Chopsticks makes the plate you want

Published: August 20th 2009

It's no secret that menu-only Chinese restaurants have dwindled considerably over the years, giving way to the all-you-can-eat mega buffets.
It was refreshing to learn that Jeff Luan, one of the first owners of the former Emperors Super Buffet, chose to move in the opposite direction.
Two years ago Luan, along with his wife , took over the menu-only Chopsticks Chinese restaurant near 61st Street and Sheridan Road. Jeff, who runs the kitchen, and Izing (also has Korean name, Aekyong), who handles the front of the house, technically renamed it J.S. Luan's Chopsticks.
"He wanted to have a smaller place where he could cook more complex and upscale food, and be able to cook for customers who had special requests," Izing said.
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Chopsticks is one of the best Asian restaurants in town. The food
is always fresh and of the highest
quality. The staff is very friendly
and efficient; it’s obvious
that they take pride in their work.

By Bob Barnes, Manager at Kitchens
by Mill Creek / Fri, 2 Nov 2012

“A real sit-down Chinese restaurant”
By Win N / Reviews from Tripadvisor / Reviewed September 22, 2012

I have been to Chopsticks twice. Once with business associates from Korea and
Japan and once with family. I understand
that the owner's wife has some Korean
roots and that influence is seen in
the dishes. Both times we found the
service to be good and the food tasty and,
compared to the typical takeaway Chinese
food places or buffets, more varied
and unusual. 

If you like Chinese food
and want a sit-down restaurant this is the
place to go.

“Best genuine Chinese restaurant in Tulsa hands down”
By LesN / Reviews from Tripadvisor / Reviewed March 7, 2012

If your idea of Chinese food is the buffet that many Tulsa Chinese restaurants offer then go elsewhere. Ditto if your favorite is Pei Wei. All food is cooked to order without MSG. The menu is extensive and contains a number of Korean dishes as well. Both Jeff, the cook, and Izing, his wife, are ethnic Chinese but born in Korea, and they provide a wonderful personal touch. Ask Izing for her secret stash of Kim-Chi. It's spicy but unlike any you have ever had. The lunches are dirt cheap - $6-$8. Dinner menu is extensive, and mirrors that of a typical local restaurant in China, where we have lived. If you want a different experience order special dishes in advance. The whole steamed fish is one item that needs an advance order.


J.S Luan's Chopsticks | 6193 E 61st. Tulsa OK | T: 918.488.0266 | F: 918.488.0210