What You'll Get
The Great Wall of China was constructed to keep roving packs of ancient pandas from absconding with the local cuisine. Succeed where the bears failed with today's deal. For $10, today's Groupon gets you $20 worth of classic Chinese cuisine with a creative twist at Q2 Bistro in Westerville. This Groupon can only be used toward dinner after 3 p.m.
Q2 Bistro's menu of Cantonese-inspired dishes features family-developed recipes as well as flavor combinations hand-me-downed from the master chefs of China. Wake up your taste buds with spicy salty calamari ($6.95) and walnut shrimp ($6.95), or put a crabby tummy growl to rest with an appetizer platter of two crab rangoons, two spring rolls, and two egg rolls ($7.50). After taking down these edible opponents one at a time with flying forks of fury, entrust your taste buds to the man in charge by trying a chef specialty such as the Mongolian trio (tiger shrimp, beef, and chicken sautéed with white and green onions in a spicy Mongolian sauce, $11.25) or spicy pineapple fried rice ($10.55). Q2 also boasts a wide selection of signature rice pots, including the hoisin duo with tofu (tender slices of beef and chicken sautéed with tofu, broccoli, mushrooms, water chestnuts, and bamboo shoots, $10.95), goncho beef with green beans (wok-flashed beef stir fry with green beans, $10.75), and eggplant with minced pork (served in a spicy Szechwan sauce, $10.55). For a more traditional standby, opt for a plate of kong pao chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp ($8.95–$9.95).
Q2 Bistro's zen-inspired dining room is kissed by warm overhead light, accented with river rocks and bamboo murals, and lined with long clairvoyant mirrors that foresee sweet handheld fortune in customers' futures, as well as anything embarrassing caught in their teeth. The restaurant is as balanced as a Buddha, elegant enough to impress a first date, yet comfortable enough to not freak out a first date with premonitions of an engagement ring appearing in one of the dishes. One Groupon can be used per table, so treat your five deadly venoms with today's Groupon to Q2 Bistro.
- …the Cantonese portion of its menu has some gems, such as the roast pork with bean sprouts ($9.95). Chinese-style roast pork is cut into slivers and stir-fried at high heat with fresh bean sprouts and garlic. The dish is simple, but the nutty flavors developed by the high-heat stir-frying make it highly appetizing. – Jon Christensen, Columbus Dispatch
- Q2 Bistro distinguishes itself from the crowd by offering carefully prepared Pan Asian dishes with an emphasis on authentic Chinese food. – deraj1013, Nothing Better to Do
- It's one of the few places I know that actually serves unique chinese food instead of the same old buffet style that I can find anywhere else. It feels like I'm having an authentic chinese dinning experience. – mccraccj, Urbanspoon
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 23, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid for dinner only after 3 p.m. Dine-in only. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.