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26 of Cincinnati's Greatest Hidden Gem Restaurants You've Got to Try

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

By CityBeat Staff on Fri, Jun 17, 2022 at 12:41 pm



While there are tons of hip new restaurants CityBeat covers, some of the best restaurants in Cincinnati are unsung heroes. They may not get tons of media attention, but these local neighborhood favorites really show what the Queen City has to offer. You won't want to miss these.





4165 Hamilton Ave., Northside; 6304 Vine St., Elmwood (opening soon)


The restaurant name "Bridges" encourages diners to use food as a means of connecting to new cultures. owner Ashak Chipalu creates Nepalese food using his mother's recipes. The dishes are rich with spices — ginger, garlic, cumin, chili pepper and cilantro — that elevate the simple ingredients like chicken, potato, lentils and cauliflower. In addition to its bowls and curries, it's known for its unique and wide-ranging samosa selection, as well as momos aka Nepalese dumplings. In April, Bridges Nepali announced it would be opening a new location in Elmwood. No opening date has been set.

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