Before sushi proved how delightful rolled-up food could be, fish had been served folded over rice and woven into a basket. Bite into a palatable bundle with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of pan-Asian fusion fare at Kogen's in Powell.
At Kogen's, seasoned chefs channel centuries-old flavors from traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Thai recipes, resulting in a diverse menu of pan-Asian eats. A variegated lunch spread affords afternoon munchers the chance to pair Far East favorites such as chicken lo mein with various sides, including crab rangoon, mini spring rolls, and miso soup ($6.95 for one entree and one side). Ginger-style shrimp are sautéed with hunks of prawn ($12.95), and the seafood tempura features buttery bites of shrimp, calamari, and scallops ($13.95).
Refuel after attempting to run a marathon while wearing chain mail with Kogen's signature rolls, including the alaskan, which combines salmon, mayo, and avocado with a refreshing spring mix ($7). Or treat a neighbor to dinner after backing over his house with your monster truck by snagging orders of sushi, such as squid ($2), barbecued eel ($2.50), and yellow tail ($2.75).
Dishes as vibrant and diverse as the UN’s annual Mardi Gras celebration deck the tabletops at Kogen’s, the seventh Asian-influenced eatery borne from the Mark Pi restaurant group. Drawing inspiration from Japanese street food, Chinese dry-food markets, and upscale American cuisine, the chefs craft an artful and varied menu that embodies both traditional favorites and experimental creations. Here, helpings of pad thai and hunan chicken share real estate with kung pao lo mein and sashimi platters. The signature sushi rolls dabble in a range of flavors, for example, the Margarita roll combines spicy tuna with avocado, lime, and wasabi mayo, and the Fire Dragon roll sets tongues ablaze with tempura shrimp, spicy tuna, spicy mayo, and sriracha sauce.
9711 Sawmill Pkwy.
Powell, Ohio 43065