Now that spinach has been deemed a performance-enhancing vegetable, Popeye's future shortstop career hinges on his transition to daikon radishes. Get a sailor's worth of energizing Japanese cuisine with today's deal: for $15, you get $30 worth of noodle dishes, steak, and more at Otani Sushi, located in Northland.
Otani Sushi has provided the denizens of Columbus with authentic Japanese lunch and dinner fare for 27 years. Slurp succulent noodle dishes at lunch, such as tempura-shrimp soba or beef udon ($8.95), to fuel an afternoon of magical carp fishing. Or grab a dinner mate for sushi-grade grilled salmon ($16) or rib-eye steak ($19), both topped with Otani's house teriyaki sauce. Every Wednesday through Saturday night is karaoke night, so belt an ode to the fried-tofu starter ($5 at dinner) to warm up the mouthcrowd for the fried flounder and its baroque lead guitarist, momiji daikon ($21). For an additional fee, Otani's private karaoke room is open every night of the week for dedicating musical medleys to the seaweed salad ($4 at dinner) and the smoked duck (appetizer $12.95, dinner $16.95) amid an audience of only a few close friends and awkward acquaintances from computer camp.
Not valid with happy-hour specials.
- If you want an unpretentious, authentic Japanese meal, served in a relaxing atmosphere by some of the best housestaff in town you won't be let down. – Wat, Citysearch
- For columbus, this place is the best place to get sushi. Its [sic] one of the few places that has uni and toro tuna. – Jameson L., Yelp
- From the variety of fish to the freshness, to the quantity, everything was perfect. – Paul F., Yelp
Under the leadership of executive chef Kazushige Honda, Otani Sushi's culinary team crafts authentic Japanese fare, all highlighted on a massive menu of rolls, tempura, and teriyaki dishes. Guests can customize their own roll or feast upon sashimi, nigiri, or specialty sushi such as the Hard Rock roll, an amalgamation of shrimp, crab, and salmon. Cooks receive roll orders, along with hot entrees and starters, until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and up to 30 guests can enjoy soirees until 2 a.m. seven days a week in the soundproof private party room. There, from a selection of more than 100,000 songs in English and Japanese, visitors read lyrics whizzing by on 40-inch flat-screen TV, croon to their selected song, and shed a single tear at their own heartfelt performance. Otani Sushi also hosts karaoke sessions for the rest of its diners seven days a week.