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Ando Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

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5889 Pfeiffer Rd, 5889 Pfeiffer Rd, 45242-4819, Blue Ash, Ohio, Blue Ash, OH 45242-4819
+1 513-791-8687
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 09:30
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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159 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was disappointed in the sushi from Ando after reading such high praise on Tripadvisor. It may be the best sushi in the area, but we're talking about southern Ohio folks, outside of the city. It's better than what you'd expect for the area but not great. I've had great sushi, this was not it. Side note. The restaurant does... More 

Thank David C
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Having lived in Japan for 8 yrs. and enjoyed their fine dining, I can speak with some authority on fine Japanese cooking. When I am not traveling to Japan, I can take comfort of having fine Japanese food right here in Cincinnati. I look forward to coming home to Cincinnati and dine at Ando’s restaurant. If you are looking for... More 

1 Thank vicweenonoy
Cincinnati, Ohio
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I've been going here for years, so I don't know why I have never written a review. I was originally introduced to Ando by my Japanese friend, so that speaks volumes. This is authentic Japanese. You may even be alarmed by some of the shrimp and fish heads you see:) I don't eat any of that stuff, but go for... More 

1 Thank alliel1
Cincinnati, Ohio
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The food was good. We got the sushi for two. Nice variety of food. They do not have a bar but you may bring your own booze if you like. The serve was just o.k.

Thank bluecheeseolives
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent and most authentoc Japanese cuisine in Cincinnati Great selection. Combination sushi sashimi platters are fresh and wonderfully presented And the home made desserts are a must Crested ny the owners daughter and varied each week

1 Thank Hirsh C
Henderson, Kentucky
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I have never had a bad meal here, it's all been wonderful. The food is great, especially the sashimi tempura, although the other dishes I saw being served looked good too. Service is very good and they try their best to accommodate. It is a small restaurant, I would recommend reservations on the weekend.

1 Thank CathiB50
Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Ando is family operated and serves very authentic sushi and Japanese fare - the best in Cincinnati. The service is great and attentive to customer needs. I have eaten sushi in Japan, and I return to Ando to repeat that great memory. My daughter spent a year in Japan, and she agrees. No liquor license, so BYO. You will need... More 

1 Thank MLG1948
Cincinnati, Ohio
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

There with a friend and we got the sushi dinner for two. It is not cheap there but you get what you pay for. I would recommend reservations. It was a Tuesday night and we could not get a table. We had to sit at the sushi bar and mind our matters. Staff is nice and hard working.

1 Thank HappyToLeaveCinti
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

I arrived there by myself only exatcly at 9pm, my friend had recommended it to me, so I wanted to try as I'm a japanese food lover. However when I arrived restaurante was still full (super full by the way) there was one table for me. The lady at the entrance said it wad opened, but she asked the owner... More 

1 Thank Carla G
Cincinnati, Ohio
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We love going to Ando. We have had the opportunity to dine at Tojo's in Vancouver BC and ate fresh sushi from Daiwa Sushii at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo. Ando is a family run business that takes great pride in presenting authentic sushi to the Cincinnati area. They do not serve alcohol but welcome patrons to bring their favorite... More 

1 Thank Cynthia R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 09:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5889 Pfeiffer Rd, 5889 Pfeiffer Rd, 45242-4819, Blue Ash, Ohio, Blue Ash, OH 45242-4819
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Blue Ash
  • Phone Number: +1 513-791-8687

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?