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For 2
7:00 PM
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848 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for a Date (25)
  • Fit for Foodies (17)
  • Special Occasion (16)
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 Mike Varcarcel's masterful sushi and small plates, ranging from lettuce wraps 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 Varcarcel'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.
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Japanese, Sushi, Gastro Pub
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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
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Phone number
(513) 898-7991
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Hideki Harada
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Cross street
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KaZe offers optional street-side valet service. Various on-street parking and public lots are available.
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We are happy to continually host karaoke with Sean Hafer of Karaoke Fantastic every Wednesday night from 8pm-12am in the Main Bar.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 848 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Server forgot an appetizer, then is great, table service was not

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food is amazing! Best sushi I've ever had, but the service was really bad. Might be willing to give this place a second try just because of the food.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Service isn’t great. Over-priced. Inside dining room is not as aesthetically pleasing as the back bar lounge or outdoor patio. If I go back, I’d go for a drink, maybe two in those areas. The sushi is just okay and not half price in the dining area.

vipjohnt (Cleveland)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The food here used to be better, though the atmosphere was relatively spartan. Unfortunately, they managed to somehow flip that since our last visit. The inside was much nicer this visit, but the sushi rolls were falling apart. WHich is too bad, since there are so many more eating options in OTR.

fun4food (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I was very disappointed in the pho, thought the sushi was good. I was also seated next to a window and felt a draft.

vipKendy (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Delicious food and good service in a foundational restaurant of OTR!

Musicalfoodie (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Dined at Kaze before our Ensemble play. Perfect meal - not too filling and so close to the theater. Food was good - fried rice had plenty of broccoli! Service was lovely and the decor is very nice! We would dine here again.

5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

M daughter spent her 15Th birthdaywith her friends and really had a good time. She loves you guys and always wants to come back.
Thank you for the great service

vipvk12 (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Outstanding meal, very good service

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

First time here & very glad to see open on Sundays to try after symphony. Had reservation in main dining area which is better ambiance, however rear bar area offered happy hour menu & TVs for football game which was too appealing to pass up. Ordered menu items based on past reviews. Had pork belly bun - agreed it’s amazing! Should have ordered several more. Also had ramen, chicken lettuce wraps, & hanger steak - also above par. Steak was tasty & flavorful like a pot roast but much more pretty & sophisticated. From front door to back door, the staff was professional, friendly, & exuded experience & attentiveness! Looking forward to going back on a Friday night date night. Next time will try front bar.

vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Reservations were overbooked. We were seated at 6:55 for a 6:30 reservation. We were not alone. There was at least one other party scrambling to eat to make a theater curtain.

Server tried to make up time with quick order.

Sushi was very average. Soup was good but only warm (not hot). Entree was ok.

Cliff (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

I liked the restaurant.We were greeted quickly and courteously and shown to our table andour guests as well. Our waiter was very attentive the only thing was that he wasn't so familiar with some of the items especially the drinks. I think he's not a drinker but one of the bartenders should be able to school him on the drink menu.

Foodie (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Below average. The grilled vegetable entree was definitely lack luster and not worth the price. Mostly rice with what appeared to be frozen vegetables sautéed and dumped on top.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Always a great meal! Service was excellent! Most times when dining at Kaze it is a bit less busy, this Saturday it was packed. As a result, the dinning room was very load. A fun night was still had. We will be back.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent service!!