Dojo Pizza: Pizza and Karate in a Century-Old Former Church

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The entrance to the gym downstairs.

The room where karate and dance classes happen.

Detail of the stained glass in the dining room.

Another look at the vintage windows.

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Previously on Hidden Gem:
- Oasis Shisha Lounge: An Obscure Hookah Restaurant with Afghan Family Recipes
- Monte Bello: A Basement Pizza Kitchen That's About to Become St. Louis' Worst-Kept Secret

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Sharon Walker
Sharon Walker

This is why I love St. Louis. .....I recently discovered very swanky restaurants in old car garages too. Such a smart way to not waste a building.

Deb Woods
Deb Woods

I think it is awesome what this guy is doing for the neighborhood kids. Would I want my pizza made by kids who don't necessarily understand restaurant level hygiene? Not really. I have enough trouble eating food from the dirty looking stoners at Elicia's Pizza :-)

Aaron Toben
Aaron Toben

Janet Pratt Toben Dad and I walked right past here!


Thank you for your thoughts. I wanted to assure you that we hold high standards for our food service. We have an A rating with the health department, and we would never allow someone to handle the food that is not qualified. Our kids help serve the food, but only those who qualify can make or handle the food.

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