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The Best New Restaurants In Columbus (April 2024)

There’s always something new and delicious to try in Columbus.

The Columbus food scene is one of the best things about this city. We’ve got so many fantastic restaurants, bars, and breweries and it feels like there is always something new to try out.

From a late-night spot that hits the spot after a long night out to a must-try cocktail bar with small plates, you’re going to love getting to know these latest culinary additions to the city.

Have fun exploring the city’s new restaurants this month. Be sure to tag us on Instagram (@columbusnavigator) or use the hashtag #columbusnavigator. We can’t wait to hear about your adventures.

April

I Like It Like That

About: This spot opened up at Natalie’s in Grandview and you’ll definitely want to swing by for a visit. The cocktails are phenomenal, the small plates are delicious, and the vibes are impeccable. You can read more about our visit here.
Location: 945 King Ave, Columbus, OH 43212
Website: I Like It Like That

Bite This By Annie


About: Known for a one-of-a-kind treat called a Bagel Bomb (utterly delightful), Bite This by Annie earned a large following by doing pop-up events and farmers markets. Now, the bakery has opened its first brick-and-mortar sopt in Clintonville.
Location: 3009 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202
Website: Bite This by Annie

Pelino’s on Pearl

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About: The newest spot from Pelino’s has opened in the former Tasi location. This new space will act as an event space where the restaurant can host private dining experiences as well as cooking classes.
Location: 680 N Pearl St, Columbus, OH 43215
Website: Pelino’s on Pearl

Bubble and Crepe House

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About: Calling all crepe lovers! Bubble and Crepe House has crepes the size of your head (literally) and they’re waiting for you to come and enjoy them.
Location: 5500 Hall Rd, Columbus, OH 43228
Website: Bubble and Crepe House (Facebook)

Roscoe’s Wings Late Night

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About: In a post-pandemic world, it can be hard to find food after midnight. But if you’re craving burgers or wings, you’re in luck. Roscoe’s Wings Late Night is open Thursday-Saturday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. It’s the perfect place to grab a bite to eat after a fun night out.
Location: 4825 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43213
Website: Roscoe’s Wings Late Night (Facebook)

March

Le Macaron French Pastries

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About: Discover the authentic flavor of the French Macarons, made with natural ingredients, and enjoy our pastries, chocolate, gelato, tea and coffees. Le Macaron is officially open in the Short North.
Location: 997 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201
Website: Le Macaron French Pastries

Mochi Ring

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About: Mochi Ring is the perfect place to go when you can’t choose between savory and sweet. You can grab a mochi donut, a corndog, or a bubble tea and all three will be totally delicious. You can check out the full menu here.
Location: 1144 Kenny Centre Mall, Columbus, OH 43220
Website: Mochi Ring

Jenny’s Diner

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About: If you’ve been craving delicious diner grub, then you can stop the search. Jenny’s Diner recently opened in Clintonville and it’s so yummy. You can read our full review below, or just hop in your car and head to the diner yourself! You won’t regret it.
Location: 4768 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214
Read more: Step Into Jenny’s Diner and Bite Into the Good Old Days

PBR Cowboy Bar & Smokehouse


About: You can eat and drink at PBR Cowboy Bar & Smokehouse, but that’s not all. The newest addition to Easton includes a dining area, multiple bars, a stage for live music, and, the pièce de résistance, a mechanical bull.
Location: 3950 Gramercy St, Columbus, OH 43219
Website: PBR Cowboy Bar & Smokehouse

Casa Cacao


About: Casa Cacao, Columbus’ inaugural bar specializing in kava and cacao beverages, has launched at 367 E. Hudson St., revitalizing a historic building with diverse seating and a back patio. The menu features mood-enhancing kava and energizing cacao drinks, alongside traditional coffee shop offerings and plans for vegan snacks. They’ve technically only had a soft opening, so be sure to check Instagram for their hours.
Location: 367 E Hudson St, Columbus, OH 43202
Website: Casa Cacao (Instagram)

February

Wario’s Beef & Pork

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About: Wario’s Beef & Pork is officially open in Clintonville. While this isn’t technically a new restaurant, but rather an expansion of an existing spot, Wario’s is too good not to mention. The restaurant is joining the vibrant plaza community alongside Jeni’s, Hot Chicken Takeover, and more.
Location: 4219 N. High St., Clintonville, Columbus, OH
Website: Wario’s Beef & Pork

Kura Revolving Sushi Bar

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About: Experience a slice of Japan in Columbus at Kura Revolving Sushi Bar. Indulge in hand-made sushi that parades before you on a conveyor belt, offering a unique and interactive dining experience.
Location: 8833 Lyra Dr, Columbus, OH 43240
Website: kurasushi.com

PJ Hot Pot

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About: Ready to dive into the interactive delight that is PJ Hot Pot in Dublin? Offering an “all you can eat” experience, this new eatery merges the fun of hot pot and Korean barbecue, perfect for customizing your culinary adventure, and making sure that you don’t leave hungry!
Location: 6100 Sawmill Rd, Dublin, OH 43017
Website: PJ Hot Pot (Facebook)

