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Ancient Grains, Midwestern Roots
Intro BG Home

Khora Comes to Cincinnati

Tapping seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, Khora introduces a modern Midwest spin on New American cuisine. Chefs Kevin Ashworth and Edward Lee’s grain-focused menus draw inspiration from Italy, while telling a story of community and connection unique to the area.

Wagyu beef from Ohio cattle pastures, oyster mushrooms from a Kentucky farm, organic heritage grains milled just for us on a local family farm - the result is a “taste of place” unique to the region.

Hours

Dinner

Tuesday - Saturday

5pm - 10pm

How We Wow

Amazing Downtown Location
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Set within the new Kinley Hotel, Khora carries out the Kinley philosophy of fostering a social connection between people and culture in a space that’s stylish and sophisticated, yet surprisingly unpretentious.

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How We Wow

Unique Dining Experience
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Tuck into Khora’s Gemelli “Cincy Style” with lamb ragout, pumpkin seeds, caramelized goat cheese or creamy Mafaldine with lobster and calabrian chili butter—just a preview of many modern pasta dishes with a Midwest twist.

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How We Wow

Pasta From Local Grain Growers
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Savor pasta-centric menus built on grains sourced straight from the Ohio Valley and specially milled to order for the restaurant—which is named after the khorasan grain variety.

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Private Events

Whatever you’re sealing a deal or celebrating a special occasion, our Cincy setting is sized right for private events.

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A Word From Our Fans

Cincinnati En Vogue

“2020’s Most Anticipated American Restaurant Openings”

- Vogue Magazine

An Unforgettable Experience

“Absolutely phenomenal food and experience. Highly recommend.”

- Matt Wollman

A Must-Visit

“The Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2020 ”

- Food & Wine Magazine

Epicurious Anticipation

“Khora totally exceeded my expectations. The food is beautifully presented with interesting ingredients. The original flavors of the ingredients are enhanced without overpowering. The service is impeccable. The decor and atmosphere is chic, modern with a touch of vintage and industrial charm.”

- WL Wang

Above and Beyond

“Dinner at Khora was honestly one of the most fabulous meals I've ever had in Cincinnati. The pastas are incredible, the breadth and depth of the menu is perfect (unique and fascinating but not at all intimidating). The ambience is perfect and the waitstaff are excellent.”

- Gabe Albacarys

A Taste of Khora at home
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We have a variety of take-out options for you to choose from.

We'll do the cooking... you set the table!

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the chefs
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Meet the chefs

Edward Lee is the author of Smoke & Pickles and Buttermilk Graffiti; chef/owner of 610 Magnolia and Whiskey Dry in Louisville, Kentucky; and culinary director of Succotash in National Harbor, Maryland, and Penn Quarter, Washington, DC. He appears frequently in print and on television, including earning an Emmy nomination for his role in the Emmy Award–winning series The Mind of a Chef. Most recently, he wrote and hosted the feature documentary Fermented. He lives in Louisville and Washington, DC, and you can find him on Instagram and Twitter @chefedwardlee.

Chef Edward Lee
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Meet the chefs

A native to Cincinnati, Executive Chef Ashworth brings flavors from his childhood and Midwestern roots to the menu for a playful twist on familiar ingredients. Follow Chef Ashworth on Instagram @kbashworth

Kevin Ashworth, Executive Chef
Downtown Dining in Cincinnati
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Downtown Dining in Cincinnati

Khora is located in the new Kinley Hotel, between downtown and the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Deeply inspired by our local community, we put a heartfelt Midwestern spin on everything we create.