What's good on the east side of Columbus?
- Boston_Otter Jul 19, 2011 09:56 AM
I'll be in Columbus OH soon, and while I grew up there, I'm not sure what's good to eat these days. Anyone have any good meals on the east side, Gahanna/New Albany area? Any restaurants in Easton worth checking out?
To answer my own post, I had a very nice meal at Tora, near Stoneridge Plaza in Gahanna/New Albany. It's a Korean-run sushi/steak place with a surprisingly huge menu spanning sushi, Korean specialties, Japanese noodles, steak, and fettucini alfredo (?). I shared the "scotty 3 roll", a deep-fried crab/tuna roll with spicy tobiko, and had their house special fried rice (filled with crab and topped with a fried egg) with bulgogi -- really excellent. I was really impressed by the atmosphere, service, and presentation -- my mom got a "choose three" lunch special, which was presented beautifully for just being a lunch special, and my dad had his first bento box. Definitely worth visiting.
Also good stops on that side of town: Istanbul (previously mentioned), Northstar Cafe, and Cap City Diner, who served me one of the best pieces of meatloaf I've ever had. Abuelo's, in Easton, was a great place to take a little kid, but they also served me the nastiest carnitas pork ever, so a half-hearted nod to them.