It’s an Asian invasion that couldn’t be more delicious and urbane. Kaze and Quan Hapa have stretched Over-the-Rhine’s foodie landscape to two of the corners at Vine and 14th Streets establishing “something of an incongruous Asian beachhead in one little block of OTR” according Soapbox columnist Casey Coston.
Kaze is the largest of OTR’s new gastropubs with room for nearly 200 patrons split among the restaurant’s dining room, bar lounge and outdoor biergarten. Kaze’s bar has been open for less than a month and its restaurant is set to open this week. The biergarten is currently under construction.
Kaze’s dining room opens this week
The view from the bar in Kaze’s dining room – Vine Street is visible through the large windows
The view of Kaze’s biergarten from Reser Bicycle Outfitters
Late night at Kaze’s bar lounge
The entrance to Kaze’s bar on 14th Street
Not to be outdone by its larger Asiatic neighbor, Quan Hapa’s take on Asian street food packs a punch. Communal tables, a bar facing the open kitchen, and shelves of kimchi welcome visitors to this beautiful and sleek space on the southwest corner of 14th and Vine.
Quan Hapa at 14th and Vine – sign created by OTR-based Such + Such
Quan Hapa’s opening night
Quan Hapa’s garage style doors facing Vine Street were open during last weekend’s unseasonably warm weather
Quan Hapa and Kaze have taken OTR’s (and with it, Cincinnati’s) culinary scene to new heights of sophistication and greater reaches of diversity.
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