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Kihachi Japanese Restaurant

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2667 Federated Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235-4991
614-764-9040
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Talented chef, exceptional ingredients

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Columbus as we love Japanese food and Chef Kimura is so talented and has amazing attention to detail. We have eaten at Kihachi many times and eaten a la carte and omakase. Chef Kimura flies ingredients in from Japan and Hawaii and will only serve things in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
bethiawoolf
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Columbus as we love Japanese food and Chef Kimura is so talented and has amazing attention to detail. We have eaten at Kihachi many times and eaten a la carte and omakase. Chef Kimura flies ingredients in from Japan and Hawaii and will only serve things in season and when he can... More 

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Pickerington, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Went with son and daughter-in-law. Sat at the Sushi bar for an incredible evening of preparation entertainment s well as incredible food. Not only watching the prep but totally enjoying the food. The atmosphere is quite Japanese with a touch of being American. The multiple courses melded together in a very cohesive way to slowly walk you through a dining... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here numerous times and my most recent visit did not disappoint. Take advantage of as many seasonal specials as possible, and keep an open mind...the food is outstanding! Reserve in advance if you want the private dining tatami tables...they really help make the experience all the more Japanese.

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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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
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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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
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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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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
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51 restaurant reviews
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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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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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