Rishi Sushi & Ramen – Columbus, OH

Not that I’m in Columbus that often, but there’s nothing better than a solid bowl of spicy ramen on a cold, dreary day, especially when snow is imminent! In the wasteland of downtown eating establishments, Rishi stands out with its creative ramen offerings and first rate sushi.

Rishi

Rishi

Rishi is pretty modern compared to the other spots we scoped out, and unfortunately it was empty and we weren’t even sure it was open as we stood by the desk waiting for service…red flag? The space looks really cool and I bet it would be a hot happy spot once people discover it’s open.

Interior shot

Interior shot

Skeptical as I was, the menu looked great, especially the selection of ramen, including an ultra spicy one that required a disclaimer…I went for the spicy seafood ramen aptly titled “It’s Going to be an Amazing Day”, because it was close to amazing; shrimp, scallop, squid, fish cake and spicy broth…and solid noodles.

Seafood ramen; just enough spice to make your glasses fog!

Seafood ramen; just enough spice to make your glasses fog!

Don’t sleep on the sushi section of menu, as they have all the standards and some interesting specialty rolls, but their prices on nigiri are great: see $2.75 for maguro, $4.00 for uni…what!&*% All the fish was high quality as well, and they actually gave a shit about presentation…revolutionary.

Spicy tuna and scallop rolls

Spicy tuna and scallop rolls

 

Cheap eats - maguro, sake, uni

Cheap eats – maguro, sake, uni

Rishi sushi & Ramen ┬áis definitely worth a visit if you’re in the Columbus area and the value alone is worth a drive from campus.

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