Kiki, do you love me? Guy Fieri’s College Hill episode is Friday night. Here’s what he ate

Bowls of ramen at Kiki College Hill.
Bowls of ramen at Kiki College Hill.(Meg Vogel/The Enquirer)
Published: Aug. 18, 2023 at 7:41 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (ENQUIRER) - Guy Fieri loves the food in Cincinnati.

In the past month, the coolest guy in food TV’s hit show, “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” has featured visits to The Governor diner in Milford and the Lucius Q barbeque restaurant in Pendleton.

Well, all things come in threes, right? Cue the Instagram post from Kiki College Hill that features a photo of Kiki staff standing next to the Flavortown ambassador himself, and a message: “#DDD nation rolled through the Nati and we were one of the lucky ones. The king of Flavortown @guyfieri came to College Hill!”

The episode – titled “Dumpling-licious” – will air at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, on Food Network.

The “Triple D” website’s episode description reads as follows: “This trip, Guy Fieri’s diving into dumplings and other righteous recipes from around the world. In Cincinnati, a not-your-everyday Japanese joint is firing up meaty gyozas and a surprising Asian-pasta blend.”

Also featured in the episode are a Nepalese spot in Sister, Oregon, and a Lebanese Armenian joint in Los Angeles.

Enquirer food and dining writer Keith Pandolfi put the spotlight on Kiki in late 2020, showing how the ramen-heaven restaurant survived the trials of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kiki announced in the Instagram post that the restaurant will close early on the night of the airing to watch the show with staff and friends.

Cincinnati’s other ‘Triple D’ locations

  • Island Frydays (2021 and 2014).
  • The Turf Club (2015 and 2010).
  • Blue Ash Chili (2010).
  • Virgil’s Cafe (2010).
  • Melt Eclectic Cafe (2014).
  • Taste of Belgium (2014).
  • Senate Pub (2014).
  • Bakersfield OTR (2014).
  • Pho Lang Thang (2014).

This story was written by our media partners at The Cincinnati Enquirer.