Liu's may not be all that different from hole-in-the-wall Chinese takeout, but the little differences add up and the result is a cool, familiar Chinese joint without the overt pretension of "low culture made cool" that plagues so many hip and modern spots trying to "rethink" comfort/street/ethnic/etc food. Neither cheap nor expensive,
Liu's makes its mark with above average execution of the dishes everybody recognizes from whatever local Chinese takeout comes to mind. Crab rangoons and chicken wings, lo mein and friend rice, Mongolian beef
and potstickers — they're all there, and just-enough nicer to make a difference.