CRAVE's nine locations have gained a plethora of press and even an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. Each sleek eatery also entices diners with a diverse menu of modern American lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch fare devised by Corporate Executive Chef Bill King and a sushi menu of traditional and creative rolls. Each menu is then artfully executed using fresh and locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, as well as seafood flown in daily and handcrafted sauces made from authentic Asian recipes. Brick ovens give flatbreads and pizzas a crisp exterior while the grill keeps steaks, chicken, and burgers juicy.
Sung Korean Bistro is the place to go for authentic Korean cuisine prepared with great attention to detail. Noodles, stir-fries, soups, stews and grilled dinners – enjoy the most famous Asian delicacies in a calm and serene setting for the ultimate culinary experience. Their sides of pickled and fermented vegetables are deliciously crispy and tangy and go perfectly with the sizzling hot dolsot bibimbap. Be sure to try out the delicious Korean barbecue with a variety of meats that will be a real treat to your taste palette. The tender pork ribs are basted in a garlicky soy sauce that really brings out the flavor and the soup with dumplings is a revelation. Sung Korean Bistro will make your taste buds sing!
How about a little bit of Tokyo in Cincinnati? The Tokyo Japanese Restaurant is located in north Cincinnati on Chester Road. Enjoy all-you-can eat sushi for lunch every day of the week. On Thursdays, get in on the half-off promotion for dinner. It's exactly what you would expect of a great sushi bar. Sit in front of the chef and watch his expert knife skills as he makes your food in front of you. Order Hamachi Yellowtail or the California Hand Roll and enjoy the spectacle, or try other dishes like the House Special Steak or the Yellow Tail Teriyaki. No matter what you pick, there's no doubt you'll enjoy a delicious taste of Japan at Tokyo.
For many, it's a wonderful treat to have an exquisite sushi bar nearby. For the people of Cincinnati, Ohio, that place is Maki Express. It's not easy to find if you don't know where you're looking but we've got the inside scoop. Keep your eyes peeled for Maki on West McMillan Street, only a steps from the University of Cincinnati. When you walk in the front door, you might not see much space - they only have three tables! However, everything on their menu is available for takeout. A regular spot for college students, you know you'll get your bang for your buck at Maki's.
As diners walk into Aroma Restaurant and Sushi, located in the heart of Kenwood at the Kenwood Towne Center, they're greeted by a soaring display of multicolored panels glowing over the dark-wood bar, creating an environment that combines a casual atmosphere with the qualities of fine dining. Chefs pile sushi platters with a selection of more than 50 rolls, including 44 chef's special rolls, to satisfy the cravings of a large group of people or a solitary alligator.
The Painted Fish offers a vibrant menu of delectable dishes that combine Eastern and Western culinary traditions as seamlessly as spray-on trousers. Choose fresh seafaring fare such as emerald shrimp, sautéed with spinach, ham, garlic, and sesame oil ($12.95), or sate a carnivorous craving with the 6 oz. filet mignon, which can be cooked to each diner's preferred level of un-raw ($16.95). Super-fans of protein synthesization can opt for the surf 'n' turf in order to follow a meaty mouthful of seared flat-iron teriyaki steak with the fetching flavors of seared Chinese five-spice bay scallops ($14.95).