Fusian’s fourth Columbus location, housed in a restored service station at 4214 N. High St., opened in Clintonville, Ohio, January 9. The first 100 guests received a complimentary Fusian tote with their purchase, and other items were awarded throughout the day. “Clintonville, is one of the most eclectic neighborhoods in Columbus,” says cofounder Zach Weprin. “And we’re pumped to be a part of that vibe.”
The addition of Fusian (Clintonville) will mark its ninth outpost in its expanding network of sushi shops. Additionally, it will be Fusian’s first standalone building, equipped with ample parking, “chill” outdoor space, bike racks, and a hitching post for pups outside. The four garage doors remain and will allow for an open-air environment when weather allows.
The building has been standing (essentially as is) since it was built in 1946. “Our goal is to maintain the architectural identity of the building, by exposing as much of the original structure as possible,” says cofounder Stephan Harman. “The building is iconic to the neighborhood, and we fully intend to keep it that way”.
The Clintonville is located across the street from Columbus stalwarts Northstar Café and Jeni’s. “These are two of the best value-driven organizations in the city, companies we admire,” says cofounder Josh Weprin. “It will be great to have them as our neighbors.”
Fusian seeks to make fresh, healthy, made-to-order sushi rolls accessible to sushi novices and experts alike. Guests make determinations, starting with rice, ranging from raw, wild-caught tuna to oven-roasted chicken. Reminded that sushi does not have to include seaweed or raw fish, guests are encouraged to be creative by adding unique ingredients like roasted tofu, brown rice, and braised steak. Fusian aims to break down sushi stereotypes while keeping traditional Japanese traditions of quality and freshness at the forefront of the experience.
The restaurant will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The menu includes 10 piece customizable Maki rolls (ranging in price from $6.75 to $7.50), fresh sides, salads, and house-made [re]fresh beverages. Dietary considerations (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc.) are accommodated by all means possible.
Fusian is an independently owned casual sushi restaurant serving fresh, local, and natural ingredients with a focus on environmental responsibility in the communities they serve. Founded in 2010, brothers Zach and Josh Weprin, with childhood friend Stephan Harman created Fusian, in downtown Cincinnati—a place where discerning diners can customize sushi rolls in a fun, interactive, and energetic environment.