We enjoy going out to eat. But most of the time we realize after dropping more than a few bucks that we could’ve done better at home. But not tonight. Tonight we went to one of our favorite places in Greenville, SC, Lieu’s Chinese Bistro.

Lieu’s is one of those rare places where the owners and staff care about doing excellent work and they seem to enjoy what they do. You feel like they really want you to be there and want you to be happy. And let me tell ya, their great food and service, make me very happy.

This is a family favorite … the Seared Ahi Tuna appetizer.

(These photos don’t come close to doing Lieu’s justice. I’m not so good with a dark restaurant and no flash.)


And we tried this appetizer for the first time tonight … Seared Scallops. Oh my!  (Yeah, you can tell we like seared stuff.) These were a special appetizer, not on the regular menu, but I sure hope they add it as a permanent selection.


This is one of my favorite entrees … Spicy Shrimp and Green Beans. I order mine mild, which they are more than happy to accommodate.


Here’s a spicy selection … Sichuan Salmon Fillet with garlic, shiitake mushrooms, pine nuts and some other good stuff.


You can check out their website and menu here which includes a full wine list. They have a great atmosphere (that’s somehow upscale and comfortable at the same time – family friendly too!), and superb and friendly service that’s hard to beat. It’s no wonder they maintain a loyal clientele who continue to sing their praises.

So if you’re in town or just passing through check out Lieu’s Chinese Bistro. They’re easy to find, located near I-85 and I-385 off of Woodruff Road in Greenville, SC. And be sure to check out their lunch specials.

Oh, and they have great iced tea too! Go figure.

Lieu’s Chinese Bistro