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Cincinnati: Favorite sushi?

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cresyd Feb 9, 2013 12:01 PM

I am looking for people's favorite sushi places in Cincinnati or sushi places they go to the most often. Not so much what you think is the best in the city - but where you go the most often.

I lived in Cincinnati until 5 years ago, and when I left the place I was going to the most often was Maki Express in Clifton on McMillan Street. I have a friend moving to Cincinnati and asking me for recommendations - so I wanted to poll current CHers living in Cincinnati and get their thoughts.

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    Rosedale RE: cresyd Feb 9, 2013 07:24 PM

    I live in the Detroit area, but on a recent visit I had outstanding sushi at Wild Ginger. Since it was my only sushi in Cincinnati ever, can't really compare, but I'd definitely go back next time I'm in town.

    1. jordanhamons RE: cresyd Feb 15, 2013 05:46 PM

      I tend to go to Fusian the most often because I live nearby. It's a fast-casual sushi restaurant, not at all traditional. You go down the line and build your roll. Here is a cool video about them - http://vimeo.com/56719413

      Kaze just opened in OTR. I haven't had their food yet but the space is amazing and getting great reviews.

      My friends really like Ichiban in Mt. Lookout. They have a 1/2 priced sushi menu every night.

      Wild Ginger is really good. I love all of their food.

      Drunken Bento in Clifton is popular with UC students.

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        ries27 RE: cresyd Feb 18, 2013 08:05 AM

        Ando (on Pfeiffer Rd. in Blue Ash near I-71) has become my favorite. Quality ingredients and a super-friendly staff.

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          johnbycz RE: cresyd Feb 19, 2013 11:52 AM

          Kyoto, on Montgomery Road way up near Fields Ertel. First went on the recommendation of a friend. Some really, imaginative things I've never seen before (the Jason roll!) and relatively inexpensive, if you stick to the roll special of the day.

          http://kyotosushibar.com/USA/

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            ries27 RE: johnbycz Feb 20, 2013 08:24 AM

            I also like Kyoto.

            Overall I think the sushi at Ando is better, but Kyoto's Giant Squid appetizer is amazing. The squid is stuffed with vegetables and shrimp and it's cooked in such a way that, although the rings of squid are huge, they're easy to chew. It's a dish I haven't seen anywhere else in the area.

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