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5 top spots in Columbus' Forest Park East neighborhood

Borgata Pizza Cafe | Photo: Godfather/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on January 07, 2020.

Visiting Forest Park East, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this northern Columbus neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a pizza joint to an African eatery to a Mexican bakery and more.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Forest Park East, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Borgata Pizza Cafe

Photo: S. G./Yelp

Topping the list is Italian spot Borgata Pizza Cafe, which offers pizza and more. Located at 5701 Parkville St., it's the neighborhood's highest-rated business, boasting 4.5 stars out of 349 reviews on Yelp. In addition to pizza, the spot also offers calzones, pasta dishes, panini subs and gyros.

2. Drelyse African Restaurant

Photo: arun P./Yelp

Next up is the Drelyse African Restaurant, at 1911 Tamarack Circle. With 4.5 stars out of 147 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. Specializing in West African dishes, its menu includes such appetizers as chicken gizzards and entrees like goat stew with rice, grilled tilapia and beef peanut butter with rice ball.   

3. Yemeni Restaurant

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Middle Eastern and halal spot Yemeni Restaurant is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, at 5426 Cleveland Ave., 4.5 stars out of 74 reviews. Entrees include lamb or chicken haneeth and peshawar rice and fish.

4. Jeddo Kabab

photo: OM D./yelp

Jeddo Kabab, a Persian/Iranian spot, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 91 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2171 E. Dublin-Granville Road to see for yourself. The spot's popular dishes include kebabs, lentil soup and lamb shanks.

5. Spicy Cup Cafe & Bakery

Photo: Cynthia P./Yelp

Last but not least, check out Spicy Cup Cafe & Bakery, which has earned four stars out of 26 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Mexican bakery at 1977 Dublin-Granville Road. Its offerings include baked breads, cookies, pastries and more.


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