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All 107 Athens Restaurants

Purple Chopstix

371 1/2 Richland, Athens, OH
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Ranked #6 of 107 Restaurants in Athens
Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Vegan, Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Athens, Ohio
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 :)

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Carbondale, Colorado
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

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Portsmouth, Ohio
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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119 reviews 119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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.

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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.

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Athens, Ohio
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

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Athens, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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Athens, Ohio
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Don't be confused by the name, this place is not Asian. Their menu is eclectic and the dishes are real globe-trotters (red curry with rice & beans and pita bread -- huh?), but everything comes together and the food is delicious. The service, however is SLOW, so be warned.

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Solon, Ohio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I came down for the weekend to visit my daughter at Ohio University and I wanted to take her out for dinner. I found this restaurant on the Internet. What a great find. We had an outstanding dinner. Some of the best food I have ever had. (We have nice restaurants in Cleveland but nothing like this!). The atmosphere is... More 

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Ashland, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

A very neat place to visit. The atmosphere is bright and cheerful and you really feel the unique nature of the Athens community.

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Additional Information about Purple Chopstix

Address: 371 1/2 Richland, Athens, OH
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cuisine: American, Vegan, Vegetarian

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