Unfortunately, there are not a whole lot of quality Chinese restaurants in the Upstate. While the atmosphere and service may be a bit lacking at Lieu's, the food itself is the most authentic you will find in the Greenville metro. If you are craving Chinese, definitely give Lieu's a try while in town.
Lieu's offers traditional Chinese fare. Lunch is the best time to visit as the pricing is a bit more reasonable. The Fried Rice and Lo Mein we tested out were pretty good and the servings were rather large. The egg rolls were just okay, while the Egg Flower soup was delicious.
The highlight here is the great lineup of appetizers. From vegetarian lettuce wraps, to tempura green beans, to firecracker salmon rolls, there is an abundance of goodies to choose amongst.
Entree selections include your basic Chicken, Pork, Beef, Seafood, and Vegetarian selections, as well as Noodle and Rice based plates. You can never go wrong with a classic plate of Fried Rice. While the Fried Rice was good, it was not great. You always know fried rice is really good when you do not have to season it with extra soy sauce!
Service was not particularly friendly, refills were slow, and the presentation was sub par.
The overall bland ambiance is definitely the downside of dining at Lieu's. The decor is pretty much non existent and the atmosphere quite uninviting. Extra little touches typical at most Chinese restaurants like complimentary tea were completely missing.
Lieu's is an alright choice for Chinese food in the Upstate. If you are in the Greenville area, there are not that many decent options to choose amongst. While the food itself is decent enough, the dull atmosphere and service leave a lot to be desired.