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Jo An Japanese Restaurant

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3940 Olympic Blvd Ste 135, Erlanger, KY 41018-3187
+1 859-746-2634
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Jo An is a spot you need to know about, they do not advertise much, and for many years this was the spot that the Toyota staff dined and brought their Japanese bosses when they were in town. Since Toyota's move to Texas many of the staff have left, the food and service is now inconsistent.

Thank GEQ84
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

As you walk up to the front to see the host, you will see the backside of the kitchen on your right hand side, which is not exactly a pretty sight. Not a good first impression! But now the rest of the story: I got seated at 9:10 pm (Tuesday evening). When I ordered sushi, I was told it was... More 

Thank Duke S
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128 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

was set to go on a Saturday night after reading mostly positive reviews, but upon arrival came to find it closed. there was a note on the door stating due to employee issues they were not opening tonight. would call in advance to make sure they have "issues " taken care of.

Thank Kenneth Y
Coral Gables, Florida
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615 reviews
413 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I have been staying at the Marriott courtyard for years and never knew that this place existed. A little hard to find - it is inside a business building. So happy that I found it. Went there to take out. The tempura shrimp was excellent. The sushi was outstanding. The decor of the place is very nice. That will be... More 

Thank joselito1959
West Palm Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful authentic Japanese cuisine. Unusual location in a business type office building, but excellent food and service. My only regret is not being able to go back due to the length of my stay.

Thank Roland W
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Fantastic dining experience! Great service and excellent food. Strange location, but worth the drive out of the way.

Thank Cherie H
Cincinnati, Ohio
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128 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

It's Saturday night, medium full, and one poor man at the desk doing 10 tasks at once. Where's the staff? Carpet is absolutely filthy, brown pathways. Ceiling tiles are dirty showing neglect. Drink order, 20 mins. I understand Toyota has downsized, but what is happening to the once great Jo an is just sad. We haven't been here in a... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

I went to Jo An for a solo dinner on a Wednesday evening while staying at the Courtyard across the parking lot. I had white miso soup, a tuna avocado roll, and a shrimp tempura roll. The tuna was extremely fresh and my entire meal was delicious. Service was friendly and prompt. I would definitely recommend going, especially if you... More 

Thank Kate W
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236 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

We ate here because we stayed in the Courtyard across the parking lot, otherwise I can't imagine we would ever have found it. It sits unobtrusively in the bottom of an office park. Sashimi, gyoza, sushi and the grilled fish we had were all excellent.

Thank dbaaronson
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

This was closest restaurant according to Siri. Our family was surprised to find this gem on the bottom of a business building. Each of us tried something different and then enjoyed trying each other's dishes. Even with chopsticks we were able to get enough in our mouths to enjoy the food.

Thank IAFurry

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3940 Olympic Blvd Ste 135, Erlanger, KY 41018-3187
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Erlanger
  • Phone Number: +1 859-746-2634

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