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Mar 16, 2012 12:27 PM

Good restaurant for prime rib and Asian market in Cincy?

I have just moved from Columbus to Cincinnati two weeks ago.
Do you have any suggestions for place offer good prime rib? I tried at Parker's. I thought good but not awesome.
Also, I have been searching for good Asian grocery stores like Tensuke in Columbus. I am originally from Japan and need good Asian grocery and fresh fish. I visited Little Asiana & Y&M last week and was not that impressed... I like CAM. I'm really impressed with Miyoshi in KY side. Extremely goooood.
I appreciate if anyone can give me any suggestion.

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  1. I'm relatively new to Cincinnati myself. I can't speak to prime rib places but for Asian groceries, I do have an opinion.

    If I'm looking to stay closer to the city, CAM is your best bet. Sakura in Florence isn't bad either.

    If you're looking for a broader assortment, the trip to Jungle Jim's is worthwhile. It's a bit overwhelming but they carry all products- though occasionally not the brands that you want.

    Let us know what else you find- I'd love the recommendations too!

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    1. re: wandajune6

      I am a regular at CAM since I have moved. I don't mind it, but maybe I was looking for more Japanese groceries. I have been to Sakura a few times before. Thank you for your recommendation. We live close to Jangle Jim, so we are regulars there too. It seems they have more selection of Japanese groceries even it is little more expensive than CAM.
      I will have a trip to Columbus to stock up what I need in a few weeks. And will continue visiting CAM and Jangle Jims! Thank you.

    2. For Asian grocery stores there is CAM on Glendale-Milford Rd. in Sharonville (they might have other locations) and Jungle Jim's in Fairfield.

      For prime rib I'd recommend Jeff Ruby's or The Precinct. They house age all their meat.

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      1. re: JohnE O

        Thank you for your recommendation. I am a regular there already.
        Also, Prime Rib... I will try Jeff Ruby's. The last time we went there, we have 60days aged beef and it was impressively heavenly good.

        1. re: itoatsu75

          Though Ruby's restaurants have lots of beef, prime rib is not a regular menu item. Check the menus online at Our last trip to Carlo & Johnny's was expensive and underwhelming; doubt I'll ever go back. My two favorite places for prime rib are both gone (Nick's Chops and Chasers in Oakley and Thomas F&N in Dayton, Ky.). Now it's hit and miss. El Coyote in Anderson occasionally has prime rib as a special. I've never had it there and in general their steaks are very good. I've also heard Campbell's Barn in Amelia has good prime rib; again, not a regular menu item. Hate to say it but I actually like the prime rib at Outback (shoot me) though we rarely eat there.

          And don't know what you need from an Asian market, but you also might want to check out Saigon Market at Findlay Market.

          1. re: johnbycz

            Thank you for your advice. I kept wondering where is prime rib on the Ruby's menu. It is sad that great prime rib restaurants are gone. I have heard about El Coyote. I also heard many people says about Outback... I kept wondering maybe it is a convenient and good way to have my meat.

            1. re: johnbycz

              F&N was a hidden jewel. And I agree about Outback. I can't say I've ever had a bad meal there (especially since I've been eating free on gift cards I get every year).

              It's been years since I've been, but what about Maury's Tiny Cove in Western Hills? It used to be a great steak and bourbon type restaurant.

              1. re: JohnE O

                Sad that F&N is gone. I think Newport on the Levee buried it; people stopped going that far down Route 8. Last time I ate there it was looking threadbare and needed an update.

                Haven't been to Maury's in probably 10 years but I liked it. There is prime rib on the menu.