2283 N. High St. Columbus, OH (614) 299-6544
Don’t let the no-frills name fool you—Japanese Oriental Restaurant is anything but bland. Options are the operative word at this 40-year-old restaurant, which offers Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Thai cuisine. Take advantage of their lunch specials and order the Regular Lunch box ($8.95). Prepare for a not-your-kid’s lunch box stashed with rice, beef, sushi, seaweed salad, potatoes, mussels and other sushi bar specialties. You won’t want to swap anything out of this box. If Korean cooking is what you desire, go with their most popular dish, the Bulkoki Dup Bhap – a pile of shredded beef, rice and lettuce. No wonder Japanese Oriental boasts regulars who have been dining there weekly for six years and counting.