Looking to uncover all that Goodrich-Kirkland Park has to offer? Get to know this Cleveland neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a famous corned beef stop to a Shanghai specialty location.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Goodrich-Kirkland Park, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Slyman's Restaurant
Topping the list is traditional American spot Slyman's Restaurant, which offers sandwiches and more. Located at 3106 St. Clair Ave. NE, it's the highest rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 431 reviews on Yelp.
Referred to on the business' website as serving "the biggest and best corned beef in Cleveland," Slyman's has been voted as one of the top five sandwich shops in the Cleveland-Akron area and once hosted President George W. Bush for a meal in 2007. In addition to the famous corned beef, the restaurant serves other deli sandwiches, burgers, hearty dinners, low-calorie options and a full breakfast menu.
Yelper Erin W. raved, "I seriously have had everything on the menu, and, from the famous corned beef to the hash to the tuna melt, you cannot go wrong with anything you decide to order. Do not let the long lines fool you; they are super fast and get you in and out quickly. They treat everyone like a VIP, and the quality and service is worth the price."
2. Wonton Gourmet & BBQ
Next up is Chinese spot Wonton Gourmet & BBQ, which offers traditional Chinese cuisine and more, situated at 3211 Payne Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 262 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. The extensive menu features appetizers, soups and a full array of beef, pork, chicken, seafood and vegetarian entrees to suit any appetite.
Yelper Angela L. shared, "Some of the best Chinese food in Cleveland. They have a small parking lot outside. While unassuming from the looks, the food is fast, hot and super authentic. They have pictures of all the dishes on the walls to make it easier to figure out what each dish actually is. I go here with my friends and usually do family style, and everyone is always stuffed afterward."
3. LJ Shanghai
Shanghainese spot LJ Shanghai is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 3142 Superior Ave., 4.5 stars out of 202 reviews. Customer favorites include the Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings), braised duck with soy sauce and the Shanghai pan-fried flat noodle.
Yelper Xandria O. left this enthusiastic review: "By far one of my favorite restaurants in the downtown area, and I think I've become addicted to this place! From the amazing food to the great service, LJ Shanghai does it all. Though it is quite small, it is a bit more comfy, and you still are able to have an amazing time with friends and/or family."
4. Map of Thailand
Map of Thailand, a Thai spot, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 194 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3710 Payne Ave., Suite 106 to see for yourself.
The restaurant, open Monday through Saturday, features traditional Thai appetizers, soups, fried rice, curry and entrees. Desserts are also authentic in nature, with choices ranging from banana rolls to sweet sticky rice with mango.
Yelper Eleni N. wrote, "I had the papaya salsa and the coconut seafood soup, and it was wonderful. My family loved the spring rolls, pad thai, basil fried rice and the drunken noodles. They have killer coconut smoothies here and, also, sticky rice for dessert. Really great and you will not be disappointed."
5. Szechuan Gourmet
Finally, check out Szechuan Gourmet, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 191 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Szechuan spot at 1735 E. 36th St. The restaurant is open seven days a week and is available for dine-in or carry out.
Yelper Ashley C. shared, "I had the beef noodle soup, sauteed water spinach, and sour plum pork. All of the above items were simply delectable. An extra shout out to them for having sour plum pork because that's rarely ordered even at Chinese restaurants."