Dublin >Food & Dining > Windchimes Chinese Restaurant
5742 Frantz Rd, Dublin, OH | Directions 43016-413840.069874 -83.118765
MON-TH & SUN 11-10PM ; FRI & SAT 11-11
Neighborhoods: Shannon Heights, Northwest Columbus
Too expensive for small portions of average quality food – Having lived in massachusetts, texas, and california, i've been around and have tasted chinese food all over. I've also spent a few years while i was growing up working for a Chinese restaurant in Houston, so i know my Chinese food.
I can't comment on dine-in service because I ordered take out, but here goes:
Unfortunately, I'd have to say look elsewhere if you're looking for a great deal for great food. The food isn't bad, but wasn't anything special... I could have gotten food of the same quality at a Chinese fast food place in a shopping mall. The Mongolian Beef I ordered was filled with green onions and white onions and they really skimped out when it came to the beef. The sesame chicken I ordered was soggy, not crispy as it should be.
The price you pay for each dish should net you a bigger portion. For the amount of food you get, the price should really be in the $7-8 range, not $11-12... I felt really disappointed because I was still hungry after two entrees for two people.
Bottom line, the quality and amount of food you get is NOT worth the price you pay.
super fast service – Windchimes is great, we go here all the time since it's so close so we've had a good number of experiences with them. Eating here sometimes is all over the spectrum but the majority of experiences that we've had have been amazing. Sometimes the staffs want to get you in and out is great and exactly what you need... although other times it can seem like they just want you out of there. Meaning if it's super busy and they can't just get you in and out you're probably going to feel like you're being ignored. The food is wonderful.
The parking lot is terrible though. That whole shopping center has a design problem happening. I'd definitely say Windchimes is a great restaurant and a really great place to go during the week, like a Tuesday night.
My new favorite! – I bought a "Dining out Deal" coupon from for this restaurant. I'm glad I did! This is the best Chinese in the city! The appetizers we tried were seared tuna, and dumplings. The tuna was exquisite, the dumplings good but not great. For an entree we had the beef tenderloin with broccoli and the sea bass with garlic. The sea bass was incredible. These were dishes you woud expect to find at a five star restaurant. What a great deal. We will be back many times. The service was very good. The dining room was a bit warm.
No Jockey Club – I've only dined here once and it was an overall delight, but not spectacular. The ambience was great, considering it was in a strip mall next to crazy jakes (also highly recommended), and the wait staff was excellent. However, my order is very particular... mongolian beef, extra spicy (no peppers though, just the juice), no onions, and rice noodles if not offered. Upon ordering this, I was looked at like I had sh#t on my face, but perhaps it's just because I have big thighs. Nonetheless, they stuck my order and the food was quite good. The meat was pretty tasty, but the sauce was not up to the jockey club standards. Lastly, what's with the size of that parking lot? It's not supposed to work like that man! Go Browns!
Editorial Review by Christy Buena – Chinese cuisine specializing in Szechuan cuisine is served at the restaurant that also offers catering and banquet services.
Still Up in the Air – I have only been to Windchimes once, but was disappointed by my visit. The ambiance and service were good, but the food was what I've become accustomed to at fast food chinese joints. I expected a little but more, especially for the price compared to such fast food places.
Excellent Food/Excellent Staff – My husband and I have been going to this restaurant for over three years and love every experience. The food is incredible, the staff is excellent...you couldn't ask for better service. Once they know you, they will make you off menu meals. Take out is quick (10 min). Parking is much better since the lot has been added onto. Valet has been offered by this location to make it a better experience, as well. The seafood in the meals is very fresh and the large drink menu and quaint but trendy bar is a plus. Highly recommended--you can go casual too.
Low cost, high quality Chinese food – I adore this restaurant because they use very fresh ingredients in all of the food and it makes a huge difference in the taste! You can taste the crisp veggies, the meats and poultry have the flavor of what they are meant to be and it all costs very little. Dining in the restaurant is a very pleasant experience as it is a white-cloth style venue. I do not recommend taking small children there as it's a quiet place and people like to keep it that way. Ordering carry-out is just as nice as dining in and the portions are equal in quantity. I've heard many complain about the parking lot but hey, it's in a strip mall. The parking lot probably accomodates 200 cars. The only con I have is that they don't deliver. ;)
What a gem in Chinese quisine! – This is by far the best Chinese restaurant in the area! The service is flawless,venue is charming, and most of all, the food is authentic and delicious. I recommend starting with the WASABI TUNA. It's off-menue, but absolutely delicious. I then recommend that you order a large bowl of Seafood Soup, with soft chinese noodles It's enough for two, but I make it my entre'. The courteous and attentive staff will pack what's left for take-home. It's great the next day! Don't miss this advcenture in reasonably priced food, coupled with attentive service. this place has been my favorite for over 30 years. I have found Nothing to compare with it.
YUM! – I eat here a lot as I work around the corner and love it! I haven't had anything disappointing yet and I like to try different foods. Great Mongolian Beef (I ask for it extra spicy).
Would recommend highly.
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