Written by: Rich Terepak Sr.
Date: June 2, 2014


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.


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.


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

Kitchen: 11am – 11pm
Bar: 11am – 12am

Kitchen: 4pm – 11pm
Bar: 4pm – 12pm

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

Closed on Sundays
114 N. 3rd St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215

  • 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.