Habibi Cafe & Sweets

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About: Satisfy your sweet tooth with a visit Habibi Cafe & Sweets. This dessert haven tantalizes with an array of crepes, loaded waffles, indulgent milkshakes, and specialty coffee drinks, including traditional Turkish coffee.
Location: 6520 Hayden Run Rd.
Website: Habibi Cafe & Sweets

Korean BBQ 궁

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About: Discover the royal flavors of Korea at Korean BBQ 궁, nestled in North Market Bridge Park. This authentic Korean cuisine spot offers a regal dining experience for both lunch and dinner, truly a palace of flavors!
Location: 6750 Longshore St, Dublin, OH
Website: Bridge Park

January

Halab Cafe

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About: Halab Cafe is serving up authentic Syrian food like fresh shawarma, kabobs, falafel, hummus, baklava, and more.
Location: 2550 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220
Website: Halab Cafe (Facebook)

Victor’s Tacos

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About: Craving tacos? Victor’s Tacos is a family-owned restaurant serving tacos, burritos, tostadas, taquitos, and even breakfast. This taco shop is walk-up or drive-thru only!
Location: 2110 Morse Rd, Columbus, OH 43229
Website: Victor’s Tacos

Yum Village


About: Yum Village will open a new spot inside the Columbus Food Hall at the end of January. It’s only takeout, but there’s no bad way to enjoy their West African cuisine. Menu items include rice bowls, stews, sandwiches, and of course, fufu. Follow Yum Village on Instagram for opening details.
Location: 1282 Essex Ave, Columbus, OH 43201
Website:

Bambu

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About: Bambu, known for its viral colorful Chè drinks, has recently opened its first Ohio location, offering a variety of vibrant coconut and avocado dessert drinks, smoothies, Vietnamese coffees, Boba teas, and yogurt blended drinks. The menu features Chè with homemade ingredients, fruits, and house-made jellies.
Location: 827 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43214
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Alberta’s Pizza Kitchen


About: Alberta’s Pizza Kitchen has hopped around to a few bars, gaining fans along the way. Most recently, they’ve popped up in Classic’s Victory’s Sports Bar. The East Coast style pizzeria is offering salads, appetizers, subs, sandwiches, and of course, pizzas.
Location: 547 S High St, Columbus, OH 43212
Website: Alberta’s Pizza Kitchen (Instagram)

New in 2023

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Piazza Pelino

About: From the geniuses at Pelino’s Pasta, Piazza Pelino offers diners a little taste of Italy, with sandwiches, gelato, and more.
Location: 245 King Ave, Columbus, OH 43201
Website: Piazza Pelino (Instagram)

Goody Boy Diner

About: One of the city’s favorite institutions is back. Goody Boy Diner has been serving up delicious diner grub for decades and now they’ve reopened under new ownership.
Location: 1144 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201
Website: Goody Boy Diner

Birdie’s Grill at The Fairway

About: If you’ve been on the hunt for a great date night spot or the perfect place to grab a bite to eat with your buddies, Birdies Grill at The Fairway is the place to do it. With a clubhouse-inspired menu and vibe, you’ll barely notice that your golfing on a simulator and not a traditional golf course.
Location: 1965 W Henderson Rd, Upper Arlington, OH 43220
Website: The Fairway (Facebook)

Cocky’s Bagels

About: This is the first location in Columbus for this Cleveland-based bagel joint. Offering bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and more, Cocky’s is a welcome addition to Columbus.
Location: 1484 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43201
Website: Cocky’s Bagels

Bowl Boba

About: Whether you’re craving boba tea, pho, ramen, or poke, Bowl Boba has you covered. The prices are affordable and the restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner.
Location: 3949 Hoover Rd, Grove City, OH 43123
Website: Bowl Boba

Asuka Ramen

About: Asuka Ramen is now open for business at 7451 Sawmill Rd. in Dublin, taking over the old Noodle Topia spot. They’re currently in their soft opening phase and gearing up for a grand opening on Nov. 3. And here’s the tasty part – during the grand opening, both ramen and mazemen are 50% off for dine-in customers! 🍜🎉
Location: 7541 Sawmill Rd. Dublin, OH 43016
Website: Asuka Ramen

Cobra

About: Cobra, your local hangout at 684 S High St in Columbus, OH, offers a unique fusion of Italian pasta with an Asian twist. Diners can enjoy tavern-style options like burgers and a live Yakitori grill for grilled steaks and seafood, and so much more.
Location: 684 S High St, Columbus, OH 43206
Website: Cobra

Monster Baby Donuts

About: Monster Baby Donuts, a fantastic Dayton-based donut shop specializing in mini vegan and gluten-free treats, is now open at East Market. Don’t forget to check out other upcoming stalls like Homestead Beer, Buck City Sammies, Urban Gourmet Burgers & Wings, and Barrel & Boar. Sweet treats and more await! 🍩🍻
Location: 212 Kelton Ave Columbus, OH 43205
Website: Monster Baby Donuts

