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“Very good deal on lunch sushi and bento boxes”

Rishi Sushi Kitchen and Bar
Ranked #204 of 2,367 Restaurants in Columbus
Price range: US$10 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Sushi, Japanese
Description: Since opening the doors in 2014, Rishi has been known to have some of the best sushi the city of Columbus has to offer. Being nominated for Best Sushi 2017 by Columbus Alive was an honor and it validated what we and our guests knew... our sushi staff, led by Chef Edwin, makes some AMAZING sushi! As the new ownership group we wanted to offer something from our kitchen side that was equally as AMAZING! This is when we decided to combine the ideas of Asian cuisine with a concept that has been gaining in popularity... the gastropub. Enter Chef Bob Wood. Chef Bob has cut his teeth in several restaurants in and around Columbus producing increasingly unique and delicious fare from around the globe. We tasked him with creating a menu that could give our guests the comfort of gastropub food with a uniquely Asian twist... and that he did! We are proud to welcome you to indulge in Columbus' first and only Asian Inspired Gastropub! With items ranging from chicken wings to specialty salads to Asian inspired burgers, this menu has something for everyone! And, of course, lets not forget about our mouth-watering Ramen dishes that have been a staple since the beginning! And how do you quench your thirst after all of this amazing food... how about sifting though our new beer list? With over 50 beers, including an extensive collection of Ohio brewed crafts, there is something to satisfy events toughest of beer critics. Combine that with our sake, specialty cocktails, and wine lists and you truly have a bar experience unlike any other. Now some of the best sushi in Columbus is combined with the ONLY Asian Gastropub fare in town. Love Sushi?? We've got you covered! Never had sushi, but want to try it?? We've got you covered! Sushi's not your thing?? WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED!! Only at Rishi can you get the BEST of BOTH worlds. Come and check us out at the corner of 3rd and Long next to the Exchange Lofts building. You'll discover that when East meets West, gastropub style... you get so much more than just great sushi!
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Description: Since opening the doors in 2014, Rishi has been known to have some of the best sushi the city of Columbus has to offer. Being nominated for Best Sushi 2017 by Columbus Alive was an honor and it validated what we and our guests knew... our sushi staff, led by Chef Edwin, makes some AMAZING sushi! As the new ownership group we wanted to offer something from our kitchen side that was equally as AMAZING! This is when we decided to combine the ideas of Asian cuisine with a concept that has been gaining in popularity... the gastropub. Enter Chef Bob Wood. Chef Bob has cut his teeth in several restaurants in and around Columbus producing increasingly unique and delicious fare from around the globe. We tasked him with creating a menu that could give our guests the comfort of gastropub food with a uniquely Asian twist... and that he did! We are proud to welcome you to indulge in Columbus' first and only Asian Inspired Gastropub! With items ranging from chicken wings to specialty salads to Asian inspired burgers, this menu has something for everyone! And, of course, lets not forget about our mouth-watering Ramen dishes that have been a staple since the beginning! And how do you quench your thirst after all of this amazing food... how about sifting though our new beer list? With over 50 beers, including an extensive collection of Ohio brewed crafts, there is something to satisfy events toughest of beer critics. Combine that with our sake, specialty cocktails, and wine lists and you truly have a bar experience unlike any other. Now some of the best sushi in Columbus is combined with the ONLY Asian Gastropub fare in town. Love Sushi?? We've got you covered! Never had sushi, but want to try it?? We've got you covered! Sushi's not your thing?? WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED!! Only at Rishi can you get the BEST of BOTH worlds. Come and check us out at the corner of 3rd and Long next to the Exchange Lofts building. You'll discover that when East meets West, gastropub style... you get so much more than just great sushi!
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I took my staff out to Rishi for lunch around 11:30. The place was not busy. We sat outside. I don't know if they were short staffed, but this older wait staff we had was kind of everywhere and not really serviced us well. She didn't really check on us much other than when she took an order and brought us our food. She was not really friendly, either. So right off the bat, the service was just mediocre. As far as the food is concerned, we both had bento boxes and split up two rolls of sushi. Chicken Katsu bento that my staff ordered looked good. My beef bulgogi was tough, and I had to swallow a few of them without chewing through. Maki Combo that we shared was worth it. For $10, you can pick two rolls under $6.50. This was supposed to come with miso soup, but because we had miso soup with our bento boxes, the wait staff decided not to bring the soup without asking us. I still ended up paying $10. This is what I meant by not good service. Anyhow, if you are around for lunch, this is a great place to eat for a reasonable price.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

I went there with a group of friends, had a great time. Fun atmosphere, excellent service, excellent meal! I love the Asian fusion, will definitely go back on my next trip to Columbus!

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Thank Ken L
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rishi s, Owner at Rishi Sushi Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank You! We hope to see you again during your travels.

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

A haiku review for Rishi Sushi Kitchen and Bar:

Midwest rising sun
Tempura tiger shrimp bliss
Seafood ramen joy

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Thank Matt Y
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rishi s, Owner at Rishi Sushi Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

We love it! Thank you!

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Had high expectations and left disappointed. Was looking for a restuarant to replace Haiku and this place seemed like it would be great. Bills itself as a gastropub yet all of the beer taps were not working that night. We had a nice young waiter but he had too many tables and service was mediocre. Sushi was good. Ramen doesn't compare to Tokyo. Would like to try again during some of their specials. Hopefully they will improve as this has great potential in a great location.

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Thank clark l
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rishi s, Owner at Rishi Sushi Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

We hope you will come back and try us again. Delicious changes to the menu.

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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent ramen and sushi! Paige was great server! Spicy scallop roll was a hit! Green tea Mochi delicious.

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