Cuisine(s)
Pan Asian
Price Scale
$$
Description

At first glance, the former auto-body shop with the raw-timbered, barrel-vaulted ceilings telegraphs old-school Americana—diner counter with barstools, TVs with the game on, a free parking lot in downtown Columbia City—but a glance at the menu shows that the kitchen is actually a lab for inventive Asian fusion, heavy on the aloha. This is the biggest and most restauranty of the laudable local Marination chain, with a menu spanning dishes from sriracha-kimchi shimp poke to terrific five-spice walnut and herb-chicken salad to intelligent comfort foods like, sigh, fries topped with kalua pork, kimchi mayo, and a fried egg. Open breakfast, lunch, and dinner—and the fried dough balls known as malasadas, thank heaven, are available at all of ‘em.

Meal Times
Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, Late Night, Lunch
Location