Apt. B

About: Exciting news for cocktail lovers! On November 2, a new speakeasy named Apt. B opens behind Bodega in the Short North. This hidden gem, located in a former apartment, offers a stylish, moody atmosphere and a curated menu of classic and creative libations. Step into a bygone era and embark on an unforgettable cocktail journey with our skilled mixologists. Cheers to mystery and style! 🍸🚪🌟
Location: 1044 N High St, Columbus, OH
Website: Apt. B

Rosebud’s

About: Chef Josh Dalton’s latest venture, Rosebud’s, has opened its doors at 15 E. Winter St. in Delaware, taking the place of the former Cove, A Seafood Joint. It’s all about creating a cozy, approachable local hangout with fantastic food and drinks. The restaurant is described as “a dive bar, but bougie,” and we’re so excited to check it out. Head on over and experience the magic of a great local spot! 🍔
Location: 1044 N High St, Columbus, OH
Website: Rosebud’s

Star Kitchen Cafe

About: Discover the latest culinary gem in Merion Village – Star Kitchen Cafe! This exciting addition to the dining scene is brought to us by the masterminds behind Gahanna Grill. Think of it as the perfect blend of your favorite coffee shop vibes and a vibrant kitchen, where American fast food gets a healthy twist, all paired with European-style coffee.
Location: 1471 S High St, Columbus, OH 43207
Website: Star Kitchen Cafe

Hiraeth

About: Hiraeth is inspired by the Welsh concept of ‘Hiraeth’—a homesickness in the best possible way. It’s all about creating a one-of-a-kind, global-meets-local experience that you won’t want to miss. From small plates to hearty dishes like lobster, Ohio corn salad, and mouthwatering rack of lamb, Hiraeth promises a unique culinary journey that’ll have you coming back for more.
Location: 36 E Lincoln St, Columbus, OH 43215
Website: Hiareth

Habibi Grill

About: Exciting news for foodies in Italian Village! Habibi Grill, a brand-new eatery brought to you by the same mastermind behind Mr. Hummus Grill & Pizza, has just opened its doors at 1141 N. Fourth St. This Lebanese gem is the brainchild of owner Tarek Albast and offers a delectable menu of traditional Lebanese delights, including favorites like fattoush salad, kafta kebabs, and chicken shawarma. But that’s not all – Habibi also brings a twist with tantalizing options like tacos and pizza.
Location: 1131 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43201
Website: Habibi Grill

Thunderwing Brewing

About: Thunderwing Brewing, a brand-new American Craft brewery, has landed at the Sideswipe Brewing location in the west side of town (2419 Scioto Harper Drive, Columbus, OH 43204). They’re all set to open their doors on October 6th, promising a fantastic selection of brews and a lineup of great food trucks all weekend long. Don’t miss this fresh addition to the local beer scene.
Location: 2419 Scioto Harper Drive Columbus OH 43204
Website: Thunderwing Brewing

DADA Matcha Bar

About: DADA Matcha Bar has found its cozy corner within the vibrant 700 Bryden community. Tucked amidst offices and studios, DADA brings a delightful blend of matcha magic and made-to-order sandwiches. This spot is all about merging culinary creativity with a strong sense of togetherness. On the menu, you’ll discover a delightful selection of espresso, lattes, sandwiches, and artisanal toast. It’s your new go-to for a taste of local flavor and friendly vibes.
Location: 700 Bryden Rd, Columbus, OH 43215
Website: DADA Matcha Bar Instagram

Nuyorican Pizzeria & Restaurant

About: A Puerto Rican-inspired pizzeria has officially opened in Clintonville. Nuyorican Pizzeria & Restaurant opened its first brick-and-mortar spot over Labor Day Weekend at 2864 N. High Street. If you fell in love with their food during their ghost kitchen days, you’re in luck, because your favorite items all made the move to the new menu. Any place that offers a one stop shop for pizza, mofongo, and empanadas is a win.
Location: 2864 N. High St.
Website: Nuyorican Pizzeria & Restaurant (Instagram)

Cento

About: Cento isn’t just any Cameron Mitchell Restaurant. It’s the 100th eatery from the local restaurateur and CMR wasn’t messing around this time. With dishes from a variety of regions in Italy on the menu, it’s one of those fine dining experiences that you know everyone will enjoy.
Location: 95 S 3rd St
Website:< a href="https://centogermanvillage.com/">Cento

Goood Friends @ Jackie O’s

About: Ready to fall in love all over again with Midwestern grub? Goood Friends is so much more than pub food. It’s comfort food. From burgers and cheesesteaks to moon pies, it’s the perfect food to go along with a delicious beer from Jackie O’s and amazing vibes on their new downtown patio.
Location:. 171 N 4th St., inside Jackie O’s
Website: Goood Friends

Gluten Free Biscuits by Daddy-O

About: The gluten-free glow up has been very real over the past few years in Columbus. The newest tummy-saving restaurant to hop onto the scene is Gluten Free Biscuits by Daddy-O. The biscuits are so fluffy and delicious that I promise, if you’re still holding onto the absurd belief that gluten-free is gross, you will be changing your tune after your first bite.
Location: 821 E Long St.
Website: Gluten Free Biscuits by Daddy-O

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