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Sep 5, 2009 12:40 PM

Need special Chinese restaurant in Columbus, Ohio

Hi. I'm hoping someone here can give me a hand with something...

I'm visiting Columbus next month. One member of our group is on a semi-macrobiotic diet. She needs a restaurant that serves brown rice and vegetables.

Another member of our party is on a high-protein diet. She needs fish and meat and chicken.

Back home, we've had good luck with a couple of Chinese restaurants that cater to both needs well. We don't know Columbus very well.

Can anyone suggest some places there that will work for us? My research suggests BD's Mongolian BBQ is a good pick but what else is there? Special preference is for the area around High Street and Nationwide since we'll be at the convention center. Thanks.

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  1. Hackenbush,
    Asian restaurants within walking distance of the convention center are : Kooma-more Japanese and Sushi ,Tyfoon-again more Japanese than Chinese and Lemongrass fusion bistro. There was a restaurant called Paul Liu's right next to the convention center but I THINK it's closed now..........not sure........
    There is a restaurant called Hunan Lion which has gotten 2 years in a row one of the best restaurants in Columbus by the big local newspaper but that will be about a 15 plus min drive for you on Bethel Rd in the burbs.
    Good luck and have a safe trip!

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    1. re: nemis

      Paul Liu is closed.

      BD's would fit the bill - though last time I was there they didn't have brown rice. They do have plenty of veggies and copious protein, though.

    2. I don't know about independent restaurants, but I know for sure that PF Chang's offers brown rice as an option, or at least they did the last time I was there.

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      1. re: columbusfoodie

        PF Changs is not near campus/nationwide.....but if they wanted trans-fat-fried brown rice it'd be an overpriced low-quality option.

        Nida's Thai on High (or in North Market) serves brown rice and while not "Chinese" - whatever that means in American-ese dining - may fit the bill.

      2. Bd's in the Arena District does indeed offer brown rice. Another option in the suburbs is China Dynasty on Lane Avenue. They offer a "healthy" choices menu and are extremely accomodating when it comes to special requests. They are located on Lane Avenue and offer brown rice as well.....They are loated about 15 minutes from the Convention Center.

        1. You will be right by the North Market. You can each get whatever kind of food you want there.