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About Permanently Closed - CRAVE - Cincinnati

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Crave in Cincinnati is an Asian-American fusion restaurant that offers delicious sushi and a menu filled with fine dining options. The atmosphere in Crave is a fun blend of lively steakhouse and upscale sushi bar, perfect for a variety of occasions. Menu items include happy hour small plates and gluten-sensitive options.

Start your meal at Crave with tempura bites or miso soup, before enjoying a variety of vegetarian or specialty sushi rolls, gourmet pizza, steak and more. The menu is filed with dishes that anyone can enjoy, from fried rice bowls to beef stroganoff. Thanks to the kids� menu, your whole crew will enjoy their night at Crave.

175 Joe Nuxhall Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Thursday: 11:00am - 9pm
Friday- 11:00am - 11pm
Saturday: 12pm - 11pm
Sunday: 11am* - 8pm
*Opens at 10am when Bengals Play

Happy Hour:
(Not offered on Reds & Bengals Home Game days)
Monday-Thursday 3pm - 7pm
Friday: 3pm - 6pm
Saturday: 12pm - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 9pm

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 241-8600

Website:
http://cravecincinnati.com/

Catering:
Whatever your catering needs are, we can accommodate you! CRAVE is one of the only restaurants providing sushi in the area. Call or email to inquire!

Parking Details:
Parking ramp

Executive Chef:
David Miller

Private Party Facilities:
Whether you're planning a business dinner, a social celebration or a corporate gathering, let CRAVE make your event extraordinary. We offer an exceptional dining experience that will meet every need and make each event uniquely memorable.

Private Party Contact:
Marlo Kozlak Ellis: (513) 413-8407

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

CRAVE - Cincinnati - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

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4.0

ambience

3.9

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (367)
Scenic View (317)
Late-night Find (299)
Kid-friendly (286)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 13, 2016

Always a pleasure to meet friends and family for a fun relaxing dinnervous or even for a wedding rehearsal celebration. Excellent cuisine and a great wine and bar menu. Guaranteed personalized care from the front door entrance to our departure.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 8, 2016

I'm generally a big fan of Crave. I love the location, the menu, the atmosphere and being able to make reservations. But, this past visit, our food was mediocre at best, there were no happy hour specials, and the dessert sampler was awful. I also about fainted when I received the bill and saw how much the wine costs added up. It was ridiculous for a Midwest location. My table of four and I were there at peak time on Friday night and the restaurant didn't even have a wait. It appeared half empty; now I see why.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 2, 2016

We loved the warm atmosphere. The menu has a wide variety of options from sushi to steak. Our service was fantastic. Waiter offered many suggestions. Food and drinks arrived in a timely manner. Restaurant offers a range of atmosphere. Great for pre-baseball or football game and offers a nice area for an intimate dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2015

We had a very good meal excellent appetizers, good entrees. Service was somewhat lacking.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2015

High top tables for fine dinning prices lets lots to be desired. Prices are high for the atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 22, 2015

Very good sushi. We splurged since it was half price sushi night. Very good drinks as well.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 18, 2015

My husband and I visited Crave on a slow Friday evening the weekend prior to Christmas...the lack of diners should have probably been a clue as to how our evening would turn out.

We were greeted by our server with water, but it took a bit for him to return for a drink order.
Lettuce wraps appetizers were tasty as was the bread basket (which we had to order)
When the server arrived to check on our appetizers, both my water glass and my drink were empty, he did not seem to notice and swiftly turned around ~ I had to ask him to return to the table in order to place another drink order and get a water refill.

Our entrees consisted of the beef stroganoff and grilled mahi mahi, both meals needed a flavor boost.

Not sure if it was just an off night or something else, but we had been wanting to give Crave a try for some time....we have...we will now cross it off of the list.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 17, 2015

I enjoyed the apple Brie chicken sandwich. The avocado egg roll appetizer was also quite good.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 15, 2015

We had great service, noise level was pleasant and our food was delicious.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 15, 2015

Good spot for a lunch meeting. Service was prompt, food was tasty.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 6, 2015

I have been to Crave on many previous occasions. With each visit, the food and service has declined. This last time, the food was bland, cold, and not much of it. With only four tables of other diners, this was not acceptable. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, we did not have the time to send it back. I have given them more than enough opportunities to win my loyalty. I won't be going back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 4, 2015

The restaurant could not seat us at our reservation time. The bar was full, so we could not sit there. The sushi bar was available, but the person I was with is a vegetarian, so that was not an option. After 20 minutes, they still had no idea when we would be seated. Since we had tickets for show, we took the sushi bar, which was uncomfortable for my friend.

While her flat bread pizza was good, my beef stroganoff was not. The noodles were so overcooked, I barely ate anything. Our server was very nice, however, and he did get things for us promptly.

