Lemongrass Fusion Bistro
Lemongrass Fusion Bistro

Lemongrass Fusion Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lemongrassfusion.com/
  • Phone: 6142241414
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Everyday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday- Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, American, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Pete Vitt
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: Pianist every Friday and Saturday from 6pm-10pm.
  • Special Events: Please contact us for your special events from wedding receptions, corporate events, or social gatherings. We'd love to hear from you!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Russell St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Metered parking available and two pay lots right next door as well as valet parking Everyday at 5pm.
A word from Lemongrass Fusion Bistro
Upscale/casual dining. Serving Thai Fusion cuisine in a Euro-centric atmosphere. Voted Columbus' BEST Asian 2008 by AOL Cityguide. We also serve fresh Sushi and offer a Full Bar.Happy Hours are Monday-Saturday from 4:00-7:00pm and 9:00-Close, includes sushi, appetizers, $5 dollar wines/martinis and $3 domestic beers.
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Lemongrass Fusion Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (21)neighborhood gem (18)fit for foodies (18)special occasion (16)hot spot (9)great for lunch (9)romantic (9)late-night find (6)notable wine list (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Awesome
    ra52
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our dinner and service was excellent! Everyone in our group got a different kind of food (appetizer, entree,and/or sushi). Everything was really fresh and we got our food in a timely manner. We had a lovely time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Dining
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was our first trip to Lemongrass Fusion Bistro. Our server was very attentive and the food was delicious! We will definitely try it again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice place
    diner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was good and our server was very friendly. I went for a relaxed dinner with a friend and it was a good atmosphere. We were able to talk easily and were comfortable. We had chosen this restaurant over others though because they had advertised a happy hour on Saturday that they no longer have. It was nice for a night but I probably will not go back anytime soon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    GREAT
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    First time experience...very good menu...we had sushi...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third Party Mess Up!
    DineandWineLifestyles
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Unfortunately, OpenTable created the wrong date for my reservation, and I am still waiting for it to be corrected. I have emailed them, and they sent me a Survey to say how was my dining experience. My reservation was suppose to be for 5 on Saturday, September 27th, and they made it for September 13th. I later received an email asking why I was a no show. I have sent an email to inform them of their mistake, and I am still waiting for a corrected reservation. I have dined at Lemongrass Fusion before and it is great. When I am traveling to Columbus, I'll go there. DineandWineLifestyles
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food but...
    brightonwest
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Service is average (except host and hostess are extremely friendly and attentive), the restaurant is loud, and ambiance created by the paper covers on the white tablecloths and plastic chairs make the restaurant seem conflicted. Sushi was tasty and fish seemed fresh. Wish they would provide soy sauce dispensers instead of small ramekins of soy sauce. Thankfully my husband doesn't use soy sauce and I was able to use both of our portions (they were small) for my two rolls of sushi.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fav thai in columbus!
    Grassmac
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    All entrees are delish! Cucumbr sake martini is th bomb!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was great
    great
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    menu was diverse enough to accommodate everyone in the party == and food was great -- 1 warning -- I like spicy and level 4 (2-6 scale) was very spicy -- cannot imagine how hot 6 is
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anna's 60th Birthday
    DLaz
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything was excellent especially the Lemongrass Soup. Can't wait to go back. I also recommend the cucumber martini made of sake and cucumbers and the thai tea with milk. Delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Fusion
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We really enjoyed our time at Lemongrass Fusion Bistro. The restraunt was clean and the people were friendly. The space was very open and chic; you don't feel crammed in like many other downtown restaurants. Most importantly, we loved the food! There were definitely some creative and tastey twists (“fusion”) on classic sushi and other Asian dishes. It was also very reasonably priced. We would definitely go there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Apps, drinks, and desserts were amazing. Dinners were just okay. I would go back just for the tuna tartar and chocolate x 3.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and comfortable
    alicat
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our party of four enjoyed every item we ordered here - the food is well prepared and flavorful, the portions are good. There was nothing "knock your socks off" about the ambience, but it was really comfortable and open. The sound level had a lively quality but it was easy to carry on a conversation. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable, not overly intrusive but somehow we never had to look around for him either. I would definitely go back next time I'm in Columbus.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service with a Large Group
    Bert
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We brought a table of 10 to Lemongrass on Saturday night around 9pm. There was plenty of room for the big group and the wait staff, kitchen and bar provided excellent service. Everyone was happy with their food. Lemongrass is a Short North gem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as good as before
    ScucbusVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Used to love this place, but went this weekend and the food quality has declined and the way they made their dishes have changed. I ordered the Pad Thai and it was ok, just not they way I remembered it. Not as flavorful. We used to be visitors and now live here. Talking to our new friends, it appears this is a common trend people are seeing at Lemongrass. I will say the service was excellent (but we were only a handful of tables on a Friday night).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just bland
    Sooshmcgoosh
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Had the sushi, not great. Just blah. Other food might be good though.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dinner
    Fencingmom
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We were seated on time at the window. Great people watching. My daughter and I enjoyed the Pad Thai and the Champagne duck. Both were delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Timefordinner
    Timefordinner
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    the four of us enjoyed a wonderful evening at Lemongrass Fusion Bistro. They expected us and seated us immediately at a nice table, we were greeted by a very nice and professional waitperson, the menu had a variety of inspired offerings, and we had a grand birthday evening. Thank you
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • People watching and delish
    Sheila0824VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Beautiful afternoon in the short north. Delicious food, sushi and cooked Lots of options. Big table for our group. Attentive, kind, knowledgable service. Always pleased when we eat at lemongrass!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lemongrass 4 2
    Unique2
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I was able to get a reservation at a mutually convenient time with only a day's notice. The food was outstanding and the presentation was nice as well. The service was also great, no complaints. The ambience was a little less than desirable. There were no tables or booths that were conducive to a romantic experience. The noise level was reasonable, no complaints. Parking is always a chore in the Short North area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner and service, as always
    2fish4fish
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We have been to Lemongrass numerous times. We went this time as part of our celebration of our anniversary. The food and service was great, as always. The manager came by and wished us a happy anniversary, and they gave us a free dessert as an anniversary gift.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is so Fresh
    Earnest
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We have never had anything off the menu we did not like. The food is always presented so appetizing and fresh. Our waitress was attentive but not intrusive. Highly recommend the shrimp and scallops dish or the Pad Thai ...SO GOOD!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 458 reviews are from the Lemongrass Fusion Bistro reviews archive.
  • Phenomenal Birthday Dinner
    Fleezy
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I took my fiance to Lemongrass for her Birthday dinner because she loves Thai food and a coworker of hers recommended it highly. It lived up to the recommendation! The crab rangoons were the best I have ever had, the Trio was a flavorful, italian style pasta, and the sushi was amazingly fresh. Our server had extensive knowledge of the menu and made great recommendations about the food and the city. He also hooked it up with a free dessert after we told him we were celebrating! All in all it was a great time and I recommend Lemongrass for anyone looking for a good meal in Columbus
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for graduation!
    Kenziepaige2010
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My family enjoyed a nice evening out to celebrate my graduation! The food was spot on (coming from a foodie family). The place looked nice and was suitable for dressy or dress casual possibly even casual. My only complaint was that there were three large groups in the back total and the noise became a little too much at times. Some type of noise reducing wall panels could be added as a suggestion. Other than that the entire family loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation for 20
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We had a great time at Lemongrass on May 9th, we had reservations for 20 and it met all of our expectations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs training
    Maddog
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Our table was ready when we arrived, the staff was curious and friendly, the food was excellent, however the main course was brought to the table before the salad, I had to ask about the appetizer that was ordered and the waitress stated that she forgot about it and wanted to know if I still wanted it, and came back to the table a second time to ask if I still wanted the appetizer. This was early in the evening and they were not busy. May need more training
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent and delicious!
    kbyum
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I've visited the restaurant several times and enjoyed each! The food is consistent and the service is great. We had a larger group and were seated and served quickly but never rushed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Thai
    emikw
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We ordered cocktails (which were good) and looked over the menu... I was really excited by the items listed. Most of them sounded fantastic! When the dishes came they looked fairly nice, but the taste just wasn't there. The tuna tar tar was mediocre and the sampler items were nothing special. The scalloped scallops were somewhat better. But the pad thai was really disappointing. I think they adjust the heat levels simply by adding red pepper flakes, and in the end that's all you can taste. Without them the dish would have very little flavor... my husband thought they were about the same as a chain noodle restaurant. The only highlight was our fantastic waitress!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    We always have individual items rather than entrees. You can explore the whole menu without leaving the appetizer page. Try it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely lemongrass !
