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About KaZe

KaZe offers an experience not previously found in Cincinnati. Modeled after the Japanese Izakaya, KaZe is a multi-concept gastro pub that features a contemporary dining room, a cutting edge bar and lounge, and a year round outdoor beer garden. Executive Chef/Partner Hideki Harada's masterful sushi and small plates, ranging from Yakitori Skewers to Ramen, are paired with a top notch craft and local beer selection, premium sakes, and fine wines. The atmosphere, food, and drinks all lend to a social setting perfect for hard-working young professionals, foodies, beer enthusiasts, and social scenesters, alike. Don't be fooled, Kaze means business with it's food. Chef Harada's goal of the finest sushi in the Midwest is matched by the intense flavors of his small plates. His cuisine is meant to leave no one behind, and is a perfect match to your favorite libation. Located in Cincinnati's historic Over-the-Rhine, Kaze is a new social and epicurean oasis, in a storied setting.

1400 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:


Monday - closed
Tuesday - Thursday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dinner
Friday 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Dinner
Saturday noon to 11 p.m. Lunch and Dinner
Sunday noon to 9 p.m. Lunch and Dinner

Cross Street:
14th

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 898-7991

Website:
http://www.kazeotr.com/

Entertainment:
We are happy to continually host karaoke with Sean Hafer of Karaoke Fantastic every Wednesday night from 8pm-12am in the Main Bar.

Parking Details:
KaZe offers optional street-side valet service. Various on-street parking and public lots are available.

Executive Chef:
Hideki Harada

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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KaZe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Fit for Foodies (24)
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Special Occasion (20)
Healthy (17)
Fun (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Romantic (15)
Casual (14)
Authentic (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Cozy (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Spicy (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Business Meals (6)
People Watching (6)
Tapas (6)
Great Beer (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vegan (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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Comfort Food (1)
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

My best friend and I️ had a great time for a night away from babies!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Service was very good accommodating my two grandchildren. Food was excellent from the soups to the sushi, and even the French fires. Enjoyed the Kaze Mule. Would recommend highly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Healthy
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food is pretty good, as is the service. It's just expensive for what you get. The sushi rolls, while more than decent, aren't really better than the 1/2 price sushi places.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The food is not prepared well. The entire roll would fall apart everytime the chopstick would try to pick one bite up. The server brings you water - to pour yourself - and another person drops off the off. What did I tip her for? We did equal amounts of work. Food is overpriced for what it is. Will not be returning.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We used to love Kaze but the menu has become a bit stale & food not as good as it used to be. We will still come for happy hour but not again in main dining room (unless they start offering happy hour drinks menu). Better deals in the bar area.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Solid quality food and experience as usual

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Well executed food. We ordered the Miso Wings to share, katsu chicken and a couple of sushi rolls. Service was fast and friendly. The only downside was the noise level. It's a bit hard to hear people across the table. Our waiter never offered a dessert menu, he just brought the check. We had dessert across the street at Graeter's instead.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was our second visit to the restaurant. The sushi is great and the salads creative. We will return and try something different the next time.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Pretty quiet spot - especially given we were there on a Saturday night and OTR is very busy on weekends. Prefer more of an active environment. Food is good. Prices kinda high but we had wonderful server.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were excited to try KaZe with Groupon as it’s a nice location close to Music Hall. We were disappointed with the sashimi, sushi rolls and the miso soup. Not sure if the sushi chef quite “graduated” as the sushi rice was not fully cooked (with hard center), the rolls were very loose and fell apart with slight grab of the chopsticks, and the sashimi were sliced without much consideration for the grain of the fish and apparent knife skills. KaZe was kind to remove the sushi from our bill and offered apologies. Both the miso soup and the pho broth were too heavy on soy sauce and very salty. We enjoyed the atmosphere, service was great but the food quality needs to improve to command the price.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a great dining experience. I would definitely return. Our server was awesome.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Tapas
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great sushi and great pork belly buns! Nice dinner as usual from this cool place in OTR.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great time with friends at the back bar! The food was great and the happy hour specials were economical and the selection had some nice options.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Very fresh offerings. Appetizer sliders were great. Tried 4-5 rolls and all were excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always a good choice. This visit did not have a seasonal menu like we're used to in the summer.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Prompt seating per reservation, impeccable service and outstanding menu.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Vegan, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

What a wonderful dinner. Kristopher was such an awesome waiter. His recommendations on food and drink were perfect He made a friend's dinner special. First time at Kaze. I plan oncoming back. The woman's restroom even prompted a conversation.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Concert at Music Hall

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This time we were somewhat disappointed. The selection chicken, and sushi were mediocre.
Seaweed salad was good.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Probably had half the dishes on the menu. Everything tasted exceptional, hard to pick a favorite.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 13, 2017

This is not actually a bad restaurant, but it disappointed us. The decor is nice, and maybe we just hit an off night. But you know you are in trouble in a Japanese restaurant when nary an oriental face, either among the wait and kitchen staff or among the sparse clientele, is to be seen. Service was so so, food was so so, and the prices were higher than could be justified by either service or food.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We arrived for a quick meal. The service was fast. But the food was terrible. We ordered two entrees and three sides. Not a single dish was worth eating. It was either over or under seasoned and over cooked. The sever did not even ask how our food was. We were in a hurry so we paid and left

