LINK Streetscapes: Buttermilk Crossing in Crescent Springs

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Streetscapes has visited Buttermilk Crossing in the past. This week, we revisit the strip in Crescent Springs for some places we missed the first time around, taking a trip to sample cuisines from across the globe and our own backyards.

Guru India

Guru India has been a staple in the Buttermilk Crossings shopping center and first introduced many NKY locals to the deliciousness of Indian cuisine. Specializing in authentic Northern Indian food, it is best known for its tandoori oven dishes and flavorful curries.

Guru India offers a variety of dishes, but its chicken tikka masala remains one of its most popular, along with its beloved naan bread. The menu is broken down into vegetarian, chicken, lamb and fish dishes, making it easy for guests to order something they’re sure to love. The portions are always very generous, whether you’re dining in or ordering to go. ;The vegetable samosas, deep-fried pastries stuffed with spiced potatoes and green peas, are a savory start to any meal. And the lassi, which are yogurt-based drinks, will break up the spices with some sweetness. 

Visiting Guru India with friends offers the perfect excuse to sample lots of menu items.

Osaka Ramen House

Osaka Ramen House, originally opened in Cincinnati in 2019, created such loyal customers that – even with the strain that the pandemic put on restaurants – it was able early last year to open a second location in the Buttermilk Crossing shopping center.

Osaka Ramen House offers traditional ramen dishes, which are nothing like the stove-top variety that many locals ate growing up. Its authentic ramen is served in pork, chicken or vegetable broth and can be ordered with a variety of ingredients. Typical choices include a meat; veggies such as corn, bok choy and bamboo; and a soft-boiled egg. Ramen noodles are then added to the guest’s broth base of choice. The dish is served with chopsticks and wooden spoons so patrons can savor every last sip. 

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Outside of its ramen menu, Osaka Ramen House also offers an ample appetizer selection, including fan favorites edamame (soybeans) and gyoza (dumplings). If there were one item guests absolutely must try, it would be one of the buns. These flour dough buns – steamed and filled with either pork or chicken, tofu skin and lettuce – are soft and savory and pair well with any ramen or soup. 

For guests wanting something a bit heartier, there are a variety of rice dishes, such as chicken teriyaki with chicken, carrots and bok choy.

With its recent arrival to the area, Osaka is focused on its dine-in experience and does not yet offer online ordering. For guests who prefer to dine at home, it does take carry-out orders over the phone. 

Cancun Mexican Bar and Grill

Local chain Cancun Mexican Bar and Grill offers traditional Mexican cuisine that patrons know and love. When enjoying a meal at Cancun, it’s practically required that you start with tortilla chips and salsa washed down with a jumbo margarita.

With options like fajitas, burritos, quesadillas and tacos, everyone in your group will leave satisfied. The food is both authentic and affordable, with huge portions so guests can bring home the extras. 

This location has plenty of space for large parties, and guests rarely have to wait for a table. Mural paintings transport guests to sunny Cancun while they taste delicious dishes from Mexico. The next time you’re looking for a fun fiesta, Cancun is the perfect dining option.

Have a street, city or business you want to see covered next? Email Maria Hehman at [email protected] and it could be featured in the next installment of LINK Streetscapes. 

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What to Know If You Go

Guru India

Location: 2303 Buttermilk Crossing, Crescent Springs

Hours: Monday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3:30-9 p.m.; Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.


Phone: 859-341-5858

Osaka Ramen House

Location: 2331 Buttermilk Crossing, Crescent Springs

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, noon-9:30 p.m.; Monday, closed


Phone: 859-331-6888

Cancun Mexican Bar and Grill

Location: 2313 Buttermilk Crossing, Crescent Springs

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.


Phone: 859-331-0345

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