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Mei Japanese Restaurant

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8608 Market Place Ln, Cincinnati, OH 45242
+1 513-891-6880
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri 17:30 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

always have fresh quality fish. So surprised when I found it bacause it's tucked in Montgomery but it's definitely worth finding. Across the street from Montgomery Kroger

Thank Tom C
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The service here was great. The quality of the sashimi was outstanding. However, the quantity of food for the price paid was less than satisfactory. Ive been to sushi restaurants where the quality was identical and the service was perfectly fine, but there, I got literally twice as much sashimi as at Mei. My wife got a chicken dish was... More 

Thank historiker
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Everytime I go to Cincinnati I have a dinner at this restaurant, I do love good japanese food, so here they can have very typical good japanese food, I'm usually by myself so I enjoy taking the time for good food here. Never had something I dislike.

Thank Carla G
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

I was first brought to this restaurant by my Japanese grandmother when I was young. It was her favorite for authentic Japanese food. I have been to other Japanese restaurants in the city and I say this one wins hands down for atmosphere and authenticity. Great service too!

Thank Travelist928
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302 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This restaurant seems to offer everything...sushi, Japanese steakhouse-style grill preparation, hot pot style dishes and an array of Asian/Japanese fare. The service is always very good and the atmosphere is inviting with intimate areas and also areas for larger groups.

Thank magsdj
Bloomington, Indiana
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Food tasted better than expected. The prices are a little bit high, but the well-designed atmosphere and good service make this visit worth the price.

Thank Echo L
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302 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

The service and ambiance are nice and the selection is wide, from sushi to traditional to grill. There is something for everyone and the food is very well-prepared.

Thank magsdj
Cincinnati, Ohio
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225 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015

My wife and I have eaten at this Japanese restaurant on many occasions. We have never been disappointed. It serves classic Japanese food. Service is always polite and unobtrusive. The food is well prepared and the portions generous. The atmosphere is pleasant and quiet, with only a little background Japanese music. All of the entrees are served with a small... More 

Thank DoctorPaul
Loveland, Ohio
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2015

I absolutely love this place. So far this is the best place to get authentic japanese food and wonderful sushi. The menus offers authentic japanese items that you can not find at a lot of place and the sushi chef is amazing! Everytime we go we are greeted with a smile and the sushi is outstanding! Definitely recommend!

Thank mglauser
Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
Reviewed 27 July 2014

HUGE prices for STUPID portions. Quite possibly the smallest, saddest chirashi for whopping $22. Beef tongue extremely tough. Whole grilled octopus super rubberband chewy. Eel app soupy and served with completely inedible japanese fibrous wood curls. Sushi rolls equally small and sad. Guyoza pockets the size of little accessory purses for barbie and ken. $200 for 3 people to sit... More 

Thank Case S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8608 Market Place Ln, Cincinnati, OH 45242
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-891-6880
Welcome to Mei Japanese Restaurant. Established in 2000, we are a fine dining establishment specializing in traditional Japanese cuisine great for family dining or corporate gatherings.

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