Fortune Noodle House

349 Calhoun St #1332, Cincinnati
(513) 281-1800

Recent Reviews

Zhenling Liu

We ordered 5 trays food for get together with Chinese and American friends, everyone likes it so much, best authentic Chinese food in Cincinnati!

Betsy Blair

Awesome food! Excellent vegan and vegetarian options! Looking forward to the next visit.

Jack Morgan

The place GETS busy but be patient and you will be rewarded with incredible food.

Karen C.

I'm a huge fan of their thinly sliced beef noodle soup! Fortune Noodle House makes their noodles from scratch. I like to stop by when I crave a good bowl of Chinese noodle soup. The only con is the soup is a little bit salty for my taste. However, the location is great and the service is always good! Parking can be a little tricky, but it's walking distance from the UC campus.

Ty B.

When I worked in the area, I would eat here at least one time a week. As usual, we didn't have to wait to be seated. Restaurant is clean and the bathrooms are always decent when I use them. Ordered 3 of our fave fishes: vegetable pan fried hand pulled noodles, mala bowl (broccoli, lotus root, cauliflower, enoki mushroom, white mushrooms and potatoes) and sautéed green beans. What can I say?! The food was EXCELLENT, as usual. This is one of my go-to restaurants when I'm in the mood for some really good Asian food. Service is always great. Let the owners know how much we love their food. I've been here plenty of times but never complimented them personally. They came over to our table to explain how they use authentic spices. The chef goes to markets in areas like Chicago to find the perfect ingredients. Really appreciated them coming over to offer a little insight as to how they are able to come up with such explosive flavors. We could tell from the "smile" on their eyes that they truly appreciated hearing how much we enjoy their food. Challenge to all: once a month, pay the chef or owners a compliment. I've worked in customer service and can't explain how good it feels to hear how I did something right vs the complaints. Recommend this place to everyone. Get the mala bowl if you like spicy dishes. But one other thing, they will accommodate your requests. If you don't want spicy, let them know and they will bring out the perfect dish.

Kristan H.

Over the past few years, Fortune Noodle House has become one of our family's favorite restaurants, both for dine in and delivery. We probably eat it every other week? (Sometimes more, haha.) Our favorite dishes are: - scallion pancakes - knife-cut noodles with beef - eggplant and ground pork - mala bowl - bubble tea We have also become familiar with the owners and some of the servers, who are all very nice. Also, a couple years ago when a bunch of my Taiwanese relatives came to visit us, this is where we took them, and they all loved it.

Timothy C.

Great Egg Rolls and portions! I had it delivered to my hotel and it just came with chopsticks. Great challenge for myself and allowed me not to eat as fast.

Sabrina K.

I had a chicken fried rice craving and decided to try Fortune Noodle House. I've noticed as a general rule of thumb that it's safest to order what the specialty is at any restaurant. In this case it would have been a hand pulled noodle dish. I was severely disappointed in the fried rice. The chicken was very rubbery, the dish was not seasoned, it was a little too oily, and I had asked to make it spicy, which it was not. I probably won't order fried rice here ever again, but based on all the good things people have said about the hand pulled noodles, I would maybe come back for that.

Tiffany C.

Yesterday was probably the coldest day so far this winter, and it was snowing for the first time all season. All I wanted was comfort food, and that for me is a steaming bowl of hand-pulled noodles. I didn't even think that Cincinnati had authentic noodles made in-house so I was pleasantly surprised when I came across Fortune Noodle House. To share, we ordered the green beans, my absolute favorite. Mixed in with Sichuan chili, garlic, and ginger, it was definitely comforting on the cold day. I also ordered the hand-pulled dan dan noodles, which comes in a peanut-garlic-beef sauce. Dan Dan noodles are one of my favorites, and although it wasn't the best I've had, I did enjoy it. My friend ordered the veggie noodles, which had a great ratio of vegetables to noodles. The portions are generous, which means we both had plenty to take back home! I'll be back to try the different noodles again, and maybe even some of the heartier items like cumin lamb and Sichuan eggplant. It's such a comforting restaurant and I imagine I'll be craving their food all winter long.

Jon Meyer

Fan-flipping-tastic. I had the pan-seared hand-pulled noodles with beef; my wife had the same, but with seafood. It was delicious. If you like a little more spice heat, I recommend adding some of the chili oil (on the table in what appears to be a silver flip-lid sugar bowl) made the dish even better somehow.

Athie L

Oh. My. Goodness. Most satisfying and delicious HAND-PULLED noodles ever.

Benjamin Bass

Only place I know of to get fresh hand pulled noodles. Everything here tastes amazing.


