The best part about eating Chinese food is the confidence that comes when more than one billion people tacitly support your culinary decision; the second-best part is that their bakers can see the future. Fortunes favor the hungry with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Chinese fare at Bo Loong, located on Saint Clair Avenue. Today's deal is valid for a la carte orders only, and the value cannot be put toward family dinners.
For more than 20 years, the friendly staff at Bo Loong has sated a diverse range of appetites with authentic Chinese fare. Culinary pioneers in the art of dim sum during lunch hours (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), servers consistently cart out trays bedecked with new portions of food, opening the palate to a wide variety of flavors, textures, and regional styles of cooking from China. Commence taste transmigration with steamed dumplings such as the har gow ($2.50), its shrimp swathed in a light rice wrapper, or the sue my, which melds pork, shrimp, and mushroom ($2.50). The nor my guy ($3.50) harbors a treasure trove of sticky rice, pork, sausage, duck, and egg wrapped carefully inside a lotus leaf, whereas pastry dim sum such as the gin doin ($1.75) stuffs a fried sesame ball with red-bean paste. Dinner hours (past 3 p.m.) showcase a vast edible archive of China's finest cuisine classics, including roast pork lo mein ($7.95), vegetable egg foo young ($5.95), and Szechwan pork ($8.45).
Though Bo Loong's impressive variety and adventurous choices may awe sheltered tongues, the warm and knowledgeable staff will happily explain any item on the massive menu. Diners admire the restaurant's late hours (open till 2 a.m. every day) and karaoke sessions that keep diners cooing and crooning several nights a week.
Dine-in only. Reservations are required.
Bo Loong won a Best of Citysearch award in 2005 and 2006 for Chinese food, and an award in 2005 for Cheap Eats, Group Dining, and Late-Night Dining. The Plain Dealer and Cleveland magazine featured the restaurant. Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars, and Citysearchers give it an average of 4.5 stars:
Goodrich - Kirtland Park
3922 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114Get Directions