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“Awesome sushi” 5 of 5 stars
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Sushi Monk
8268 Princeton Glendale Rd, West Chester, OH 45069
513-881-1889
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Ranked #18 of 166 restaurants in West Chester
Cuisines: Sushi
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Franklin, Ohio, United States
1 review
“Awesome sushi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

It was fresh and very good! Great place
Owner and daughter very nice, very quaint little hole in the wall place! I enjoyed it very much! And would recommend this to anyone who loves great sushi

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Marietta
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“What a surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Now, who would have thought that a sushi restaurant in a strip mall in West Chester, Ohio would have provided one of the best sushi experiences ever? Certainly not us. Sushi Monk doesn't have big city ambiance, but it certainly has big city choices. The last time we had a live scallop prepared as sushi, it was in Japan. So, that was impressive. I was expecting it to come with all the "stuff" surrounding the central scallop meat but, instead, it was thinly sliced with and interl-ayered with slivers of lemon (and would have been improved with even smaller lemon slivers), served on half of the scallop shell. On the other half was a sauce made of the rest of the scallop, minced and mixed with tempura flakes and chili/sriracha sauce. Crazy good. The iced tea was green tea (and delicious, though not what some may expect - but tasted with an open mind, you'll probably find it enjoyable). The sushi rolls were wonderful and they have something for everyone, cooked and raw. One of our dinner companions had never has sushi but enjoyed trying small bites of even some of the raw offerings (including sashimi). The sashimi offerings were limited but so fresh and good that none of us minded. I can't eat white rice and had hoped to have some rolls made with cucumber (naruto) instead - but they were out of whole cucumber. So, that was my only disappointment but, when it's something that's not on the menu, I can't fault them in the least for not being able to provide it. They also had a lovely, light white wine that purported to have been made just for sushi and, although it was a bit watery, it was indeed delicious with the sushi so you may want to give that a try as well. All in all, if you want great sushi and aren't attached to having a fancy restaurant atmosphere, you can't go wrong with Sushi Monk.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sharonville, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Best Sushi in the Cincinnati area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Sushi Monk is great. I was introduced to it through a friend and have been a loyal customer ever since. The owners are incredibly nice, and they always recognize and greet me when I walk in the door. The interior is a little small and there's almost always a large crowd in the evening, so try to get there early.

The food is insanely good. I have not had one bad sushi roll here. It's always very fresh and tastes amazing, no matter which one you order. Their fried rice is also delicious. If you go with a group, get an order of the edamame, which are soy beans in salted pods. It's a great appetizer. Their bowls of ramen are also very well made and tasty.

The price-point may be off-putting to some because it's a little expensive. I can only afford to go every once-in-a-while, but every time I go I enjoy it. The service is also a little slow, but it's understandable since everything is made fresh.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great sushi + great and friendly atmosphere = Great Time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Have been here twice now and did NOT want to go the first time. ended up having one of the best nights out in a while. The owners are super friendly and we absolutely LOVE the sushi! Many rolls to choose from! We had a sushi boat for a girls night with about ten women. The place is quite small but clean, very friendly and a lot of fun. If you're with a group, have a saki bomb! :)

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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