The five stars are for the kitcheners, waiters and the owner, and the minor two stars are for the ingredient buyer. They have delicious food and reliable delivery time. They also have an honest and trustworthy owner that being responsible to any sudden situations. The waiters are all polite. This was the only Chinese restaurant that I dined in and ordered delivery frequently until last time. It should be a five stars if I didn't have the experience follow: Few days ago, I ordered a mixed spicy pot as usual and the bean curd sticks tasted wired. I'm familiar with this bad taste because I'm a vegetarian, and I deal with bean curd sticks for my protein almost everyday. This taste had never appeared in this restaurant either. For me the the beancurd sticks had gone bad obviously. As I came frequently and didn't want to make anyone look bad, I didn't ask them to redo anything or cancel the order, instead I quietly asked the waiter to tell whoever bought these beancurd sticks to get some other good of them next time. Then the buyer showed up with a beancurd stick and asked me to smell it, to proof she didn't do anything wrong. I smelled it and it smells just like what I tasted just now. She claimed that this is what it should smell. I told her that I've been dining here for so long and I'm pretty sure it is different. She then said: "Fine, you say it is bad, then you say it." Then she grabbed everything on the table and leave, without allowing me to say anything more to her. I've been dining in so many different restaurants and this is the rudest attitude to treat a problem I've ever seen. NOT LOOKING AT A PROBLEM AT ALL IS NOT A SOLUTION, ESPECIALLY FOR FOOD SAFETY. Nobody is saying there's anyone kept the beancurd sticks for long until it went bad, and it is totally possible that the goods have already had problems before entering the restaurant, and nobody noticed. It is whoever on duty's job to make sure anything with a bad smell or taste is not entering the kitchen. I gave them an important info of food safety as a customer without asking anything back and I had been treated very rudely without any solution. I'm very disappointed for this result. All I wanted was not to have the same issue again and this is a reasonable request. I don't dare to make my health relying on someone who don't even dare to admit such a small mistake without any economical loss. It is not fair to bet on someone's risk of health to make your personal reputation look perfect. The other staffs are good, but the buyer lost my trust on her food safety control. Now I started to cook myself instead of going to there. I won't go there again until I'm sure I will not be treated so rudely when I find a problem next time.

Sam L.

After a long exhausting day all I wanted was Chinese food. The only thing that was open in the area was Fortune Noodle House in Clifton (on UC's campus) and I'm so glad I found this gem! I ordered the Sichuan Dan Dan Noodle Bowl which is hand pulled noodles, mixed pork, chili oil, sesame peanuts and cucumbers. It was phenomenal - I was so hungry and it was so good I didn't even take a picture.... will definitely be back soon and hope to eat inside that restaurant instead of carryout. I would love to meet the lady or man that makes these delicious noodles from scratch.

Foodie R.

Since this place opened it has become one of my favorites. The winners are the hand pulled noodles and items on the handwritten menu. These tend to be more "authentic" and less of the Americanized Chinese. That said I love a good General Tsos or other American Chinese foods and they do a good job. They're also super sweet and it's also nice to see the noodles made in house.

Patricia Wong

Best chinese handmade northern chinese noodles in town. Service is nice

erny washington

Could maybe work on speed a bit more. worker were cool.

Tyler M.

Handmade noodles? Delicious egg rolls? Taro bubble tea? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then Fortune Noodle House is your kind of place! When I stepped through the doors of Fortune Noodle House, I took a step back in time. The last time I had walked through these doors was when a very drunk version of myself stumbled through the doors of "Papa Dinos." The interior looked much the same (aside from new tables/chairs). The food however, made a lasting new impression. Unlike its predecessor, you don't need to be drunk to enjoy Fortune Noodle House (but I bet it would be pretty bomb if you were). I ordered the handmade noodles with pan fried chicken. The serving was huge and yielded a serving of leftovers. The pork eggrolls were also delicious. I will definitely be sure to find an excuse to come back and get more of these delicious noodles!

Roger Yin

Apparently short-staffed. The wait is ridiculous. Had experienced multiple times. Even one time called half an hour in advance and placed the order still waited for an hour.

Victoria Jones

The noodles are so good, they have superior taste compared to other restaurants in the city

Shay Isbel

We had ham friend rice, scallion pancakes and pot stickers. All delicious, classic home made food. Nothing fancy but it wasn't needed as the food was so good. The staff was attentive and helpful as well!

Paige Marshall

Best Chinese food in Cincinnati, hands down. Everything tastes so homemade and the service is wonderful as well. Take out is great but getting the food fresh from the kitchen is 15/10. They also have a fantastic 'Chef's Special' list only in-house that I love to order off!

Terry Trice

We went to K&J Seafood on Clifton across from Hughes high school and it was great, shrimp so big I actually got full off of it and I'm a BIG MAN!

Junying Z.

Always exceed expectation!!! The good thing of this house is there is only one copy of menu. No secret Chinese version menu. So everyone can easily get the authentic Chinese food!

Jared G.

