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Kihachi Japanese Restaurant

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2667 Federated Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235-4991
614-764-9040
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 12
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Japanese food in Columbus, Ohio

Of the six diners, three were thrilled with this eating experience. Please know that 1) this is very authentic food - not what we have been used to at Japanese restaurants in the past 2) when there are more than 5 people, a 20% gratuity is added 3) there are only a few American style tables/chairs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2014
yoohoo614
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Ohio
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15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ohio
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Of the six diners, three were thrilled with this eating experience. Please know that 1) this is very authentic food - not what we have been used to at Japanese restaurants in the past 2) when there are more than 5 people, a 20% gratuity is added 3) there are only a few American style tables/chairs in this very small... More 

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Ohio City, Ohio
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I recently dined at Kihachi with two of my Japanese business friends. Having eaten Japanese food for over 25 years, I have to say that this was some of the best I have ever eaten. My friends agreed. We had a nice relaxed dinner, with numerous appetizers. Everything was simply delicious, beautifully presented, and extremely fresh. I loved the fried... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have been here three times. All visits have been wonderful. The food is delicious and the presentation is astounding. Try to sit at the counter and watch the chefs prepare the food. It is remarkable craftsmanship. We enjoy the duck soba, fried lotus root, pressed mackerel and sea bream, and other daily specials. Mochi desserts are also a must.... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Kihachi is amazingly authentic Japanese restaurant. “Zouzui” is a kind of porridge. I ordered Zousui with Oyster. It came with large oysters. It was very tasty and filling. Port Cutlet is western food developed by Japanese. I also ordered tuna with sticky potato. Private rooms are available.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

First off I have to say I'm slightly embarrassed to say that this was truly some of the best Japanese/sushi I've ever had. Take this as you wish, this is coming from someone who truly enjoys the art and has eaten at some the the best in the world. I am also not fond of giving 5 stars to a... More 

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Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I simply do not understand the negative reviews of this restaurant. Oh, yeah, maybe I do actually. They are written by typical impatient Americans who don't understand cultures beyond their own. I digress. The food is, in a word, exceptional, both in flavor and presentation. Yes, this is the same Kihachi that Anthony Bordain visited in one of his No... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Have you ever been to a restaurant and you wondered why they want to be in the business of customer service? At this establishment they barely acknowledge you. We had to ask to place our order, ask what things were on the menu (everything is in Japanese with only a one or two word translation and no description whatsoever), ask... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

I've worked for a Japanese company for 5 years and having traveled to Japan dozens of time on business this place is far from authentic. No they arent the typical Japanese restaurant but the food is okay the problem is the service is bad. I was given an attitude many times by the old lady working there and a younger... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

we went to kihachi with our kids - i was a little nervous but it was wonderfu! This is our new favorite restaurant in Columbus! the food, ambiance, and owner/operators are top notch. Can't wait to go back! Have been dreaming of it ever since....

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Gahanna
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

We made reservations for two at Kihachi about two weeks in advance. The gentleman that took the reservation was very pleasant and quickly pointed out that Kihachi is neither a sushi bar nor steakhouse. I said that we expected neither and he was glad we knew what to expect from the experience. He offered a table or counter seats. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2667 Federated Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235-4991
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 614-764-9040

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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