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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: Dessert Bowl

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Dessert Bowl

The Dessert Bowl is making a name for itself serving Asian dessert options that are… out of the ordinary in the Midwest. It offers a few Midwestern-ish options too, in the event you have friends who find the thought of new things to be intimidating. The joint is small and clean with table service and […]

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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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Asian Persuasion Brings Filipino Cuisine to the Streets of Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Asian Persuasion Brings Filipino Cuisine to the Streets of Columbus

If you’re not already familiar with lechon and lumpia, then you’re likely to get acquainted with them soon. New food truck Asian Persuasion hit the streets of Columbus back in August and they’ve quickly gained a following for their Filipino-centric menu. “So far the response has been wonderful,” said owner Jason Kibler. “People have loved the […]

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Tai Tiki Polynesian Grill Opens in Fireproof Building

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Tai Tiki Polynesian Grill Opens in Fireproof Building

A new Short North eatery has opened at 1014 North High Street. Tai Tiki Polynesian Bar and Grill has opened next door to Pies and Pints in the Fireproof building. Tai Tiki is the sister restaurant to Tai’s Asian Bistro on Lane Avenue, popular for their plentiful helpings of Chinese and Japanese food. Owners Tai and […]

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Blue Top New Chinese Cuisine Opens in Kenny Center Mall

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Blue Top New Chinese Cuisine Opens in Kenny Center Mall

Blue Top, a new Chinese restaurant, has opened at 1178 Kenny Centre Mall in the former Thai Taste location. The restaurant, owned by Lei Liu and son James Wang, serves a blend between new and traditional Chinese food, available for sit-down, takeout, and catering. Liu and Wang first started looking for a space in July […]

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Mixing Bowl Asian Grill Food Truck Hitting the Street this Summer

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Mixing Bowl Asian Grill Food Truck Hitting the Street this Summer

It’s fairly easy in this city to find Asian food. There are literally dozens of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai restaurants throughout Columbus, each offering their country’s version of comfort or street food. What we don’t really have is a place where Asian flavors meet. That is, until now. Mixing Bowl Asian Grill is […]

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