Written by: Rich Terepak Sr.
Date: May 23, 2013

Hae Paul's Korrito. Photo by Mollie Lyman

Hae Paul’s Korrito. Photo by Mollie Lyman

Hae Paul’s was formerly known as Natalie’s but changed their name to avoid confusion with the coal-fired oven pizza spot in Worthington.

Hae Paul’s is brought to you by Chef Paul Yow and his wife, Hae Ran.

Paul had been delighting folks with his wonderful creations at Barcelona for years, but decided to take the plunge and open his own place at 79 S. Fourth St. which is just south of the downtown YWCA.

He and his wife, who is of Korean heritage, are cranking out some great stuff from a broad range of cuisines. As they start out they are open for lunch only Monday to Wednesday 11 am to 3 pm, but lunch and dinner are served Thursday to Saturday.

Starters include Mung Bean Cakes, Fried Calamari with kimchee tartar sauce, and Green Pea Dip. The Korean Bulgogi is terrific and so is the sometimes-special of Soy Glazed Sea Bass on mung cake over romaine dressed with a spicy red pepper aoli. That aoli is also wonderful on their Pulled Pork Sandwich served with sweet potato fries.

Hae Paul's Korean Bulgogi

The Korean Bulgogi. Photo by Mollie Lyman FornixPhotography.com

For a special Mother’s Day event recently, they served prime beef, which I’m told was such a success they may start offering it on a periodic basis. Now that’s a varied menu!

They have a beer and wine license and soon will open some outdoor sidewalk dining for some out of the ordinary lunch time adventures downtown.

More information is available at hae-pauls.com.

Hae Paul's Pulled Port Cake. Photo by Mollie Lyman  FornixPhotography.com

Hae Paul’s Pulled Port Cake. Photo by Mollie Lyman FornixPhotography.com

  • shrimlock

    The Silent Woman Bar was i believe on East Main, just east of James.
    The signage in neon or lit up from behind maybe, was extremely provocative.
    It showed an image of a female with her, holding her own head or her head somehow detached.
    Depicting the female as presumably silent. And even holding the knife?
    pretty grisly, and disturbing and was evident to anyone driving around there up till the 90’s, it seems.

  • shrimlock

    The other one that was near the Motel Greg Lashutka got in trouble win he was prosecutor, And i think that was on East Broad, that was the Pink Elephant.

  • Barbara Cruz

    what about hanleys steak house sullivant ave Columbus ohio

  • Barbara Cruz

    does anyone have a copy of the menu or pictures

  • Mr.Gale.B

    I need an exact and correct answer:
    Where was “Top of the Center” located? In WHAT building?

  • Otto Gronkowski

    Slow hipster service and slow kitchen. Expensive prices. Don’t visit if you want to see food on your table in under 45 minutes. However the food quality, taste and presentation is very good! Ambiance is contemporary cool inside, very different from what you may have the impression of from the exterior of this old Tim Horton’s location. Good bar and drink selection. Overpriced menu. On the west coast you can find this style of filipino restaurant serving same dishes for $7.50. Here they will set you back $12-$18. You can’t even get into appetizers for less than $10 unless you want a bowl of rice. Don’t know if they’ll survive, table turnover is way too slow, even though they’re making large profit margin per dish, it’s just way too slow. If you have an evening to kill, this would be a good hangout. Don’t attempt a weekday lunch or dinner. You’ll see a good hipster millinial crowd here.