I will not be returning to Crave after this experience.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 4, 2015

Made a fairly early dinner reservation for a Friday night due to a concert following dinner. Was hoping for a relaxing, enjoyable dinner. The enjoyable part was met, the food was delicious as usual. However, not relaxing whatsoever, we felt EXTREMELY rushed to get through our meals and get out, to the point that I felt the irritation from the server when I wasn't ready to order after sitting down after two minutes. I was a server in college and I get the chaos that ensues at times but I never rushed anyone out the door. We probably will not return there for dinner on a Friday or Saturday night if that is the norm.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 4, 2015

Absolutely fantastic!! Great variety of foods! The prices were reasonable. The service was astounding; there was never a time that we needed anything.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2015

My fiancé and I had never been to CRAVE and it did not disappoint! We were there celebrating his birthday and had such a great time! It was half-price bottles of wine that night and we had some seriously delicious sushi as well. The restaurant was not overly crowded or loud and the menu has a great variety of things to offer. I would definitely recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 23, 2015

I made a reservation and when I arrived the doors were locked. Someone came to the door and told us they closed at 8 due to slow business. Our reservation was for 8:30. Highly disappointed. Crave has always been a favorite.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 20, 2015

Stick with the small plates and apps. The main dishes and desserts were only okay.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 14, 2015

Crave was an excellent date night spot. I took my girlfriend here for a Saturday night dinner and were treated with great service. Our waiter had great suggestions and took care of us all night. The filet mignon was cooked perfectly, and my girlfriends sushi was delicious. Definitely a great place and will be back for sure.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 13, 2015

Great scene and atmosphere! LOVED our table for eight and they even made me feel like the two little ones were just as important as the adults. We liked the variety of offering on the menu and all was delicious.
Our server was training a new waiter whom we all felt did a better job taking care of us.(Loved him and wanted to tip him instead) We felt the trainer was insincere and rushed us through.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 13, 2015

Service and atmosphere good. Food above average. Staff is accommodating.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 30, 2015

We did a quick OpenTable to reserve the Crave as we had been there several times and always had fantastic service with even better food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 24, 2015

Two hosts greeted us, upon our arrival. Both named Jordan! We were immediately seated. A smiling bartender spoke to us on our way to our table. They said his name was Tyler. Melissa provided excellent service. We had a lite dinner, which was delicious. The Exec Chef/GM, David Miller, and two managers, Jenny and Kate stopped by our table as well as other guests' tables. The food is delicious, and the service, impeccable at Crave.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 17, 2015

Hello, we took advantage of the special 3-course dinner for two including a bottle of wine for $50.00. Everything was excellent - great choice of food items on the special menu. On a previous night when we ordered off the regular menu my friend & I ordered the Lettuce Wraps to share. They were the best I've had and would definitely order again. Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 17, 2015

Appetizers were awesome, service was definitely great, dinner options were okay. Wasn't very impressed with Mac and cheese. Ate a few bites and handed it to a homeless gentleman outside the restaurant on the way out. Baby crying next to us but no fault of restaurant. Just ruined our own romantic kid friendly evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 15, 2015

This was our third time visiting Crave. I has yet to disappoint us. It is a great environment for town to dine it a group. We have enjoyed the selection of food we have had each visit. I would highly recommend Crave to any of my friends or coworkers.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 14, 2015

Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu. Unusual but very tasty sides with the entrees. The rice was flavorful. Nice choice of wines with a generous pour. I want to return soon for the "Date Night" 3-course meal with a bottle of wine on Fridays & Saturdays. Thank you for a splendid evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 11, 2015

Seemed overwhelmed by post-Bengals game dinner on Sunday, but it wasn't that crowded. No buns for sliders. Long wait for server after first seated. Could not recommend based on this visit- but have had better experiences in the past.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 11, 2015

My husband and I went there before the Bengals game and had a nice time. There were lots of food choices, good service and a fun atmosphere. We would definitely go back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 10, 2015

The food was good and so was the service, but I expected them both to be better for the price and was a little disappointed as a result. We went for a Saturday date night when no other events were happening at the Banks (no Reds game, Freedom Center event, etc.) and it was fairly quiet with plenty of open tables, and I think it is a place that thrives when busier. It was still a pleasant night and the experience was good, but it was not a foodie night. We partook of the "Date Night" special offer menu which was good value, but if we had paid full price for the items I think it would have been disappointing. Overall good but not great and the value seems to be in the location and scene more than the food and price.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 10, 2015

Celebrated my birthday there last weekend and had a wonderful time! Our server was there when needed but not intrusive and your "Date Night" dinner was a real hit! We will be back!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 9, 2015

The menu is too broad without a real focus. Overall the food tasted good though (we had sushi and a couple different steaks.)
It is a large space that feels like an attempt at a sports bar vs a good restaurant. I feel that it needs to find its calling.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 30, 2015

Server was not knowledgeable regarding specials and menu. Very disappointing for the $

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 26, 2015

The service and food were terrific. Our kids from out of town always request to go to Crave when visiting.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 24, 2015

The service was quick and food was excellent. We tried several appetizers and they were all fantastic.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 24, 2015

This dining experience was not as good as I expected based on what I'd read, that said we were there on the night of a ball game, maybe the place has a different energy on non-game nights.

Or maybe I just wasn't as thrilled with what we ordered. I had a salad and one of the flatbreads and it was okay. Well prepared, nothing wrong with it in any way, but there was nothing that had me raving. The menu choices seemed pretty decent and the service we received was average.

They do seem well set up for groups with a couple large tables and with a great open space where they can push several tables together if needed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 20, 2015

We had a great experience at Crave. Monet was our server and she knocked it out of the ballpark! the epitome of service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 20, 2015

This was the worst service I have ever had. I will not be returning to this restaurant.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 18, 2015

Had a great time celebrating my partner and I taking oath and getting our marriage license yesterday!! The food, the service and everything in between was amazing!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 17, 2015

I made a reservation for three for sushi...we arrived a bit early and explained we had to be out in an hour for the Shakespeare Theater. We were seated immediately, the Sushi menu explained and our order taken. We loved all of the food we ordered and were out in plenty of time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 15, 2015

The service was outstanding and our food was wonderful!!!! We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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