi and vegetarian dishes. It’s a classy little joint, the kind with a very sleek contemporary feel and where you might want to dress up a little. The people here seem to pride themselves on creating an excellent dining experience, and you certainly will find that there is plenty to appreciate here.
Located far off the beaten path of Miamisburg and West Carrollton’s other downtown businesses, and with naught for an online presence, it’s easy to pass by this restaurant without really knowing it exists. Still, if you’re brought in by the modest yellow sign you’ll find a very discount corner Chinese place where the food comes fast. Despite the humble exterior and the fact that Orchid Garden delivers to the surrounding neighborhoods, this might be the kind of place you’ll want to pass up. Try as I might, I really can’t find a single redeeming quality that would bring me back to the place.
In spite of being next to the Mall at Fairfield Commons, King Garden is actually pretty far out of the way to the average driver. Crammed into a little strip mall behind the mall’s movie theater, the restaurant is a modest hole in the wall run by a small family with neither flash nor expensive signage. Like many a good Chinese place, this one flies well under the radar. Instead, its local appeal in in convenience and frugality — Quick, filling Chinese food on the cheap. I can see the appeal that would bring you here a first time. You won’t want to come back for seconds.
Opened in 2010, Bourbon Street Grill is now one of two distinctly Asian-themed flavors to try in the Kenwood Towne Center’s food court. Northeastern Cincinnati, much inundated with delicious restaurants and interesting shops to try, needs convenient walk-up places like this strategically placed around commercial centers for shoppers on the go. Bourbon Street has a lot of competition in this area, and unfortunately it really falls flat on its execution. The food is generic, expensive, and salty, and there’s practically nothing worth stopping in to try.