I had the absolute worst Kung Pao chicken I've ever had as my first and only experience here. The chicken was sour... not sweet and sour, just sour. I tried going back to it 3 times. Eat some, put it in the fridge and try it again a different day. It wasn't very cheap so I kept trying it again thinking to myself "it can't be as bad as I made it out to be last time". It was. Disgusting all three times. SOUR CHICKEN. It reminded me of the Geico commercial. I'd have to have a very persuasive friend to get me to go back here.


Ordered delivery. Hand made pork dumplings were fine but the shrimp fried rice was gross. Not only was the taste boring, most of the shrimp still had their mud veins. Not appetizing.

Dan K.

This place is fantastic. This week I tried the rice bowl- 5 items. I went with mild spice, double cauliflower, broccoli, tofu, beef. The best Asian dish ever in this city. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants authentic food. The hand pulled noodles are awesome. I find them to be very filling so I can't eat a whole order. The bean dish is also fantastic give it a try with a group and share. You will not be disappointed. They are always busy so the staff is not as attentive as you might hope but it's worth the wait! Enjoy

Kaisy Zhou

Chili pot shrimp is good.

Joseph Branham

This noodle house by far has some of the best noodles I have Ever had the experience of eating. That is what Fortune Noodle House was to me, an Experience! The texture and body of the noodle is devine. The sauces especially the dipping sauce for the steamed dumplings, OUT OF BOUNDS! The rest of the menu provides so many items both creative and interesting. Those tantalizing choices have made it damn near impossible to choose. I am a chef by trade and I am a full throttle foodie at heart and this place hits every taste bud with such force I was stunned. If by any chance you have your mind set on any take out option, I fully encourage you to try this gem. 5 stars all the way!

Gizela I.

I got sliced beef hand pulled pan fried noodles they were so yummy. The chicken fried rice was average but I'll definitely be eating the noodles again.

Shanna S.

Wow so delicious! I haven't found authentic Chinese food outside of China and Los Angeles until this place. This was the real deal! Great ingredients and tasty dishes. The only thing that would make it better is if they had chicken feet as a dish.

David Neman

By far my favorite Chinese in Cincinnati, and one of the less expensive restaurants to boot. Everything I've tried there has been a winner. The long menu has more exotic dishes mainly for the Asian restaurantgoers (usually about 50%) along with tamer but authentic dishes. House specialties include hand-pulled noodles, ma la bowls, hot pots, and several kinds of Chinese pancakes.

Brystle G.

This is the best spot for noodles in Cincinnati! The food never disappoints, and it is consistent every time I eat there whether I dine in or get it delivered. Authentic Chinese food!

Hayden Storm

The food is delicious and the service first class

Melissa S.

My friend and I were hungry from a long day of traveling and we ordered from here. Took a few bites and decided to chuck it and splurge on room service. I won't speak for my friend, but for me it was because the noodles they use for the lo mein were super sweet. I was so hungry but I just couldn't do it. Sugar noodles. Weird.

Rebecca K.

Fantastic and fresh! Fun to see the noodles being crafted through the large window to the kitchen. Took teen sons who found their unique tastes being met by the available options and some requested modifications for the pickier eater. Love, love, love the Szechuan green beans! They stole the show. Yum!


Our son recommended this place for authentic Chinese. I am not sure I can judge whether the food was authentic but the menu has many options and the food was very good. It is located on Uni of Cinci's campus. The owner was very friendly and helpful with our questions. My wife wanted a cucumber salad appetizer and it did not sound great but was tasty. We also got veggie eggrolls which were crunchy but could have had more veggies in them. I got the hot and sour soup which was delicious. My wife ordered the Male Dry stir fried bowl- you get to pick your own ingredients, which is great- she had chicken breast, broccoli, box chop, sweet potato noodles and chinese cabbage with mild seasoning and she loved it. I got the pan fried veggie noodle dish with mild spice and it was very tasty. We had been warned that the dishes may come out spicier than we ordered, so be careful, depending on your tastes. The service was very good.

Cody F.

This Chinese food is probably one of the better places in Cincinnati. Their noodles are fantastic. I am fairly new to the city but as of now this seems as if it is the best. Their dumplings are also pretty good, I definitely recommend giving them a shot.

Elizabeth Hartman

Our favorite place in town. Truly a different level of chinese food than anywhere in town. Must get the hand stretched noodles and the green beans.

Fengshuo H.

My wife and I visited this place in the past to dine in, and the food and service were OK so we visited again recently. This time we ordered take-out, and the experience was horrible. We ordered a cumin lamb neck ($14.99) and another dish. We did not check the food when picking up since the food was already packed well in paper bags. But when we saw the cumin lamb neck at home, we found half of the meat was bulks of fats which were not eatable at all. The meat was not much and half of it was fats. Can you get a sense of the feeling? I hope they didn't do this on purpose, but I donot think they will serve this dish of quality to people who dine in since the customers would ask them about it for sure. So be careful when you order take-out food and you may want to take a look before leaving to make sure the food quality was what you expect.