    Nicmaj
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Had a wonderful evening dinner; everything was delicious! The lemongrass soup was just as great as I remembered and my tuna steak was perfect!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had three appetizers. The
    JimG
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I had three appetizers. The chicken-peanut salad was very good, the salmon cake was terrible (it tasted like softened ground cardboard), and the spring rolls were poor. Not a great experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place to go with friends
    Peggy
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Our friends love this place for the food. We had a great time but for us the food was nothing special. I'd go back because they were very accommodating in rearranging space when another couple showed up and for offering to personalize the entre to suit individual tastes. The plain cheesecake is amazing. Get the table by the window and people watch while you eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful and different
    Phantomfan
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    A Short North gem! Excellent food, signature drinks and great location. Good choice before a theater show downtown. Prices are reasonable and service is good. A short but respectable wine list. Food is delicious, prepared beautifully, and not too heavy. I especially love the spring rolls appetizer. Innovative fish dishes and delicious desserts! Always an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Lemongrass. Always excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Love Lemongrass. Always excellent especially now that I am eating whole food plant based. Lemongrass has a lot of wfpb options unlike many traditional restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not bad
    LaurieB
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We dined on February 15th, so the restaurant was understandably busy. We had to wait about 15 minutes past the time of our reservation. Our server was friendly and helpful. He offered several recommendations. I ordered 3 kinds of sushi (California roll, shrimp tempura, almond avocado roll). The only one with any flavor was the almond avocado roll. The other two were very bland. My husband ordered the pad thai with chicken. He thoroughly enjoyed his meal. The restaurant was extremely noisy. The flirtini I ordered was definitely the highlight of my experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines day pre concert dinner
    Spark
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The location of this restaurant is a short walk to Nationwide Arena. They are one of the only places that have happy hour on sat eve, 3-7. We love sushi and theirs was excellent. If you are not a sushi fan there are plenty of other things to choose from on the main menu and happy hour menu. The presentation of the food was a nice surprise and the detail in flavor combinations was great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Chris
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went to Lemongrass with my girlfriend for Valentine's Day and the experience could almost not have been any better. The food was excellent, the atmosphere was chill/romantic, but had enough energy to not bore you, and the waitress was very kind and timely. The only iffy part of the entire experience was that it was overcrowded, so the restaurant was slightly behind schedule. Our reservation was for 10:00 pm, and we could not be seated until about 10:25. I'm sure that was uncommon, seeing as how everyone was their for Valentine's Day, so I wouldn't hold that against the time management of the restaurant itself. Besides, the food and experience was well worth the wait. Eat at Lemongrass and I assure you you will NOT be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overbooked
    Vday11
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Booked twice as many tables as they had. Overcrowded to say The least.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food terrible wait time
    Tyler
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I had a reservation for 8:15 and we waited for an hour and fifteen minutes until we were seated. We arrived at 8:00. The food was good and the waitress was good but the wait time was ridiculous.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TOO Long to Wait
    Brunch
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We made reservations for Valentine's Day, which I know is very busy, but the restaurant was one hour behind on reservations. When we were finally seated, the dining area had several empty tables. I would have rather been seated and wait then stand in a small waiting area with no where to move. The food came out fast but it wasn't overly hot. I had been there before and was very pleased so maybe it was just a bad night. It will probably be awhile before I return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing good about it
    timlay17
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had a Valentines day reservation for 730, had to wait an hour and 15 minutes to sit down. the waitress we had knew absolutely nothing about the menu and couldnt tell us anything about it. service was good but she didnt know anything. saw people without reservations get seated before us. really an infuriating experience and i will never be back. the food was just okay for being almost $30 a plate. ive had better food from resturaunts like applebees.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet