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Pokébap: Fast Casual Sashimi Coming to Dublin

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Pokébap: Fast Casual Sashimi Coming to Dublin

Pokébap, a restaurant serving sashimi-grade fish bowls in a fast casual style, will open in Dublin at the end of August. David Kim, former co-owner of Rishi and Moshi sushi bars, and his business partner Seas Kim developed the concept after their own travels to Hawaii and California inspired in them a love for poké. […]

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Restaurant Review: Bento Go

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Bento Go

Bento Go opened up this summer inside of the shell of a Wendy’s on Henderson Road. To that end, it’s equipped with a super-cute drive-thru window. The window is a work-in-progress; the caveat of the addition, as explained by an indoor staffer, is that everything at Bento Go is made to order. Drive-thrus are not […]

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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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Japanese Steak House Closing Downtown Location in June

Walker Evans Walker Evans Japanese Steak House Closing Downtown Location in June

After 45 years in business, the Downtown Japanese Steak House is planning to close next month. We originally reported that the business was listed for sale in April, which does not necessarily mean a closure is coming, and can sometimes lead to a relocation instead. The owners of Japanese Steak House said that they are […]

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Unusual Eats: The Hot Dog Bun at Ichiban Bakery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: The Hot Dog Bun at Ichiban Bakery

This isn’t just any Hot Dog Bun. In honor of Memorial Day Weekend — the official kick-off of hot dog season — we have a very special Asian bakery Hot Dog Bun with the hot dog already baked inside. It’s from Ichiban in Kenny Centre. When it comes to Asian bakeries, most people mention Ichiban’s […]

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Restaurant Review: Fukuryu Ramen

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Fukuryu Ramen

It’s been a few months since I wrote anything in list format. Clickbait sites put everything in list format, so that sucks some of the joy out of what is surely the most organized way to write anything. Regardless, something about Fukuryu Ramen inspires a list. 1) It’s run by the family behind The Kahiki. […]

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Japanese Arcade and Gift Shop Opens in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Japanese Arcade and Gift Shop Opens in The Short North

Anthony Locke and Shane Mack first met at an anime convention and became fast friends. After attending many more conventions together throughout each calendar year, the duo decided to showcase their fandom in a more dedicated fashion. “Why cant we just have a small convention every day with Japanese import arcade machines, toys and Pocky?” […]

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