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Otani Japanese Restaurant Closing

Walker Evans Walker Evans Otani Japanese Restaurant Closing

After seven months of struggles, Otani Japanese Restaurant announced this morning that they will be closing their doors at 5900 Roche Drive following dinner service tomorrow night. Due to late rent payments, the business is being asked to vacate the building by noon on Wednesday. “We have paid late and in similar fashion previously,” said […]


Restaurant Review: Rishi Sushi

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Rishi Sushi

Rishi Sushi offers guests front row seats on Downtown’s bustling Third Street. Thanks to a great wall of windows, the kinetic view of cars and people whizzing by is perpetually on display. There is just as much hustle and energy inside the new spot with its two floors and modern lines. It serves from a […]

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Jobu Ramen Coming to Grandview Avenue

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Jobu Ramen Coming to Grandview Avenue

Good bowls of ramen can be hard to find in this city. So when Michael Kopfman, who works for the Cameron Mitchell family of restaurants, came back from a trip to the Bay Area, he decided to bring his new-found passion for the Asian street food to Columbus. Kopfman teamed up with John Franke of […]


First Look: Rishi Sushi

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Rishi Sushi

Rishi Sushi officially opened their doors at 114 North Third Street Downtown on Monday, March 10th. The new restaurant features two levels of seating, a bar, a sushi bar, and a patio that will open when the weather warms this spring. For more information about the new restaurant and more information about their menu, CLICK […]


Haiku Poetic Food & Art Turns 15

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Haiku Poetic Food & Art Turns 15

There isn’t a real secret to his success. When Paul Liu opened Haiku Poetic Food & Art in 1998, he was simply trying to introduce a novel concept to the Columbus food scene, and he was committed to all the hard work it would take to make that dream a reality. Now, fifteen years later, […]

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The Unique Dish: Fried Shrimp Roll at Belle’s Bread

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott The Unique Dish: Fried Shrimp Roll at Belle’s Bread

Belle’s Bread is a great place for treasure hunting in the culinary department. First, because you can walk around and look at all the goodies before buying: second, because it’s dirt-cheap. Most of the thrilling stuff is priced under $5. So consider the Fried Shrimp Roll found in the refrigerator section, tightly bound in saran […]


Fusian Bringing Sushi to South Campus Gateway

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fusian Bringing Sushi to South Campus Gateway

The South Campus Gateway is getting a taste for raw fish next month with the grand opening of FUSIAN, a fast-casual sushi restaurant where you can choose your own ingredients to create your own rolls. The restaurant is the brainchild of brothers (and OSU grads) Zach and Josh Weprin, along with partner Stephan Harman. They launched their […]


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