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Review: Helen’s Asian Kitchen

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Review: Helen’s Asian Kitchen

Gosh, who wouldn’t want to visit a Chinese restaurant that sets up shop in the shell of a former strip joint? With a history like that, how could Helen’s Asian Kitchen not be interesting? Online reviews do forewarn of lots of mirrors inside of the newish restaurant, but it’s all good. The mirrors make the […]


The Unique Dish: Deepwood Unveils New Pu Pu Platter for Happy Hour

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Unique Dish: Deepwood Unveils New Pu Pu Platter for Happy Hour

A good happy hour is all about discounted afterwork drinking, but a great happy hour has delicious food to match. When we heard that Deepwood recently revamped their happy hour “tavern menu” to add a pu pu platter, we knew we’d need to stop in and take a peek. “A lot of the dishes at […]


Review: Oodles Noodles & Dumpling Bar

 Morgan Kelley Review: Oodles Noodles & Dumpling Bar

If you’re Downtown, where do you go when you’ve got a craving for Chinese food? When I ask people that question, they generally point me toward Grandview Heights or the University District. I recently heard someone mention Oodles on Main Street (next door to Indian Oven) and realized that I had long forgotten that this […]


Dim Sum at Little Dragons Chinese Restaurant


It may just be a simple name, but the faint mention of Dim Sum brings joy to my heart. The Chinese refer to dim sum as a variety of light dishes served with hot tea. While it used to be enjoyed on special occasions in China, it can be found almost daily in parts of […]


Review: Pho Asian Noodle House & Grill

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Looking for tasty Asian food that’s easy on the wallet? If you are, Pho Asian Noodle House & Grill is worth the visit. Nestled in what was once a Lane Avenue Taco Bell is a no frills, family-owned Asian eatery. While the decor is simple, the food is fresh and tasty and the staff is […]


Chinese/Japanese restaurant opening in Short North


The other day I stuck my head in the door located just south of The Surly Girl Saloon while some interior demolition work was being done and a gentleman there informed me that the space was going to be either a Chinese or Japanese restaurant! Great news for the neighborhood! Has anyone else heard anything […]


Review: Ying’s Teahouse & Yum-Yum

crsimp01 crsimp01

Having lived in four states and gone away to college I say it is probably a good bet that if you have been to one Chinese restaurant, you have been to them all, yes? I know that isn’t the case, but it does some truth to it. Although I found a Columbus-area venture that breaks […]


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