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Purple Chopstix

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371 1/2 Richland, Athens, OH
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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unique in Athens

This is my favorite place to eat when I'm in Athens. On numerous business trips their menu has intrigued me. First the Yellow Indian Curry, with a number of different vegetables and flavors, and, Yes! Even the zucchini tastes good! I never like zucchini. Next time is was the Bolivian Al Gusto... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lewis D
NW Ohio
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English first
NW Ohio
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite place to eat when I'm in Athens. On numerous business trips their menu has intrigued me. First the Yellow Indian Curry, with a number of different vegetables and flavors, and, Yes! Even the zucchini tastes good! I never like zucchini. Next time is was the Bolivian Al Gusto. More tasty veggies, with chicken. The spicy beans... More 

Thank Lewis D
Athens, Ohio
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

One of the worst "restaurant" experiences I've ever had. First, we walk in, and there's no one inside - no diners or staff, even after banging the gong for service (yes, that's an actual thing). Eventually a woman pops in and tells us to sit wherever and the buffet is set up here. We probably should have just left then... More 

Thank Peter W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This eccentric little Athens eatery combines local artwork, a creekside patio, and delicious Asian-inspired food at reasonable prices. They are very welcoming to guests with special dietary restrictions, and every dish is made fresh. Thank you for a great dinner!

Thank Libby M
Athens, Ohio
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I wound up there with a friend. I still don't understand the hours. But if you can catch it open, Go, Go, Go! Very, very good food. You can't get it anywhere else on earth. I had this peanutty, gingery chicken that was a total palate pleaser. I didn't pay that day, but it bet it's pricey :)

Thank Autumn S
Carbondale, Colorado
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

100% unique and creatively decorated Purple Chopstix is a must see for anyone visiting Athens! This completely hip restaurant has delicious handcrafted eats sourced locally and caters to even the most sophisticated vegan and vegetarian pallets, while not compromising that of the carnivores. Aside from the incredibly satisfying food, the decoration is enough to make the visit worth while! This... More 

Thank emilygood
Portsmouth, Ohio
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is the first time we had eaten at the Purple Chopstix and were very impressed. I had the seafood crepes and my niece had the sweet potato pasta. My husband had fish. The food and service were outstanding. We ate outside on the deck and walked across the bridge and around the path behind the restaurant. Walking through the... More 

Thank cpet
Little Rock, Arkansas
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120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Family and friends enjoyed a wonderful evening at this soecial place. Everything was excellent. The Greek Pizza appetizer was superb. Atmosphere makes you smile! Families welcome. BYO Wine and they will have an opener and glasses. Just great.

Thank Cardine09
Albany, Ohio, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This is NOT an Asian restaurant. The food was fantastic in presentation and extremely flavorful, the service was even better and the ambiance was great. I was totally surprised by the menu variation. Sushi appetizer was absolutely wonderful. I will be back maqny times now that we have found this jewel in wonderful Athens.

Thank DanMc521
Athens, Ohio
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I have been to the Purple Chopstix many times. My husband and I love to go there and we take visitors there, too. Why do we like it? Well, first, it is so unusual; the decor is sort of early attic with artwork from PassionWorks creating an almost fantasy-like atmosphere. The food is really good and there are a number... More 

Thank Persnicketyanne
Athens, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

A cute different tape of restaurant, That of Course you would find in this small unique town. If you don't want a chain restaurant, and you want out of your comfort zone. This is the place. BYOB, with no glass fee! Parking in the bank across the street, All helpful to know before hand. Passion works art is everywhere, The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 371 1/2 Richland, Athens, OH
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Vegan


Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?