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Japanese Oriental Restaurant

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2283 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201-1137
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

Visited with the family for dinner. The space is small but what ticked me off the most was that some dishes have too much of salt in them and others had too little. Very mediocre but pricey Korean food compared to other restaurants around town that are much much cheaper... Service was acceptable.

Thank T B
Dublin, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Okay, this is actually a Korean restaurant with Korean owners, and really good Korean dishes, so the name is a bit of a misnomer, perhaps harking back to a time when Korean food was not as popular in Columbus. Having said this, they do have a number of Japanese dishes as well, including an excellent sushi selection (Japanese style). This... More 

Thank Ness S
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I have been going to Japanese Oriental restaurant for 35 years and really love it. However, this NOT a Japanese restaurant, it is a great Korean restaurant. This is the place I first sampled Mandoo and Bulgogi. You can get Bi Bim Bap and Jab Chae and great kimchee. Service is standard, and the prices are pretty reasonable. I like... More 

Thank George Y
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Both cuisines are good here. Provided great service even though they were pretty busy for a Saturday night. Really enjoyed the chirashi (fish was fresh!). And the seafood pancake was delicious. Our new favorite sushi place when on campus.

Thank Jennifer H
Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We hadn't been here in probably 10 years when a friend suggested we have dinner here! She recommended that we share the tofu appetizer, a couple sushi rolls, and some bibimbop dishes. The tofu app was delicious! Three good size chunks of tofu deep friend in a sweet and spicy sauce. I was ready to tell the server to bring... More 

Thank SPG-BA
Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I've banged around the Korean restaurants of Columbus for years now, looking for the distinctive dishes that are characteristic of each place. You can never find a Korean place that does everything superbly, or at least I've never found one. Each has a specific dish, or perhaps a couple – or, in rare cases, several – that are amazing. That... More 

Thank Richard R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is great Korean food. so close to OSU. The sushi is amazing and the price is right. The saerver's are very attentive. If you like Miso soup, they do an incredible job with it. This is my son's favorite place to eat when he is at school and I can see why!

Thank takoh
Athens, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Had dinner with wife last Thurs., Feb. 28, 2013. Attentive service, low noise level, excellent noodles and sake.

Thank Rich4332
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

We love it here. The food is amazing and the portions are huge. Deff worth the extra couple bucks. Sushi is great as well as their amazing miso soup. We have never had anything we don't love. They have cute little bowls of yummy stuff while you wait a well. Great place. You won't be sorry!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

I had not had Korean food before. I tried the Bi Bam Bap (vegetarian, non-spicy variety) and it was delicious! They served spicy sauce on the side to squirt on if desired. This is a tiny restaurant but we were able to get a table immediately on a Friday evening at 6PM. Dinner was served with Miso soup and some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Sushi, Asian, Korean, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2283 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201-1137
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 614-299-6544

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