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Restaurant Review: Tensuke Express

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Tensuke Express

The road to Tensuke Express is a well-traveled one for food fans. Tensuke Market has long been a popular destination for an expansive selection of Japanese groceries and ready-to-eat options. It’s nested near other heavy-hitters such as Akai Hana and Belle’s Bread. That is to say, the zone is perpetually bustling with activity. Tensuke Express […]

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Restaurant Review: Ye Asian Bistro

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Ye Asian Bistro

For a while there, Chinese buffets were everywhere. While quality control was an issue, you couldn’t argue with the quantity for a price tag that was typically less than ten bucks. After years and years of existence as a Chinese buffet, the new operators at 139 Graceland quietly did something new with the restaurant space. […]

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New Concept Revealed for old ZenCha Space Downtown

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Concept Revealed for old ZenCha Space Downtown

It wasn’t too long ago that the Asian restaurants with which we’re all now intimately familiar were considered strange, exotic concepts. But, over the last 30 years or so, we acclimated to their existence, and they adapted to our safe tastes, cooking up as much sweet and sour chicken and fried rice as we could […]

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Restaurant Review: Momo Ghar

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Momo Ghar

Saraga International Grocery is a bona fide wonderland on Morse Road. First, it’s huge. Second, every aisle features the cuisine of different countries. In fact, so far we’ve found Oreos from three different countries in three different aisles. Third, it’s home to Momo Ghar. There actually seems to be several spots-within-the-spot. There’s a Mexican bakery […]

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Ohio’s Own: Kahiki Foods

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Kahiki Foods

For those of us who missed the golden age of Kahiki, there is some consolation to be found in the freezer aisle of local grocers. Sadly, it’s not a volcano eruption or a waterfall, or any of the other special effects from the long-defunct local restaurant that people still rave about. Instead, consolation comes in […]

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Restaurant Review: Bonifacio

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Bonifacio

Fans of Downtown’s Red Velvet Cafe now have an opportunity to expand their loyalties to a new near-Grandview eatery that’s operated by the same team. Bonifacio has made its Columbus debut, showcasing Filipino foods. The building is a standalone, with a packed parking lot indicating a warm reception for the establishment. Inside, it’s all big […]

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Restaurant Review: Mr. Pot

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Mr. Pot

If it’s not already a big thing, Hot Pot is on its way. Within the last year, Columbus has added three Hot Pot destinations to its line-up: Secret Vessel, Peking Hot Pot and the subject du jour: Mr. Pot in Kenny Centre. For the uninitiated, the hot pot concept is one that’s vaguely similar to […]

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