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Japanese Steak House

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479 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215-2007
+1 614-228-3030
17:15 - 20:15
11:15 - 13:15
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Mon - Thu 17:15 - 20:15
Mon - Fri 11:15 - 13:15
Fri 17:15 - 21:15
Sat 16:00 - 21:15
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Columbus, Ohio
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This was a very popular restaurant for the lunch crowd. Since closed. Too bad. A lot of vacant storefronts across from the Convention Center. Must be really rough making a successful business there. Across the street, Einstein Bagels closed too, as well as, DeepWood Restaurant down the block from JSH.

Thank tommindful
Atlanta, Georgia
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55 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We had fond memories of dining here a couple years ago, but this visit was disappointing. The waitor was freaked out and rushing so much he was literally flinging things at us. The chef was calmer, but didn't do any of the entertaining knife work or special fire things one usually gets at this sort of restaurant. The soup was... More 

Thank Feathin
marysville ohio
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564 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

I have been coming to Japanese Steakhouse for over 30 years for every family birthday. We started coming before they were at this location, so obviously one of my favorite places to dine. My children have grown up having all their birthdays here as well. We booked in advance for a very large group asking that we have two tables... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Put soy sauce on the lobster, soup was flavorless, salad was obviously not fresh, no ginger salad dressing, and no yum yum sauce. Overall I would not go again. Benihana is about 1000x better.

Thank Christopher C
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

They offer a large menu and it is prepared on the grill in front of you. The chefs are very entertaining while they cook your dish with juggling knives. Great place to eat

Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2015

I visited the restaurant for lunch today, which I only have 45 minutes to enjoy, I was seated at a table at approximately 12:18 pm. I waited over 20 minutes for the chef who never arrived! I requested the bill, for the salad and drink I was served, and was informed by the server that because they were so busy... More 

1 Thank T H
Jackson, Ohio
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158 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

First visit to this Japanese Steak House will be my last. I've been to many other Japanese Steak House restaurants and this is the worst one I've ever been to. The service was good, but the food wasn't. I ordered the hibachi chicken and shrimp. They did not serve soup as I have received at others and the dressing on... More 

Thank Itraveldou
Coshocton, Ohio
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Back in the 70's, while travelling for a living, I discovered hibachi style cooking and a particular chain of Japanese Steakhouses of which I have dined in all over the U.S. and Canada. However, right here in my home state of Ohio--in Columbus--is quite possibly the BEST hibachi Steakhouse, "The Japanese Steakhouse", in the short North across High Street from... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

One of many trips here. Every meal has been great and very entertaining. Get the scallops and have them put the sauce on the side. Best way to have it.

Thank Dave S
Chicago, Illinois
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

The dishes were good, but I'm not a big fan of Japanese Steak houses. It wasn't my first choice but I was with a group. The service was fine. The chef was OK but not very entertaining or enthusiastic. If you've never been at a Japanese steak house, you sit around a grill and have your food prepared before you.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:15 - 13:15
17:15 - 20:15
11:15 - 13:15
17:15 - 20:15
11:15 - 13:15
17:15 - 20:15
11:15 - 13:15
17:15 - 20:15
11:15 - 13:15
17:15 - 21:15
16:00 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 479 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215-2007
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-228-3030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?