Cincinnati · Food

Taking a Bite Out of Cincy

Our quest for food this past weekend led us to a small Japanese restaurant, Glier’s GoettaFest (read about it here) and Terry’s Turf Club.

We hit up Ko-Sho Japanese Restaurant in Northside for some half-price sushi. That’s right, HALF-PRICE. We were a little hesitant about how good the sushi would be because we were the only people in the restaurant at lunch time on a Saturday. But for half-price, it was well worth being the center of attention for an hour.

Unlike most local sushi places, Ko-Sho isn’t known for a special roll, but they do have the option of adding a spicy sauce to every roll, which is something different. And they’ve got a little bit of everything on their menu.

TIP: If you want half-price sushi (let’s be honest, who doesn’t?), make sure to go to Ko-Sho for dinner Wednesday or Saturday for lunch.

Ko-Sho Japanese Restaurant, 4172 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati

Open for lunch and dinner (Tuesday to Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5:30 to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5:30 to 9 p.m.)

513-665-4950

Even though it’s off the beaten path, Terry’s Turf Club is always crowded. We waited about an hour for a table, but while we waited, we enjoyed peanuts and a cold one on the sidewalk. And let me tell you, it was well worth the wait.

Terry’s Turf Club made its way onto Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives because of its awesome burgers. They’re seasoned really well, and you can top it with any number of things, including lump crab, a number of unique cheeses or one of Terry’s homemade sauces (roasted red pepper and goat cheese, rosemary garlic, mango curry, peanut garlic, mango tequila jalapeno). Yum!

TIP: Get there early! Terry’s Turf Club is known to have lines out the door, with wait times of two hours or more.

Terry’s Turf Club, 4618 Eastern Avenue, Cincinnati

Monday to Wednesday, 4 to 11 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Saturday, noon to midnight; Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.

513-533-4222

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