New Grandview Restaurant Balboa will Focus on So-Cal Flavor
If you’ve traveled through the heart of Grandview Heights recently, you may have noticed that work has officially begun in the former Shoku restaurant building located at 1312 Grandview Avenue. This spring, the space will be reborn as Balboa — a new concept that will feature a food and drink menu inspired by Southern California, and a large outdoor patio space to match.
“Grandview Heights is a fantastic area — I wanted to be a part of it and create something that would ￼complement the neighborhood and give locals a place to enjoy fresh food and even better cocktails on the ￼biggest patio and best street in Grandview,” said owner Brian Swanson.
Swanson’s other restaurant ventures include Bodega in the Short North, the new Hadley’s coming soon to South Fourth Street in Downtown Columbus, and a new concept that will replace the former Grandview Cafe, located next door to Balboa.
The renovations that will transform Shoku into Balboa include a brand new bar that will serve over 100 types of tequila, margaritas and craft beers. The new patio will open into the restaurant with large floor-to-ceiling windows and will boast outdoor lighting accents for a festive atmosphere.
Balboa’s food menu will include tacos, dips, ceviche, and signature “Balboa Bowls” that will allow for customer-created customized dishes.
The new restaurant is working toward a grand opening on Cinco de Mayo. Once launched, Balboa will be open from 3pm to 2am on Mondays through Fridays, and from 11am to 2am on Saturdays and Sundays.
More information will be available online soon at www.balboagrandview.com.