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

A great environment with wonderful service. Always enjoy eating here.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Second time here. Very impressed with the food. Highly recommended

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Cozy, Authentic, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 5, 2017

KaZe has excellent food and a great ambiance. You really have three spaces: the main restaurant which includes sushi bar seating as well as booths and tables, then there is a separate bar room which has more of a tavern feel, and the outdoor patio when weather permits. They each have their own style. Love to sample small plates from the different sections of the menu!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Pork belly appetizer was amazing. Slider also was very good. Will definitely be going back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Kaze was great, but it's the 2nd (of 2) times we've had problems using Open Table. Do the restaurants even see the special requests we put in???

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I would go back in a heartbeat, loved the food and service was excellent

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We were excited to try Kaze for our first time. Unfortunately, the food was mediocre, not we had expected. Portions were extremely small. The menu is fairly limited. I would say overpriced based on what we were served. Our waiter was very pleasant, but not at all in tune when it came to cocktails, socializing, the menu etc... We most likely will not return.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We enjoyed the the sashimi it was fresh, although the cuts were not created with any real precision. The scallop ceviche was my favorite the flavors were sublime. The seaweed-veggie stir fry was healthy and hearty. The salmon roll was good but didn't deserve top billing given the portions related to other more dominant ingredients in the roll. The sake and wine list were ample. Our table/booth was ready upon our arrival, the hostesses were welcoming and professional. The service was good and we didn't feel rushed particularly for a Friday. We will return and recommend based on our experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We ate tapas style, i.e. lots of smaller plates and loved everything we had. Will definately go back.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 27, 2017

A friend and I met at Kaze before the ballet and it was delightful. Great atmosphere and unique Asian cuisine that was fresh, light and interesting. Great value too as nothing was too expensive. We shared a few small plates and ordered just one entree for both of us. Great textures and tastes and we left satisfied and not at all hungry. A great spot and likely a little easier to get into before theatre as compared to more popular neighbors.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tapas, Business Meals
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great place for a casual high quality meal. Too many excellent small bites, soups, salads and sushi to mention. I've given very positive reviews in the past with respect to food, service, and value. Highly recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Casual, Spicy, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I was a little disappointed by the size of the scallop ceviche. For a $12 appetizer I would have expected more than like an ounce of scallop. Also there wasn't much of a variety in terms of their sushi rolls. The food was ok but I'd rather go somewhere where I can get more for the money.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Worst Japanese restaurant I have ever been to. The food was of poor quality and poorly prepared. The menu is tiny and I could not even find anything that sounded appetizing on it. The chefs looked like high school kids and none of them were Asian, let alone Japanese. Considering the above, the food is overpriced and the service was poor. After waiting ten minutes for my waitress to pick up my payment, I walked up to the hostess and said I have a play to make and can't wait any longer. I would not go back to this place even if it were free.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Had the short rib dumplings, lettuce wraps and ramen. All were fantastic. They also have Asashi beer available here which is one of my favorites, so that was a nice surprise to have. Only thing to note is that there were only four dumplings, so anymore than two people might not be worth them. Still extremely good though.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I've been to Kaze multiple times prior to this visit and had a lovely time each time; however, this particular time was unfortunately unpleasant. I suspect they weren't prepared for the crowd brought in from the art event in OTR. We were seated and I then got a call from the same person who confirmed us as arrived asking if we were going to come to the restaurant. I had to go to the front of the restaurant to let her know that she already sat us and we didn't need a reminder call, we were already there, she sat us. Our food came out in various stages -- appetizers arrived after the meal, sushi rolls were delayed from the entree. Our server was helpful and congenial but obviously frazzled - I asked for a drink menu and he forgot a couple of times. It was a little nuts. That, and the food was not as delicious as it's been in the past -- just seemed very hurridly put together and an afterthought. They were more focused on clearing people out than the food and our experience. It'll be a while before I return and won't likely recommend it to other diners.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were certainly looking forward to our dinner at Kaze. Unfortunately, we found the service lacking and mediocre food. The short rib dumplings were ok, but I expected better for the price. The pork belly dumpling was excellent. We should have ordered 10 of them. The sushi all looked the same, but we ordered two different rolls, but it certainly looked like only one type of roll. We have made better sushi at home! The server did not have any suggestions for first timers and was forgetful and slow. When it came time for the Living Social certificate, the server wanted me to give her my phone! No way!. The manager had to come by the table and scan the code but then said next time we should print it out if I did not want to give the server my phone. Poor customer service in my opinion.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I’ve heard such good things about Kaze over the years, I decided to give them a try. I’m really sorry I did. My wife and I are not very familiar with Japanese dining and we would have enjoyed help with the menu, it was pretty busy and the waiter seemed rushed; the starter came out with the meal and the food was not enjoyable. Too many things wrong for such a highly acclaimed restaurant.

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