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Ando Japanese Restaurant

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5889 Pfeiffer Rd, Blue Ash, OH 45242-4819
513-791-8687
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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Japanese in town

That is what I heard at least from a local. Very good food and friendly service. Get there early or you won't get a table. Bring your own wine or beer - no alcohol served.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Parker, Colorado
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Parker, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

That is what I heard at least from a local. Very good food and friendly service. Get there early or you won't get a table. Bring your own wine or beer - no alcohol served.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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224 reviews 224 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Came here for lunch by myself and next evening I was invited by a customer for dinner. It's a dining experience of sashimi and sushi. Ask for Japanese menu or chef special. The chef is knowledgable and passionate and will describe fish like an expert. Food is excellent. Best sashimi place for sure.

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Batavia, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The first time I called for a reservation they were booked until late. When we did reserve, I asked if they had Sukiyaki, she said Yes, then asked if we'd been there before, (No), and gave a list of things to know, like "Hard to find" in the mall next to the hotel, "NO Alcohol, but you can bring your... More 

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Bedford, TX 76021
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Traveling through Cincinnati, I had the good fortune of staying right next door to Ando's Japanese restaurant. This is a very popular place, the food is excellent and the service was prompt even though there was not an empty seat in the house.

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Porto, Portugal
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is the best Japanese restaurant in Ohio. The food is perfect. Big variety of sushi and the staff is very friendly and helpful. They don't serve alcoholic drinks but customers can bring their own drinks. Make sure to have a reservation, otherwise you might have to wait a while or even come back another time. Price is acceptable for... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I travel through this area a couple of times a year and happens to be looking for sushi this last time through. Turned out to be a great choice. Fast an friendly service at the bar. I had the sushi dinner with a variety of pieces. I would definitely come back as well as recommend this place

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Gatlinburg, TN
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My husband and I ate here on a last minute decision. The food was good, authentic and fresh. The service was fast, and the prices were reasonable. It was a little small, and the lights were bright, but we would definitely eat here again if we were in the area.

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Dayton, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Went to lunch with a friend who lived in Japan and is married to a native Japanese. Ando was his recommendation, so I was hoping for something really good. It was better than good, it was excellent. We both had Chirashi Zushi. Literally means Scattered Sushi. Very tasty and quite filling. I'm ready to go back. The food was fresh... More 

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Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Been going here for years but they continue to impress me with outstanding food and service. We recently were here for lunch. They are very accommodating for special requests. I usually ask for specials and they always have outstanding and unique Japanese specials (ask for the Japanese menu and ask questions!). I had a bento box with grilled black cod... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Very small restaurant though and 3 of the tables are located near the kitchen/busser entrance. Got splashed with water a few times. The Bento Box with chicken teriyaki and California Roll was great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5889 Pfeiffer Rd, Blue Ash, OH 45242-4819
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Blue Ash
  • Phone Number: 513-791-8687

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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