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Tianchu Restaurant

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613 E. William St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
+1 734-769-1368
11:00 - 00:00
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ann arbor, michigan
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

I don't believe I've ever rated a restaurant this poorly, but absolutely an abysmal experience. I love Gal Bi, but not here. Lowest quality short ribs, and not fresh meat either. Although it was a generous portion. Guess when the meat is cheap, you can give more. The beef and onion pancake also had low quality meat in it, though... More 

3 Thank bobbyjohn
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154 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

I visited Ann Arbor for 4 years, and unfortunately only found out about this fabulous restaurant on my final visit! There were 5 of us, and we got many things from the menu. Everything was excellent! All of the people working at the restaurant were very kind and friendly. Great Service, Great Food! I highly recommend this gem!

Thank Sharon8here
Ann Arbor
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

A little hole in the wall place with very limited seating. Definitely a "mom and pop" place. Food comes out when it is ready if there is 2 or more in your party. Generous servings and tasty!

Thank KinA2
UP of MI
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

My wife and I wished we would have heeded other reviewers' advice. This place is a disaster. Small, dirty. Staff unfriendly, especially the 30-something-year-old waiter wearing street clothes and constantly scratching his ear or his abdomen. Food was microwaved. "Crispy" squid balls are not so crispy when they are microwaved. Food tasted old for the most part. My wife did... More 

3 Thank guillo4
Gregory, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

The worst place ever!!! There are plenty of good restaurants in the area, don't waste your time at his one. It's like they were doing us a favor!!! Very displeased!!

2 Thank Yankeelover2
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Four of us all ordered at the same time, they could not sub chow mein for rice or even upcharge me for it, as it did not come with the chicken dish I ordered, once it came, besides being hot, it was of the lowest grade of chicken I have ever seen or tasted. I ate enough just to take... More 

2 Thank Rustic_Sun
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

The service here was the worst I have ever seen. The food was the worst food I have ever eaten. DO NOT EAT HERE! This place is a scam. Only eat here if you want to waste a bunch of money to be treated rudely and overcharged for some garbage food.

2 Thank Andrew T
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

DO NOT GO HERE. The service is absolutely horrible. I am convinced these folks are racist. And really, I have no tolerance for racism living in a college town like Ann Arbor. The waitress wearing glasses IGNORED me literally. She didn't give me water, seat me, anything. She ignored me did not even want to take my order. She never... More 

1 Thank aishArt
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

This is a small restaurant the wait staff was friendly. I was a bit disappointed that they were out of the two seafood dinners that we wanted since it was only 4:30 in the afternoon. Instead we settled on sesame chicken & shrimp with vegetables. It makes me wonder if they were really out of the more expensive selections or... More 

Thank Barb O
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

We went to Tianchu for lunch using a restaurant.com certificate. Even though there were no restrictions listed we were not allowed to order from the less expensive lunch menu. So instead we ordered the dinner sized portions of what we were originally ordering from the lunch menu. After I paid with my credit card I realized that the bill seemed... More 

2 Thank bargaincrazy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 613 E. William St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-769-1368

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?