Food News: Oshio Station debuts Downtown; GN International Grocery opens in Pickerington

Restaurant openings, closings and more Central Ohio food and drink news

Erin Edwards
Oshio Station is now open at Highpoint on Columbus Commons.

Openings & Announcements 

Oshio Station, a new sushi and bento box spot owned by Daniel Kim, made its debut last week at 194 S. High St. (formerly Hai Poke). The menu is limited to start but will soon include salads, sushi rolls, udon soup, onigiri, chicken katsudon, bento boxes, ramen cups and more. The Downtown eatery, located at Highpoint on Columbus Commons, is the sister restaurant to Oshio, which is located at 974 W. Fifth Ave. in Grandview. 

GN International Grocery opened Saturday at 859 Windmiller Drive in Pickerington. According to the city of Pickerington, the new grocery is the largest Nepali-owned grocery in the country. 

The Powell-based brewery Nocterra Brewing Co. is in the process of expanding into the Brewery District, according to Columbus Business First. The new taproom and patio is looking to open at 516 Maier Place in Scioto Audubon Metro Park. 

Goodale Station (77 E. Nationwide Blvd.), Canopy by Hilton’s rooftop restaurant, is now serving brunch on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu ranges from shakshuka to breakfast tacos to kimchi pancakes. 

Several local cocktail bars are unveiling their fall menus, including Worthington’s The Light of Seven Matchsticks (5601 N. High St.), which launched a new menu last week. Law Bird (740 S. High St.) will put out its new cocktail and food menus this week.  

Boston-based Legal Sea Foods has opened a virtual kitchen in Columbus, serving New England seafood delicacies such as Maine lobster rolls, New England clam chowder, stuffed shrimp, crab cakes and more. The seafood restaurant is operating out of the Smith & Wollensky kitchen (4145 The Strand) at Easton Town Center. Legal Sea Foods is available for delivery or pickup starting at 11:30 a.m. daily. 

The City of Columbus has extended its outdoor dining pilot program until Nov. 14. The program was launched in 2020 in response to the pandemic, allowing restaurants and bars to expand their outdoor seating capacity. The program allows businesses to expand outdoor dining into parking lots or use the right of way for on-street dining areas. Read more here

Closings 

Destination Donuts has closed its North Market stall while it prepares to open a standalone storefront at 3519 N. High St. in Clintonville.