Rishi Sushi Rushes Into Downtown Columbus

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Bibimbop Burger is terrific with a 7 ounce, 21 day aged marinade beef patty. It is served with spinach, bean sprouts, pickled daikon topped with a sunny side up egg on a brioche bun. Picture by Rich Terapak Sr.

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Rishi’s authentic sushi bar.
Photo: Rich Terapak Sr.

Rishi Sushi is one of Columbus’s newest additions to downtown. Located at 114 N. 3rd St, the restaurant is the child of Moshi Sushi, a popular fusion spot in Bexley.

It resides in a beautifully designed spot; it emanates good vibes and a modern Japanese style. As you enter, you are greeted by a sushi bar, and there is lots of sidewalk space just in time for spring dining, as well as seating available in an posh upstairs loft.

The menu is large with many selections beyond sushi. They pride themselves on their noodle dishes with authentic locally sourced ramen, not the $5 for a dollar kind, with rice noodles and gluten free broth available upon request.

If you prefer something more familiar, the grilled chicken salad with English cucumbers, avocado, carrots, olives and Roma tomatoes and mozzarella with a delicate soy-based dressing is delightful and large. 

The Bibimbop Burger is terrific with a 7 ounce, 21 day aged marinade beef patty. It is served with spinach, bean sprouts, pickled daikon topped with a sunny side up egg on a brioche bun. The buns are supplied by the local Angry Baker with a barbeque-like special sauce and served with the best truffle French fries I have ever had.

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Japanese Taco. Photo: Rich Terapak Sr.

And of course there is sushi. Try the maki combo where you get to select two, normally at $6.50 each, for a $9.95 lunch combo. Then there is the nine piece chef selection sashimi for $13.95. I can truly say I have enjoyed everything I have tried at Rishi Sushi

I am going back often, maybe next time for happy hour 4:30 to 6:30 pm Monday through Thursday.

Rishi Sushi
Monday – Thursday
Kitchen: 11am – 10pm
Bar: 11am – 11pm

Friday
Kitchen: 11am – 11pm
Bar: 11am – 12am

Saturday
Kitchen: 4pm – 11pm
Bar: 4pm – 12pm

Happy Hour
(Monday – Thursday): 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Closed on Sundays
114 N. 3rd St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614)-914-5124
rishiskb.com

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Category: Restaurants, Cafes, Bars

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The senior Rich Terapak has been the resident restaurant reviewer for WOSU 89.7 for more than 15 years. He has taught cooking as a hobby for over 35 years, first with Jim Budros and for the last 30 plus with Steve Stover. (All of whom are amateurs, but zealots none the less.) Rich has been involved in menu planning for countless charitable events for decades and has often cooked for them as well. He has served as chair or honorary chair for several food related events, most recently as chairs with his wife, Roberta, along with his son and daughter–in-law, Rich and Cindy, for the granddaddy of them all, the CORA Food and Wine Gala for 2012. In his professional life Rich is a partner with the law firm of Porter Wright in Columbus and co-chairs the Health Care practice there.