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Nichols’ notables


Try these seven delicious spots.

Carol Smaglinski March 28th, 2012

Nichols Hills might be home to some of the most delicious eateries in the metro. If you find yourself on Western Avenue north of N.W. 63rd Street, be sure to try out one of these spots.


Bill Kamp’s Meat Market
7310 N. Western
843-2455



This traditional neighborhood meat market is filled with impeccably fresh sausages, hams, chicken and more. Customers also stop in for quiche and a large assortment of fresh cheeses. The Kamp family has kept this business going for more than 100 years, and maintains an active presence on Facebook to answer questions about meats or guide new cooks on preparation and seasoning.

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City Bites
7020 N. Western
848-3222



Since its founding in Bethany in 1986, this local franchise has produced a bakery; an eatery in Wichita, Kan.; and 16 other sandwich shops around Oklahoma City. Try the popular turkey melt or the California club. If you order one of its baked potatoes, make sure you’re hungry or sharing with a friend, because those taters weigh in at a pound each. For dessert, we recommend pumpkin cookies, peanut butter swirls or Sooner Doodles.

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Saturn Grill
6432 Avondale 
843-7114



You can tell everything at Saturn is made in-house because it tastes out of this world. Hot sellers are its spicy turkey sandwich, strawberry and spinach salad, and the pepperoni and portobello mushroom pizza. Its wines ($6 by the glass) are all temperature-controlled. Big news for Saturn Grill fans: Watch for another location in Midtown, plus an organic cookie company from one of the city’s most talented chefs, Joseph Royer.

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Snow Pea Restaurant
6600 N. Western
848-6626



Be sure to try the char-broiled lemon chicken, egg rolls and Szechuan specialties that are a bit on the warm side. Other top picks by loyal customers are its char-broiled meat sticks, garlic-fried chicken wings and a shrimp stir-fry that will excite anyone’s taste buds. If you’re bold, ask for your rice to be made hot and spicy.

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Tokyo
7516 N. Western
848-6733



This is just the place for your sushi fix. Among the most requested rolls on its extensive list are its Dynamite, Dynamite with grilled scallops, Double Crunch roll with crab sticks, shrimp and avocado, California spicy roll and a Cali with real crab. Let’s not forget its notable Sooner and Thunder rolls. Finish up with green tea ice cream.

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Brown Bag Deli
7600 N. Western
842-1444



This lively bistro sells a great curry chicken salad, a chef’s salad, and housemade smoked chicken and turkey. There is hummus, a Brown Bag Deli plate where you can skip the bread (if you wish), and maple-glazed honey ham. Special treats include jumbo cookies, brownies, lemon bars and carrot cakes.

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Bin 73
7312 N. Western
843-0073



This bustling wine bar is great any time of the year and so are the chocolatinis. But don’t go only for the wine or drinks; stay for the food. Start out with its blue fondue for an appetizer. Among the menu items are its Bin burger and pepper-crusted Ahi tuna, and Bin 73 just added the classic steak Diane with mushrooms and a red wine reduction.

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