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Restaurant Reviews

Columbus Underground’s restaurant reviews are written by Miriam Bowers Abbott, our official Restaurant & Food Critic. We hope to share with you the good, bad and the honest about our local dining scene in an unbiased fashion. Review recommendations can be emailed to [email protected].

Review: Diaspora Korean & Japanese Restaurant

 Morgan Kelley Review: Diaspora Korean & Japanese Restaurant

Tucked in between the Shell gas station and the Radio Shack located on High Street near the campus of The Ohio State University is a hidden gem of a restaurant called Diaspora. The exterior is unassuming, and the window-covering menus hide what is actually a very cozy and well-decorated Korean and Japanese restaurant. Guests have […]


Review: Aloha Hawaiian BBQ & Asian Bistro

 Morgan Kelley Review: Aloha Hawaiian BBQ & Asian Bistro

When I first read about Aloha Hawaiian BBQ in the Columbus Underground messageboard, I got pretty excited. Then when I found out that it would be my first assignment for a new weekly restaurant review column featured on Columbus Underground, I was ecstatic! First, a little background. Aloha Hawaiian BBQ & Asian Bistro is a […]


Breakfast with Nick’s Guide to Columbus Diners

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Breakfast blogger Nick Dekker published a guide to Columbus diners yesterday, and while he admits that it’s incomplete, it’s still probably the most comprehensive guide we’ve seen, and you can be sure that it will continue to be updated as his adventures continue. So far, the guide includes staples such as the Starliner Diner, Nancy’s […]


Latitude 41 – Hidden in Plain Sight

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Jill Moorhead posted up a review of Latitude 41 over at Itinerant Foodies on Wednesday, where she describes their happy hour specials as both amazing, and shockingly under-crowded. Her review highlights five of their small plate appetizers including Chicken & Waffles, Korean Chicken Wings, Bleu Cheese stuffed Dates and other delicious sounding items. To read […]


Review: The Krema Nut Company

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Have you ever been to The Krema Nut Company on Goodale Boulevard? Because CMH Gourmand has been there, and he’s reporting on his blog that it is pretty awesome: Krema Nut Company: All That and a Bag of Nuts and a Peanut Butter Sandwich Posted by cmh gourmand on February 9, 2011 Krema Nut Company […]


Breakfast Review: Cambridge Tea House

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My wife and I have a lot of fond memories of having tea in England. We’ve traveled there multiple times for school, and highlights of the trips include tea at The Orangery in Kensington Palace, The Pump Room in Bath, or curling up in the lobby of the National Theatre. In some ways, we’re always […]


Wedgewood Pizza Comes to Columbus


For those who haven’t heard, a Wedgewood Pizza shop recently opened in Grove City. Now, I must disclose before even beginning this review that I have a certain bias. I grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, home of Wedgewood Pizza, and consider myself to be a huge fan of this hometown favorite. Wedgewood was a Friday […]


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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!